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Smart Woman
Early Retirement
Money, Budgeting, Debt, Hustling, Investing, Millennial, Real Estate
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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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DINK (Dual Income, No Kids)
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I started writing this blog back in 2015… hard to believe it’s been 5 years since. I’ve grown a fair amount since then and my life has changed in multiple ways; my priorities have changed and I’d like to think I’ve gotten wiser. In terms of finances, the biggest changes from 2015 for me are […] The post The Smart Woman Blog – What’s in store for 2020? appeared first on ...
Posted: Jan 27 2020 @ 9:08 AM
Why don’t you try asking for what you want? Hey you, I’m sure you’ve heard this; probably one too many times before. This post isn’t meant to be inspirational, fluffy stuff that I’m going to vomit on you. I’m sure you’ve probably read some books and seen some motivational quotes with some variation or other. […] The post Christmas Wish List – Why Don’t You Try Asking For What You Want? ...
Posted: Dec 09 2019 @ 8:55 AM
Happy Canadian Thanksgiving friends! So a non-Canadian friend of mine asked me what the significance is of today. And to be honest, I wasn’t really sure how to answer him besides it’s a holiday we get to celebrate with family and friends and eat turkey and pumpkin pie! Oh, not to mention, a day where […] The post What I’m Grateful For – Happy Canadian Thanksgiving Day! appeared first on Smart ...
Posted: Oct 14 2019 @ 8:08 AM
By the time I graduated in 2014 with my Bachelor in Nursing, I had accumulated $40,578 in student loans. I am now in the middle of repayment, with my goal to wipe off this debt by December, 2020. But let’s start at the beginning… When I started university as a 19-year-old back in 2010, I […] The post My $40,000 Student Loan – Where Did The Money Go? appeared first on ...
Posted: Aug 26 2019 @ 11:08 AM
I’m a bit late posting this so thank you guys for bearing with me. Summer is typically slow in the blogging world and so I decided to take July off of blogging as well. I also ran into some issues with my blog in June so recovering from that, I really needed some time to […] The post My Goals for the Second Half of 2019 + Recap on First Half ...
Posted: Aug 12 2019 @ 11:08 AM
I figured this would be a good time to write something like this because many of you genuinely seemed curious about what it is I do. And I love what I do, so yes I’ll share it with you. As you might already know, I am a travel nurse and I started this gig in […] The post A Day In The Life of A Travel Nurse (Plus Answers to Some ...
Posted: Jun 03 2019 @ 9:34 AM
Talking about money is generally something most people would shy away from. Talking about debt… it’s something even couples don’t talk about until later in their relationship. My goal in writing this blog, is to help you improve your financial health by addressing issues that get in the way of that. For many of us, […] The post Let’s Talk About Debt… (Feeling Ashamed Is Normal But Here’s How You Can ...
Posted: May 20 2019 @ 8:08 AM
This guest post is brought to you by Brittany Waddell. Brittany is a contributing writer and media specialist for NextGen Wealth. She often produces content for a variety of financial blogs and she’s gladly shared some of her tips below for paying off credit card debt that you may not have heard of yet.    […] The post 7 Strategies To Paying Off Credit Card Debt appeared first on Smart Woman ...
Posted: May 06 2019 @ 8:08 AM
Don’t start a blog… It’s hard AF! Harder than I thought it was going to be when I started mine back in 2015. The amount of learning I’ve had to do since then, the amount of unpaid hours spent at coffee shops writing content and playing with code for a disproportionate reward at the start […] The post Don’t Start A Blog… If You’re Not In It For The Right Reasons ...
Posted: Apr 22 2019 @ 8:08 AM
I was inspired to write this after reading Martin’s post on his blog: Is It Worth Spending Your Money On Adventures? In that post, Martin goes over the many reasons why you should definitely go travel while you’re still young; I share a lot of his sentiments. He also goes over how he saves money […] The post I Would Be Debt-Free Now If I Didn’t Spend Money Travelling in 2018 ...
Posted: Apr 08 2019 @ 8:08 AM


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