How to make your New Year’s Resolutions Stick – Finances

Make your new year's resolutions stick

Happy New Years everyone! Now that we are well into 2016 let’s revisit those resolutions you made at the beginning of the year. You made them with good intentions to fully follow through and you jumped eagerly into making them happen. January is a good month for gyms and a bad month for retail stores as we attempt to recover from the excesses of the holidays. But what happens in February? After the thrill of “making a change”, some of us all too often slump back into old habits and abandon our resolutions. Some of us, but not you, right? With the help of a few easy tools and hacks, we are going to make 2016 the year we stick to our resolutions. Let’s start with our financial resolutions – because you know how fun those are.

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Major #FOMO while Living la Vida Suburbia

The perks of living in the suburbs versus living in the city

Suburban living and aging tend to go hand in hand. Life slows down, you settle and you migrate off to the boring suburbs. This would all be fine and dandy if you weren’t constantly inundated with everybody else’s super fun lives back in the city all over your newsfeed. #FOMO (fear of missing out) starts to set in.

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Freelance Writing Roundup – November 2015

First hand account of my journey into freelance writing

My first real month of freelance writing has been somewhat of a success. I say somewhat because I’ve managed to continue the course. I’ve been writing and pitching throughout the month but I haven’t been as consistent or steadfast about it as I should have. However I count this month as a win because by the end of it I’m still doing it and I continue to have new goals.

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6 Things to do all day with your baby to stay sane and Entertained

Having a baby is magical but nobody tells you how boring and lonely it can get. Here's a few suggestions on what to do with your 0-12 month old baby all day to keep both of you happy, entertained and sane!

When I found out I was pregnant I was super excited for maternity leave. It meant an entire year of freed up weekdays. Since joining the 8-5 work grind I had really missed my free weekdays. Of course this was pre-children days when I thought I would be super woman and get a whole bunch of things done. Little did I know how much time this little guy would take up.

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Why I am Finally over the Kardashians

Kourtney could care less

I know I know, commence eye roll “So you’re saying you were WITH the Kardashians at some point”. Hold your judgement and side eyes, because yes once upon a time I had a bit of a thing for the Kardashians. How could I not? When the E channel is constantly marathoning the hell out of Keeping up with the Kardashians making it easy to binge watch on a Sunday, or they are all over my Instagram feed. I love me some reality tv and tabloids so the Kardashians were a great collaboration of the two. But that was once upon a time. I’m finally over the Kardashians and not for the obvious reasons you may think. Here are a few very important reasons why I will no longer be Keeping up with the Kardashians.

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How to Survive School as a Mature Student

Important things to remember when attending college or university as a mature student

Life is not one linear path. We are conditioned to believe that life is to go as follows: school, post-secondary, work, marriage, kids and retirement. But for some, if not most of us, this is not always the case. It can be school, post-secondary, work, post-secondary, work, marriage, post-secondary, kids, post-secondary.

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Freelance Writing Roundup – October 2015

First hand account of my journey into freelance writing

This is the first of many monthly roundup posts I intend on writing to share my journey into the wonderful world of freelance writing. These posts will contain my reflections based on my experiences for the month, an account of what I’ve accomplished and also my future goals and plans. There are two reasons why I’ve decided to start a monthly roundup. The first, is to hold myself accountable and on the right path. The second, is to hopefully help any of you that decide to go down this same road and to provide some information from my own experiences.

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