Fortee-Toooo (aka 42)

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solo travel: apparently i’ve been missing out

Over the holiday break I met my friend Monica for brunch to catch up. Somehow our conversation turned to trips and travel and my dirty little secret came to light: I've never taken a solo vacation! Monica was truly surprised and told me that it was a MUST, and she challenged me to add this to my goal list for 2019. I mean, I've been on solo trips, don't get me wrong. Like, traveling to a conference or a business meeting and that kind of thing. But as far as me accompanying myself to a resort … ...

Budgeting, Staying Within Limits, and Financial Life Lessons

This post was created in partnership with American Express. All thoughts and opinions are my own. I’ve taken to calling 2018 as our Year of Adulting. Here’s why: for the last several months, Hubby and I have been getting our financial house all the way in order. The other day we were asked what our monthly budget looks like. I chuckled because this topic has been an ongoing debate between Hubby and I for years. He doesn’t “believe” in budgeting - he calls it “living within your means.” On … ...

What I Wish I Had Learned About Credit Cards, Before, During, and After College

This post was created in partnership with American Express. All thoughts and opinions are my own. So there I was a college freshman setting foot on a ginormous, gorgeous campus of an SEC school, and feeling like the sky was the limit. I was both super nervous and insanely excited for this experience to begin. Having grown up in Montreal, Canada, I had dreamt of attending an American university and there I was, living the dream! Who knew that The Dream would include racking up crazy amounts of … ...

Helping Your Child Develop Financially Responsible Habits Through The Use of American Express Additional Card Membership

This post was created in partnership with American Express. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Given that money and finances are such a crucial part of life, it's baffling that more lessons on financial responsibility aren't taught in schools. All that means is that it's up to us parents to pick up the slack. At the end of the day, what we teach our children about money will largely depend on our own experiences with finances. Confession time: I've never been fantastic at budgeting or … ...

[PODCAST INTERVIEW] Living Over Existing EP 29: From Blogger to Conference Curator

I had the pleasure of being invited to be a guest on the Living Over Existing Podcast! Don't you just love the name of it? I mean, since my motto is that Life IS the Party and that we need to celebrate everyday, of course I totally vibe with the idea that we need to LIVE rather than simply EXIST. In this episode we chat about the purpose and start of the Blogalicious community and conference, how I transitioned from my career as an attorney to full-time entrepreneur and so much more. Click … ...