One of the places I don’t like surprises in my life is in my utility bills. Every month, it feels like the city is judging me based on how many resources I’ve used. I don’t always do as well as I would like. Then, to really drive the point home, they charge me for my gluttonous use of their water and electricity. I realise that I have to pay for what I use, but when bills can vary as much as $70 from month to month, I don’t like the kick in the gut I get from receiving a higher-than-average bill. The solution: sign up for an Equalized Payment Plan.
Public transportation worth a re-think
Public transportation has a reputation in much of North America as being for kids and poor people. This erroneous idea seems to be more common in small to medium-sized cities, where the public transportation networks are less developed than in really large cities. In very large urban centres, on the other hand, public transportation is sometimes the only practical and affordable means of transportation for (financially) average people. Obviously, if where you live determines whether it is even possible or, conversely, absolutely necessary, to use public transportation, then the decision has already been made. For those of you who have the option, but maybe haven’t considered it recently, here are some reasons why you should think again about taking public transportation.