You know you’ve reached adulthood when you find yourself reading more homemaking and money blogs than you do fashion. I used to devour fashion content and now I find myself reading about Martha Stewart’s cleaning tips or icing recipes and Mr Money Mustache’s early retirement.
If you aren’t ok with selling your car, cycling everywhere and giving up your restaurant habits entirely, then Vancity’s Good Money blog (which is a bit more user friendly than what Mr Money Mustache suggests) has some useful tips. There is some content catered to the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island area (which is where this credit union is based), but you’ll also find a large amount of helpful articles that apply to someone in other parts of Canada or the world.
You can never have to many tips about saving money in the grocery store, hosting dinner parties on the cheap, budgeting, and buying a house (in fact, I used a trick like this to buy both of the houses I have bought.)
It’s hard to give up coffees, retail therapy, and your five-a-week restaurant habit but if it means debt-free at a younger age, then it is worth it. Boy, I sure sound like a boring adult.
On a side note, I personally bank with Vancity and so does my business, and they are top notch when it comes to banking, customer service, and not screwing you over with hidden charges.
Check out the Good Money blog here. This post was sponsored by Vancity.