• Adulting Guides,  Buying Real Estate,  Money Management

    8 Must Know Tips to Getting Your First Mortgage

    Another day, another post guiding you through your adulting challenges. My husband and I borrowed our first mortgage about 5 years ago. Since then, we sold that first home, bought a new one and with that a new mortgage. This process was even more confusing than the actual real estate side. This is where the money starts talking!  Because I am far from an expert I reached out to Reza Sabour who has 15 + years experience working for big banks & now as an independent broker. I specifically chose to reach out to Reza (even though unfortunately we haven’t had the chance to officially work with him – we…

  • Adulting Guides

    Finding a Real Estate Agent

    You’re parents are tired of you living under their roof or maybe you’re tired of living under their roof 😛 and now you need a place to live. How? Who? When? What? Where? These are all the questions you’re asking yourself. You’ve worked hard saving your money. From tracking your finances, cutting your spending and setting a goal you think you’re ready for the next step, what IS the next step though? That’s where a realtor comes into play!    So, you want to buy your first home? This is SUPER exciting but also extremely daunting and overwhelming. This is why this blog post is focussed on the basic information about…

  • Travel Tips

    Carry-On Must Have’s For Everyone & Every Trip

    I ran into my youngest sister at the mall yesterday and she is starting to prepare for her first big trip…Thailand! (I am BEYOND jealous right now!!). She’s applying for a new passport, buying her plane ticket, starting to make a shopping lists etc. As we we walked down the hallway she started buzzing with a bunch of questions, “What do I need to pack?!” – “Do I need to buy those mini shampoos & stuff? Or do you just fill those refillable bottles?” – “Do I need to bring a side bag?” – “What should I bring in my carry-on? Do I even bring a carry-on?!” Take it from…

  • Adulting Guides

    Save A Downpayment & Travel

    You’re one step closer to your flight outta here & outta your parents house! So lets keep this momentum going and save some money to achieve your biggest goals! So now you know how much you spend in comparison to how much you earn – was is it shocking? It usually is. You want to travel & you want to save money for a down payment for your first home how the heck are you going to do this? Pt.1: Saving Your Money Say you have $500 extra per month (you know this from using my free downloadable money finding template – found in 3 Tips on How to Budget…