Don’t Compare Yourself To an Illusion

Our happiness depends on how we see ourselves relative to others. We look at the houses our friends and neighbours live in, the clothes they wear, the vacations they take, or the cars they drive. Unfortunately, it's becoming easier and easier to compare ourselves to strangers. The problem with these comparisons is that the appearances … Continue reading Don’t Compare Yourself To an Illusion

Is a $343 Billion Deficit a Big Deal?

The federal government recently projected a $343 billion deficit for the current fiscal year. Predictably, everyone seems to be freaking out. That’s not a surprise. $343 billion is a lot of money, especially if you aren't used to thinking about government finances. Imagine taking out a $343 billion mortgage! This has lead to all sorts … Continue reading Is a $343 Billion Deficit a Big Deal?