Uber: A Millennial Love Story (and $10 coupon code!)

Uber: A Millennial Love Story (and $10 coupon code!)

As the token millennial at family gatherings, I’m often asked about “this Uber thing” – “What is it?” “Why is it so great?” and “It’s causing a lot of issues for the taxi drivers, you know.”

I live in Toronto where taxis are expensive and we don’t have an ideal public transportation system. I also don’t have a car. Given this, Uber has been my go-to when the public transportation system doesn’t cut it, and that’s meant close to 100 rides in the past 2 years.

I am a staunch supporter of Uber from a customer experience perspective. Yes, I am aware of the challenges their introduction has posed on the existing taxi system. I recognize there have been complaints in the past about their insurance coverage and whether it stacks up. I’m not, however, here to comment on these more “political” aspects. Instead, I’ll share why, from a millennial user perspective, the Uber experience is so positive.

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Fitbit Alta Review

Fitbit Alta Review

With a goal to be more active every day, I recently picked up a Fitbit Alta. This is their newest model and the sleekest one yet, at only 15mm in width. After using it for about a month, I have to say I’m not a huge fan. Some of the features that intrigued me the most fell flat, and I found myself using it as a semi-functional watch, an alarm clock, and a pedometer. Based on my usage, it was not worth the $170 CAD price tag. That being said, if you are highly active and anticipate using several of the advanced features, it may be a valuable investment.

Let’s examine the various features the Alta claims, and how they perform.

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How to Avoid Paying eTransfer Fees

How to Avoid Paying eTransfer Fees

Today's blog post is a brilliant tip I picked up a few years ago that can help save pesky eTransfer fees. While $1.50 may not seem that much, even a few transfers a month can add up to over $50 over the course of a year.

More specifically, I'm referring to e-mail money transfers which enable the sender to transfer money electronically to anyone with an email address, even if they don't bank at the same institution. This eliminates cheques and speeds up the process of sending funds.

The way it works in Canada (and in some other countries too, I assume) there is no specific fee, however, for paying a biller, whether it be a service provider, credit card, or another company. (Note that depending on your bank plan, you may pay for transactions over your monthly allowance, and paying a biller counts as a transaction).

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Being Different: Balancing Fitting In with Standing Out

Happy weekend!

It is HAWT in Toronto! 10:15AM and already feels like 31 C. Hope you're staying cool wherever you are!

My birthday's on Wednesday and Curtis is organizing a big family BBQ tonight to celebrate. I can't wait to see everyone! There are supposedly a few surprises planned, so I've been asked to stay away from the action, hence me huddling over my laptop trying to be productive :) Why not upload a new video??

I filmed this one last weekend and am so happy to be sharing it with you. It's about being different or feeling unique, either overall or in certain situations, and how we can balance fitting in with standing out to make sure we're being true to ourselves and maximizing our happiness.

Let me know - have you every felt "different" or out of place? How have you used your individuality as a tool?

Wishing you a great weekend!

Kate