consider the extra money you spend when you buy something at a food chain To quote one of the most influential movies of our time, Clueless. AS IF! These days, my patience for food and price-margins is wearing thin. Everything else is wearing me, because I spill a lot. But that’s beside the point. Can someone […]

Price-Margins Are Literal Garbage


No home buying scenario is the same as another Since late last year, I started working in the world of real estate. I was spending around 20 hours a week researching home ownership, the essential need-to-knows and all of the ways that buying a home can change your life. It was eye-opening, to say the […]

7 Articles You Need To Read Before Buying a Home


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 […]

How My Side Hustle Became An Ongoing Networking Event


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 […]

What Would Over 100 People Spend $500 of Disposable Income On?


it’s time to create some realistic financial goals for yourself Saving any amount of money, both small and large, is a challenge within itself. How do you save if you don’t know where to start? Nod along if your current idea of saving money is just leaving it untouched in your bank account. Raise your […]

Saving Your Money Requires More Than “Not Touching It”


If I don’t treat money like some kind of competition, game, or challenge, I start to lose interest I have a lot of savings goals. In fact, almost too many. Although, you can never have “too many” goals. I have an account for travel, home ownership, business plans, and of course – retirement. And each payday, […]

The Challenge With Saving Money


I get to enjoy the feeling of buying something when all I’m really buying is my own future Saving money is hard. Like, large rock covered in cement and then put inside of a diamond hard. Why yes, thank you, I have been nominated for the most exaggerative person in the world award. *takes most […]

Investing Is the Savings Account I’ve Always Needed


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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