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Old Jun 7, 19, 12:00 am
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I don't know about tbills, but GICs can be redeemable or not. Worst case, you lose the interest. But is going to take a visit to the bank to access.

For walking around money, there are always CC cash advances, but that is more super emergency than 2 weeks notice emergency.

And we all know Cow has a standing offer to go to AC IT.
I wouldn't call anything a standing offer.

I had what was basically an open invitation to discussions before three people left AC.

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Doubt he would go to AC IT. He would have to shut down his flyertalk account otherwise he will be the resident tech support for all things AC
I would never agree to that. However, I would be willing to sign the required documents to make it possible, assuming the FT administration made the same commitment.

@expert7700 thank you for the input. My only issue is the emergency fund. The rest is in a reasonable state.
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Old Jun 7, 19, 4:52 am
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I noticed this interview with an FTer:

https://www.cbc.ca/radio/q/wednesday...sohn-1.5162081

From child prodigy to seasoned pro: Classical pianist Jan Lisiecki on music and Mendelssohn
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Old Jun 7, 19, 5:56 am
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Originally Posted by canadiancow View Post
This may be too US-centric, but I've been wondering how people store their "emergency fund".
You might try asking that on either the Bogleheads forum (www.bogleheads.org/forum) US-centric or their sister Canadian forum, Financial Wisdom Forum (www.financialwisdomforum.org/forum). Lots of helpful, non-commercial, discussion on those forums.
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Old Jun 7, 19, 8:32 am
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Originally Posted by tcook052 View Post
I noticed this interview with an FTer:

https://www.cbc.ca/radio/q/wednesday...sohn-1.5162081

From child prodigy to seasoned pro: Classical pianist Jan Lisiecki on music and Mendelssohn
If I could only play and express as half as wonderful as jlisi84. *sigh*
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Old Jun 7, 19, 8:41 am
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KD still out for tonights game. Hopefully Klay will be too.
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Old Jun 7, 19, 8:59 am
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KD still out for tonights game. Hopefully Klay will be too.
The only fear I have is people saying "well if we'd had KD and Klay" etc... But then, injuries are a part of the game. And if your team only got where they are due to 40% of your team, are they actually that good of a team?
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Old Jun 7, 19, 9:28 am
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The only fear I have is people saying "well if we'd had KD and Klay" etc... But then, injuries are a part of the game. And if your team only got where they are due to 40% of your team, are they actually that good of a team?
If you're referring to "GS would've beat Raps if the star players weren't injured", then I agree - injury is all part of the game.
But we're not referring to that... we're more on the "hope they don't come back too soon so we can kick their butts more easily, but not necessarily that easy"
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Old Jun 7, 19, 10:00 am
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Golden State won the 2015 title due to LeBron having to carry the entire team on his back (Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love out). In 2017, Kawhi Leonard was killing GS until Pachulia put his foot under him and took San Antonio out effectively. Leonard not being able to play 2018 gave GS a clear path to the finals. If you ask me, I don’t feel sorry for the Warriors.

Toronto beat them twice in the regular season (Kevin Durant played in the overtime game), and one was without Leonard. Toronto was one poor third quarter away from being up 3-0. Toronto’s defence is pretty good, although some might call it “janky”.

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Old Jun 7, 19, 10:07 am
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Toronto’s defence is pretty good, although some might call it “janky”.
When Steph said that, I had to look it up. 😂
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Clicked on a thread I'd not seen recently and saw a post by our dear @24left; then noticed it was from February

Originally Posted by yyznomad View Post
If you're referring to "GS would've beat Raps if the star players weren't injured", then I agree - injury is all part of the game.
But we're not referring to that... we're more on the "hope they don't come back too soon so we can kick their butts more easily, but not necessarily that easy"
Yes, that's the sort of comment I meant. Winning in 5 works for me (or 6 or 7).

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When Steph said that, I had to look it up. 😂
Googled it, janky: of extremely poor or unreliable quality. Hmmm. 7h to go.
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Quote from my 12 year old son who has little interest in Basketball.

"The more my teacher makes us cheer for the Raptors, the more I want to cheer for Golden State."

Sometimes kids are just contrary.
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Tough first quarter for the Raptors.
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Old Jun 7, 19, 8:33 pm
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Tough first quarter for the Raptors.
Hard work has paid off to get them back in the game.
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Rap lead up tom 6 now. Go Rap!
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Even the referees couldn't help out the Warriors. Lots of poor calls (or non-calls) in favour of the Warriors tonight.
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