Going to Europe!

-Written by Cel

Tomorrow, we are leaving for a two-week trip to Europe. We are going to Budapest, Vienna, Zurich, and Paris. Most likely we will do one or two short day-trips to nearby countries. Posts will be on a hiatus until we return, though we should be able to reply to comments or emails.

Look forward to a trip report and our quarterly spending update after we get back!

Craigslist for Dummies

Written by Cel

Craigslist is a much-maligned resource. It has a bit of a sketchy reputation, which admittedly is somewhat deserved. But don’t let that scare you away! I found my current job on Craigslist, and my current apartment. However, where Craigslist (or equivalent sites like Kijiji) really shine is for buying and selling.

It makes a big difference to your finances when you buy used, and/or sell things you no longer want rather than just disposing of them. Doing both of those can reduce expenses of certain hobbies (e.g. video games) substantially. It’s not uncommon for me to buy a game, play it, then sell it for $0-5 less than what I paid. Once, I even made money buying a game on sale at FutureShop, then selling it for more than what I paid after I was done.

Here are some tips to follow to make your Craigslist transactions run smoothly. This may be common sense to those who are familiar with Craigslist, but may be helpful to those who are new to buying and selling through such sites.

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Incoming News

-Written by Cel

The last few weeks have been fairly eventful for us – and the month of June is shaping up to be extremely busy.

Last week, we had an article about us in the Vancouver Courier, discussing our ebook and our lifestyle. My only criticism is that it made it sound as though I think an apartment in downtown Vancouver costs the same as one in Surrey, which is not the case. Great photo though!

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