How the Second-Hand Economy Can Help You Save Big!

**This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Kijiji. All opinions are my own. Last year I took part in a #KijijiFind challenge and I managed to save just over $500 in three months. This was pretty impressive not to mention how easy it was for me to source baby accessories on [...]

By | 2018-04-07T14:19:56+00:00 March 12th, 2018|Family finances, My Money, Personal Finance|

5 Ways to Protect Your Small Business in Canada

**This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Fellowes Canada. All opinions are my own. Owning a small business is a thrilling experience. Many people become entrepreneurs because they want to be their own boss. But, as things start to scale up, you need to protect yourself if you want to succeed. [...]

By | 2018-03-09T17:14:53+00:00 March 6th, 2018|My Money, Personal Finance|

Why You Need to Keep Your Digital Information Safe

**This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Capital One Canada. All opinions are my own. According to a recent study from Capital One Canada, 71% of Canadians are aware of the impact identity theft can have on their personal finances, yet just 53% are taking some steps to prevent their data [...]

By | 2018-03-25T19:44:33+00:00 March 2nd, 2018|My Money, Personal Finance|

4 Ways to Save Money on Your Taxes When You Have a Side Hustle

**This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Turbotax. All opinions are my own. Side hustles have become a big thing over the last few years. If you’re unfamiliar with the term, it’s when you do some extra work on top of your day job that brings in a little bit of extra [...]

By | 2018-03-12T13:09:10+00:00 February 20th, 2018|My Money, Personal Finance|

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 [...]

By | 2018-03-05T22:13:45+00:00 February 12th, 2018|My Money, Personal Finance|

10 Common Travel Scams and How to Avoid Them

Travel scams are the worst, there’s no way to ruin your mood and vacation when you realize you’ve been ripped off. It doesn’t matter where in the world you are, someone will try to take advantage of you. The good thing is, most travel scams are similar throughout the world, so you can protect yourself [...]

By | 2018-03-21T09:14:20+00:00 February 5th, 2018|Budget Travel, My Money, Travel|

American Express Platinum Canada Review

For the longest time I’ve been avoiding an American Express Platinum Canada review because, well, because I never had the card. The card comes with a yearly fee of $699 which cannot be waived, so I never really looked into the details. What a mistake, even with the insane fee, there’s a lot of value [...]

By | 2018-04-18T17:30:44+00:00 January 16th, 2018|Credit cards, My Money, Personal Finance, Travel|

How to Save More Money by Managing Your Cash Flow With A.I.

**This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf RBC. All opinions are my own. Considering it’s January, many people likely made some New Year Resolutions. Some of them may have even been financial resolutions. Without a doubt, saving more money is likely top of mind for many Canadians this year, but that’s always [...]

By | 2018-01-28T15:39:03+00:00 January 15th, 2018|My Money, Personal Finance|

How is Cryptocurrency Taxed in Canada?

**Note, I am not an accountant, nor am I an expert on cryptocurrencies. You should seek the advice of an accountant with experience in cryptocurrencies if you have any serious questions or concerns. With the explosion of Bitcoin, Ethereum, and whatever other cryptocurrencies that currently exist or will come to exist, many people are starting [...]

By | 2018-02-23T08:33:26+00:00 January 8th, 2018|My Money, Personal Finance|