Welcome to Smile & Conquer, my personal finance and lifestyle blog. I'm 30 years old and have lived in the Edmonton area for my whole life, minus one short stint in Southern Ontario. I live with my boyfriend of ten years and our two dogs and two cats. Yes, it feels weird calling him my boyfriend after having been together for so long and yes, we get asked when we're getting married ALL the time. I'm sure it'll happen eventually but neither of us are in any sort of rush and plus, we have better things to spend our money and time on!
I went to the University of Alberta straight out of high school and did a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Sociology and now I work in finance, wait what? I really had no idea what I wanted to do as a career and going to University felt like the right option at the time. Now don't get me wrong, I think I learned a lot in school and even though my degree hasn't directly helped my career path it did give me skills I use all the time, like better writing and communication skills. I loved my time at University and would do it all over again if I could.
After graduating University I took an admin job in finance and have worked my way up through the ranks and it looks like I'll continue on this path. I enjoy my job and helping people plan for their futures.
Outside of work I love all things fashion and beauty. I also enjoy food, although I do practically no cooking...my bf is the cook in our household, I just tell him what to make ;) I also enjoy movies, TV, and books as well as checking out all the great events Edmonton has to offer; we're not known as 'Festival City' for no reason!
I hope you guys enjoy the blog and feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
"The secret to getting ahead is getting started." -Mark Twain