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Gail Vaz Oxlade at the University of Alberta in Edmonton

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Huge success! Money After Graduation hosted Canadian personal finance guru Gail Vaz Oxlade at the University of Alberta (my alma mater!) last night. I nearly threw up from nervousness, but thankfully held it together. At this point, I still can’t tell if her biggest compliment was naming my website a “valuable resource” or calling me a skinny b@#$%. I want to thank Mikhaila from Fistful o’ Dollars for being my right-hand-man in the planning and execution of this great show. She was an extraordinarily good speller and dutifully wrote each and every guest’s name on a post-it then stuck it to each book for Gail to sign. It was an assembly-line of Personal Finance magic. I managed to sneak Jim Yih from Retire Happy in at the last minute, but only because he’s a friend. I felt so cool rubbing shoulders with Canada’s Personal Finance bests! I want to thank my […]

Are concerts only for rich people?

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Many of you probably don’t know this, but the front man of Maroon 5, Adam Levine, and I are soul mates. I understand he is presently dating his second or third Victoria’s Secret model or whatever, but I’m seeing other people too so it’s ok. I know that we will be together soon. However, I am finding the greatest impediment to our marriage is the fact that we have never actually met. Recently Maroon 5 announced tour dates and they’ll be visiting a city nearby enough to my own that I can plan a relatively inexpensive weekend road-trip to attend. Unfortunately, I cannot actually find an inexpensive way to attend the concert. Initially I wanted to buy the $500 VIP pass which included floor seats and a tour of backstage. I felt that this would certainly maximize my chances of meeting him in order to fall in love. I couldn’t […]

Dear Suze Orman

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Dear Suze Orman, WTF?!?! That is all, <3 Bridget If you’re interested in personal finance, you’ve probably heard celebrity money guru Suze Orman has come up with a pre-paid credit card to help her fans get out of a debt. Yeah, you don’t need to read that twice to feel there’s something a bit off here. I’ll come clean right off the bat here and say I’ve never been a big fan of Suze Orman. I enjoyed watching her deny people their ridiculous wants on the Oprah show, but in all honesty, I’ve never really taken her seriously. I think my distrust started when I watched the documentary Maxed Out and saw “FICO” flash ominously above her head in one scene. She’s continuously talking about boosting your credit score — apparently because she’s collecting a good amount of cash to do so. My favourite financial heroine Gail vaz Oxlade, however, […]