Celebrations and Holidays

Summertime Fun Is About to Begin

Summertime Fun Is About to Begin

The long winter is almost over—finally. Let’s make time to start planning some home entertainment ideas to begin this summer. Sure, it is great to have a get-together with friends and neighbors, the type where everyone mingles with others. After the first few of these, we all start to get bored with them and the excuses begin as to why …

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The Do’s and Don’ts Every Groom Should Know About

The Do’s and Don’ts Every Groom Should Know About

A wedding day is a big event for both the bride and the groom. While much of the planning is typically left to the bride, the groom also has a role to play. His work doesn’t end at finding the right engagement ring and popping the big question. For the best results, couples should work as a team. Since the …

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How to Buy an Affordable Engagement Ring

How to Buy an Affordable Engagement Ring

Congratulations! If you’re reading this post, you’ve likely found the person you want to spend the rest of your life with. Perhaps you’re considering popping the question to your partner soon, or you’re just starting to research the cost of an engagement ring so you can begin saving up. No matter what brought you here, this post will share everything …

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9 Tips for Bargain Shopping While Traveling Abroad

9 Tips for Bargain Shopping While Traveling Abroad

Who loves a good souvenir? Who hates spending an arm and a leg on purchasing said souvenir? Bargain shopping while abroad can be one of the most fun and satisfying things you do during your travels. Why? Because even though, when you do all the monetary conversions, you’re not paying that much in dollars, you want to get a fair …

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How to Survive the Holidays When You Have No Money

How to Survive the Holidays When You Have No Money

I wish I could say that I’m unfamiliar with the experience of trying to survive the holidays while broke. Unfortunately, I’ve experienced more than my fair share of holidays with no money so I can empathize with those of you who are are currently experiencing this reality.  In my case, I was broke during the holidays several times because of …

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Practical Gift Ideas for the Unemployed in 2020

Practical Gift Ideas for the Unemployed in 2020

Being unemployed is incredibly difficult. With current unemployment rates at a record-breaking high thanks to COVID-19, you probably know someone close to you that’s been laid off, let go or looking for a new, better job. Giving your unemployed friends and loved ones a thoughtful gift could really go a long way. Think about what sort of things they need …

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7 Things To Do When You Can't Afford Christmas

7 Things To Do When You Can’t Afford Christmas

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. For the last few years, my husband and I have basically skipped Christmas because we couldn’t afford it. Since we don’t have kids, it’s pretty easy for us to …

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How to Enjoy Your Summer Holiday Without Spending Too Much - My Life, I Guess

How to Enjoy Your Summer Holiday Without Spending Too Much

It can be hard to enjoy your summer holiday without spending too much money. And it’s easy to see why. After working hard all year, you probably feel the need to let off some steam while on vacation. Worrying about money is probably the last thing on your mind. Until you get home, that is… Many people overspend while on …

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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 …

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Is It Offensive to Wear a Poppy After Remembrance Day? - My Life, I Guess

Is It Offensive To Wear a Poppy After Remembrance Day?

Last updated: October 2019 Yesterday, I was leaving the grocery store when I was told by the cashier to take off the poppy that was still pinned to my coat. She said that Remembrance Day was over, and that it was offensive of me to leave it on. I was taken aback by her comment and asked, “So, we’re only …

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