Time to focus on your financial situation If you think homeownership is in your future, it’s never too early to start saving for your down payment. However, even if homeownership isn’t in your near future, establishing good savings habits and creating tangible goals is still incredibly important and can help you stay on track. This […]

How to Save a Down Payment


you’ll want to secure your finances before finalizing any deals Owning a home is a financial goal for many Canadians, but it can be hard to save up enough money given homes’ current prices. But, using things like the first-time Home Buyer’s Plan (HBP) and your Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) can effectively help you […]

What is the Home Buyer’s Plan (HBP) and What Are The Benefits?


you need to be overly prepared for any type of emergency So, you bought your first home! What an exciting time. I know and remember the feeling quite well. Just six months ago my husband, daughter and I moved into our first ever home that wasn’t a rental and we were extremely elated. The excitement […]

If You’re a New Homeowner, You Need Your Bases Covered


I’ve had to retrain myself to resist the urge to spend From the minute our real estate agent told us that our offer had been accepted, we were thrilled. Nothing made myself or my husband happier than knowing we had finally accomplished our dream of homeownership.  After just one month of living in our new place, […]

What I’ve Learned In 1 Month of Homeownership


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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