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My Life, I Guess...
General Finance
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Ontario, Canada
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DINK (Dual Income, No Kids)
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Today marks the 6th birthday of My Life, I Guess…! Over the last 6 years, a lot has changed in my life. Personally, professionally, and online. In some ways, it feels like this blog has always been a part of my life. Yet at the same time, I can’t believe that it’s already been 6 years. I have been blogging in one form or another since we first got the ...
Posted: Apr 16 2019 @ 7:13 AM
Throughout this blog and social media, I’ve been pretty open about the fact that I really struggled after being laid off back in April of 2014. How I struggled for over 2 years to find a full-time job. How working a part-time, minimum wage job in my 30s affected my mental health. And, of course, how I struggled financially after my personal income was cut by over 75%. But I ...
Posted: Apr 02 2019 @ 7:13 AM
Unemployment insurance, employment insurance, social security, job seekers allowance – no matter what you call it, having to rely on it is never ideal. It means that you have lost your job. And that usually means you’ve also lost a big source of your income, if not your only source. Even if you know your job is about to come to an end due to seasonal work or the end ...
Posted: Mar 25 2019 @ 7:13 AM
When I first discovered the world of personal finance blogging, I dove in head first. I spent over 2 years tracking every cent I spent, earned, or found on the ground in a master spreadsheet. I lived alone at the time, so it was easy to do and easy to control. When I moved in with my now husband, however, tracking “our money” became a lot more difficult than it ...
Posted: Mar 11 2019 @ 10:33 AM
Horrible bosses. At some point in our lives, we will all have at least one. In my seemingly never-ending struggle to find a good, permanent, full time role, horrible bosses have been a big factor. After having a boss that was physically abusive towards 2 of my colleagues, and extremely verbally and emotionally abusive to us all, I thought that there was no possible way I could ever have a ...
Posted: Feb 27 2019 @ 1:24 PM
It was one of those cold, rainy days where winter couldn’t decide if it was coming or going. The freezing rain felt like it could turn to snow any minute, and the ground was one giant slush puddle. Despite the weather and my lack of owning proper winter boots, my husband and I were out running a few errands. While we were out, we decided at the last minute to ...
Posted: Feb 11 2019 @ 8:06 AM
Are you currently in the market for a house? Maybe you’re daydreaming about owning a home one day, after binging on your favorite HGTV show? Or maybe you’re stuck in a nightmare rental situation, like me and looking for some options. Either way, realtors and lenders often advise you to “buy as much house as you can afford.” While that sounds like reasonable advice, keep in mind that these agents ...
Posted: Feb 04 2019 @ 8:13 AM
There are a lot of reasons to become a more charitable person. Doing so will not only benefit the organization and the community they serve, but it can also boost your own mood, making you feel happier and more fulfilled. Maybe you’re passionate about a certain cause and ready to give back to your community. Maybe you’re tired of all the negativity going on in the world around you and ...
Posted: Jan 28 2019 @ 8:13 AM
You’ll find coupon and cash-back apps and websites all throughout the personal finance blogging world. The problem is that many of these only work in the U.S. and/or only work for online purchases. As a Canadian who barely shops online, I was looking for one of these cash-back opportunities that would work for me. And you’ve probably already guessed it, I found one called Checkout 51. Checkout 51, a Canadian ...
Posted: Jan 21 2019 @ 8:13 AM
A few years ago, I received a $5 gift card in the mail from a major fast food company. Enclosed with the gift card was a letter from the company following up with a recent complaint that I had made. The gift card was an apologetic gesture to keep me as a customer. At the time, I was thrilled! I was working over 60 hours a week between 2 low-paying ...
Posted: Jan 14 2019 @ 8:13 AM


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