Roundup: Time Management in Toronto, Working Holidays, and Freelance Tips

by Nora Dunn on July 1, 2011

Wow! Have I already been in Toronto for a month? Where does the time go. Whereas in so many other places in the world I’ve found that time moves slowly, my time back in Toronto has catapulted into mach mode. Of course, it’s exacerbated by the fact that I have a massive list of errands to run while I’m back (like filing taxes and getting a new passport), I’ve made a week-long trip to Florida (stay tuned for future updates on how this No Baggage Challenge trip went), and I have masses of friends and family that I’m trying to catch up with. (It’s nice to be loved!)

And boy – has Toronto ever changed in the last few years. I don’t even recognize the intersection of Yonge & Dundas any more; I saw a picture of it before I came back and mistook it for an obscure corner of Times Square!

So as usual, time management and getting work done has been a juggling act extraordinaire. But I’ve still managed to publish a few articles, as evidenced below. Enjoy!




Wise Bread

Fee Fighters: Fighting for Low Credit Card Processing Fees

Fee Fighters is a free service that advocates for businesses and gets you the best deal with credit card processors. If you have a small business, you’ll want to check out the skivvy here.



Care One

Under 30? Plan for a Working Holiday Abroad

Before you get up to your eyeballs in a career, house, family, and the accoutrements of life that tend to tie you down, wouldn’t it be nice to spend some time working abroad? By having a working holiday, you can earn money as you go to cover your expenses, and in some cases you can even return home with some extra money in your pocket.



Capital One – Endangered Savers

Protecting Your Assets and Income as a Freelancer

Your income – and your ability to earn it – is your biggest asset as a freelancer. But what happens if you can’t earn anything due to an illness or injury? What will your dependents do? We all know that insurance can be expensive – and freelancers rarely get good rates. However, there are viable options out there than can help you protect what’s yours. Let’s take a look.


Planning for Travel Emergencies (Part 5 of 5 in the Saving for Travel Series)

Mishaps while traveling can be both scary and costly. But with a little planning and foresight, you’ll be able to assess a situation and take a travel emergency in stride. So the last step in this series to making sure your travels are a save-savvy success is to ensure a travel emergency doesn’t leave you up the river. Here are a few things to think about.



Profiles & Shout-Outs

Mark at polled me and a few other location independent people about what’s in our wardrobe. Although mine tends to evolve and change with my location and style preferences, here is what was in my bag the last time I took inventory! It’s interesting to compare it to the wardrobes of other location independent travelers.

The Location Independent Wardrobe




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