I’ll always be on board to try new ways to break bad habits Welcome to the Internet. On your left, you’ll find anonymous accounts throwing shade about people they’ve likely never met. On your right, you’ll see people aggressively offering their opinion based on research that merely includes personal experience. In front of you is […]

How to Tackle a Realistic Social Media Detox


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


Emergency funds really do make you feel like Superwoman. I swear. These last few weeks have been absolutely tragic. I’ve spent hours upon hours reading stories about the mass shooting in Vegas, the natural disasters affecting multiple countries, and sexual assault cases that make me ill. It’s hard not to be affected or impacted — […]

15 Things I’m Thankful For


That loneliness can become costly Once upon a time some 62 days ago (to be exact), my husband and I picked up our lives and moved 7 hours up north to a new city. I know, I know, you’ve already heard this story several times. But what you haven’t heard is my current feelings about completely […]

The Cost of Being Lonely


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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