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 Forum: General Discussion   Topic: Where is everyone from?

Posted: Wed Aug 01, 2007 10:57 pm 

Replies: 22
Views: 14592


Port Moody, BC, Canada. About 20 mins(30-40 mins with traffic!) outside of Vancouver, commute to Vancouver everyday for work... ugh.

 Forum: Personal Finance   Topic: Restructuring our finances

Posted: Sun Jul 08, 2007 10:15 pm 

Replies: 47
Views: 17279


milan, here is how my wife and I finally got a hold of our finances (well, a good start on them at least)... We paid for _everything_ on a credit card that gets some nice points/rewards. And I mean everything. Every starbucks, every bag of chips, new cardigan for the wife, driving range, lunch, groc...

 Forum: Personal Finance   Topic: Whole life insurance policy

Posted: Fri Jun 22, 2007 9:45 am 

Replies: 11
Views: 6692


I don't know if I understand this right but... You are paying $330 per year for a $50,000 life insurance policy? I am paying $70/month($840/year, in cad $) for $500,000 x 2 (covers both my wife and myself). 50,000/330 = 151.51 500,000/840 = 595.23 (x2?) I don't know if your policy delivers enough be...

 Forum: Personal Finance   Topic: Learning to Buy Clothes that Fit

Posted: Mon Jun 18, 2007 11:06 pm 

Replies: 10
Views: 8926


I have a huge problem finding clothes that fit off the rack. The most comfortable clothes I own are my custom tailored suits and shirts... but I can't afford to wear those everyday and my work environment doesn't call for it. Just finding a pair of jeans is next to impossible. At 5'8" and 175lb...

 Forum: General Discussion   Topic: Car question for the people here...

Posted: Fri May 18, 2007 11:36 am 

Replies: 29
Views: 19209


I'm still really torn. Maybe we need to put it all into a spreadsheet :)

 Forum: General Discussion   Topic: What do you say when your friends do stupid financial things

Posted: Fri May 18, 2007 11:35 am 

Replies: 22
Views: 16281


I have similar problems on a near daily basis. One of my best friends is now employed by me. Yes, that was a mistake, but he has skills my business needs and I pay well... at time there are problems though - hard to be the boss and friend and still get stuff done. Anyways, he has severe financial pr...

 Forum: General Discussion   Topic: Car question for the people here...

Posted: Thu May 17, 2007 10:35 pm 

Replies: 29
Views: 19209


I love to drive... when no one else is on the road at least :) I've test driven the yaris several times. It drives fine. not great, not special, not horrible. Not piss your pants fun like I find the STi, but hey.. I could buy 3 or 4 yaris's for the STi. My uncle owns a very nice mercedes amg. I love...

 Forum: Fiscal Fitness Journals   Topic: Morydd's finance blog entries.

Posted: Sat May 12, 2007 6:37 pm 

Replies: 76
Views: 51636


Now that's a turnaround! Grats.

 Forum: General Discussion   Topic: Car question for the people here...

Posted: Sat May 12, 2007 3:24 pm 

Replies: 29
Views: 19209


hahaha, nice one Jer. I am sorta like that... to a degree. I mean, the STi is the car I've wanted since high school basically (when I saw my first subaru impreza and researched it, before that I wanted an RX7). I am signed up for my very first track day in june. I do participate in some local car cl...

 Forum: General Discussion   Topic: Car question for the people here...

Posted: Sat May 12, 2007 1:45 pm 

Replies: 29
Views: 19209


So my wife and I own two vehicles. I drive a 2006 Subaru WRX STi - very sporty, big gas guzzler, require ultra premium. She drives a 2004 Acura TSX, comfortable car, still drinks a lot of premium gas. Both cars are paid off. We've recently moved a bit farther away from town. I've recently started to...

 Forum: General Discussion   Topic: Scientifically Tested Techniques to Increase Your Tips

Posted: Sat May 12, 2007 1:34 pm 

Replies: 30
Views: 22101


I have left zero tip before, but it was for some damn awful service... One time I was waiting for my glass of wine to be replaced for 25 mins and I could see my waitress smoking out front with the other waitress. This was at a nice restaurant too... I tend to tip heavily though, as I realise that th...

 Forum: General Discussion   Topic: Job Hunting: Avoiding spam filters - Yahoo Mail or GMail?

Posted: Sat May 12, 2007 10:00 am 

Replies: 7
Views: 6113


Didn't you get an email address with your ISP? Use that. Ad's on your application email are annoying. I'd also use an email address strictly for your job search. Turn off all filtering and anti-spam stuff too. You don't want to lose a job opportunity because the company that wants to hire you is hos...

 Forum: General Discussion   Topic: Can I convince my wife to watch Heroes?

Posted: Fri May 04, 2007 9:02 am 

Replies: 8
Views: 6870


My wife really enjoys heroes but she didn't really enjoy BSG... although she started watching more in the third season.

We now actively watch heroes and lost together. Heroes is my fave by far.

 Forum: Personal Finance   Topic: Canadian tax question - urgent

Posted: Mon Apr 30, 2007 6:03 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 4373


From my understanding (and it's been 10 years since I took a taxation course) CCA (Capital Cost Allowance?) is essentially depreciation expense... the more expense you have, the less tax you pay... so when you reduce the CCA you claim, your taxes should go up? It would make sense if the equation is ...
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