Unprecedented times, money is weird; just get by If I had kept track of the number of times I’d written content this year that read something along the lines of ‘2020 was hard’ or ‘given the current circumstances due to COVID-19,’ it would be overwhelmingly A LOT. It’s not news to you that this year […]

Where Did My Money Go in 2020?


It’s crucial to analyze your spending every month COVID-19 has caused many changes in our day-to-day lives. Working from home, social distancing, and exclusively shopping online has not only changed the way we live but has drastically changed how we spend our money. Maybe you find yourself saving more than you ever have. Or, perhaps […]

How Has COVID-19 Impacted My Spending Habits?


give yourself room to breathe as a person rather than a machine who saves money In 2019, my husband and I went from renting for 10 years to owning our very first home. In the time that we were renters, we tried to avoid anything related to home upkeep or maintenance, mostly because those items […]

Which Purchases Will You Deem “Worth It” In 2020?


How we spend each week is dramatically hard to estimate One of the first steps for anyone attempting to control their financial habits should do is get to know their numbers. In other words, you’ll have to begin tracking your spending. A good starting point is to take inventory of how much money you bring […]

4 Things You Learn From Tracking Your Spending


once the trailer was released, I was already obsessed If you’re not familiar with the beauty world and that of the makeup community that exists on YouTube, you might not understand the phenomenon that is influencer persuasion. Growing up, the only makeup that I bought or cared about was the Shopper’s Drugmart gunk that would […]

What Was It Like to Spend $100 on Influencer Makeup?


It’s hard for people to step back and allow others to do what they might deem irresponsible The moment you get paid, it’s pretty typical that you have allocated most, if not all, of that money. Whether the money goes towards bills or savings, each dollar has a home. But then, there are a few […]

6 Things We Need To Stop Shaming People For Spending Money On


purposeful means acknowledging that every single dollar I spend is worth spending Last week I was brave enough to ask you guys what you wanted to read about for my first blog post back in 2019. I say brave because one of the options was to have me go through and dissect my 2018 spending […]

What Is, Was, & Will Be With My Mixed Up Money


We all agree that coffee is the bomb It’s Monday morning. My baby is crying. Or laughing. But likely laughing because if she’s truly my daughter she’ll think it’s hilarious that anyone dares ask her to do something as silly as “nap” when she has things to do. The only option is to go for […]

Forever Trapped In The “What’s Another $25?” Cycle


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?


That loneliness can become costly Once upon a time some 62 days ago (to be exact), my husband and I picked up our lives and moved 7 hours up north to a new city. I know, I know, you’ve already heard this story several times. But what you haven’t heard is my current feelings about completely […]

The Cost of Being Lonely


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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