I’m lazy and it’s saving me $1.4 M I L L I O N dollars.
When people say ‘Man you crazy, why do you ride your bike to work every day?‘ I respond ‘I’m lazy‘ When people ask ‘Triple B, my good man, why in god’s green earth did you cut your power bill in half? Use your electric furnace, and skip that load of firewood. And did I hear you take cold showers!‘ I respond ‘Ye,I could, but I’m lazy‘. When people look at me with that one raised eyebrow expression, that The Rock made famous, and with quivering voice tell me they could never survive with less than 8 gigs of data ‘How do you do it?‘ they exclaim! Well, you guessed it ‘I’m Lazy‘.
Ah the Donair! About ten years ago I discovered this magnificent creation. The perfectly spiced meat, the fresh veggies, and that sweet sauce… At one point I was eating donairs up to 3 times a day! This led to a good friendship with the owner of the shop I frequented. This just goes to show that good food and good friends have a self sustaining synergy. If you have good food you’ll soon have good friends. Hopefully this series of ‘Bake like a Boss’ articles will lead to some great times with old and new friends for you delightful readers. Now on to ‘How To Make The World’s Best Donairs’!
Tax Season. Quite possibly one of the happiest times of the year for Buy Boss’rs. Buy Bossr’s? Buy Boss’r’s? “B’u’y B’o’s’s’r’s’?” Any high school graduates that can help me with that? 🙂 Back on subject, … the December to March tax season is when we really are able to leverage all the efforts we put forward throughout the year to save money, and live more efficiently. Where all the hard work and extra effort we put in at work, with an eye to the future, really pays dividends.
Well a real Canadian “Sorry” for the little hiatus. Between taxes, and a little weekend excursion, time had to be reallocated. But that doesn’t mean we stop Buy Boss’n! I’ll have an update on taxes soon, but I’m going full steam ahead with the Al Bundy Maneuver and things are looking great. Also take a look at this article if you want a sneak peak into what I’m doing. With that out of the way, Let’s Hit The Road!
To be a Bye Boss’r means to be a Renaissance Man. The wider the breadth of our knowledge and abilities the lower our expenses will be. Thus the articles will run the gambit of DIY, cooking, entertaining, and car repair, to investing and retirement planning. For running a homestead farm for three years is more valuable than milking a cow every day, for five years. One day of experience repeated for five years is not the goal.
Several years ago I started trying to replicate my favorite dishes and the fruits of my labours will be expounded in this series of articles. Ok, deep thoughts aside -let’s get to the <chicken> meat of this article, and see if we can make a great wing night at home, far superior in taste, experience and cost compared to going to the local pub .
Triple B on the set with a Triple W (Walk a While in my Wallet). Within we will take a voyeuristic view into the mysteriously opulent epoch known as Buy Boss’n, wherein no cow is too sacred, no chicken is unpluckable, and no animal pun is too lowbrow.
What’s the point of saving all this money? You may have some vague thoughts meandering between paying off some debt or “It’s what Granddad always said!” Well, we are about to give you a real goal. A beautifully simple exit strategy from the 9-5 grind. Mondays to look forward to!
After cutting my expenses from five percent more than I was making, all the way down to forty percent of my income, there was one rather large bill. It was staring me down, taunting me, “Are you enough of a Boss’r to deal with me?”. One hundred and twelve dollars, every month, without fail, for eternity. Well, I finally had to show my cell phone bill who was really in charge!
This was without a doubt the hardest bill for me to cut. Harder than selling my second and third vehicles, and replacing them with a bike. Harder than making phone calls to my bank to lower my fees. I just hate having to phone help desks and the inevitable 45 minutes of hold music. I really liked the plan I had and Koodo had been really good to me. This was a real let’s dig down, clench my teeth and pull, kick to the nards kind of determination.
Ah, tax season is upon us and like a good little worker B you are likely swarming to top up your RRSP contribution. After all, the ~30% return is nothing to swat at, and deferring your taxes is almost always a good idea. However there are a few excellent reasons you may want to hold off on dropping that hard earned money into the RRSP portion of your Honey Pot.