I Fell In Love With Personal Finance All Over Again

Oh hi there. It’s been a jam-packed 336 hours since I last posted. And I’M STOKED TO BE BACK.

I honestly don’t even know where to start this week. Besides the fact that if you haven’t already noticed – I completely rebranded! New site, new logo, but same (adorable) me!

  1. Thank you so much for your patience during my website transfer, meaning you had to go without a new blog post for two weeks. If it killed you as much as it killed me – I wish I could hug you right now.
  2. I’ll never leave you again.
  3. I will make it up to you with a lot of new and exciting additions starting in 2017 that I cannot wait to share.

Anyways, enough talk about something you can see and explore on your own! Let’s talk CPFC!

What the hell is CPFC you ask? Why that’s a beautiful acronym for Canadian Personal Finance Conference.

Canadian Personal Finance Conference

In order to attend this conference, I hopped on a plane and travelled to Toronto over the weekend.

And what did I get?

Well… I got to listen to incredible speakers, meet incredible bloggers, hug one of my readers (hi, Alicia!), and network with incredible organizations. It was amazing. And most of all, it made me fall in love with money all over again.

It made me realize this:

I blog about personal finance not as an expert, but as someone who knows about as much about money as the regular Canadian millennial. Which is why I find it easy to break information down for my (favorite, loyal) readers. Because I’m you. In an online bubble.

And after meeting with all of these bloggers and entrepreneurs constantly stating how important a niche is, I realized: my niche is being just like you. Relatable and fun. Making mistakes with her money. But learning how to become financially successful.

After all, that’s what we’re all looking for, right? A way to become financially successful.

Here were some of my favorite snapshots of information gained in quotes:

Here are some of my favorite photos of the event:

CPFC2Half BankedMixed Up Money Blog

And here is an in-depth look at my weekend:


Special shout-out to Des from Half-Banked for spending literally 24-7 with me, to Bridget from Money After Graduation for taking us under her wing, and to the following people I had the pleasure of meeting:

Tom from Canadian Finance Blog
Justin & Kyle from Young & Thrifty
The Lowest Rates Team
Barry Choi from Money We Have
Andrew from Family Money Plan

You’re all awesome.

and the list goes on and on…

If you haven’t already, feel free to sign up for my newsletter. I’ll be sending one magical email filled with gif’s out every two weeks with updates, extra articles I’ve been featured on/in, and probably embarrassing stories of mine.

Next Tuesday brings us back to the good ol’ regular posting schedule! So glad to be back.

Why do you enjoy reading about personal finance? Let me know in the comments!

20 Responses to “I Fell In Love With Personal Finance All Over Again

  • OH HEY I enjoy reading about personal finance when real people write about real life, and also when they vlog me talking to my dog on the phone like a totally sane human being.

    I miss you come back.

    • Alyssa @ Mixed Up Money
      2 years ago

      Hahaha I seriously miss you so much already. How did this happen? I think we became BFFs without even realizing.

  • It was so fun to follow your adventures on Twitter! The site looks awesome! 🙂

    • Alyssa @ Mixed Up Money
      2 years ago

      Hahah thanks Penny! I think that’s the most I’ve ever tweeted in my life. Wish you were there!

  • Love the new site design, and it was great to hang out and we’ll get together soon. YOU ROCK!

    • Alyssa @ Mixed Up Money
      2 years ago

      Thanks Tom! I can’t wait to get together.

  • Can non-Canadians go to the Canadian Personal Finance Conference? Asking for a friend…

    • Alyssa @ Mixed Up Money
      2 years ago

      Hahaha, of course! We are too Canadian to turn anyone away 😉

  • Well I wish I was there for some of that housing discussion! (And also the fun stuff you guys were up to) 😀

    • Alyssa @ Mixed Up Money
      2 years ago

      We wish you were too! Hopefully next year 🙂

  • Love the new design! It looks amazing.

    I struggle with how to write in relatable words. 🙁 You are a rock star!!! Stoked to watch the video too.

    • Alyssa @ Mixed Up Money
      2 years ago

      Thank you!! I think you break things down better than you realize. I never have a hard time understanding your messages.

  • Your website looks awesome. It sounds like it was a great conference with lots of insights from pros and financial bloggers. Those home ownership and credit stats are staggering. I enjoy reading about personal finance as it offers so many compelling reasons to save and invest. Important to have fun and share info on an important subject, keep up the great work!

    • Alyssa @ Mixed Up Money
      2 years ago

      Aw thank you! It was well worthwhile and I would highly recommend. Aren’t they crazy?! I think that’s why there is such a need for this kind of content. Appreciate you stopping by and taking the time to comment.

  • New website looks great! Very clean look to it. Good to hear you had a good time at the CPFC too.

  • Enjoying the re-design. Non-expert “advice” forever! Show me how you fail and how you succeed and let me learn from your happy, humorous ways!

    • Alyssa @ Mixed Up Money
      2 years ago

      Hahaha yay! Thanks ZJ! You’re my favorite.

  • Very clean design you’ve put together – I like that it has a modern feel but doesn’t have so much white space and massive images that it feels cumbersome to read.

    Great to meet you at CPFC this year – hopefully we’ll have a chance to chat a little longer next time.

    • Alyssa @ Mixed Up Money
      2 years ago

      Thank you Stephen! I appreciate the feedback. It was awesome to meet you! We’ll definitely chat longer next year 🙂

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