Posts By: Karl Low

Angela Pappas

Angela loves learning and discussing personal finances and money. Not in the greedy sense, but in constant pursuit of financial peace. Financial freedom if you will. Her passion for this started in her early 30s, when she started paying for younger years’ financial mistakes. She’s now spent nearly a decade trying to learn how to correct those mistakes and, at the same time, has learnt to love the process. While she still has a long way to go to get to financial freedom, she hopes that by writing about her journey she keeps the momentum going, and, hopefully, also inspires others towards financial independence.

The Struggling Student Rants—Shop & Save into the Future

Summer came & went; September arrived in the blink of an eye and the traditional school season began.  Some of us at AU took a break from our studies, and some didn’t.  Some AU students went on long road trips and adventurous travels.  Others chose to stay at home and enjoy their downtime lounging around… Read more »

The Struggling Student Rants—The Great Emergency

Life emergencies happen.  We have all dealt with Murphy’s Law—if anything can go wrong, it will—at one point in time.  A furnace that breaks down in the middle of a prairie winter is bound to happen once in your lifetime.  A vandal slashing all four tires of your car, in a highly condensed, populated area… Read more »

The Struggling Student Rants—Manpower or Gaspower

Gas prices across Canada are not going down anytime soon.  Just this past April, prices went up in all of our provinces as the federal carbon tax kicked in.  According to Global News, in late April, the price of gas in British Columbia almost reached $2 a litre, with some unsuspecting vehicle owners waking up… Read more »

The Struggling Student Rants—The Benefits to Having a Yard Sale

Marie Kondo is a Japanese organizing consultant whose popularity has taken off in recent years in North America, by instructing consumers and hoarders alike to rediscover joy by decluttering and throwing away stuff  (Green, 2014).  At 19 years old, Ms. Kondo started working as a professional tidier in Japan when she founded her organizing consulting business… Read more »