If you want to set yourself (or your kids) up for success, it is crucial to understand the consequences of taking on too much student debt. Yes, it is one way to be able to afford a post-secondary education which in turn could lead to a job with a good salary…but it could also hurt your chances of living a life that’s not tied down to years of debt-repayment. Continue Reading
Rachel Jimenez is certainly giving me a run for my money! This girl got $60,000 in scholarships, which paid for both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees. She also was able to save enough to buy her first home at the young age of 24. And if that still doesn’t impress you, her and her husband are saving 40% of their income so they can retire early. Continue Reading
I hope you were able to watch my first ever Facebook livestream with my sister Sarah on how to navigate life and money after graduation. If not, I’ve posted it on YouTube so you can check it out (or just click below). I’ve also made it into a special podcast episode if you just want to listen to it, so make sure to subscribe to my show on iTunes. Continue Reading
When my younger sister Sarah came to visit me in Toronto after she graduated university, we had a ton of fun! Of course we did all of the touristy things you’d expect: Niagara Falls, the CN Tower, the Royal Ontario Museum and the Art Gallery of Ontario. I also took her to some of the best eats in the city including Libretto Pizzeria, Arctic Bites and Margaritas. Continue Reading
I can’t believe I’ve already been out of school and working in the “real world” for 5 years now. The 5 years it took me to get my Bachelor’s degree seemed to drag on, but the 5 years I’ve been out of school just flew by. I can still remember counting down the days until convocation, thinking that once I threw my cap in the air, that’s when my life would begin. Continue Reading
There’s a lot you need to know about living on your own for the first time, be here are some of the key things you need to know before packing up your stuff and saying “Bon Voyage!” to your parents’ basement.
Looking for a moving out checklist to help you with your next move? I’ve got you covered with my free downloadable moving out checklist.
When I was about to move out of my parents’ place, I honestly didn’t have a clue about what I needed to get for my new place. I mean, I knew I needed the essentials, like plates and bowls, but when it came to all those important yet random things, like bath mats and lint rollers, I really didn’t know where to start. Continue Reading