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—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 »

The Struggling Student Rants—How to Manage a Household on a Budget

Remember your very first paycheque?  The one from that paper route you had in minus-thirty-degree weather?  Or from the babysitting gig for the neighbour’s little angels who turned into Damien when their parents walked out the door?  Did that paycheque come with “how-to” instructions?  Unlikely.  I know I blew my first paycheque getting pink fuzzy… Read more »

The Struggling Student Rants

The past few months, in the prairies and eastern Canada, it seems like Mother Nature is binge-watching Frozen and trying to imitate Elsa. I know it doesn’t seem like it right now, but spring is just around the corner, and will, hopefully, bring warmer days. There are those who say they prefer the winter season… Read more »