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 […]
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 […]
you need to be open to tweaking your budget every month if your circumstances call for it Hello, all! It’s finally the last time you’ll have to read this italicized introduction about how I’m still on my six-week blogging maternity leave. Fortunately, for both myself and for my readers, I have some awesome female friends […]
Anyone that thinks parenting is a “vacation” or “time off” can come babysit while I go into the office Hello, all! Alyssa again. Are you sick of this prelude yet? Good. Because you don’t have a choice. It’s now week three of my hiatus from blogging and I’m sure future me is embracing every bump […]
Being in debt was one of the hardest and most real experiences I had ever faced Financial stress used to be the one thing that held me back from being a happy and in control individual. Like any type of stress, I was constantly overwhelmed by small everyday things that I would normally brush off. […]
There are no guarantees with debt Oh, hi. I’m assuming 90% of you are here because you saw the title of this blog, had a mini fit, thought about how stupid the writer must be, and well, now you’re here shaking your head and fuming even further. When I say “good debt” doesn’t exist, most people […]
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 […]
I had now scared myself out of buying anything, ever. It’s been 5 months since I paid off the last of my $10,000 of consumer debt. I remember seeing both credit cards sitting at a balance of $0 and almost tearing up because I had accomplished something that had caused me serious mental instability over […]
In order to save for a home, I’m going to need to find a side hustle – and I have quite a few ideas. Wow, great news! (Obviously not the debt). But honestly, last week I could actually breathe without feeling suffocated. If that isn’t progress, I’m not sure what is. In my first blog […]
Let’s pay our dues together. Debt. A word we all lose sleep over. I’m sick of losing sleep, being unable to travel, constantly needing financial assistance, and most of all – not being free of the chokehold my credit cards seem to have on me. Starting now, I will be blogging about my journey, my […]
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.
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