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[28 Feb 2011 | No Comment | ]

Tax time is just around the corner: a time of financial confusion, poorly managed RRSP contributions, and a sense of entitlement to tax refunds. There is no doubt doing taxes can be confusing, especially if you are one to pass all your documents to an accountant, but if you take the effort to complete your own taxes you’ll realize the system is not as mysterious as it seems.

My family has always given their taxes to an accountant – a cost of $40 each. When I became a student at …

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[27 Feb 2011 | No Comment | ]

I first came across Adele when iTunes made Chasing Pavement the free single of the week in January 2008. What struck me when I first heard the song was how soulful she was… especially considering that she was a) 19 at the time and b) did not live through the soul music era. Luckily she managed to stumble upon Etta James and Ella Fitzgerald while browsing at a local HMV store.

Adele’s vocals on her debut album 19 let you know why she won the Critic’s Choice award from the …

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[13 Feb 2011 | No Comment | ]

During a recent coffee break at work, a coworker shared that he bought a box of Oatmeal Crisp with a free Cineplex movie pass. Movie tickets usually go for $12 these days, and this particular cereal box cost $4. Based on those economics you could keep the movie coupon, throw out the cereal, and still save money in the end.

Like any coupon, there are restrictions which were outlined on the side of the cereal box:

Only valid on Sunday – Thursday
Free general admission ticket in February
Free small popcorn or …