We Finally Caught Up on Our Bills

We Finally Caught Up on Our Bills - My Life, I Guess

This week was significant in my financial life. For a reason that used to be completely insignificant to me. We finally caught up on our bills! I imagine some of you reading this won’t understand why this is a big deal. I mean, paying your bills is pretty boring to think about, let alone write …

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This is How Planning Helps You Be Your Best Self

It can be hard to be your best self. We have enough self awareness to know that we can accomplish and achieve a lot. Yet we allow our inner critic to focuses on the negative thoughts instead. We struggle to imagine that we will ever completely achieve all of our personal goals. But why not? …

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10 Easy Life Changes That Will Bring You Happiness and Success

In your life, there are many different elements that make you happy. Your friends, family, partner, and career are just a few of the things that have the power to bring you true joy in your life. However, recently you have been a little lost in terms of your direction. Whether you’re struggling to express …

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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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Two Job Offers – Which One Do I Pick?

Two Job Offers, Which One Do I Pick - My Life, I Guess...

A few weeks ago, I was faced with a problem. A lucky problem, but a problem no less. I was in a situation I’ve never been in before, and wasn’t sure what I was going to do. I asked people for advice, discussed it at length with R, researched what I could online, and made …

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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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