the only option that felt right for me was therapy $200. It’s a lot of money. It’s a good chunk of my monthly rent, and it’s about how much my husband and I need to feed ourselves every 30 days. It’s also worth one hour. One hour of someone listening to me talk about my […]

Real-Talk: Mental Health is Too Expensive


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


Money and emotions are in much closer ties than most people realize Expensive, luxury, indulgence, class, value, exclusive. They’re the adjectives that get thrown around in advertising across the world. Yes, a friendly (but important) reminder that “expensive” is merely a describing word. You’re made to believe that if you choose cheap over quality, you aren’t […]

Why Do We Buy Expensive $hit?


Trust me, it’s worth the planning Wedding season is back in action, and we are all absolutely thrilled. Right guys? C’mon, it’s not that bad. You get to wear a nice outfit, sip on delicious (sometimes overpriced) cocktails, and bathe in the beautiful love story of well, someone else. It’s expensive to have a wedding. […]

How Much Did I Spend As a Wedding Guest?


We have to work to save, work to afford, and work to purchase all of our wants and needs There are a few sayings that stick out in my mind when people talk about getting things for free: “There ain’t no such thing as a free lunch” “If you are good at something, never do […]

There Are Some Things In Life You Can’t Get For Free


Say goodbye to social outings, and say hello to Netflix and chill I don’t know if you’ve heard much about Canada *waves passport*, but we are full of fun, extravagant things (like syrup and beavers). We like to do things a little bit differently, such as calling a 401k an RRSP, proclaiming that the letter […]

The Number One Reason Being Canadian Is So Expensive


More often than not, your finances struggle because you let them As you know, most people these days will pay anything for convenience. They don’t want to waste time, waste energy, or waste a good time. But waste money? TOTALLY, MAN! Exhibit A You’re going out for your best friends birthday dinner. You’re running late […]

Your Laziness Is Costing You Money


I have a piece of paper sitting in a box in my closet with the words Europe, South America, Central America, New Zealand, and Australia written on it. None crossed out, none experienced. It’s sometimes hard for me to admit that I haven’t done any big trips because where I’m from, just about everyone I […]

Why I Haven’t Travelled Around The World Yet (Like The Rest Of My Friends)


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?


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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