Updates: March 24 – 30

Well, this Saturday turned out to be more eventful/productive than I was planning (and hence, these updates are a little later than usual). After a quick morning wake-up run, CF and I headed out for some Easter weekend dim sum (that’s what everyone does, right??). After a couple of passes by the mattress store, we decided to stop in. Ever since our apartment fire three years ago, our replacement mattress has been sub par. CF has been having difficulty sleeping lately so we decided to check it out. It turns out, a nice double mattress is less than I thought it was.

Photo Credit: freedigitalphotos.net

Photo Credit: freedigitalphotos.net

We compared two stores, one with a very nice, helpful associate and one with a used car salesman. Despite his slimy attitude, we did end up liking the sleazy guy’s mattresses better and after some deliberation, decided to go for a brand new pocket coil Simmons mattress for under $700, delivery included! We also don’t have to pay for 6 months with no interest, so plenty of time to receive CF’s tax return and save up a bit of extra money. Despite the fact we weren’t planning on getting a mattress today, we have been talking about it for awhile and the issues with sleep finally forced our hand.

Check out our favourite posts of the week:

  • My Alternate Life reminds us not to sweat the small stuff. Setbacks occur; in blogging, with the demise of google reader or in running with the nagging of an old injury. Learning to move on and not worry excessively is important.
  • Mo Money Mo Houses reminds us that learning doesn’t have to stop because you’re not in school anymore. There are a number of excellent, free resources out there if you’re interested in learning something. I’ve been meaning to pick up Duolingo and bring my French back up to an acceptable level. I lived in France for a summer and was conversational, but haven’t practiced like that in 8 years…
  • We don’t have access to Scottrade in Canada, but as Frugal Rules notes, if you’re in the US and looking for a discount brokerage, it may be a good option.


Thanks to everyone who included us this week:

  • Mid Life Finance: Carnival of Retirement
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