We Bought a New Car, After All

We Bought a New Car, After All - My Life, I Guess

I recently had an article of mine, How I Was Almost Manipulated Into Buying a New Car, featured in both Women’s Money Talk and Rockstar Finance. Even though I’ve been blogging for over 5 years, this was my first time having an article picked up by curated sites. I was so honoured and excited! But I also couldn’t help but laugh at the irony of the timing. On the day...

How Being Unemployed Helped Me Get an Awesome New Job

How Being Unemployed Helped Me Get an Awesome New Job - My Life, I Guess

Like many students, I went to university not knowing what I wanted to be when I grew up. I changed my major after first-year from English to Theatre, signed up for a minor in Computer Science, and then completed a post-degree diploma in Arts and Non-Profit Management. I also had an awesome part-time job on campus teaching study skill workshops to my peers and mentoring at-risk students. My final year...

50 Self Care Gift Ideas For Under $50

Life can be so chaotic and stressful that finding time for yourself often feels impossible. Maybe even selfish. But self care is so important! How can you take care of others without first taking care of yourself? Your needs matter, too. Whether you’re looking to treat yourself or treat someone you care about, this list provides 50 self care gift ideas for under $50. These ideas range from every day...

6 Things I’ve Learned From Freelance Writing (So Far)

6 Things I've Learned From Freelance Writing (So Far) - My Life, I Guess

The blogosphere is full of posts and articles telling you that freelance writing is a great way to earn a little extra money from home. There are many bloggers that have been able to quit their day jobs and make a living from it. But for every blogger that finds that level of success, there are dozens (maybe even hundreds? thousands?) of bloggers that are lucky to make $15 per...

How I Was Almost Manipulated Into Buying a New Car

How I Was Almost Manipulated Into Buying a New Car - My Life, I Guess

Last week, my car suddenly started squeaking whenever I made a right turn. The next day, it started squeaking whenever my foot was on the brake. Before a third thing could go wrong, I called up my car dealership and made a service appointment for the following morning. I knew I hadn’t been keeping up with the maintenance on my car as much as I should have. Unfortunately, when you’re...