Why a Small Home Could Be a Great Investment

Why a Small Home Could Be a Great Investment - My Life, I Guess

Are you currently in the market for a house? Maybe you’re daydreaming about owning a home one day, after binging on your favorite HGTV show? Or maybe you’re stuck in a nightmare rental situation, like me and looking for some options. Either way, realtors and lenders often advise you to “buy as much house as you can afford.” While that sounds like reasonable advice, keep in mind that these agents...

7 Simple Ways to Be More Charitable

7 Simple Ways to Be More Charitable - My Life, I Guess

There are a lot of reasons to become a more charitable person. Doing so will not only benefit the organization and the community they serve, but it can also boost your own mood, making you feel happier and more fulfilled. Maybe you’re passionate about a certain cause and ready to give back to your community. Maybe you’re tired of all the negativity going on in the world around you and...

Why You Should Check Out Checkout 51 (And Get $5 Free)

Why You Should Check Out Checkout 51 (And Get $5 Free) - My Life, I Guess

You’ll find coupon and cash-back apps and websites all throughout the personal finance blogging world. The problem is that many of these only work in the U.S. and/or only work for online purchases. As a Canadian who barely shops online, I was looking for one of these cash-back opportunities that would work for me. And you’ve probably already guessed it, I found one called Checkout 51. Checkout 51, a Canadian...

Have You Ever Complained to a Company Just to Get Free Stuff?

A few years ago, I received a $5 gift card in the mail from a major fast food company. Enclosed with the gift card was a letter from the company following up with a recent complaint that I had made. The gift card was an apologetic gesture to keep me as a customer. At the time, I was thrilled! I was working over 60 hours a week between 2 low-paying...