5 reasons to work for a start-up

January 29, 2015

Good morning Dinks.  As you know at any moment my company will be sold to a competitor.  So am I freaking out about it? No, not anymore.  My attitude is “Whatever happens, happens”  which is very different from my no-so-long ago attitude of “Holy Crap I’m losing my job. How am I going to pay […]

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When do you file your taxes?

January 28, 2015

I love the new year.  Do you want to know why?  Because it starts off tax season.  Even though the filing deadline is in April I love getting all my papers organized early in the year.  I usually have everything all ready by mid February and then as soon as I get the tax slips […]

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3 things your credit card is not – and 1 it is

January 26, 2015

Good morning Dinks.  How do you feel about your credit card?  I love my credit card…now.  Now that I’ve paid off over $50k in debt my credit card is no longer a crutch and I love it.  Yes, it’s true I used to abuse my credit card and let it abuse me.  Thankfully I’ve grown […]

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Weekly roundup: Benjamins, Retirement and Life

January 23, 2015

Happy Friday Dinks.  January is almost over, has your New Year’s bliss worn off yet?  I’m not sure why but the winter blues haven’t hit me yet – fingers crossed.  I’m busy working, planning my next vacation to Las Vegas and waiting to hear what’s happening with my job when my company is sold.  So […]

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When your gym membership isn’t worth it

January 22, 2015

Good morning Dinks.  As you know in November I joined a gym and I am head over heels in love with it.  I love having something to do every night after work other than come home and keep working.  I like the feeling after I work out, although getting my butt out of the house […]

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Update on my job loss: I got a job offer

January 21, 2015

Good morning Dinks.  As the end of the month approaches everyone in my office is anxiously awaiting to see where our professional fate falls when our company is bought by a competitor.  We have been hanging in limbo since the announcement in September but two days ago I had an update from my boss. As […]

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January is a tough month

January 19, 2015

Good morning Dinks.  I can’t believe it’s already January 19, 2015.  I don’t know why but January is flying by this year.  It feels like just  yesterday Nick and I were celebrating New Year’s Eve and now here we are almost three weeks later.  How has January been for you? January is usually an awful […]

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Weekly roundup: Winter vacations

January 16, 2015

Happy Friday Dinks.  I have a question to ask, are you taking a vacation this winter?  We don’t have kids and we’re not in our teens anymore so we won’t be celebrating spring break.  Even so do you still feel the need to go on vacation during the winter months? I like to take a […]

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3 ways to make more money today

January 15, 2015

Good morning Dinks.  Let me ask you a question, did you set a goal to earn more money this year?  Yes it’s that time of the year again.  The time when we all have a look at our bank accounts and credit card statements and think to ourselves “I’m going to do handle my money […]

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