If you’re in the position to save for these unexpected expenses, the time is always now My new book, Financial First Aid, is officially out. In its entirety, we discuss emergency funds and the importance of preventative measures to protect your financial life. If you’ve ever been in a situation where money felt tight, and […]

Emergency Funds: Why, What Type, and How Much?


It’s time to look at your numbers. How many times are you going to say I wish? I wish I could do what you do with your money. I wish I knew how to pay off my debt quicker. I wish I knew how vital investing in my future could be. So here is a […]

5 Ways to Stop Blowing Off Your Debt

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Choosing a credit card today can feel overwhelming I ask my followers which financial brands or institutions they’re most interested in learning about each year. This time around, Neo Financial was the most common response. So, because I never offer information about products or services until I’ve used them myself, I figured it was time […]

Why I Chose the Neo Financial Credit Card


You don’t have to be a seasoned CPA to file your own taxes The final deadline to file your taxes is quickly approaching, and our new regular contributor, Sarah, is here to share her experience filing her taxes for the first time. Sarah graduated from the Wilfrid Laurier University business program with a concentration in […]

How to File Your Taxes in Canada For Beginners


Your credit score does matter If it were a sport, a credit score of 650 would get you in the game. 800 would get you on the starting lineup and 850+ would make you an all-star. Your credit score can impact your life in a variety of ways. Whether it’s to obtain a mortgage, score […]

Your Credit Score and How it Impacts Your Life


“Every action you take is a vote for the person you wish to become” My favourite book I read in 2021 was undoubtedly Atomic Habits by James Clear.  I’ve leaned on its contents before in previous posts and at this rate, I might be doing so every other post, but by golly what a masterpiece! […]

3 Ways to Build Healthy Habits in Life


Money is emotional As the book’s title suggests, “The Psychology of Money” does not take the crunching approach to finance education and instead focuses on a study of what happens between the ears. As Housel so eloquently reminds us, “You’re not a spreadsheet. You’re a person. A screwed up, emotional person.” Instead of giving you a playbook describing […]

Review: The Psychology of Money By Morgan Housel


Finding new ways to earn more is key Building passive income can be a great way to increase your household income. Learning how to build passive income as you go through life can set up your family for a more prosperous future. The practices in this article will help you learn more about passive income […]

4 Ways to Build Passive Income


It might seem like you’re the only person in the world who is struggling to manage their money Talking about money can be intimidating if you’re dipping your toes into personal finance for the first time. It can be even more intimidating if you have to speak to a financial professional or someone at the […]

How to Speak to Financial Professionals When You Know Absolutely Nothing


You might think you need big money to invest in real estate It’s no secret that one of the oldest ways to invest in real estate is through buying actual property. But what if you don’t want to sell your kidney to compete in a bidding war in today’s market?  Aside from this, maybe you […]

How to Invest in Real Estate the Non-Traditional Way


She is the founder of the two-time award-winning Canadian Personal Finance Blog of the Year, Mixed Up Money which has over 100,000 followers across social media. Through her work, she has been featured in many notable publications, including The Globe and Mail, CNBC, CBC, and more. Her books, The 100 Day Financial Goal Journal and Financial First Aid are currently available for purchase.

Alyssa is a freelance writer and enjoys writing about personal finance, homeownership, and more. When she’s not writing, you can find her enjoying some downtime with her kids, playing soccer or daydreaming about home decor.

Alyssa Davies is a content manager for Zolo, Trauma of Money facilitator and a published author living in Calgary, Alberta. 

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