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

.AnOctober 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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Septemeber 2013 Money Recap

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Another recap post already? Yes friends, because I was late to post my August Recap we’re stuck with two almost back-to-back. That’ll teach me. Anywho, September thankfully was a much better month for me personally, professionally, and financially than August was. The new job is going very well, I’m feeling better most days, and I …

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August 2013 Money Recap

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I know that it’s already nearing the end of September (how did that happen?!) but between the break-up and the new job, I’m just getting around to posting my August recap now. Better late than never, right? Income vs. Expenses I still was off work in August, living off my savings and some E.I.  Although …

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July 2013 Money Recap

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All I have to say about this month is WHOOPS! After 7 weeks with no income (except for some birthday money), last week I received a “windfall” of money. Although I’ve been off work for 8 weeks now, it took that long for my E.I. to be processed. Add that to the refund cheque I …

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Betcha Don’t Know What’s In Your Wallet!

My wallet was literally beginning to crumble and I had to buy a new one, which turned out to be a lot harder than I’d originally anticipated. Since when do wallets cost upwards of $50?  Is this new, or have I just been buying cheap wallets that are, well, cheap? And why are they all …

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Half-Year Personal Finance Recap

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Since I accidentally stopped doing my monthly recaps back in February, I thought doing a half-year check-in was a good way to make up for the missed months.  I had considered just going back and back-dating them (because I like continuity), but then I saw a few other bloggers doing this and thought I would …

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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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February 2013 Money Recap

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It’s my 5th month of tracking my money, and overall I’m doing alright. I spent less than I did in October and December, but more than I did in November and January – February’s right in the middle. THE GOOD Savings. Guys! I finally put money towards my TFSA!  It wasn’t much… less than $100, …

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It’s Not You, It’s Me: A PF Love(?) Story

For the last 3 months or so, I’ve spent hours in front of a computer screen reading PF (personal finance) blog after PF blog, following PF bloggers on Twitter, and as you can see, writing my own PF related blog posts.  But I think my little PF crush is over… That’s not to say PF …

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January 2013 Recap

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After falling off the wagon in December, I seem to be getting back on track, but still not nearly as good I did overall in November.  The app I use to track my spending recently did an upgrade and it now automatically gives me the sum of my expenses each month (I wish they did …

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December 2012 Recap

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This month’s recap is pretty depressing.  Despite having paid for my flight home at Christmas back in October, December has been the most expensive month since I started tracking (which I realize has only been 3 months), but also the month with the least income.  Unfortunately, this doesn’t even show the whole picture as my …

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