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Reciprocity

In Building Bridges on April 20, 2009 at 2:52 pm

Just wanted to let you know that the “bridge building” initiative is working fine. My readers at the other blog seem quite satisfied with the information on Credit Score, food, and so on. Thanks everyone!

Pic by tiny white lights

Pic by tiny white lights

I was thinking…. Is there anything you want to ask them? May be not… But just wanted to make the thing reciprocal. Anyone? Any questions? Hello?

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Credit History… Myth or Reality?

In Building Bridges on April 16, 2009 at 9:07 am

We keep on building bridges here. Today I’d like to raise the subject of the famous “Credit Score” or “Credit History” (am I talking about the same thing here or mixing them up?)

You can imagine that many of us are arriving kind of late to make history on something. We arrive at an average age of 35, 38 years old. late for starting a new career, late for going to school again, late for building a credit history. By the time we must start with many of those things, the average canadian has at least 20 years of story already! the problem is, that we must “compete for the same resources” even with this disadvantage.

So, given all this…How do you build a good credit history? What are the cornerstones of it? What are the best advices you can give to a newcomer in order to be able to get a good credit score? What are the Do’s and Dont’s of all this? Can you recommend any on-line resources, books, etc. where a new canadian can learn more about this?

And a bonus question… Is it true that being in the welfare totally ruins your credit history and once there your credit is fucked up for ever?

Thanks for helping me building this bridge!

So… What do they eat in Canada?

In Building Bridges on April 13, 2009 at 12:05 pm

So, given that my two usual readers agreed on the bridge idea why don’t we start right away?

Yeah, believe it or not this is one of the most often questions I receive: “What do they eat in Canada?”, “What’s their favorite dish?”, “What’s the typical canadian food?”

poutine

To be honest, I had a hard time trying to find a typical local dish other than the “poutine” What would you answer them? How would you define what a typical canadian daily diet is? Do you know any fast, easy recipe you can leave us here?

let’s build a bridge together!