Overcoming That #ChristmasDebt

close up of a red christmas present with a gold bow

I procrastinated on buying Christmas presents… again. What can I say, being a student is expensive enough without taking into consideration all the gifts that you have to buy for Christmas. Lately, I’ve been thinking about why I even celebrate Christmas and how it has changed as I’ve gotten older. Growing up in Scotland, I knew Christmas as the time of the year when everything I had ever wanted was waiting for me underneath the Christmas tree. As I grew into my teenage years, which I spent in Jamaica, Christmas became more… Read More

Cold. Hard. Cash: 4 Budgeting Tips for Students

Some of us have it, we all need it, and as college kids, we could always use a little bit more. I’m talking about money. That cold. hard. cash. A couple of weeks ago, the Peer Health Educators at Douglas College were kind enough to bring in the fine gents of Young Guys Finance to teach some money basics like budgeting and how to be smart with your money. Their fun and cool approach to personal finance truly made the idea of money way less daunting. Budgeting can often be a less… Read More