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 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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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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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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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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