5 Ways To Be The Boss Of Your Money

Take control and be the #boss of your #money with these 5 simple steps.

People have a bad habit of losing control of their money and letting it run their lives. I used to be bad for this. My money didn’t have a job. I would work, my pay cheque would get deposited into my bank account, then I’d freely spend until I ran out of money and did it all over again. I didn’t put any thought into what I was spending on and savings? That was for old people! I had all the time in the world to worry about grown-up stuff like buying a house and saving for […]

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Mortgage or RRSP? Why Not Both?

What will give you the biggest #money win? Paying down your #mortgage or saving for #retirement?

Happy Valentine’s Day to everyone 💖 Whether you’re celebrating or not, there’s nothing wrong with sending out the love (and chocolate…there is nothing wrong with sending chocolate). The bf and I are not big on Valentine’s Day, it’s rare for us to go out and we don’t exchange gifts. I find that restaurants are so busy and a lot of places do a ‘special’ menu for the night, which often doesn’t stand up to their usual fare. Instead, we stay in and cook dinner together. Sometimes it’s fancy, sometimes it’s meatballs and mashed potatoes (that’s tonight if […]

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Taking Down The Patriarchy One Tampon At A Time

Fighting back against the #pinktax and the #tampontax

Ok ladies and gents…we’re talking about periods today. I feel like I need to put a disclaimer on that so if my Dad ever stumbles across my blog, he can stop reading. I consider myself a feminist, but there are specific details about my leak week that I’d rather not share with certain people. Clearly that’s not internet strangers! If you don’t like where this is going then feel free to bow out (but also realize that you might be part of the problem, just saying.) Recently there have been reports about the outlandishly high cost of […]

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When Simple Is Better Than Cheap

When being #frugal isn't worth it.

I’m all for saving money, but that doesn’t mean you’ll find me winning any awards for frugality. What’s more important to me than saving a few bucks is keeping myself sane and happy. For me, that means my focus is more on efficiency. I attempt to balance both money saving and time-saving goals to do the best I can. It’s that balance part that is the most important. Sure, I could order take-out every night, hire someone to walk my dogs and clean my house, but if I did that, I’d end up broke and unhappy. Instead, […]

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Get Back on the Good Credit Bandwagon

Why your credit score is important and how to improve it.

There is one topic in money that everyone can agree on, and that’s wanting better credit. People who have bad credit want good credit and people who have good credit want great credit. Watching that three-digit number grow is like a drug, but you know, a good one. If you are working on bringing your score up into that ‘good’ range, there’s one thing you need to know. There is no quick-fix for bad credit. I repeat, there is no quick-fix for bad credit. If you Google ‘bad credit’ or ‘fix credit score’ you will get endless […]

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Stop Feeling Cheated by your Bills

How to put a positive spin on those bill payments you hate the most.

You know that feeling when you open your mailbox and just know it’s full of bills? Bills that fill you with a sense of dread. Maybe that’s a dated example. How about when you open your inbox on the first of the month to a long list of companies wanting your hard earned cash. It sucks right? Bills are the worst! Why do we think like that though? Sure, you might make a few foolish purchases here and there, but not always. Likely not even that often. I bet the majority of things you buy make you […]

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30 Simple Dinners (to help you win at meal planning)

30 Day Meal Plan to Simplify and Save Money

If you’re anything like me, then you’re likely always striving to make eating at home a more regular occurrence. The fact that made at home meals are almost always healthier and cheaper means you’re fighting back against two demons at once….the dollar devouring green-eyed dragon and the waistline expanding blubbery behemoth. And those two, they’re fierce competition. I’ve got your back though! All it takes to come out triumphant is a plan, and I’ve got 30 days of planning all lined up to get you into the kitchen and out of the restaurant. Instant Pot That one magic […]

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How I’m Going to Suck Less at Goals

I'm bad at goals! What I'm going to do to overcome it.

You know how people always preach about the importance of goal setting? Especially at this time of year when New Years Resolutions are flooding your feeds. Well, I have a confession…I am terrible at goals. I’m terrible at setting goals, and I’m even more terrible at following through with them. I’m working on it though. I guess you could say that one of my goals is to be better at goals. The Goals This year I’ve got five goals I’m going after, and they cross most sectors of my life. Some of them are big important goals […]

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An End of Year Round-Up With a Twist

Favourite Personal Finance Posts Chosen By Their Writers

Instead of rounding up a bunch of my favourite personal finance posts from this past year, I thought I would put the pressure back on a few of my fellow bloggers and make them choose one of their own. Some found it more challenging than others (Liz compared it to choosing a favourite child), and others cheated and gave a couple of options 😉 Overall though, there were some great submissions, and I found it interesting to see what people chose in comparison to which of their posts stuck with me. How I Became the Dumpster Dog […]

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Family Travel: 6 ways to Save $$ and Have Fun

Travelling with your Family on a Budget

This week is a little bit different, and I’ve got a guest post for you guys from my friend Miranda. Miranda Post is a writer, connector, traveller and mom based in Queen Charlotte, Haida Gwaii. Miranda is equally passionate about travelling and eating (we have that in common). When she’s not working in public relations, you can find her exploring British Columbia’s back roads and bays, in her kitchen attempting to perfect her wild berry hand pies or blogging at www.AnchorsandProteas.com. As you know, I’m a big fan of travelling and always looking for a way to save […]

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