Well, the cat’s out of the bag… If you follow me on Insta, you’ll know that I’m expecting baby number 2 in January 2018! I’m a firm believer in keeping up with physical activity while pregnant. So today we’re talking about running and I’ll be sharing 7 tips to keep you safe and in shape while expecting. As you know, the Servus Edmonton Marathon is coming up next month on August 20th and I’m currently training for the 10km run. Part of me wishes I signed up for the half marathon, just so I could add it to my list, but I’m finding that shorter runs are better suited for me right now.
How are we already in week three of this Financial Fitness plan? If you’re following along (which of course you are because you’re awesome) you know that this week is all about reviewing your credit cards and debt. I talked about the scary “B” word last week, but this week we’re talking about the big scary “D” word. Debt. Dun dun dunnnn. Seriously, all I can think of are those desperate-looking lawyers on TV, money loan sharks and bills stamped in red ink.
Just like I had done with the word “budget”, I had to change my mentality when it came to debt. Or rather, just educate myself a bit more. Servus Credit Union has been awesome in teaching me all things ‘money’ without making me feel stupid. Just like fat and cholesterol, there are good types and bad types of debt. Good debt is pretty much any money you have tied up in an investment, like an education, your own business or a mortgage. Bad debt, on the other hand, is having your money tied up in something that won’t generate an income or appreciate over time. These are things like cars (<< I’ve been totally guilty of this one), credit card debt (<< also… totally guilty of this one) and pricey consumables like clothes or eating out (again… TOTALLY guilty). I know, I’ve been guilty of pretty much every bad debt sin out there, so who am I to talk to you about money? Well, like most success stories, there are a lot of failures along the way, and I’ve had more than my fair share when it comes to finances.Read on
When I decided to not return to a comfortable steady income, I had to get serious about money. Saving it, making it, and keeping track of it. Today, we’re talking about cash flow, ways to save money, and of course, an update on my fitness goal! And don’t worry, this won’t be like all the other do-this-don’t-do-that posts on budgeting and saving money. I’ve always taken more unorthodox approaches to achieving my goals and I’d like to share those with you 🙂
The word ‘budget’ scares me. It makes me feel like I have my hands tied and takes all the fun out of, well, anything that costs money. I decided a while ago to not use that big scary word, and instead, chose to shift my mentality and focus on keeping track of money. That’s all. No cash envelopes. No recording latte purchases in an app. Just a simple reflection on where my money is coming from and where it’s going.Read on
It’s baaaaaaaaaaack! Stampede is here ya’ll. Calgary is pretty much synonymous with Stampede, but for those of us who have lived here a while, well, we like to leave the Stampeding to the out-of-towners and first timers 😉 For those of us looking for something to do in Calgary other than knock boots with cowboys, I gotchu covered with the East Village Junction.
Welcome to The Junction
Small, local shops. Outdoors. Fun music. Entertainment. Colourful atmosphere. Fruit stands. Family friendly. Need I say more? These are all my most favourite things all wrapped into one place. Welcome to East Village Junction my friends! It has all the cuteness and charm of small town markets, the quality of upscale New York boutiques, and the convenience of the inner city. Also, it’s just cool… I mean, cute shops in colourful shipping containers? Yes please.Read on
You guys, I have hella exciting news… If you follow me on Insta, you know that we’ve been in the middle of buying and selling a house. And now it’s official – my husband and I just bought our very first home together! It’s been such a crazy time dealing with mortgage approvals, realtors and lawyers. But now it’s about to get real because we take possession TODAY! I know… what am I doing writing a blog post right now? 😉
Our First Home Together
For those of you who have been there done that, I need you to get excited with me here and remember what it was like to sign those moving papers and get that first set of keys. And for those of you who haven’t bought your first home yet, now’s your time to learn and get excited!Read on