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...
Whether you’ve been working for some time now or you recently started a new position. It can be very easy to get over consumed by your tasks on the job that you end up taking on bad habits.
Maybe you're always eating at your work station, putting in overtime or even taking work home with you. Outside of this workload you're always too tired or constantly on the go with other life responsibilities. If this sounds like you I have a serious question… When was the last time you took some time for yourself?
It's so easy to get lost in the hustle and bustle that comes with being a self-sufficient adult that many of us forget to check-in with ourselves. Quick. Ask yourself this…
Now this is something that stumped me. How did they not teach this in school? This information is actually something I would use in my adult
So what did I do? How did I file?
Well like most teens do, I asked my parents. Not long after that we were on our way to H&R Block. For five years. While the tax
representative that serviced me for all five of those years was kind to me, the first three times I was charged $40 and the last two was upward of $100. In the final year of doing my taxes with H&R block I received a letter from CRA asking for more information. Long story short one very long mix up and four phone calls later I felt taken advantage of.
There’s a saying that goes “If you knew better, you’d d...
Learning, living and figuring out one day at a time that ignorance is not in-fact bliss…especially when it comes to your money. I’ve thought long and hard about the three most important money lessons I’ve learned by twenty-five; and I’ve come here to share them with you.
The world is constantly changing. We don’t have the same opportunities our parents did.
Millennials. We’re forging our own paths, in different ways and trying times. The old ways aren’t working anymore. It’s time to be intentional with our choices, our money and our financial literacy. Knowledge is power, so let me share some of mine with you.
Lesson One: Face the music.
It’s time to look at the statement. Open up your app or web browser…whate...
With 2018 amongst us, people are seeking a fresh start and listing off their new years resolutions. With a new year there's always this feeling of excitement associated with the thought of having a "fresh start". In January, gyms are packed, students have fresh supplies and potential hobbies are being picked up. However, it has been proven that most people's resolutions fail by February. There can be various reason why this happens however when it comes to goals it requires motivation, dedication and consistency. Aside from your mindset, one thing to take into consideration is the environment that you have set for yourself. This includes the actual physical aspects of the space you are in and the people you are surrounded by. Take a s...
If you're taking the time to read this blog post, it's safe to say you might enjoy reading in general. If you're a book worm like myself you probably ask yourself quite often, "what should I read next?". Well what better way to start off the new year then a new book and some inspiration to get those resolutions off to a great start!
I have compiled a list of the top 5 inspirational/self-help books that we're the highlights of 2017. Some of which literally gave me the tools and confidence to start this blog and The Working Millennial brand! With these recommendations, I'm hoping that you find the same value as I did. Direct links will be available for you to purchase them online via Amazon. You might as well treat yourself, you des...
After recently attending an event hosted by Rania El Mugammar & the Social Innovation Institute called How To Be An Ally: Anti-Blackness At The Intersections and hearing fellow members of the black community speak on their experiences in Canada, I felt the need to put together a post mutually relevant to the conversation and the theme of The Working Millennial.
When I first started this website, I was thinking to keep it pretty traditional in regards to job search and career development advice but after the event I had an awakening... what's the point of having a platform and a voice if you're not going to use it to speak up? Saying that, I'm going to briefly touch on the job seeking experience of a black woman in the job sear...
You might be in a place right now where you may feel that it's time for change. Deep down you know it's true but sometimes you need some confirmation... Saying that here are some signs you can use as a checklist to help clarify your thoughts a little bit.
1. The fact that you clicked this post
Let's face it… If the title of this post caught your attention you’ve already thought about it and you’re probably looking for confirmation. I'm here to tell you that it's okay and you’re not alone!
2. Mornings are getting harder
Have you ever had a refreshing weekend and gotten a full nights sleep but once that morning alarm goes off you’re already irritable? I've experienced this time and time again. For example, every time I hear my alarm clock I...