Let's talk about money.Spending, saving, the dread pirate budgeting, all that good stuff. And yes, it'll be fun—promise.
This post is a collaboration with TD Insurance, but all opinions are my own. I’ve been running Half Banked as a side hustle alongside my full-time job for three years now. At different points during that time, there were moments when I sat down to evaluate whether I...read more
In honour of the one-year anniversary of moving into our house (this Friday!) I wanted to share some thoughts I have about our first year in the house has been like, and on home ownership in general. The type of house you buy will impact your lifestyle a lot. The...read more
If you have some short-term money goals (aka anything under three years) there are some key ways you can optimize your savings efforts—and make sure you still have a life at the same time.read more
The internet is so mad! Again! About retirement guidelines! If you’ve seen the “by 35, you should…” meme out of context, it’s all based on an article in MarketWatch that recommended—accurately—that you should have 2x your salary put away for retirement by the age of...read more
When I got my first credit card, the bank offered me balance insurance on it. If something bad were to happen, the balance insurance would cover the full balance of my credit card. I turned it down, because I knew I didn't need it. I don't carry a balance month to...read more
Follow along as I break down exactly how I planned my emergency fund savings goal, and what it ended up being.read more
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