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)


What does make me happy when it comes to fashion is the comfort, a good deal, and neutrality Just over a week ago, I spent an afternoon cleaning and purging my closet. Was it eye-opening? Um, yeah. To say the least. For someone who avoids the mall, only spends about $600 annually on new clothing, […]

Why My Closet Will Never Make Me Happy


these days many of our purchases are a reflection of our online persona Let me work it. I put my thing down, flip it, and reverse it. K — I’m done. How many hours per day would you say you spend scrolling? I’m embarrassed to admit that if I had a dollar for all of […]

Is “It” Worth It Or Are You Just Playing Social Media IRL?


With online shopping, there is no fear of someone watching over my decision making process In December of 2015, I officially made my last credit card payment and announced to the world that I was consumer debt free! I had paid off over $10,000 of debt in 10 months by avoiding shopping, sticking to a […]

Why I Still Avoid the Mall 1 Year After Becoming Debt Free


I had now scared myself out of buying anything, ever. It’s been 5 months since I paid off the last of my $10,000 of consumer debt. I remember seeing both credit cards sitting at a balance of $0 and almost tearing up because I had accomplished something that had caused me serious mental instability over […]

Telling Myself “It’s Okay” to Buy Something


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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