Self-development books spread unrealistic versions of life that can’t work for everyone I recently came across a post on my Instagram feed where a woman described her daily schedule. While showing herself hard at work in an aesthetically pleasing shot, she wrote: Work: 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Second job: 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. […]

Why ‘Hustle Culture’ is Incredibly Problematic


The worst you’ll ever hear is “no” or nothing Finding a side hustle is a popular trend among many Millennials and Gen Zers. It’s a great way to turn a passion or hobby into a source of income, and it opens a lot of doors for networking and padding for a resume. Although it’s a […]

How to Start Freelancing as a Side Hustle


It’s taken five years of working multiple jobs to earn a substantial income from side hustling Earning a living means something different to each one of us. For some, it’s about finding a way to make ends meet and for others, it’s making ends meet but wanting the satisfaction of earning more than the minimum. […]

How Much Can You Really Earn From a Side Hustle?


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


Your mental health and your physical health need you to enjoy life Over the years my passions have become some of the best parts of who I am, what I do, and where I plan to go in the future. Sitting in front of the computer screen, I open a blank word document and I […]

Who Cares If Your Passions Cost Money?


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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