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Imagine if Canadians were known for being all over their money. Engaged. Proactive. Getting out of debt. Savvy. Saving. Generous. Nancy wants to help. Nancy started her own journey with money over 15 years ago, and formed her company “Your Money by Design” in 2004 to help others along the same path. It’s not the usual financial advising/investment stuff. It’s about taking control of day-to-day finances –managing monthly cashflow effectively, spending appropriately, getting out of debt, saving. If you're ready to take control over your finances, pop by her business site, YourMoneybyDesign.com

2 Comments

  1. I love Ikea more than the vast majority of my family members.
    Love.
    .-= Natalie´s last blog ..I can’t make this stuff up… =-.

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    Sep 17, 2009
  2. brad

    I’ve been to Ikea twice and that was two times too many for me. I honestly don’t get why people like it. My impressions were:

    1. It took me 20 minutes of driving around the huge, jam-packed lot to find a parking place (this can be solved by going on a Monday evening, I’m told).

    2. Once in, you get squeezed into a crowd of people going one way through a spiraling maze of display rooms. It felt a little like walking through the Guggenheim, except a lot uglier.

    3. If you haven’t already been initiated into the Ikea Experience, your first trip will be bewildering: the system is totally nonintuitive. I had no idea what I was supposed to do in order to buy the products I wanted, so when I finally got through the maze to the product warehouse downstairs, I ended up having to spend another 25 minutes going back through the crowded maze to get the product numbers and put them on a pad.

    4. The overwhelming message I get from Ikea after I’ve bought something is “thanks for your money, now you’re on your own.” You go home with your stuff and try to assemble it using wordless diagrams. It takes hours, and if you didn’t quite understand the diagram correctly it takes more hours to disassemble everything you put together and put it back together the right way. Sometimes parts have to be forced together, giving you an uneasy feeling that you’re not assembling it correctly, but it boils down to point #6 below.
    5. The food is lousy. I tried the celebrated Swedish meatballs and found them barely edible. The cinnamon rolls were about as appetizing as a bowl of cod liver oil.

    6. Most of the products are cheap and flimsy. I know there are scales of Ikea products, and some of the high-end stuff is actually well made. But most of us are buying the cheap stuff, which is really, really cheap in every sense of the word.

    I know Ikea is very popular (the 20 minute wait for a parking space taught me that), but I just don’t get it.

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    Sep 18, 2009

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