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The Financial Graduate
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Basic Personal Finance, Gen Z, Millennial, Make Money, Save Money, Stay out of Debt, Life After High School, Real World Tips, Journey into Adulthood
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Do you feel like you are financially literate' Do you know what financial literacy is' If not, that’s okay. The goal of this post is to help you to understand what financial literacy is and why you should care about it. Let’s break it down. Let’s start with the word literacy. When someone is ‘literate’ it … Continue reading "What is Financial Literacy'" The post What is Financial Literacy' appeared first on ...
Posted: Mar 13 2018 @ 9:00 AM
***This post is part of the #WomenRockMoney Movement, a large group of female personal finance bloggers who have come together to inspire more women to learn about money. Click here to learn how you can join the movement.*** ___________________ Money can elicit a multitude of emotions. Envy, shame, ignorance, superiority, dread and anxiety, to name … Continue reading "Money is Not a Four Letter Word" The post Money is Not a ...
Posted: Mar 08 2018 @ 7:00 AM
I’m not going to lie, this isn’t the most thrilling post I’ve ever written and I can guarantee it won’t be the juiciest thing you ever read. But, if you want to learn the basics on Canadian investment accounts, specifically the RRSP, TFSA and RESP, then you absolutely MUST read on!!  A simple overview of … Continue reading "Where do Canadians Invest Their Money' The Basics" The post Where do Canadians ...
Posted: Mar 06 2018 @ 9:00 AM
Since high school I’ve been a diligent saver. Like a squirrel socking away her acorns for a brutal Canadian winter, I stash my hard earned dollars in case of emergency! Although I come from a middle class family, have consistently had a roof over my head, good food in my belly and never wanted for … Continue reading "Am I Cheap or Frugal'" The post Am I Cheap or Frugal' appeared ...
Posted: Feb 27 2018 @ 9:00 AM
You don’t need a personal trainer or a gym membership to get fit. You don’t need a new wardrobe from lulu lemon, a Fit Bit or a fancy fanny pack to carry your water bottles. In fact, you don’t need to spend any money to get a hot bod. It is totally possible to get … Continue reading "How to Get Fit for Free" The post How to Get Fit for ...
Posted: Feb 20 2018 @ 9:58 AM
I recently sold my 2002 Volkswagen Passat. I didn’t want to do it. The car was in great shape for her age (my car was a lady) and she was a smooth ride. Although my car had been very well maintained she was pushing 300,000km and the dash board was lit up like a Christmas … Continue reading "Why I Will Never Buy a New Car" The post Why I Will ...
Posted: Feb 13 2018 @ 1:06 AM
  This Valentine’s Day please save your money, I don’t need a present to prove you’re my honey. I don’t care about flowers or chocolate or rings, I’m all about experiences and memories, not things. And yes, I realize my frugality isn’t romantic, But come March I’ll be pissed if our bill is gigantic. So … Continue reading "A Valentine’s Poem From a Frugal Female" The post A Valentine’s Poem From ...
Posted: Feb 12 2018 @ 4:02 PM
The year was 1996. I was 11 and I wanted a job. So, I picked up the phone book and started flipping through the yellow pages to find a suitable employer. What’s that you say….a phone book''' Yes, this was back in the old days. Anyway, after hours of searching and cold calling restaurants and … Continue reading "How to Make Money as a Teenager" The post How to Make Money ...
Posted: Feb 05 2018 @ 3:10 PM
Okay, so here is a list of 19 principles that I have accumulated over the years. These are things that I wish someone would have shared with me when I was ready to graduate high school and enter the “real world.” My hope is that you will skim through this list and find a few … Continue reading "19 Principles That Will Help You Succeed in the “Real World”" The post ...
Posted: Jan 29 2018 @ 1:43 AM
My whole life I’ve had a fear of failure. It has paralyzed me, caused me to procrastinate and sit on the side lines. Years ago a friend asked me if I would sub in on a game of ultimate frisbee. It was a coed team and they needed another girl to even out the numbers … Continue reading "Do You Have a Fear of Failure' How to Overcome Fear and ...
Posted: Jan 25 2018 @ 4:29 PM


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