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It’s back to school time! Just some fun reminders of the basics of getting deals:

1.  Freecycle has loads of stuff For FREE.   For example, on the back-to-school theme, just this weekend there were

  • 2 working printers being offered
  • 2 desks (1 was Ikea)
  • and a telescope.

2. Craigslist freestuff yielded

  • a couple cases of BOOST shakes (think: 1st year university)
  • a Heintzman upright piano (anyone starting piano lessons?  Heintzmans are typically very good pianos – I have one!)
  •  and a free Winnebago if you can’t afford student housing (or you could live in Main Library at UBC like one dude when I was there).

3.  But if really, really what you want to do is  take a course on Lego Robotics from M.I.T., well you can do that too, for free.

Readers: any good freebies/deals that you know of coming up?  Esp. relating to back-to-school?

Photo Credit: KnottyBoy

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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

4 Comments

  1. I’ll give one free hour of conversational Spanish (worth $ 50) to people who pledge to Tanya’s Team Diabetes run at least $ 20. How’s that for a freebie 🙂

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    Sep 03, 2008
  2. Raul, you are wonderful! Thanks for the offer.. and, uh… can I take you up on it??

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    Sep 08, 2008
  3. Freecycle, such a good idea. I’m going to sign up and post about it on my blog. Thanks Nacy

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    Sep 09, 2008
  4. Hi Nancy!
    Absolutely 🙂 Everything that can be done for a good cause, I’m all up for it!

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    Sep 09, 2008

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