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AN ASS-BACKWARDS APPROACH TO ROAD TRIP PLANNING This year, to borrow a term once used by my dearly departed grandmother, I took an ‘ass-backwards’ approach.  Unlike my beloved Gran however, I’m referring to road trip planning, not the order in which certain offspring once decided to approach procreation and matrimony.  Bless her soul.  READ MORE>>>

Lazy November

THOUGHTS ON GEOARBITRAGE Around this time last year, I read this article about a young couple who decided to cash out of the bubble that is the Toronto housing market.  They sold the small house they had purchased for $300,000 seven years earlier, for over $1MM, and moved 250 miles up the highway to Ottawa.  READ MORE>>>


MY SON IS BYPASSING COLLEGE. WHY I’M PERFECTLY FINE WITH IT My oldest child won’t be attending college after graduating from high school this June. At least, not this year. My son, (I’ll refer to him as A) who’s 17, has decided to take a gap year, something Mrs. MMM and I are perfectly fine with. READ MORE>>>

a month of zero

BLOG UPDATE & MY FIRST EVER PRODUCT LAUNCH! Hey everyone! I’m bringing you a (quick) blog update today. I took perhaps my longest break ever between posts these past couple of weeks, but it’s been anything but quiet on the MMM front! In fact, I’ve been incredibly busy working on a couple of different projects.  READ MORE>>>

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ARE EXTENDED WARRANTIES WORTH IT? I remember shopping for a digital camera at Best Buy several years ago. This was back in the day when people still bought digital cameras.  A salesperson explained to me the features and benefits of two comparable models. In doing so, he pointed out the superior quality of one of the cameras. READ MORE>>>

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HOW I ACCOMPLISHED A ROCK N’ ROLL DREAM…(hint) I didn’t do it alone!  July 2016.  The sun, almost directly overhead, was beating down hard.  I could feel the sweat on my forehead, and I had yet to hit the stage. My dark jeans and black button-down shirt didn’t help. I stood backstage with the others, in the “green room”, if you could call it that. READ MORE>>>