The Best Investments You Can Make For Your Home

One of the best things about owning your home is that the money you invest in it adds to its value. This means that not only do you get to enjoy any upgrades you decide to make, but if you sell your home down the line, you’ll recoup your costs (and perhaps profit from it). Some upgrades are always worth making. They make your life better while you’re living there. Future home-buyers love them too, …

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You've Probably Come A Lot Further Than You Think - My Life, I Guess

You’ve Probably Come A Lot Further Than You Think

Whether you love it or you hate it, Facebook is pretty much everywhere. Personally, I’ve wanted to quit it so many times, but like the majority of us, I just can’t take the plunge. It has become the primary way that I keep in touch with far too many people. I’ve completely lost touch with several old friends simply because they don’t use Facebook. I first got a Facebook account back in 2006 and was …

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We Bought a New Car, After All - My Life, I Guess

We Bought a New Car, After All

I recently had an article of mine, How I Was Almost Manipulated Into Buying a New Car, featured in both Women’s Money Talk and Rockstar Finance. Even though I’ve been blogging for over 5 years, this was my first time having an article picked up by curated sites. I was so honoured and excited! But I also couldn’t help but laugh at the irony of the timing. On the day the post appeared on Rockstar …

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Fun Places to Set Up Your Wedding Registry - My Life, I Guess

Fun Places To Set Up Your Wedding Registry

Once your bae has popped the question and the engagement has begun, there are lots of to-do’s to take care of! Between making your guest list, touring venues, and sampling cake flavours, you’ll also want to find time to set up your wedding registry. While you’re more than welcome to opt for a traditional registry through Target or Bed Bath and Beyond, there are plenty of places to register that are a little more fun! …

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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? Why does that feeling often haunt us? Is it that we’re not good enough? Not likely. Is it because there’s …

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

How We Had the Perfect Wedding for Under $5000

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 back in April of 2014, and we had originally talked about getting married in June of 2015. Obviously, that didn’t …

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

How Working for Minimum Wage Affected My Mental Health

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 stuck in a low paying, no-room-to-advance type job. I don’t want to be paid the same minimum wage as a …

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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, a red head, and every shade of blonde. I’ve bleached my hair, highlighted it, dyed the underside dark and the …

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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 my ass off to afford that car, and 30 seconds of needless vandalism was all it took to steal the …

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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 easy way out of a job that I hate. And out of an unfulfilling life that’s stuck on auto-pilot: Get …

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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 nothing but wonderful things and possibly the fairy-tale-esque notion of meeting a British lad, falling in love, and running away …

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