HST Arrives in Ontario
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HST Arrives in Ontario

Well, 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 […]

The True Cost of Rudeness
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The True Cost of Rudeness

I’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 […]

A Joint Bank Account Strategy for Couples
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A Joint Bank Account Strategy for Couples

I’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 […]