No one teaches us about money in school: taxes, budgeting, mortgages, salary negotiations, investing, and other money-related topics. I'm here to help give you the personal finance education that you never got to have, and to help you feel empowered and g
How is debt so incredibly common but so uncommon to talk about? It can become so debilitating to even THINK about the amount of debt hanging over us, but it is possible to get rid of it...and fast.Let's dive into what seems like an impossible idea: getting rid of debt ASAP.As always, you can find more here on Instagram @thefinancediaries and on TikTok @thefinancediaries
Season of "The Impossible" Episode 3, featuring the most EXCITING fun happy business and business owner you could find.Diving into how Denver found the inspiration, motivation, marketing, and mentorship to have the happiest work she could have...while working to financial freedom!Follow Denver on all socials at @CalledToParty As always, you can find more here on Instagram @thefinancediaries and on TikTok @thefinancediaries
I thought self-managing 2 STRs was tough. I couldn't even imagine 3....yet Connor Cushman self manages FIVE short term rentals. Today we talk buying, scaling, and management tools with Connor. Yet another investor who defies the "impossible"Find him on socials @CushmanHomesAs always, you can find more here on Instagram @thefinancediaries and on TikTok @thefinancediaries
The Finance Diaries Season 4 focuses on all things considered "impossible". From getting out of debt, to starting successful businesses, to doing things out of the norm. This season takes the "im" out of impossible, let's dive in.Jordan is the kind of real estate investor that doesn't have any fear or doubts. His personal motto is to forge ahead with full steam and never take no for an answer, what a perfect first guest to kick off the series!As always, you can find more here on Instagram @thefinancediaries and on TikTok @thefinancediaries
Coming in as a very belated Part 2 of the Relationships and Finances podcast (re: episode 22), here is a discussion on planning relationship goals!As always, you can find more here on Instagram @thefinancediaries and on TikTok @thefinancediaries
I heard the expression "biting off more than you can chew"?I'd heard it plenty but never found it relevant...until now.Let's dive inAs always, you can find more here on Instagram @thefinancediaries and on TikTok @thefinancediaries
Diving into why I decided to invest in Nova Scotia / Halifax / HRM, and why I continue to feel good about investing there.We can't invest in something just because someone told us to. We always need to draw our own conclusions and gather as much information as possible.As always, you can find more here on Instagram @thefinancediaries and on TikTok @thefinancediaries
Have you ever wondered how someone can start investing locally and grow to investing internationally? How they get the money? Do they do it alone? With partners?Manny Shiferaw did this, and is an amazing story to listen to!Tune in to hear about- Nursing turned investor- Growing real estate from a house hack to an international investor- Property management- and more tid bits!@shifproperties on Instagram@mannyshif on TikTok!As always, you can find more here on Instagram @thefinancediaries and on TikTok @thefinancediaries
Big or small project: you want someone reliable, with any applicable license, and someone honest.Learn from my mistakes...As always, you can find more here on Instagram @thefinancediaries and on TikTok @thefinancediaries
Being a bridesmaid is EXPENSIVE, getting asked is a huge honour... but do you have to say yes?Talking all things wedding finances:- Wedding Budgets- Wedding Gifts- and Saying no to attending Bachelorettes / Bridal Showers / Weddings
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One day, I had a realisation about my finances. It was truly the moment that altered my financial future entirely. I realised that what I was doing wasn't sparking joy, and it left me feeling like I was on autopilot. I didn't like the feeling, so I changed things.Sometimes we just have these moments: thoughts and/or feelings that alter the path of our lives. How can we have these feelings? How can they change us? Let's dive in
We all have some degree of privilege yes. Some more than others, yes.BUT that being said, privilege doesn't mean you'll be successful. Just the same as having less privilege doesn't mean you'll be unsuccessful. While privilege certainly does help tremendously (like starting a race earlier than your competitors), it doesn't mean you'll get ahead (especially if you're not even starting the race haha)Let's talk about the kind of work you can do to "be lucky" and what I've done to "be lucky" (while taking my privilege into account)
Okay, so I've been telling you all I'd try to piece my opinion together on Nova Scotia's rental increase caps, fixed term leases, and the short term rental ban in Halifax. I had to take some time to get my opinion together and make it (somewhat) cohesive.The truth is, I've seen the end result in Halifax for the rental/housing market.I'm not clairvoyant, but I've seen Montreal experience the same thing, with a sad sad ending for landlords, homebuyers AND renters.
Any sort of financial change might make you nervous: - Changing your financial habits to address debt- Starting to invest in the stock market- Buying your first rental property- Etc. etc. etc.But how do some people just thrive at the thought of change and stay calm, cool and collected? Find out in today's podcast
Everyone has heard financial advice from someone. Whether its good advice or not, that's up to you to find out.Let's look into a few I've heard and that I practice, and learn how to be more critical before accepting "advice"!
It's something we probably all thought about: what would I change if I could go back in time? Truth be told, I don't actually want to change anything because it led me to where I am today, and I am so incredibly happy and bless in my life BH.BUT...things I'll teach my kids one day to be aware of? Things I wish I knew sooner? Things that might be helpful to another person? This is the podcast for you.As always, this is merely my own opinion and not financial advice. Enjoy :)
Do you ever stop and ask yourself "What On Earth Am I Doing?" Do you make yourself panic so much that you give up, or don't even try at all?Well, you're not alone because me too!This applies to pretty much every aspect of life...especially finances. How do we get over it? Tune in to find out
Have you wanted to buy some sort of investment and gotten stuck in your analysis? Do you feel like you missed out on an opportunity? Or even worse, do you feel like you bought something you shouldn't have?Next time you're considering a purchase, think about these things to never have regrets!
Do you wonder how some people can come from nothing and become so successful? Or how people from prominent family can be...not so successful? The answer is in staying hungry for more.This week, I talk to you about how to make financial decisions (student loans, mortgages, car financing, etc.) in the most educated and thoughtful way, even if you don't understand anything.
Okay okay okay. I know what you're going to say about a podcast on the drawbacks of financial success. BUT there are some, and I wasn't expecting them to be such big things to think about.As always, for the purpose of transparency, I'm sharing it alllllllll with yall
Have you ever wanted to do something and pushed it off mentally? Do you get overwhelmed with all of the things that you need to do to actually accomplish your goals?Better yet, do you find yourself taking risks without thinking things through?Achieving your goals has components of risk and fear, but planning it out and thinking everything through will help you squash that ASAP
I get A LOT how I manage to juggle a lot of stress at once. I have a simple strategy that I use to help manage myself, my emotions, and my anxiety when taking on new financial projects.This strategy works for everything financial and otherwise. Are you stressed that you're never able to balance your budget? This strategy works. Are you nervous about getting into a new financial endeavour? This strategy works. Are you scared to change jobs? This strategy works.