Debunked: 3 Myths About Healthy Living


Good health is one of those things that you either have an abundance of or lack miserably. Things get twice as hard when you start to think that leading a healthy lifestyle is an expensive endeavor that needs special food and equipment to pull off. Being healthy while staying on budget isn't a myth. Let’s explore some of the myths that surround healthy living: Myth 1: Healthy Food is Expensive If you subscribe to the BS marketing of popular health food products and restaurant chains, then yes it's super expensive to eat healthy. The truth is, you don't need ingredients…

The Dirty Secret Your Mortgage Broker Isn’t Telling You


I think we can all agree that competition is a good thing. If it wasn't for competition, we'd all be drinking $5 bottles of Coke, driving $50,000 Fort Pintos, and our economy would probably look kinda like the old Soviet Union. Competition is what motivates companies to produce their best product at the best possible price. There are some downfalls to competition, but they're somewhat minimal. Volkswagen is a great example of a company finding ways around a problem, rather than dealing with it head-on. If there wasn't so much competition in the auto industry, Volkswagen might have been more motivated…

How Houseplants Can Improve Air Quality in Condos


When you live in a condo with views of another condo or building, things can get a little depressing. Add a little color to your space and breath (literally) new air by introducing houseplants. Plants add an instant wow factor, and they’re good at keeping the air fresh. If you live alone, having another living thing in the house to care for is a huge plus. However, if you don't have a green thumb or if you don't know how to properly maintain a plant, you can't just pick and choose whatever it is you find beautiful. Just like people,…

Embrace the Bald: Stop Worrying About Hair Loss and Just Go Without It


There comes a time in a man’s life where he has to face a painful, undeniable truth: he will go bald. Now, some men may take this as a natural part of the aging process and just shave off all the stubble like Vin Diesel or the Rock. But most men aren't celebrities built like tanks and would rather go fat first than go bald. Homer Simpson Was Right Remember that episode when Homer forged company documents to buy Minoxidil, grew his hair back, gained confidence, got promoted because he looked better with hair, only to lose it all again…

Recycle the Fun: Ideas for Repurposing Old Mylar Balloons


Everybody loves balloons. From children’s parties to corporate events, balloons add fun and cheer to an otherwise boring venue. The only drawback to using balloons is what to do with all of it afterwards. Considering the fact that many kids would want to take a few home, how the rest is disposed of plays a major role in helping the planet’s waste problem. Use and ReUse Latex balloons are considered biodegradable, and will naturally degrade in a few months. Mylar balloons on the other hand, are not and it could take a very long time for these to degrade, so…

Can You Retire Comfortably Only Saving 10% Of Your Salary


In The Wealthy Barber, which was one of the best-selling books on money in Canadian history, author David Chilton argues that the average Canadian can set themselves up for a comfortable retirement by doing one simple thing. All you have to do is set aside 10% of your income, invest it wisely using a mutual fund, and you're in business. Critics of the book point out it was first published in 1989, which was an era of much higher interest rates, and often uses aggressive return assumptions of 10-12% per year to "prove" setting aside just a small percentage of…