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My Life, I Guess...
General Finance
Debt, Lifestyle
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Ontario, Canada
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DINK (Dual Income, No Kids)
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I have a lot of debt. You can help me become debt-free (one day!) – at no cost to you – if you decide to buy/sign up using my affiliate links in this post. Please read my full disclosure policy for more information. Thanks!   When I re-joined the gym back in January, I thought that spending money on the membership would help motivate me to get back into shape. And ...
Posted: Dec 04 2017 @ 8:03 AM
Recently, I celebrated my one-year anniversary of being back to work full time. In some ways, it feels like I’ve been with this organization for a lot longer than that. I have already changed roles after accepting an internal promotion and am currently back-filling for a different department, as well. (Essentially meaning I’ve been trained in 3 different jobs already.) And yet, I still feel so new at the same time. When I ...
Posted: Nov 06 2017 @ 7:00 AM
A Guest Post by James Paul When you’re in college, handling finance would seem like a nightmare with the fear of debts over your head and “no-money” week to overwhelm you at every point. It happens with everyone and so was the case with me. Chasing finance with petty freelance jobs along with the government grants to handle college fees plus the other expenses was never an easy task. I glanced through ...
Posted: Nov 03 2017 @ 9:44 AM
Change These 6 Habits to Save $3,677 Each Year (This is a sponsored post by PSECU, a Pennsylvania credit union. Please read my full disclosure policy for more information.) We can all use a little more money. Think of the possibilities of having an extra $3,677 each year. In one year you could have enough saved to go on a dream vacation. In five years, you could buy a brand-new car without taking ...
Posted: Oct 27 2017 @ 2:22 PM
A Guest Post By Shiuan Butler Aloha! My name is Shiuan and I am the Creator of Journaling Sisters, a safe, supportive, nurturing community of heart-centered women who love connection, creativity, and journaling. I came across Amanda’s blog, My Life, I Guess… recently and loved how open she was on the topic of mental health. I decided to reach out to her about possibly guest blogging on mental health and connecting with ...
Posted: Oct 23 2017 @ 12:08 PM
If you’ve been paying attention, you’ve already noticed that I broke my new year’s resolution and personal goal of posting at least once a week on my blog. Although I missed two weeks along the way, I was doing a pretty good job until the middle of May. That’s when life started to get more complicated and more stressful for me. And blogging became the least of my worries. Things have started to ...
Posted: Aug 14 2017 @ 6:37 AM
Today I’m excited to share the following guest post from Jon of Penny Thots. Enjoy! When it comes to building wealth and becoming wealthy, most people focus on either making the most money possible or cutting every possible dollar from their budgets. While doing these things is needed in order to grow your wealth, there is one part of wealth creation that many people overlook. It is tracking your net worth. You ...
Posted: Jul 05 2017 @ 4:46 PM
As a personal finance blogger, this is a bit embarrassing to admit. But I recently made a mistake. A mistake that cost me $425. Like many of us millennials, I’m struggling to pay back my student loan. The monthly payment they expect me to make is close to $600. (Which, in case you were wondering, is more than 25% of my monthly income.) It is not an amount that I can ...
Posted: Jun 07 2017 @ 6:15 AM
If you read personal finance blogs, I’m sure you’ve heard of Shopping Bans before. Cait Flanders really brought a lot of attention to the concept back in 2014-15 when she completed a year-long shopping ban. (And then she did it again for a second year. And is now writing a book about it.) The “rules” of a shopping ban are simple – don’t buy anything other than the necessities for a specific ...
Posted: May 10 2017 @ 6:06 AM
A few years ago, shortly after my now-husband and I first moved in together, we had a representative from Summitt Energy come knocking on our door one evening. Since we had brand new utility accounts, we both assumed that this rep was there to do some sort of verification. But that wasn’t the case. The rep quickly introduced himself as an employee of so-and-so energy. He showed me an official-looking ID card ...
Posted: May 01 2017 @ 5:00 AM


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