Updates: May 20 – 26

Spent the afternoon at our Alumni weekend. I had the opportunity to attend a wine seminar by the professor who got me started on wine in the first place, which eventually led to my second job. All around an enjoyable afternoon, exactly as I remembered it – he even finished late like he always did when I took his class! Being an avid cycling fan, I have to mention that I am looking forward to...

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Spending our fun money

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Brian and I often get ridiculed for not having “fun” with our budget.  I say that it is blatantly untrue!  We simply pick and choose what we like to spend our fun money on.  We don’t like to spend our money idly and we like to make sure we have enough spending money for unexpected splurges throughout the week.  We also like to make sure we get the maximum value from our fun money. ...

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Coffee me

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My workplace does not have free coffee.  It is a little frightening. As a software developer, coffee is what creates code and keeps me happy.  No coffee = no code.  There’s a few options for coffee near by: Starbucks, Tim Horton’s, and the like.  Buying coffee from Starbucks every day adds up pretty quick.  Even a short drip coffee costs $1.75!  At 5 days a week, that’s $8.75…...

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Posted in: Life Hacks, Minimalism and Frugality

Updates: May 13 – 19

The long weekend is here and hopefully the sun will stick around long enough to enjoy the outdoors. We plan to clean up the balcony so that we can enjoy our garden and cheap patio set (from Craigslist)! We enjoyed our first harvest of watercress just this morning. On Monday, we’re taking a short trip out to Steveston Village in nearby Richmond. For somewhere so close to home, I’m not actually...

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