Keep track of food expiration dates

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According to a paper by Value Chain Management Centers, about $27 billion in food ends up in Canadian landfill and composts.  It’s an important issue because a lot of resources are invested into producing food.  If instead, some money was spent preventing food waste, the entire system could be more efficient and perhaps spend less money and resources. Photo credit via flickr Brian and I try...

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Posted in: Food and Grocery

5 Tips for your next performance review

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In a few weeks, I’m going to be getting my first ever yearly performance review at work.  I have been at the new job for about 7 months now.  While I feel like I’ve learned a lot and been able to accomplish a lot of things, there’s still so much more I could be learning and doing.  As a result, I’m a little nervous about the review – what if it doesn’t appear...

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Posted in: Career and Work

Updates: May 19 – 25

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This week is the first of three weekends in which I’ll be attending an 8 hr/day wine course for both Saturday and Sunday. I’m going to get my WSET Level 3 certification in wines and spirits. I’m pretty excited to take the course and try some awesome wines, but there is certainly a trade off for time. So, thanks to CF for helping me pull together this post!   Photo Credit: vmiramontes...

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Posted in: Weekly Updates

Should I purchase Encana for my TFSA?

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Last week, I bought another 20 shares of BMO stock, bringing my total to 60 shares in my TFSA.  I was quite pleased that I was able to snag a handful of shares when the priced took a mini dip to $61.  Everything has seemed so high lately – great for value but not so great if you’re in the market to buy. I need another 40 or so shares before I can starting DRIPing it.  I already have...

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