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 […]

Screw Traditional Milestones


Be proud of any milestone that makes your mental health and happiness the focus When it comes to money, everyone has their self-proclaimed winning tips. There are a lot of surprising ways to save, earn and invest your money. Traditionally, the few that work such as budgeting, paying off debt and saving for retirement are no fails. You should absolutely be […]

6 Realistic Financial Habits to Build in Your 20s


You can save, because you are a bad-ass, super-human, money-saving angel Hello, all! Alyssa here, just living life as a mother circa week number two. As you know, I’m currently taking a six-week hiatus to embrace my child and enjoy these special moments with my husband. Fortunately, for both myself and for my readers, I […]

It Really Does Add Up: On Saving Your Little Savings


it’s become a challenge to be a parent before the newborn is even here As soon as I found out that I was pregnant, the first thing I started reading was what we needed to buy for our future newborn. My spreadsheet was put together before I had even visited the doctor and I had […]

Everything We Bought For Our Newborn (Before Her Arrival)


If I’m about to do something that will affect myself and others in a negative way, someone will call me out A couple of days ago, I decided I wanted to go grocery shopping by myself. I know, I know — wow Alyssa, what an interesting story that is not at all making me fall […]

How My Accountability Buddy Became My Secret Financial Weapon


I find this time of year to be the best for side hustling Summer is my favorite season, like, ever. The sun is shining, the bees are causing me panic attacks by purely existing, and my spending habits tend to slow down as soon as The Calgary Stampede (pray for me) is past. I’m probably […]

How I Plan to Save $3,000 in 60 Days (No, Seriously)


Personal finance is rock n’ roll because it is not constant Personal finance is not your favorite thing in the world, I know. You have a ton of other hobbies, loves, and likes that better define your personality. I know this because even though I actually do consider personal finance one of my favorite things […]

Why Dedicating 1 Day a Month to Your Finances Is So Rock N’ Roll


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 […]

There Are Some Things In Life You Can’t Get For Free


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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