Hi! I’m Amanda, and this is MY LIFE, I GUESS…

I’m probably a lot like you.

Unemployed, under-employed, or stuck in a dead-end job. Struggling to pay my bills. Unable to pay back my student loan.

I’m a real person, with real life problems. Especially when it comes to money and figuring out what I want to be when I grow up. (Let’s ignore the fact that I’m already a “grown-up”.)

It’s not that life’s bad – but I’m certainly not where I hoped I’d be. You might feel that way, too.

And that’s okay!

I’m here to help you make the best of the situation you are in.

Whatever that situation may be.

That’s Why I Started This Blog

In 2012, I found myself in a pretty serious work/life UN-balance. My dream job had turned into a complete nightmare. Everything I had worked hard for was falling apart. I turned to Google for answers and discovered the Personal Finance (PF) blogging community.  The more I read about it, the more I wanted to be a part of it.

After a lot of support and encouragement from this community, I decided to take my little hobby blog up a notch. I started blogging about what I was going through. My struggles and achievements. My experiences and adventures. Random advice and wisdom from others that helped or resonated with me. And as it turns out, many of these stories resonated with you, as well.

Who Am I, Anyways?

As you know, my name is Amanda. I am in my mid-30s and live in a small community in Northern Ontario, Canada with my husband and our newly adopted Siamese cats, Mac & Charlie.

I am NOT a financial expert – far from it! I am not one of those bloggers that saves 90% of their income or makes 6-figures from their side hustles, either. I’m an average person, living off an average income. I’ve spent most of the last 5 years under-employed and under-paid. And have over $60,000 in debt to prove it.

I’ve made mistakes when it comes to my money and my career, but I strive to make the most of it. And by sharing all of this (and more) with you, I hope you can learn from these mistakes instead of making them, too.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by!

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