Why You Should Check Out Checkout 51 (And Get $5 Free)

Why You Should Check Out Checkout 51 (And Get $5 Free) - My Life, I Guess

You’ll find coupon and cash-back apps and websites all throughout the personal finance blogging world. The problem is that many of these only work in the U.S. and/or only work for online purchases. As a Canadian who barely shops online, I was looking for one of these cash-back opportunities that would work for me. And you’ve probably already guessed it, I found one called Checkout 51. Checkout 51, a Canadian...

Have You Ever Complained to a Company Just to Get Free Stuff?

A few years ago, I received a $5 gift card in the mail from a major fast food company. Enclosed with the gift card was a letter from the company following up with a recent complaint that I had made. The gift card was an apologetic gesture to keep me as a customer. At the time, I was thrilled! I was working over 60 hours a week between 2 low-paying...

Do You Struggle With Expressing Gratitude?

Do You Struggle With Expressing Gratitude? - My Life, I Guess

Everyone’s talking about new year’s resolutions right now. Some people love them, some people don’t. Personally, I fall somewhere in between. I don’t usually make a formal resolution, but I do have an idea of what area I’d like to focus on for the year. This year, I got a bit of a head start. I already knew a few months ago what my focus was going to be, and...

You’ve Probably Come A Lot Further Than You Think

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

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...