What Does Affordable Housing Really Mean? : The Saturday Weekend Review #257

AFFORDABLE RENT AND AFFORDABLE MORTGAGES   I’m betting that everyone reading this today can tell me that they’ve heard about a certain area in the city they call home to stay away from because it’s sketchy. Most often you will find housing projects, low-income housing and government-funded or geared to income housing for people in need. There seems to be a stigma around housing projects such as low-income or no-income, disability or other health related issues. To be honest I couldn’t tell you anything about living in Ontario and what areas to avoid but back home, you just knew. Now, I had plenty of mates that lived in council estates and they are still my friends today. Don’t let income level and where someone lives dictates whether they are a good person or not. Just don’t do it. Affordable housing doesn’t always mean what it seems especially when dealing with different pocketbooks and perspectives. Let me explain. Affordable housing should be attainable by working full-time earning a living wage a wage that is high enough to maintain a normal standard of living., but is it really? I’m sure you’ve toggled with the should I rent or buy question in your […]

Should You Have More Than One Income Source? : Our August 2017 Budget Update

MORE THAN ONE INCOME SOURCE DOESN’T MEAN YOU HAVE TO TRADE HOURS FOR MONEY PROVIDED YOU KNOW YOUR OPTIONS. Someone asked me the other week how I was going to adjust to having only one income source now that I’ve resigned from one of my full-time jobs. I responded by saying that it won’t bother me one bit, at least not right away. Why? I can finally breathe and try to get my life back on track because I felt like I was on autopilot for all those years even though I enjoy what I do. Thankfully we have income sources that earn us some extra income such as this blog and our retirement investments, but are they enough? That depends on how much money we’d like to make and without much effort. Unfortunately the blog does take lots of effort so we do have plenty of room for improving our income source options. Having more than one income source sounds draining especially when you’re already working full-time and any available overtime.¬†Some couples only have one income source because either/or become a stay-at-home parent until their children are in school full-time. My mum did this while my father worked in […]

9 Inspiring Property Search Options When Moving To A New City

DON’T GET LOST IN THE FRUSTRATIONS OF LOOKING FOR A NEW PLACE TO CALL HOME   Whether you’ve just landed a new job or you’re moving for school or personal reasons it’s important to know where to begin your property search. One of the hardest things about moving to a new city is not knowing the area which can be a struggle when your main goal is to find somewhere to live. I was the person who was frustrated even though I was already living in Canada and the city in which we currently reside. Thankfully I had Mrs. CBB to guide me but that still didn’t ease the stress of making the biggest purchase of our life. Although we weren’t sure if we were going to rent an apartment after moving out from our hole in the ground (the cave) after research and running numbers a property search for a house was our best option. You may be looking to rent a room, apartment, condo or buy a house in a new city so I’ve put together a few inspiring search options to get you started. First and foremost visiting the area you are hoping to move to will […]

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