When It Hits You Out of the Blue: 5 Strategies to Handle Unexpected Medical Costs

When you are hit with unexpected medical costs, it can be upsetting. It might throw off your whole budget, and you will have to do some adjusting on the fly. But medical expenses are not frivolous. They are necessary expenditures, so you’re going to have to find some way to absorb the cost. There are various methods of doing that, though, that have proven effective for people. These are five...

Watching the Payday Loan Debt Cycle Through Our Junk Mail

Watching the Payday Loan Debt Cycle Through Our Junk Mail- My Life, I Guess

My husband and I have lived in our townhouse for nearly 5 years now. Yet, we still regularly get mail for the former tenants. At first, we got more mail for them than we were getting mail of our own. So we’d mark it all return to sender and put it back in the mailbox, hoping this would stop the mail from coming. It worked for the most part, and...

We Bought a New Car, After All

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

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...

3 Smart Strategies to Get Out of Debt Fast

Are you tired of being held back by debt? Whether you’re dealing with student loans, credit card balances, or personal loans, debt can make you feel like it’s hard to move forward in life. If you’re ready to free yourself from this financial burden, consider trying one of the following smart strategies to get out of debt fast. Image via Flickr by kenteegardin Cut Back on Expenses Reducing expenses is...

Financially Stuck in the Middle

Financially Stuck in the Middle - My Life, I Guess

Recently, I celebrated my one-year anniversary of being back to work full time. In some ways, it feels like I’ve been with this organization for a lot longer than that. I have already changed roles after accepting an internal promotion and am currently back-filling for a different department, as well. (Essentially meaning I’ve been trained in 3 different jobs already.) And yet, I still feel so new at the same...