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    Poll: Paying it off early is pointless unless you need...

    Paying it off early is pointless unless you need cashflow in the immediate future. I get that it gives a lot of people peace of mind but it's costing them a lot of money. A mortgage only costs you...
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    Pain in the ass to park car2go downtown. Parking...

    Pain in the ass to park car2go downtown. Parking authority loves to give out tickets.
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    Poll: If parking is already maxed out do you think...

    If parking is already maxed out do you think they'd want the same number of people making more frequent visits? Costco also makes their money on the membership not on margins. Whatever margin there...
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    Poll: The guy in front of you with a cart fill to the...

    The guy in front of you with a cart fill to the top is the tool for making you wait instead of letting you go ahead.

    Costco purposely does not have express lanes & self checkout because they...
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    I like Gong Cha for their milk foam. With that...

    I like Gong Cha for their milk foam. With that being said I've found it easy enough to make milk tea as well as milk foam at home (I don't care for pearls). $6 for a cup of milk tea is ridiculously...
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    SPAM/ROBO Calls

    Has anyone been getting a flurry of these lately? It's really been picking up steam for me. Literally 2 to 3 calls every morning from both local 403 as well as 800 and 855 area codes. I never pick...
  7. Everything you can find in any other major US...

    Everything you can find in any other major US city plus a variety of beaches to pick from depending on your mood and budget. Sporting events year around with 2 of every team. Getty museum & house. ...
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    As someone else mentioned the Lakers were in 3rd...

    As someone else mentioned the Lakers were in 3rd or 4th spot in the West before LBJ went down and their roster last year was filled with nutcases and scrubs. This was the first playoffs that LBJ has...
  9. Perhaps the most uninteresting place I've ever...

    Perhaps the most uninteresting place I've ever visited.

    Have you considered New Orleans or Memphis?
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    Many people in this thread cannot or did not read...

    Many people in this thread cannot or did not read haha.

    Here's my thoughts on the list of possibilities:

    San Diego - probably has the best climate of all the choices as its very temperate year...
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    You mean you hate the media. They talk like that...

    You mean you hate the media. They talk like that because of media training because anything they say can and will be used out of context in clips and headlines. On top of that if they got into the...
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    Brings up a good point. Refs reviewing every...

    Brings up a good point. Refs reviewing every play under 2 min really disrupts the flow, momentum, and attention spans of fans.
  13. Sticky: Rosedale & Victoria Park for past 6 months please...

    Rosedale & Victoria Park for past 6 months please & thanks!
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    Currently looking at a Ridley X-road at MEC. ...

    Currently looking at a Ridley X-road at MEC. Price seems pretty fair for the components? Someon please school me.

    EDIT - from the speeding article. "Six uniformed officers will be out seven...
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    Chinese families living next to one another.

    Chinese families living next to one another.
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    Anyone running 650B tires care to comment how you...

    Anyone running 650B tires care to comment how you like it?
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    Sticky: Kudos to whoever held some Westjet. I traded...

    Kudos to whoever held some Westjet. I traded them whenever they hit the mid teen levels. They looked like a decent LT hold but I wanted to wait to see how their "expansion" plans would play out.
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    Beyond finance 101 :rofl:

    Beyond finance 101 :rofl:
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    If you count a car as a liability you might as...

    If you count a car as a liability you might as well call a house one too given the cost to upkeep and property taxes...

    Sounds like beyond needs an intervention.
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    Which model of the Rove? Was thinking of getting...

    Which model of the Rove? Was thinking of getting one as a jack of all trades bike. Probably just change out the tires that come with it since its so wide.
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    Anyone been to the annual Alberta bike swap? ...

    Anyone been to the annual Alberta bike swap? Walked by it before and most of the bikes looked pretty ran down and not great so prices. Looking to see if they have some gems potentially.
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    Did the same trip last year and was kinda bored...

    Did the same trip last year and was kinda bored with both cities to be honest. Montreal nightlife is decent but both cities were otherwise pretty tame and familiar (very Canadian). Might be a lot...
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    The French do like to smoke.

    The French do like to smoke.
  24. Didn't know there was such a rule. About 5 years...

    Didn't know there was such a rule. About 5 years ago I picked up a US rental car in Montana, drove it back to Calgary to load up supplies for a road trip and returned it in California. There is a...
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    Poll: Friggin sucks family accounts don't qualify.

    Friggin sucks family accounts don't qualify.
  26. Sticky: 112 9 Ave NE. Thanks!

    112 9 Ave NE. Thanks!
  27. Having or spending money doesn't guarantee...

    Having or spending money doesn't guarantee happiness and not having/spending lots doesn't make you miserable. The extreme frugal people I know get pleasure from saving money. I don't know what the...
  28. I get that lifestyles and spending habits are...

    I get that lifestyles and spending habits are personal and varies greatly but I'm curious to know what people are planning to spend/buy with $8K/month or even $6K at retirement age when there's no...
  29. Appreciate everyone's input. Interesting to see...

    Appreciate everyone's input. Interesting to see the whole spectrum of parenting styles and approaches. I think we just need to figure out who we are as parents and being somewhat new to this we...
  30. They won't know the difference between Sylvan...

    They won't know the difference between Sylvan Lake & Waikiki Beach.
  31. Couldn't disagree with this statement more. I...

    Couldn't disagree with this statement more. I love traveling but also understand that it's a privilege. They're not being deprived of anything. Kids up to 8 or 9 from my experience with friends &...
  32. When to start traveling with a baby/child?

    Looking to see when beyond parents started taking their babies or kids on vacation. Our little one is almost 1 and we've yet to go on a vacation. Considering going somewhere before the wife's...
  33. Should always include mortgage principle. You're...

    Should always include mortgage principle. You're paying yourself and it increases your equity. Home equity is tied to the biggest chunk of people's net worth.
  34. Looks like you took down your pie chart which was...

    Looks like you took down your pie chart which was a good idea. I did some quick reverse engineering of the numbers based on some simple assumptions (Wifi, etc) and easily calculated your take home...
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    I'm guessing you won't actually be coming ahead...

    I'm guessing you won't actually be coming ahead by much after sales commissions and closing costs on the new house but AB lake is a more convenient area overall. If you're at work during the day the...
  36. I don't think it's a given that market starts to...

    I don't think it's a given that market starts to recover anytime soon. Possible recession talks in Canada and around the world. Things can get a lot worse and housing is still very overvalued IMO. ...
  37. Sticky: Rosedale & Crescent Heights past 6 months please....

    Rosedale & Crescent Heights past 6 months please. TY
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    Where is the place you're renting out? Downtown...

    Where is the place you're renting out? Downtown rental market is pretty good right now. Could just be timing given we're still in winter and there's not a lot of moves.
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    Nothing special about the condo itself until I...

    Nothing special about the condo itself until I noticed the 2 parking stalls which are $$$. Public parkade across the street goes for $400/month. We'll be conservative and say you can rent out one...
  40. Looking at this logically let's say OP had...

    Looking at this logically let's say OP had planned the vacation to Japan but got sick BEFORE he got on the flight and spent 5 days hospitalized at the nearest hospital at home and did not leave the...
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