Empowered Millennial Investor

Interesting Read: Empowered Millennial Investor

Instead of a blog post, I spent this weekend reading a book written by a fellow-McGill graduate. Empowered Millennial Investor (not an affiliate link) is a quick read at only 138 pages but covers Taxation, CPP/OAS, RRSPs/TFSAs, and has a…

Canadian Consumers

Collusion is Killing Canadian Consumers

It’s really interesting to me how quickly Canadian consumers embrace new technology. Not even ten years smartphones were non-existent and just slightly more than the majority of people I worked with even had a cell phone. This was my cell phone in 2006, only…

Uber job

Don’t Get an Uber Job

Let’s talk for a moment about the idea of an Uber job and how it doesn’t exist. Imagine for a moment that you’re a member of the Babysitter’s Club. For our purposes, you’ll be Kristy. It’s high school now and…

lower cell phone bill

Get a Lower Cell Phone Bill in Canada

Can we talk for a minute about how expensive it is to be complacent? Every, single, day I hear people complaining about wanting a lower cell phone bill in Canada. Regardless of the actual problem fault is usually attributed to Rachel…

Bernie Sanders

What We Can All Learn From Bernie Sanders

Rich or poor, conservative or liberal, Republican or Democrat, we can all learn from Bernie Sanders. The junior senator from Vermont has demonstrated fantastic human qualities throughout his Presidential campaign. These qualities are ones we should all seek to emulate if…

Dealspotr: Free Amazon Gift Cards!

For the past few months, I’ve been obsessed with Dealspotr. DealSpotr is a mix between RetailMeNot and Reddit. The coupon site uses its members upvotes (likes) and comments to sort the coupons and deals by popularity. I’m the cheapest, least-likely…

Christmas December

What’s Going On: November

This is the month that I officially, 100% don’t eat anything with wheat. I’m super nervous because so far, every time someone’s offered me a wheat-y gravy or whatnot I’ve eaten it since I don’t want to be rude.…

We Don't Care About Having The Best Credit Cards In Canada

We Don’t Care About Having The Best Credit Cards In Canada

Last night I participated in a Twitter chat hosted by Common Cents Mom. One of the questions asked was: Q4. Do you prefer to pay with Cash or credit when shopping? #CDNmoney — Hollie Pollard (@commoncentsmom) November 25, 2015…

Two Weeks In Europe

Two Weeks In Europe: A Financial Breakdown

Are you guys ready to see the dullest chart ever? Let’s break this down, shall we? Our largest expense was, by a tiny bit, transportation: Round-trip flights, Edmonton-Amsterdam-Tallinn: $476 each for a total of $934 One-way bus tickets, Tallinn-Riga: $17…

Two Weeks In Europe

Two Weeks In Europe: A non-financial recap

I woke up at 2.17 am this morning jet-lagged and eager to write this post! We just got back from Europe yesterday and I’m excited to tell you all about it! Day One We woke up surprisingly early for a…