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Canadians, rejoice!
The time has come! We finally have an app that does what the coveted Acornsapp does for the people south of us. It’s called Mylo.
Mylo is a Montreal-based FinTech startup that has created the only app for Canadians that mimics the old-fashioned change jar….with a twist.
From their own words: "Mylo is a mobile platform that automatically rounds up every purchase that users make and invests the spare change. Then, once plugged in, Mylo uses its proprietary user transactional data and artificial intelligence to provide personalized insights and recommendations so that users can make better financial decisions. Mylo helps optimize users’ insurance coverage, reduce interest payments, maximize travel points and more." USE CODE BENDNEVERBREAK TO GET $5.00 FREE WHEN YOU TRY MYLO TODAY  NO MINIMUM DEPOSIT TO START  What does that mean and how does it work?
It’s actually pretty simple. If you head to the app store on your phone,…

Vacation Tales #2: More Nostril Flaring Fun!

Part Two of Vacation Tales:
Oh yes, my darling senior dog had indeed marked my bag. He did the same thing one year ago, just prior to our departure, and managed to sneak it by me until I was at the airport and noticed something funky-smelling… anyways, I digress. We caught it early enough that it was cleanable, and off we go.
It’s a short drive to the airport; about an hour or so. We left the house at 2:30 am, and arrived at the location where we park our car for the week. We had a lovely surprise that our coupon from booking with Sunwing afforded us a low rate of parking for the week (only $60, win!) and they shuttled us to the airport in a prompt manner.
We checked in, and all was well. In due course, we were on the plane, and headed to paradise.
So we thought.
Let’s take a quick tally of the flight: *Plane running a few minutes behind? Check. *Full flight? Check. *Baby on board who cries for take off? Check. *Belligerent man sitting behind us who was louder than a demanding child? C…

Vacation Tales 1: Nostril-flaring fun

I am back! We arrived back in Canada last night, and what an interesting time we had. In many ways, it was wonderful. In others, your head will shake, your nostrils will flare, and you will be happy that you are reading about my adventure, and not yours! My last post was written at a coffee shop, and that evening, I returned home to find issues with my internet service. It continued on and off until the weekend of the 11th and 12th. For those of you who follow me on Twitter and Instagram, you may have seen my post about exchanging equipment at the local internet provider’s storefront. To my surprise, I received an actual response from the company via Twitter where they actually made an online attempt to “assist me”. TLDR: nothing was accomplished by switching out the modem, and services were down until the technician arrived on Wednesday.
Thursday morning at 6:15 am we were scheduled Let’s try that again.
After much planning and saving, we were able to book a week away. We chose a 4* t…

Writing from a Coffeehouse

Friday night: sitting in a cafĂ© and drinking “gourmet hot chocolate”. 
Fifteen years ago, it would have been the start to an evening, and yet now… it’s going to be the full evening. Oh, but getting older has its benefits. I don’t have to stay awake until the wee hours of the night, drinking and dancing. And yet, I sit here and listen to the younger generation talking about all the conquests of this school year.
It’s unfortunate that our society doesn’t encourage the general population to continue learning after the requisite post secondary education is received. So many times, I think we would learn so much more about ourselves if we continued learning about the world we live in.
I think that my need to learn motivates me to choose different areas of life to immerse myself in, and learn as much as I can. At this point in my life, my interest is in freedom. Financial freedom. I am trying to take in so much information, and yet – much like life – the more you know, the more you “don’t kn…

Sexy Budgets, Pants and Side Hustles, plus three takeaways on the Side Hustle

It's November 7, and we are two days past the change from DST. For some reason, it's a gain of an hour and yet I can't regulate my sleeping patterns yet. I am also eagerly awaiting the reversal of the daylight time - December 21 where it's the shortest day of the year and then we head back to the longer days. I wanted to write down a few things I've learned throughout my journey over the last week: Go for it Through my podcast listening to J-Money (Budgets are Sexy), Paula Pants (Afford Anything), and Side Hustle Nation - Nick Loper (Side Hustle Nation) , to name a few, one of the key things I have heard is, if you want to do something, do it. Go for it. If you want to write, write. If you want to sing from rooftops, do it. I'm not talking about the episode where Bart Simpson was emulated by the whole town, but I am talking about blogs, businesses, books, etc. I am throwing my hat in the ring. Despite all of the comments I receive on my posts (LOL), I am here. …