Blue Monday 2017

If you woke up feeling a little under the weather emotionally, you’re not alone.  Today is the third Monday of January for 2017, marking what is known as the most depressing day of the year.  I was not aware of the phenomenon until I noticed on my twitter feed a lot of posts with the …

Start 2017 on the Right Track

Today is December 1st and Christmas is right around the corner and so is the financial pressure to stay on budget.  As our waistlines increase and our bank accounts decrease starting the new year in the gloomiest of Canadian conditions with a proper daily dose of wet & cold cloudy days paired with slippery sidewalks …

Traveling when the Canadian Dollar is Down

A lesson both Brian and I learnt on our trip to Florence, Italy, was to budget better. As we were only staying for a week, I thought that $1000 Canadian would be enough spending money for myself, and I think Brian had budgeted for $1500 Canadian. The problem is when you are staying at a …