So many of us unknowingly deal with money based on how we are raised Spending guilt is something that many people experience when it comes to their money. According to a 2019 survey, consumers say they feel guilty about every one in five purchases they make. They spend around $89 every week that they feel guilty […]

How to Get Over Spending Guilt

Lifestyle

Therapy has always been a place where I feel safe to speak my mind Do you ever feel like life is something that you can’t quite get a handle on? I’ve been there. One of my new favourite songs, Numb Little Bug by Em Beihold, says it best: Do you ever get a little bit […]

Trickle-Down Therapy For The One Who Can’t Afford to See a Professional

Lifestyle

It’s okay to change your mind This article is a follow-up to “Is Tiny Living for You?”  Despite my affinity for the tiny house lifestyle, I found that buying a tiny home, especially as my first property, didn’t make sense once I dug into the numbers.  One of the main reasons I was interested in […]

The Tiny Home Wasn’t for Me, For Now

Homeownership

making smaller and regular contributions eventually add up in a BIG way A sinking fund is an account in that you set aside money each month to put toward a goal at a later date. It is a separate pot or bucket of money to shield you from using your savings when something unexpected comes […]

Should You Start a Sinking Fund?

Budgeting

If all you do is make monthly payments, you’re not practicing building wealth. In his best-selling book, Atomic Habits, James Clear eloquently suggests: “We don’t rise to the level of our goals, we fall to the level of our systems.” For most people, establishing a savings system while climbing out of debt is an excellent long-term strategy. It seems […]

Is It Possible to Save or Invest While in Debt?

Debt

something as small as meal planning made me excited for a Monday morning Meal planning and meal prep have always been my mortal enemy. It’s not because I don’t like the idea of having everything planned and organized for my week or because I don’t like leftovers. But rather, the actual planning and preparation that […]

Is Meal Planning Budget-Friendly?

Budgeting

Life is a lot easier with a partner who is on board to split all of life’s responsibilities People hate to admit their privilege. It’s a hard pill to swallow. To have to admit that some aspects of your life have given you an easier path than others. But ignoring or denying that you have […]

The Financial Perks of Being In An Equal Relationship

Family

Sometimes with money, the answer isn’t in a budget, spending detox or frozen credit card. When it comes to finding motivation, brainstorming new ways to approach challenges, or literally any type of struggle with your money — it’s impossible to know where to begin. I say this, because I have been searching for the answers […]

40 Prompts To Help You Get Your Financial $hit Together

Budgeting

Your wallet will love these low-cost activities This year has been a blur, and it’s crazy that we’re approaching the end of 2021 already. But, before we look to what the new year may hold, I’m very excited to be nearing the holidays, my favourite time of year. While the holidays should be a time […]

8 Affordable Ways to Celebrate the Holiday Season

Family

Tiny homes come in many shapes and sizes If you’ve been considering moving into a tiny home but you are not sure where to start, you’ve come to the right place!  I have long had a personal interest — okay, borderline obsession — with tiny houses since I first saw one in 2015 on a […]

Should You Buy a Tiny Home?

Homeownership

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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