I try not to push anyone to spend like we do, because it’s honestly not for everyone The top five questions my friends and family consistently ask me when it comes to money are: What is the best credit card? How did you get out of debt? How much should I be saving for retirement? […]

Everything We Buy To Keep Our Monthly Grocery Budget Under $300


consider the extra money you spend when you buy something at a food chain To quote one of the most influential movies of our time, Clueless. AS IF! These days, my patience for food and price-margins is wearing thin. Everything else is wearing me, because I spill a lot. But that’s beside the point. Can someone […]

Price-Margins Are Literal Garbage


there are always going to be expenses that you cannot predict before your newborn comes home with you Preparing for a newborn can be a laundry list full of overwhelming and expensive tasks that you aren’t even sure are worth the time or investment. As a first-time parent, you are often caught wondering whether or […]

5 Expenses I Never Knew I’d Have As a First-Time Parent


it’s time to create some realistic financial goals for yourself Saving any amount of money, both small and large, is a challenge within itself. How do you save if you don’t know where to start? Nod along if your current idea of saving money is just leaving it untouched in your bank account. Raise your […]

Saving Your Money Requires More Than “Not Touching It”


Pictures and video do not do the views justice Well, well, welcome back to the first Mixed Up Money post of the summer. I’m finally back from Portugal! Although I normally preach savings and frugality, it seems that the next few weeks will be quite the opposite. So, might be time to buckle your seatbelt, […]

How We Spent 16 Days in Portugal


I find this time of year to be the best for side hustling Summer is my favorite season, like, ever. The sun is shining, the bees are causing me panic attacks by purely existing, and my spending habits tend to slow down as soon as The Calgary Stampede (pray for me) is past. I’m probably […]

How I Plan to Save $3,000 in 60 Days (No, Seriously)


Save your money, plan your adventures, and experience life together “Happiness consists of living each day as if it were the first day of your honeymoon and the last day of your vacation” – Leo Tolstoy In just 3 short days I will be travelling to Portugal for my honeymoon. I will be logged out […]

Why We Waited 1 Year to Go on Our Honeymoon


Your mental health and your physical health need you to enjoy life Over the years my passions have become some of the best parts of who I am, what I do, and where I plan to go in the future. Sitting in front of the computer screen, I open a blank word document and I […]

Who Cares If Your Passions Cost Money?


I’d rather focus on how much I spend on rent, insurance, and cable Because fixed costs aren’t going anywhere, but that latte is going right towards my happiness. Budgeting has once been my worst enemy, my best friend, and my math tutor that hates how distracted I get during our sessions all at once. It’s […]

I Worry More About Fixed Costs and Less About Lattes


Budgeting doesn’t require a judge sentencing you to 3 years with no Starbucks You likely spent your week like the rest of us. You went to work, you did something fun, you relaxed at home – rinse, recycle, repeat. Although we have our routines and schedules, every week in life is different. Some weeks we […]

How Did You Spend Your Week?


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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