Working 9 to 5 is Old News

Millennials want work/life balance

How many of you work a standard 9 to 5 job? And of those who answered yes, how many wish that weren’t the case? I’m guessing there are a lot of hands up to the second question, and I am right there with you. Improvements in technology over the last couple of decades have made it possible for you to keep up with your work and not be tied to an office. As an example, I’m currently sitting on my deck, in the sun, on a Monday while writing this post (thank you laptop, WiFi, and flexible […]

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Financial Literacy is Your Responsibility

Take responsibility for your financial well being by using some of these resources.

I hate the fact that you go through 12 years of school and come out the other side knowing little to nothing about finance. You’ll be taught how to solve complex algebra equations but have zero clue how interest rates work and how detrimental credit card debt can be. I promise you, the ability to do algebra has never once helped me get a job or complete a work project, but knowing how to balance a budget sure has. There has been some movement to correct this, but not fast enough. You know what that means though? […]

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The True Cost Of Pet Ownership

Considering adding a pet to your family? It's important to understand all the costs involved (spoiler: they're not cheap!)

Pets…they are my most treasured possession and the bane of my existence. Ok, maybe that’s a little overdramatic, but they have their moments. The bf and I are the proud parents of two dogs and two cats and, while I love them all to bits, they cost a lot of money and require a lot of time. Today I’m going to break down our expenses and show you the cost of owning a dog or a cat. Understanding how much money is involved is one of the first things you should research before adding a critter to […]

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All the Finance Ladies ♪

Female personal finance bloggers round-up

When you guys are reading this I’m going to be road tripping across Alberta and BC, and enjoying all the grape inspired beverages that the Okanagan has to offer. You can follow along with my adventure on Twitter or Instagram if you’d like. Instead of a regular post, I thought I would take the opportunity to share a round-up of some of my favourite bloggers. Go check out a few of their posts and catch me right back here next week when I’ll be talking about everyone’s favourite topic (or maybe just mine)…pets! A common complaint about the […]

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