Practical Gift Ideas for the Unemployed

Practical Gift Ideas for the Unemployed - My Life, I Guess

Being unemployed is incredibly difficult. Especially around the holidays. We basically opted out of Christmas the last few years because I was either between jobs myself or only working part-time for minimum wage. With current unemployment rates, there’s probably someone on your list that’s either looking for a new job (or looking for a better one). Giving them a thoughtful, practical gift could really go a long way. Think about...

6 Things To Do When You Can’t Afford Christmas

Last updated: November 2018 The holiday season is quickly approaching. For some, this is a wonderful and exciting time of the year. But for others who can’t afford Christmas, it can be stressful and depressing. Last year, we basically skipped Christmas because money was tight. Since we don’t have kids, it was pretty easy for us to opt out of celebrating – we didn’t exchange gifts, we didn’t entertain, and...

How I Spent Nothing This Christmas

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 dimes to what we would have normally spent over the last week or so. In...

How to Survive the Sounds of the Holidays

How to Survive the Sounds of the Holidays

I don’t know if you know this about me or not, but I’m not a big fan of Christmas. Now, I’m far from being a Scrooge – I don’t “hate” Christmas, it just doesn’t mean as much to me know as it did when I was a kid. (I’m sure most of my peers can relate?) I was hoping that things might change this year because I am surrounded by...