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Gallery Hostel – Book a few nights, you will want to stay a week!

On August 23, 2014, Posted by , In Travel Abroad, With No Comments

Over the past two summers, I found myself loving life in Portugal. In 2012, I booked a roundtrip ticket to Lisbon to see Radiohead headline Optimus Alive (3 day music festival – 3 stages and 55,000 spectators). I figured since I was flying out to Portugal for a concert, might…

The Difference Between Tax Credits and Tax Deductions

On August 23, 2014, Posted by , In Your Money, With No Comments

“The only things certain in life are death and taxes.” ~ Benjamin Franklin Nobody likes filing taxes. With another tax season complete, many people are still waiting to hear from the tax man. It is safe to assume that there are millions that are unaware of the obligations and responsibilities of…

The Challenges of Being First/Second Generation Canadian

On August 23, 2014, Posted by , In Life in Canada, With No Comments

This isn’t exactly the easiest topic to bring up without a potential backlash; however, I feel it is a topic that should be discussed. Who is truly considered Canadian? Some will say the true Canadian are solely those whose bloodline resided in Canada before Canada was even a country, while…

Forget Bitcoin, Time is the Most Valuable Currency

On August 23, 2014, Posted by , In Creating Goals, With No Comments

One of my biggest pet peeves around this time of year is when some people say, “Where did last year go?” or “I can’t believe it is already the New Year?” Many individuals use the New Year as a way to start developing new habits for self-improvement; some will succeed…

Living Wage Vancouver

On August 20, 2014, Posted by , In Creating Goals, With No Comments

Recently the topic of the living wage in Vancouver has been featured on several news outlets. Unfortunately, most segments discussing the living wage are often short and lacking details. We have decided to take the challenge and put together the living wage for a single individual residing in the City…