How We Had the Perfect Wedding for Under $5000

How We Had the Perfect Wedding for Under $5000 - My Life, I Guess

I’ve been promising to post about my wedding for a while now, and for those of you that have been patiently waiting, today is your lucky day. Exactly 6 months ago today, R and I got married! Our engagement lasted a lot longer than we had planned. R proposed pretty early on in our relationship …

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4 Financial Tips for College Students

4 Financial Tips for College Students - My Life, I Guess

Last updated: June 7, 2019. Students are bombarded with advice as they leave high school and enter college or university. This is especially true when it comes to their finances and career goals. As a former academic advisor, I’ve heard them all. I’ve been guilty of churning out some of the more tired suggestions myself. …

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How Working for Minimum Wage Affected My Mental Health

How Working for Minimum Wage Affected My Mental Health - My Life, I Guess

As a university-educated woman in her 30s, with a post-graduate degree and over 10 years of professional working experience, having to accept a minimum wage job felt like a slap in the face. I’ve spent most of my life getting a quality education, working hard, and gaining tons of experience in order to avoid being …

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No One Was There for My Job Interview

It’s been over a year since I was laid-off from my job at the college, and over 6 months since I begrudgingly accepted a part time minimum wage job. So yeah, you could say that my career isn’t exactly going as I had planned. Not at all. Then, almost out of nowhere, an opportunity to …

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How I Spent Nothing This Christmas

The average Canadian plans to spend something like $1,500 around the holidays (between gifts, travel, food, decor, etc.). Unfortunately, the average Canadian doesn’t budget for this expense and soon find themselves starting the new year in debt. I somehow managed to survive the holiday season without spending a dime. Well, at least not any additional …

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Why I Accepted a Part Time Minimum Wage Job

The good news is that I’m no longer unemployed! YAY! The bad news is that I accepted a part time minimum wage job… I had mentioned a while back that I was considering applying for a job as the daycare supervisor of a gym. I was so back and forth on whether or not I …

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A Day in the (Unemployed) Life

I have been meaning to participate in Amanda of musicalpoem’s A Day in the Life link-up since she launched it back in January, and I’m happy to say that I’ve finally done it! On Tuesday, October 28th, I documented my day, and now present to you A Day in the (Unemployed) Life of yours truly. …

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10 Ways to Supplement Your Income While Unemployed

My contract at work ended and I am now unemployed for the first time in my adult life. Unfortunately, this coincided with my fiance’s hours being cut at his job, as well. We knew this was coming to a certain extent (as he’s still waiting to hear about a very promising new job opportunity) so …

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$1000 & 50 Hours Worth “Dyeing” For

For the past 17 years, I’ve been dying my hair. It started innocently enough back in grade 7 when my mom let me try the temporary wash-out hair dyes, but before I knew it, I had gone more than half my life covering up my naturally blonde locks. Over the years, I’ve been a brunette, …

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My Debt Story: How I Ended Up With $62,000 in Debt

October marks my one year anniversary of discovering this wonderful personal finance blogging world! As if that wasn’t enough to celebrate, WordPress also tells me that this is my 100th post! To mark these momentous occasions, I thought it was high time I got real with you guys. As a pseudo personal finance blogger I’ve …

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How D.I.Y. Saved Me $200 – Fixing the Scratch on My Car

Back in December, some jerkface decided it would be fun to scratch a line down the whole length of my car while parked outside of my apartment.  Thankfully they only got my passenger side; my neighbours weren’t as lucky. Although I know it could have been a lot worse, it made me cry. I work …

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