Budgeting can only help you if you help yourself make the right financial decisions In just 72 hours, I managed to make three money mistakes that turned what was supposed to be an affordable weekend getaway into a financial disaster waiting to happen. It’s true. I’ve been writing about how to be responsible with your […]

3 Common Money Mistakes We’ve All Made


Road trips make for the best hours of education You know that moment — when you turn the key and start the ignition, you put your vehicle in reverse and start to roll back? The first moments of a road trip always get me excited. Mostly because I know that all of the thrilling (but […]

Why Road Trips Are Essential: For Your Wallet, Your Relationship, and Your Mind


Pictures and video do not do the views justice Well, well, welcome back to the first Mixed Up Money post of the summer. I’m finally back from Portugal! Although I normally preach savings and frugality, it seems that the next few weeks will be quite the opposite. So, might be time to buckle your seatbelt, […]

How We Spent 16 Days in Portugal


Save your money, plan your adventures, and experience life together “Happiness consists of living each day as if it were the first day of your honeymoon and the last day of your vacation” – Leo Tolstoy In just 3 short days I will be travelling to Portugal for my honeymoon. I will be logged out […]

Why We Waited 1 Year to Go on Our Honeymoon


To this day, I am still fearful of my financial future. You know when you’re driving home from work in rush hour, and there is that one person who all of a sudden decides they need to get over 3 lanes of traffic? The person who will stop all vehicles behind and in front just […]

Let Yourself Get Lost


I have a piece of paper sitting in a box in my closet with the words Europe, South America, Central America, New Zealand, and Australia written on it. None crossed out, none experienced. It’s sometimes hard for me to admit that I haven’t done any big trips because where I’m from, just about everyone I […]

Why I Haven’t Travelled Around The World Yet (Like The Rest Of My Friends)


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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