HST Arrives in Ontario

HST Arrives in OntarioWell, actually it doesn’t start until July 1st, 2010 but knowing about this new tax is just as important as its announcement.  The HST tax, or Harmonized Sales Tax (combining the GST & PST together into one tax) is Ontario’s answer to the mess of the having these two separate taxes for so long. Complaints have already begun about how our costs will be going up. For some people it…

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The True Cost of Rudeness

The True Cost of RudenessI’m often struck by how rude people in customer service positions are.  I understand when people say “they have a tough job and they get fed up with it just like anyone else”, but ultimately if it’s the ENTIRE point of someone’s job to interact with the public, shouldn’t they stay nice (or at the very least neutral)? Bell is AWFUL as a company, and the worst experience I had…

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A Joint Bank Account Strategy for Couples

A Joint Bank Account Strategy for CouplesI’m a feminist (of the Cathy Young brand of equality feminism, not the cuckoo-for-coco-puffs Andrea Dworkin or difference feminism brands of feminism).  Sometimes I’ve grappled with the best way to divide expenses within a romantic relationship.  As an ideal, splitting the costs evenly seems to make sense, but I’m certainly aware that often two people will differ in their disposable income or earning potential.  The actual mechanics can sometimes be…

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