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It’s that time of year where everything is changing. Summer is done, weather is cooling down, tree’s start to change colour and if you're a student you inevitably will be heading back to school. Wether you're a new or returning student one thing we can all agree on is that school is expensive. 

Students have a lot on their plate after tuition fee’s. Thing’s like housing, eating, text books, school supplies and other miscellaneous items add up quick. So what’s the secret, how do you go through post secondary without drowning in debt the whole time? Planning and preparation. 

Wait, don’t roll your eyes yet… I understand that all the planning and preparation in the world may still mean that you have loans or debt that you’ll be stuck with....

August 7, 2019

Welcome back to the blog! As a continuation of Networking Basics Pt.1, I’m back with 3 things that you can do today to help you expand your network.  Saying that, let’s get straight to it!

Use your current network! I mean this in more than one way. When was the last time you reached out to someone outside of your immediate circle? I'm sure you've heard people express the importance of stepping out of your comfort zone. I think the same is applied when it comes to the people you surround yourself with. Your best friends and family members don’t always have all the answers (and let's face it, some times not the best advice or influence. For example, telling you to play it safe by not taking chances on yourself) So I say you...

Can your bank account survive the summer?

Well that’s up to you.

Summer is here and the city is alive and moving! The sun is out, patio’s are open and there is no shortage of things you can do during a Toronto summer. The only question is, can you afford the plethora of activities your city has to offer? Of course!.. within moderation.

Like any good thing, too much can be damaging and that’s exactly my perspective on summer spending. If you’re a Torontonian like I am, you probably have spent the winter thinking about all the things you’ll get to do in the warm summer months. The question remains though..How do I survive summer without going broke?

The quick answer to that question is will power and determination, BUT for times when that fe...

April 24, 2019

Check out this quick interview done by Nyima, Founder of The Social Sherpa to learn about Brandesha, her upbringing and career including her current position as a 'Career Specialist' while balancing her side business, The Working Millennial.

April 23, 2019

Oh, the power of networking. I know, the thought of networking and ultimately trying to make connections with people you don’t personally know may bring fear to many but let’s face it, as a young professional or entrepreneur your journey is going to be a tough one without the right people in your network. In a digital age fuelled by instant gratification, many people feel that because they have many likes or followers, they have a great network. However, when it comes to your network and the people you surround yourself with, especially in terms of business, it is definitely quality over quantity. For example, I have clients who boast about having 500-1000 LinkedIn connections but when it's time to find a reference or arrange an inform...

January 21, 2019

Happy New Year! New Year... New job?? 

If there’s one thing I learned on my career journey, it's the importance of maintaining positive professional relationships. This is especially true if you work in an industry where everyone-knows-everyone as well as when it comes time for gathering references. These relationships (or lack of) can definitely affect your opportunities in the future.

Today, I'm providing you with a quick and simple guide on what steps you should be taking when you’re ready to move on to your next opportunity. 

Signed, Sealed, Delivered 

First things first, before doing anything drastic make sure you have the proper security in place. By this I mean, having an official offer of employment. For those of you who are leavin...

So true story, this year I went a little wonky and didn’t set a budget for the holidays. Call it forgetful or just being too excited not to be stuck to a wedding budget, but I went full on Santa Claus and Martha Stewart this Christmas. Between the gifts, potlucks and holiday party’s I did the most. The bigger joke is that I did this all while quietly convincing myself that I wasn’t doing that much damage. 

Fast forward to December 31st when it was time to do my budgeting and face the damage.It was at this point that if our credit card statements could have jumped out the screen and slapped me, my inner finance knowledge would have fixed its lips, shook its head and said “mhmmm GOOD FOR YOU.” It seriously sucked to look at what was done....

December 5, 2018


*Record scratch*.....and the most expensive.

With the holidays fast approaching, whether you participate or you don’t, Christmas time is arguably the most expensive time of year. Mom, dad, your new boo and even your sister all need presents and lets be real…nothing is cheap anymore.

So after a brief hiatus I’m back and I feel inclined more then ever to help you build and maintain your budget. After having one of the most expensive years of my life, I’m coming out on the other end unscathed and ready to share. Weddings aren’t cheap, honeymoon’s definitely aren’t cheap either and rent and hydro bills don’t stop because you decide to throw the MOST expensive party ever.

I could not have done all of t...

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