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Basking in the Blue Light of the Notre-Dame Basilica, Montreal

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Montreal has historically been a Catholic city. It was first settled in the mid-1600s as a Catholic mission to evangelize the natives. Today, about 70% of its residents identify themselves as Catholic and the city is quite populated with churches. I can actually track my grandfather’s (father’s father) side of the family back to the late 1600s in Montreal and …

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Sunday Postcard – November 2, 2014

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Sunday Postcard Updates I’ve been MIA for the past two weeks as I have been moving this and my other blog to my new hosting server in preparation for a completely NEW blog design for Diaries of a Wandering Lobster to debut by the end of November. I’m totally excited! So bare with me as I begin to catch up …

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Sunday Postcard – October 19, 2014

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Sunday Postcard Travel Tip: Instead of paying $20+ and waiting in very long lines to see the Statue of Liberty, take the FREE Staten Island Ferry from Whitehall Terminal (4 Whitehall Street) in Manhattan across to Staten Island and back to get a glimpse of Lady Liberty. The ferry doesn’t take you super close to the statue so if you’re …

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My Quarterly Financial Report – Q3 2014

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In January 2014 I made several aggressive personal finance goals for myself in order to achieve financial stability and success in my life. I graduated in December 2012 from my master’s program with a combined graduate and undergraduate loan debt of over $44,000. I have committed myself over the next three years to pay off $20,000 of that debt, grow …

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Strolling the High Line in NYC

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New York City is commonly known as the “concrete jungle” and for good reason. There are skyscrapers as far as the eye can see! To help off set all the concrete in Manhattan, residents and tourists alike tend to escape to the greenery of Central Park. Of course, there are several other smaller parks scattered throughout Manhattan, but nothing compares …