Fast Fashion vs. Slow Fashion

I don’t particularly like this about myself, but I am a total sucker for cheap clothes and accessories. You’ll often find me grabbing a couple of items from Joe Fresh when I’m doing the weekly grocery shop. Not proud of it, but I can’t seem to help myself! The ‘fast fashion’ industry that includes the likes of Joe Fresh, Forever 21, H&M, Old Navy, etc. thrives on our consumerist desire to buy quantity over quality. And I completely get that temptation, but I’m starting (trying) to change my tune. I am one of those people who have […]

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Miss Bree’s Rescue Story

My Rescue Dog Story

Anyone who knows me knows that I’m an animal lover and further proof comes from the fact that we share our home with two dogs and two cats. We have Baxter our boxer who we got from a breeder five years, our two cats who both came from the Edmonton SPCA as kittens and then Bree who we got from a local rescue organization. The rest of our critters grew up in the lap of luxury, but Bree had a pretty rough start to life, and I thought I would share her story with you and maybe […]

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Let’s Talk TFSA’s

What you need to know about Tax-Free Savings Accounts

Who out there currently invests in a TFSA? Ideally, everyone has their hand raised, but I know that’s not the case. Maybe you’re still catching up on debt repayment or have been focusing on RRSP’s instead. In today’s post, I’m going to talk about why TFSA’s are so great and hopefully even convince a few of you to open one. The government introduced TFSA’s in 2009 as an alternative to RRSP’s and as a way to encourage Canadians to save more. Anyone who is over 18 and a Canadian citizen can open a TFSA. Most financial institutions […]

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Debt-Laden: Stopping the Cycle

No matter how much you plan for it, spending always seems to get a little splurgey over the holidays and leaves a lot of people feeling strapped for cash in the New Year. Whether you’ve got some recent debt to get paid off or have been struggling to keep up with your bills for awhile, there are a couple of methods you can choose to help get you current. This feels like a timely post because not only are people struggling with holiday bills but, as we all know, the economic conditions in Alberta are less than […]

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