It's been 7 months since my last post, and I'm back with a confession. So this is hard for me to write, but I have started slipping down a path of increased spending, overspending, and almost, thought not quite, debt accumulation. This has been stopping me from being able to achieve any of my savings … Continue reading Relapse
So let's talk about a taboo topic in personal finance: BURNOUT. A couple of months ago I was working a full time job (read 9-10 hours per day), actively engaging in a search for a new job, commuting 2+ hours per day, working out, working shifts for a catering company on the weekends until 2am, volunteering … Continue reading 7 Ways to Avoid Burnout
If you follow me on twitter, you may have seen that I recently got a new job making more than 14k more than I am making in my current job! As promised, here is some info on how I did it. And in case you saw that tweet, I will also write another post later … Continue reading 18 Ways I Got a Job with a 15k Pay Raise
This post is about what I personally spend money on and why. I wrote this in order to take stock of my current spending patterns. I resisted making a list like this, because everyone is different, and so I don't want this list to be taken as a prescription for what anyone else should do with … Continue reading What I Will and Will Not Spend My Money On
In this post, I will talk about some of the reasons you should decide to feel good about the fact that you might suck at budgeting (for now). That’s right: You’re supposed to suck at budgeting when you first start out, and you will keep on sucking at it for a while, and that’s okay. … Continue reading 6 Reasons Why SUCKING at Budgeting is the Key to Success
This post is about a question I am often thinking about: Am I being aggressive enough with my debt repayment? I have had some great wins lately (paying off my first credit card, making significant progress on the second one), but I still have a long way to go. I often wonder: Am I being … Continue reading Am I Being Aggressive Enough with My Debt Repayment?
In this post I talk about incorporating personal finance values into your dating life. So now that personal finance has become one of my central values, it is something I have begun to weigh as an important aspect of many, if not all of my decisions. Also recently, I have begun to venture back into … Continue reading Dating: How Do You Find a Frugal Partner?
Hi there, This is just a quick update to share with you that I have been interviewed about my financial journey and the best ways to get out of debt by the folks over at Mespo! In case you aren't familiar, Mespo provides a platform to reduce your monthly costs, manage your money across all … Continue reading Debt Dummy Update: July 31, 2017
I have been very excited to write this post, because it means that as of today, I have officially paid off my first (of 2) credit cards! Woohoo! This was not easy, and came with many setbacks. In this post, I will share some of the strategies that worked for me. *If you have been … Continue reading 10 Ways I Paid Off My First Credit Card!
It's the weekend! I am just writing a quick hello to wish you a happy Saturday, and also to remind you (or possibly tell you for the first time) that today, I am being featured on Canadian Budget Binder's Making a Difference series! This feature will explain a little bit about … Continue reading Debt Dummy Update: July 22, 2017