School’s out for summer

Summer in Canada – cottage edition If anyone has learned a lesson this year from school, it’s me. Specifically, I have learned to SAVE FOR SUMMER CAMPS (or make arrangements). Historically I have been home during the summer… Read More

The incredible heaviness of healing

I am 11 weeks away from when I had back-to-back orthopedic surgery and neurosurgery and landed myself in a wheelchair for 7 weeks. If you ever want an exercise in frustration, I recommend having to have someone help… Read More

John Oliver on pension plans

While not perfect or free from criticism itself (as these sorts of videos go), it does snappily explain that the only person who has your best interests in mind is you.

…and if you don’t believe me about failure

Chris Guillebeau says it more succinctly than I did the other day: Winners give up all the time.

Are you a failure?

The beauty of living in an old neighbourhood Since I was 18 I have been obsessed with personal finance. I was young, poor, living on my own and happened to come across the Tightwad Gazette II. From there… Read More

Arriverderci, Italia. I’ll wheel myself out…

Our welcoming view of Lake Como Well we are back from two weeks in Italy and even though I was super broken wearing both a neck collar and a cast on my leg, we still managed to see… Read More