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Shannon Lee Simmons

Money Sit-downs With Shannon Lee Simmons

I had a chance to sat down with Shannon Lee Simmons, author of Worry-Free Money who recently partnered with Interac where talked about money and life. As a certified financial planner, Shannon helps her clients maintain or get their finances back on track. What you may not realize is that it doesn’t matter if you…

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Is Your Kids’ FOMO Ruining Your Finances?

We all know what FOMO is right? If not, it’s an acronym for fear of missing out. FOMO has become a huge thing as of late – okay, maybe it’s just a popular term to describe Millennials, but it really is the new keeping up with the Joneses. Many of us simply see what our…

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What to do When You’re Ready to Change Jobs

As many of you know, I changed careers earlier this year. I went from working in television to becoming a finance writer. This career change obviously didn’t happen overnight, and to be perfectly honest, I didn’t think I would actually change jobs until the birth of my daughter. That being said, a few things happened…

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Here’s why I’m Changing Careers After 18 Years

If you follow me on Twitter: @barrychoi, then you’ve already heard the news. After 18 years working in television – all with the same company – I put in my resignation. Obviously, it was a very tough decision for me, but I did it for two main reasons. First, I wanted to spend more time…

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Should You Save Your Friends From Money Mistakes?

As a personal finance blogger, I know more about money than the average person. I suppose this is a good thing since I never (hopefully) have to worry about money. But, am I supposed to get involved when the people around me start complaining about money? My logical conclusion is no. It’s not my job…

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How I Improved My Career With a Side Hustle

Some of you know that I started this blog because I didn’t want people to make the same money mistakes I made. What you may not know is that I started the blog shortly after my company went through some downsizing. I just felt like I needed a creative outlet outside of my regular job…

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What’s the Best Thing you can do in 5 Minutes?

**This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Sonnet Insurance. All opinions are my own. As a new parent, time management has become a serious issue for me. As soon as Scarlett was born, I was juggling way too many things. I was trying to figure out the whole fatherhood thing, I…

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Budgeting for the First Time

Budgeting for the first time can be a stressful or exciting thing to do. It’s exciting in the sense that you’ll be on your own for the first time, but it’s stressful because all of a sudden you’re responsible for all your expenses. How you budget for your expenses is completely subjective, but there are…

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How I’m Turning Found Money Into Free Money

**This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Kijiji Canada. All opinions are my own. Baby Scarlett is 3 months old now and it’s been one heck of a ride. We’ve been fortunate in the sense that she hasn’t been too fussy of a baby, but as any new parent will tell…

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Is Spending Over $300 on a Naturopath Appointment Worthwhile?

Just last year, I was dealing with a ton of physical health issues. To be honest with you, it’s hard to explain all my bodily functions without likely forcing you to click exit or try to read while simultaneously covering your eyes. So, I’ll try to simplify my health into a basic explanation. In 2016,…

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