Use your money to live a life you love.Being "good at money" isn't as hard as it seems—and no, you don't have to give up your lattes to do it.
It all comes down to doing four key things, and they’re not that hard—promise.
Spending money isn’t a bad thing—as long as you’re spending on the stuff you really care about, and balancing it with your goals.
Saving is the key to a lot of big goals, like travel, home ownership, getting a dog, and all that good stuff. Find strategies to help you save more, sans stress.
Make a budget.
It’s just a plan for how to use the money you get every month to maximize the happiness and security you can buy with it. Sounds good, right?
Invest your money.
Investing is so important for your future—and it’s not as hard as you think it is, thanks to advances in technology and non-snooze-inducing info.
On the blog lately
This summer, I did something that according to a poll by CIBC is pretty odd for someone who runs a business.
I took a vacation.
Over the past four years, I’ve written a lot about it, but even that only scratches the surface, because investing is one of those really complex topics you could study for a decade and still learn something new every day. That’s why it can feel so intimidating—but it doesn’t have to.
Whether your side hustle is a few bucks here and there, or a more structured, consistent source of income, you need to manage it (and you definitely need to track it for tax time!). Here’s a system I use to do exactly that.
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Get cashback on the online purchases you're going to make anyways, at companies like Amazon, Sephora,