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Great Glebe Garage Sale - 2014 Edition

Here are some of the things we got and did at the Great Glebe Garage Sale yesterday:

An authentic persian rug, 4×6, for $25
A pretty leash for Rosie for $1
2 gorgeous light switch plates, painted with birds, 50 cents each
5 books for $5
2 sweatshirts and a t-shirt for $10 (yes I overpaid, but I loved the […]

Ask Me Anything #2: Marigold's Quandary

This question was sent by email from someone who prefers to remain anonymous, so we’ll call her Marigold.

Marigold recently won an overnight stay for two at a local hotel, breakfast included, valued at $160.

Marigold’s sole source of income is ODSP, which is Ontario’s social assistance plan for people with disabilities. It’s more generous than regular […]

Financial Planning for Kids

GC and Rosie and I were out walking on Saturday afternoon, when we encountered the following scene.

Two boys, perhaps eleven or twelve years old, had climbed up on top of a structure by the fountain in Centrepoint Park. They were perched up there dispensing financial advice to  a somber-looking  boy of about eight, who was […]