Saving for a down payment #lifelessons

Buying a house is not an overnight decision. For me, it took around 6 years of saving and financial discipline to have enough money for my down payment.

When the bullied becomes the bully

House hunting in Hamilton is cut throat! You need to be on your A-game, available, and ready to make quick decisions. Pretty much, you have to be a bully.

Before you even buy a house #adulting

You might beĀ thinking, woah, I am so far away from buying a house. That’s fine! If home ownership is a goal of yours, planning far in advance will save you so much trouble down the line. Buying my house was such a rushed patch-job but it all worked out because luckily, I had all my…

We met in Vancouver- Featured Traveler John Nicoll

In 2012, I moved to Vancouver and lived there for 6 months. I took time off school and realized that I could make my own path and schedule. I didn’t need to stick to a standard time-frame and this was a defining moment that encouraged me to continue to travel. I lived in a house…

Home ownership and traveling

It’s no secret that I LOVE to travel. I love meeting new people, seeing cool things, flying, seeing mountains and landscapes from above, and exploring. One of my biggest fears about buying the house was that I wouldn’t have time or money to travel. I weighed the pros and cons, cried about the decision, and…

My nightmare from Cuba

At the end of 2016, I took a solo-trip to Cuba. Pictures showed me having a great time, and enjoying the sights but something happened that’s been eating away at me. My blog is about honesty. I don’t like to sugar coat thingsĀ and aim to share the ups and downs of my life, so read…

Start Saving NOW. #NoPressure

Today is my baby brother’s birthday. He turns 17 and has been working part-time for a while now. I annoy him with unwanted advice about life, but I hope he soaks something in. Especially my talks about financial literacy, treating women with respect, and being responsible at parties. In honour of his birthday, I will…