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Month: October 2017

If Your Life Revolves Around Work and Not the Other Way Around – Are You Doing It Wrong?

I ask this question because: I was talking to my joe-job manager recently, jokingly, about how we were going to muntiy. I would become the store manager, and she would take on the regional manager’s job, who we would promote up to the next step and so on.

But here’s the thing – if you’re a manager with most corporate retail jobs: their standards are two pay-grades above you.

What does that mean?

I have not encountered a corporate (retail) joe-job where anyone expects your life and mental health to be prioritized above the company.

‘Work doesn’t revolve around your life; you work, so that you can have a life.’

To which I say: UM. NO.

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TFSA stands for Tax-Free Savings Account, and they’re a saving resource for Canadians. But WTF are they and how do they work? If you try looking at the Government of Canada website, it feels a lot like the Internet equivalent of Professor Binn’s History of Magic class.

You might have no idea what it is, or have a little bit of an idea (like me) – or you might know everything there is to know about them (in which case, please let me know if I got something wrong).

Now that I’m seriously looking into, and saving for, a home, I’m starting to think about all that dough I have in my TFSA, and how it all works. Follow me on this self-learning, maybe-educational journey about the TFSA…

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