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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Stress Leave: Am I Really Sick or Just Looking for an Easy Out? - My Life, I Guess

Stress Leave: Am I Really Sick or Just Looking for an Easy Out?

The stress, anxiety, and depression from being stuck in a toxic work environment is taking its toll on me – physically, mentally, and emotionally. I’m at the point where taking a stress leave feels like my only hope. But I’m also worried that I’m not really “sick”. That I might just be looking for an …

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It’s Going to Take Me 100 Years to Pay Off My Student Loan

This morning, while catching up with the blogs I follow, I came across a guest post by Kevin on Making Sense of Cents, titled 12 Facts about Student Loan Debt that will make Your Hair Stand on End. Although Kevin was writing about student loans in the U.S. and their crazy system, the stats are …

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I Didn’t Get the Job – But I Did Learn These 5 Things

For the last four months, I’ve been unsuccessfully trying to find a new job. The opportunities for me to move to another organization in a related field is pretty limited – as in, I’ve only applied for 3 jobs so far. (It’s not surprising, considering I live in a small, somewhat remote blue-collar city, and …

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My Top 5 Favourite Things About London, England

I have always wanted to travel. More specifically, I’ve always wanted to travel to England. I’m not sure what the draw to that country is over the rest of Europe but it likely has something to do with my interest in theatre, the fact that I’ve had some friends live over there before and heard …

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