we like to know how we compare to others If I were to walk up to the average person and ask them what they spent in 2016, they would likely look at me like I was insane. Which I mean, yes, I am. But not quite for the same reasons they’re thinking. I spent $35,424.60 […]

What Did You Spend Last Year?


Personal finance is rock n’ roll because it is not constant Personal finance is not your favorite thing in the world, I know. You have a ton of other hobbies, loves, and likes that better define your personality. I know this because even though I actually do consider personal finance one of my favorite things […]

Why Dedicating 1 Day a Month to Your Finances Is So Rock N’ Roll


If you like to budget, chances are good that you already like to plan Welcome. If you’re here for a 5-star meal idea, and a way to satisfy your family and friends with your killer combination of spices and flavor creations, you should probably just leave. Like, right now. Because I’m a terrible cook. And […]

Meal Planning Can Give You Your Dream Budget


These are things that should be shouted from the mountain tops Some exciting news for those of you reading today! This is officially Mixed Up Money’s 100th blog post! *holds for applause* And SURPRISE! I have something a little bit different for you. See, my husband has been asking me for months (and months) if […]

How Much Do You Make?


Every once in a while I remind myself that I am capable of spending money I have worked hard to save For those of you who aren’t following me on Twitter and Instagram, you may not have known that I went to the almighty Viva Las Vegas last weekend. This was my fourth girls’ trip […]

Viva Las Vegas for Under $1000


personally, food is always in the top half of my expenses Isn’t it sad how easy our generation is swayed by advertising when it comes to food? We love to try new meals, new restaurants, and claim it’s the best way to get together with friends and family. Food makes things less awkward, food makes […]

Stop Eating Out & Start Eating Your Groceries


Weddings. We love them, we hate them, and we can’t wait for our own special day. But what about your friends special day? What about that moment in time when they ask you, yes YOU (out of all 25 of their other girlfriends) to be their beloved bridesmaid? I mean, you clearly can’t say no. […]

How Much Does It Cost To Be A Bridesmaid?


Challenge yourself with a new goal each month. First of all… what is the definition of a “balanced budget”? You’ve heard the government get heat for rarely balancing, so you know it must be important. But that’s just the government. Do I really need a balanced budget? I mean, I’m only managing one person’s finances, […]

How To Properly Balance A Budget


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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