If you’re looking to hire someone to run your social media or advertising campaign, guest post on your website, write a column, ghost write for your company, design your business cards – or anything in between – you’ve come to the right place.
I have over 5 years of experience writing, blogging, designing, marketing, and interacting with people online. My client list comes from a wide range of industries, including provincial & municipal government, recreation, direct sales (multi-level marketing), non-profit, real estate, professional sports, telecom, and apparel/fashion.
As a professional freelance writer and blogger, I specialize in personal finance. I have been writing here at Give Me Back My Five Bucks since February 2007. I also write a column for the Toronto Star (moneyville.ca) called “20-Something & Change,” and contribute weekly to Canadian Living Magazine. I have been mentioned in publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Globe and Mail, MSN Money, Yahoo! Finance, The Consumerist, Toronto Star, FLARE Magazine, Metro News, Sympatico.ca, CBC Radio One, and the Financial Post.
Content-wise, I specialize in the fundamentals of personal finance – financial issues that students face, saving, getting out of debt, budgeting, real estate, retirement, and traveling.
Please take a look below for a sample of my writing. If you like what you see, please don’t hesitate to contact me at gmbmfb [at] gmail [dot] com.
You can also check out my LinkedIn profile if you’d like a more detailed description of my work experience.
Here are a few of my writing samples:
- How I saved for my down payment (August 2011)
- What does financial independence mean? (July 2011)
- Single? It’s costing you more than you think (July 2011)
- Dating etiquette: the debate about coupons (June 2011)
- How I plan on destroying my mortgage (May 2011)
- My first home: breaking down the numbers (April 2011)
- Why budgeting is important to me (March 2011)
- It’s your job, but is it your passion? (March 2011)
- Does frugality limit ambition? (February 2011)
- How to cut roaming fees when traveling to the USA (January 2012)
- How a 1% rule can help you save (January 2012)
- 4 homeowning lies we tell ourselves (September 2011)
- Should you use RRSPs to go back to school? (August 2011)
- Automated bill payments not always a good idea (August 2011)
- Breaking up? How to untangle the finances (July 2011)
- 6 reasons to be cautious at outlet malls (June 2011)
- Why 20-somethings might have trouble retiring (May 2011)
- 7 tips to help land your first post-university job (May 2011)
- Why condo living may suit first-time buyers (April 2011)
- 10 tax tips for 20 and 30-somethings (March 2011)
- Should you use your RRSPs to buy your first house? (February 2011)
- I hit bottom when I bummed bus fare from my boyfriend (October 2010)
- How much does Christmas cost Canadians? (December 2011)
- 4 questions to ask before buying rental property (November 2011)
- 7 things to know about travel medical insurance (September 2011)
- 6 ways to take advantage of tax benefits and save money when you’re married (September 2011)
- 4 tricks to save money when you’re unemployed (September 2011)