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Debt Payoff Report – April 2018

Debt Payoff Report – April 2018

I feel like every month I just want to comment on how quickly the month passed. (Except January, because January lasted 74 days this year.) April was kind of a blur of work-related stress that I’m glad to put behind me! In April I bought […]

An Insider Guide To The Instagram Debt Free Community

An Insider Guide To The Instagram Debt Free Community

I owe a lot to the #debtfreecommunity on Instagram. I started an account as an online diary to track my progress and keep myself accountable in paying off six figures of student loan debt. At the time, I didn’t even know that an online debt […]

Debt Payoff Report – March 2018

Debt Payoff Report – March 2018

We’ve finished the first quarter of 2018! I’m close to last year’s numbers for spending and debt repayment, so we’re looking good. The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra tempted me this month – I bought tickets to two of their summer shows! What is money for, if […]

Nobody Should Die For What I Wear

Nobody Should Die For What I Wear

Today marks the anniversary of one of the worst industrial disasters in history – the Rana Plaza building collapse that killed 1,134 and injured another 2,500 on April 24, 2013. Severe cracks in the Bangladesh garment building’s walls compelled police to require an evacuation. Disregarding […]

Credit Scores Aren’t Financial Report Cards

Credit Scores Aren’t Financial Report Cards

Have you ever received one of these letters from a bank? “Congratulations on being a responsible credit user! We’d like to offer you an increase on your credit limit. We appreciate your business and hope you enjoy this extra purchasing power!” Now, to me that […]

Debt Payoff Report – February 2018

Debt Payoff Report – February 2018

Is it awful that one of the best things about February was buying a replacement can opener? I will easily drop money on luxuries yet agonize over mundane household necessities. Not needing assistance opening canned goods was absolutely worth it and I should have done […]

When Did Living Alone Become The Minimum?

When Did Living Alone Become The Minimum?

One of the opinion pieces that fascinates me every year is the minimum amount it costs millennials to live in my city – Vancouver, Canada. Here’s the breakdown: Housing: $1,929.67 Phone and Internet: $105 Transportation: $133 Groceries: $211.97 Entertainment: $321 Fitness: $75 Insurance: $20 Total: $2,795.64/month, or $33,547.68 annually For most of these […]

Debt Payoff Report – January 2018

Debt Payoff Report – January 2018

It’s time to say goodbye to the first month of 2018. I can’t say I’m sad to see it go – January tends to be a tough one. We indulge in December and then struggle to dial it back to our usual routine for the […]

Travelling While Indebted

Travelling While Indebted

Some recommend avoiding all luxuries while paying off non-mortgage debt – no travel, no meals out, no purchases other than necessities. I’m not one of those people. A few of my friends and family members have passed away at young ages, and I know that […]