Rachel Vanderveen

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The Disney $6500 Diaries Part 6: California Theme Parks Reviews

Everyone's opinions on the California Theme Parks will vary, but these were our overall impressions based on a family with young children. My notes …

The $6500 Disney Diaries Part 5: How I Saved Money at Disneyland!

With the trip all completed, I wanted to do a final run down of how we saved all of our money and made this trip happen on a such a small budget.<p><b>1)</b> …

The $6500 Disney Diaries Part 4: ...And Then There Was Spew

<i>Warning: The following content may not be suitable for those with queasy stomachs</i><p>And then…came the plague. So this is where our trip was thrown a …

The $6500 Disney Diaries Part 3: Disneyland!

As I mentioned in earlier blogs, we did our entire trip to Southern California in an RV. It was a challenge. There’s no question about it. Let just …

The $6500 Disney Diaries Part 2: 6.5 Kids & the Las Vegas Strip

We were so eager to take off that we left the evening before, with plans to stop and park in Lethbridge on the first night. Parking is free at almost …

The $6500 Disney Diaries Part 1: The Vision

Well, the Disneyland trip is over and done. I set a goal to take 8.5 people to Southern California, do Disney, Universal, Sea World, and Legoland for …

Can She Do It: Disneyland for 8.5 People on $6500 for 2 Weeks

Is it possible for 8.5 people to do Disneyland on $6500 for 2 weeks? I have no idea, but I'm really excited for my kids to experience Disney, as I …

Stage Your Home in 6 Easy Steps

<i>...Or, How to Stage a House Like a Unicorn</i><p>Let me tell you something: Trying to sell your house for top dollar is a horrible, grueling, and torturous …

My Calgary Property Tax Assessment Means Nothing

I have written on this topic before, but I just feel I need to come back to it because I hear it over and over again and sometimes I feel as if I am …

Extreme Home Selling Tips for Parents

<i>How to list your Calgary home and get top dollar, while juggling a house full of kids.</i><p>We’ve been spending so much time preparing to list our home in …