• 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…

  • Destinations,  Travel Tips

    “Crafted” Mexican Vacation

    MEXICO! Deciding where to go next isn’t something we take lightly. Every trip we take we want it to provide us with a new experience. When presented with an all-inclusive trip to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico with 25 of our friends we couldn’t pass up the opportunity.  A trip that required zero planning and opportunity to completely veg out seemed like the perfect remedy to our oh so busy lives. Between wedding planning, career switching, honeymoon planning, starting a blog, selling our condo, buying our new home & moving. Sitting on the beach with a Pina Colada in hand seemed perfect! Expectation Originally when I thought about how this post would…

  • Travel Tips

    4 Tips for Planning a Trip by a Canadian

    Planning a Trip So you’re a Canadian. Yell it loud and proud! But…unfortunately a lot of the information out there is based out of the United States, we don’t have a lot of resources to help us navigate with the rising cost of living while still being able to travel. Flights are expensive and the CAD $ tends to be on the lower end when converting to USD, EUR or GBP.  When my fiancé and I were planning our first trip together I had more than a handful of people say; “Just remember to add extra to what you budgeted! Trips always end up costing you more than you plan.”…

  • Adulting Guides

    How To Understand Buying vs Renting Real Estate

    Real Estate Buying real estate is a very daunting task that at some point comes across the minds of every single person. For the average person, buying a home is the most expensive and largest purchase you will ever make, and no matter if your buying or renting every single person is paying that cost. Ironically we don’t get educated about mortgages, contracts, taxes & loans. In this post I’m going to dive into the importance of understanding the difference between renting and owning and how owning can help you travel more than renting! My Real Estate Story When my fiancé (who is 6 years older than me) started talking…

  • 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…

  • Adulting Guides

    3 Tips on How To Budget Monthly Bills & Save Money

    Do you follow someone from your past on insta or Facebook who’s always posting these stunning photos of their adventures but also seem to be achieving some of those big life purchases as well like a car or house and every time that person posts a photo your hit with a ping of jealousy but also curiosity as to “how the heck do they do it?!” or “do they even work?!” I feel you. I’ve been there, but now I have people at work, past friends and acquaintances coming up to me asking me how I do it. I guess for myself, I always wanted to travel, its something that…