money

Higher learning or efficient spending?

My feelings for our institution are familial; it is both loved and hated. These feelings confounded me one day in the bookstore café. After buying coffee from the university-owned subsidiary,…

Welcome to the world of cash

“Cash or debit?” was the question of the moment as the mouth-watering aroma of baked cheese and pepperoni tickled seductively at your salivary glands. The dinner of champions—well, students anyways—is…

All stuff tells a story

In my last article, I asked you to do an exercise: to take a sheet of paper and divide your monthly expenditures into what you need to spend your money…

Uncommon Cents: Opportunity cost of post-secondary education

Congratulations! If you’re reading this, there’s a good chance you’re a student at UVic this year. Today is a great time to make decisions and develop resolve.