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 […]
I’ve noticed things drastically change when you approach milestones at different rates from others Talking about money isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. Okay, let me be blunter here. It’s hardly anyone’s cup of tea. In fact, the only cup of tea that it reminds me of is the XL peppermint tea I ordered from Tim […]
Times change and so should expectations Last year, I turned 30 in the middle of a global pandemic. And many people consistently asked whether or not I was scared to be getting older. In reality, the feeling was the opposite. Even though we were living through a time where most things felt out of our […]
It’s time to Let go of the “could be’s” and the “what if’s” If you’re in a relationship, and you and your partner always argue about money or aren’t sure how to get on the same page with your financial goals, you might be happy to hear you’re not alone. In a 2018 Fidelity Couples & […]
are you still watching? One of the expenses I’ll never be able to cut out of my budget is Netflix. It’s honestly become a part of my weekly routine. It’s my most justified monthly cost because it allows me to disconnect and watch my favourite shows on my own time, without commercials, at an affordable […]
financial futures aren’t made by hoping something will happen Just one month after graduating from university I entered the workforce. I was young, eager, passionate and ready to take on any challenge. When people asked me how I landed the job I was seriously confused. “What do you mean?” I would ask them. “I applied […]
All of these little moments have taught me some precious lessons Three years ago tomorrow, I wrote my first ever post on Mixed Up Money. It was 300 words on the dot, and for the first time in my life, it was me publically admitting my struggles with debt repayment. It’s downright embarrassing reading a […]
nothing spikes my interest more than a little financial insight Hi, yes, hello. Welcome to another blog post where we join together in loving all things money and chatting about our favourite parts of living a healthy financial life. There are many popular ways to learn about your personal finances, including the classics: books, blogs, […]
It was interesting, as the way people choose to manage their finances usually is Money and comparison. We are all guilty of measuring our lives with others. As interesting as it is to see how your financial life compares to others, the truth of the matter is that it probably doesn’t. We all (well, most […]
The more you do it, the easier it will become Do you and your partner combine finances? Better question — do you want to, but not know where to start? This past summer, I wrote a blog post about how marriage changed my finances. In that post, I talked about how my husband and I […]
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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