Updates: December 16 – 22

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After all the times we’ve moved in the past five years, this morning we repaid some karma and helped a friend move. We even scored a free BBQ, as an upgrade from our current free BBQ. I love free upgrades. Apparently Burnaby didn’t get the memo to melt all the snow as there is still lots on the ground out here from the winter storm earlier in the week.   Photo Credit: brockvicky via...

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Pay Off Your Mortgage – Ludicrous Speed Edition

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This is a Guest Post. If you’re interested in Guest Posting, contact us! As I struggled and fought my way out of debt, it always amazed me how strong some of our beliefs take hold. “Common wisdom” like the normalcy of car payments, credit card debt, and a 30 year mortgage is so deeply rooted that rejecting any of them truly becomes an outlier mentality. Today I want to talk about that last...

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Recipe Idea: Mulled Apple Cider

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Having the most frugal grocery budget in the world isn’t going to help you and if you can’t put together at least a few healthy, tasty, and cheap eats! Every month, The Outlier Model features a cheap recipe idea, along with the cost breakdown. It’s not the holidays without a warm cozy drink!  One of my favorite drinks to curl up with is a nice, spicy apple cider.  We often get them at the...

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Seeing Berlin, Germany – Free!

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Last year, Brian and I travelled to Germany for three weeks in the summer.  It was an amazing trip and we are itching to go back!  We budgeted spent $3000 each, including all accommodations, food, flight, and spending – not bad!  We spent some money on attractions and events, but there are there are lots of free tourist options for seeing Germany as well. Brandenburg Tor Brandenburg Tor: This...

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