How I’m Using Job Stress to Fuel My Financial Progress

Sometimes my job drives me nuts, and today was one of those days.  There are parts of my job that are wonderful and that I love, and there are other parts that are monotonous, and that balance seems pretty normal to me.  The thing that can sometimes really get to me is the culture of … Continue reading How I’m Using Job Stress to Fuel My Financial Progress

Why Mental Heath is the Elephant in the Room in Personal Finance Conversations, and What You Can Do About It.

I love personal finance blogs, books, podcasts, etc.  This is what I listen to in my car, what I read, and where I get a lot of my motivation for working toward my personal finance goals.  However, there is one big problem with most of the personal finance content out there, which is that most … Continue reading Why Mental Heath is the Elephant in the Room in Personal Finance Conversations, and What You Can Do About It.

Confessions of a Spender

I am jealous of people who are naturally good with their money. We always hear about how there are "savers" and "spenders".  I am a spender.  I was raised in a household of spenders, most of whom continue to be spenders to this day. I have said it before and I'll say it again, I … Continue reading Confessions of a Spender

A Guide to Trying Mindfulness

In honour of Credit Education Week 2018 ( #CEWC2018 ) and their theme of #MoneyMindfulness, here are easy directions on how and why to practice mindfulness. Activity: Mindfulness of Sensations and Thoughts Why should I do this exercise? This exercise is effective for learning to observe the thoughts, reactions, and actions that we have in … Continue reading A Guide to Trying Mindfulness

Why I’m Going to Stop Planning Ahead

So one of the podcasts I listen to is the YNAB podcast by Jesse Meecham, the creator of YNAB.  YNAB, if you're not familiar with it, is a budgeting software (short for "You Need A Budget") that can be used across platforms like your cell phone and computer.  Anyway, in this specific episode of the … Continue reading Why I’m Going to Stop Planning Ahead