Planning for Maternity Leave

Maternity Leave

So you are expecting a baby, and now need to plan for maternity leave. Deciding how long you will be off work may depend on what coverage (if any) you may have for income while on maternity leave. How long of a maternity leave to take I live in Canada where we are entitled to […]

Learnings from an unexpected loss in the family

loss in the family

Last year we tragically and unexpectedly lost a close family member, my father in law. As tough as it is for anyone to deal with a loss in the family, there are so many tasks that need to be done, logistically speaking, after someone passes away. Someone needs to make arrangements, update accounts and apply […]

I did a thing!

Well that’s my first goal checked off the new years list! I started my first Etsy shop in order to help the Debt Free Community and build a side hustle. Printables/downloadable sheets are available to help you manage your finances and work on crushing your debts! Easy to use & simple tools to help you […]

Unpopular opinion

Bank Rates Bank rates that should be charged are interest they should be paying me, not fees they should be charging me. This is the reason why I use an online bank. They actually pay YOU for the right to use your money. Brick and mortar traditional banks are typically good investments, and are often […]

Learning about Money

What is the earliest memory you have when it comes to learning about money? I have a picture of me and my brother running a lemonade stand on my front lawn around 1st grade. I remember getting my first bank account at Bank of Montreal when I was 12 or 13. I also learned how […]

Diet and Savings

As a serious coffee drinker, I didn’t think I could undertake this challenge. My husband and I decided to do a 30 day diet plan to try and shed the quarantine 15! Part of it includes cooking/prepping all meals and snacks from real whole foods, and NO CAFFEINE! First 2 days there were caffeine withdrawal […]

My Experience using a Robo Advisor

robo advisor

What is a Robo Advisor? A Robo advisor is an investing service which relies on algorithms to build a portfolio for you based on your risk tolerance and investment time horizon. There are no individual humans picking the funds for you, so there is lower cost, and its very easy to use for beginner investors. […]

7 Hidden Fees you might not realize you are paying

High Interest rates and hidden fees eat away at your hard earned savings! How can you make sure that your gains aren’t being eaten up by these hidden fees? First you need to search them out! Some may be easier than others to find. Reviewing three months worth of your bank and credit card statements should […]