August 2017

You’d Better Take Care of That: On Corrections and Home Ownership

Posted on Aug 29, 2017 in Owning A Home


When I was a student finishing up my Master’s degree in criminology at the University of Ottawa, I was lucky enough to get a full-time job at the Correctional Service of Canada. I had previously put in many unpaid hours there as a student doing my practicum (a “stage” in Quebec speak). My boss at that time would later go on to become the first fema...

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We Have Too Much Crap: When Downsizing is Right-Sizing

Posted on Aug 01, 2017 in Downsizing


This post is eighth in the series on my family’s decision to downsize. Links to previous posts can be found at the end of this article.

So you’ve decided to downsize. Whether it’s for financial reasons, peace of mind, an ego check, simplifying your life, or moving to a neighbourhood that better suits you, sooner or later you will have to deal with t...

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