Desirae Odjick

Desirae Odjick

Freelance writer + content marketer

Personal finance, millennial money management, financial technology, passive investing and career advice for 20-somethings. Canadian.

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Is credit card insurance enough — or do you need extra travel insurance?

Heading out on a trip? A boring-but-necessary first step: read your insurance policies. (Yes, seriously.)

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Modern House Hunt: Buying a Foreclosure On The Other Side of The Country

One man's journey across the country to revamp a house in need of some TLC.

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We need to get rid of the ugly stereotypes around women and money

Let’s all take a minute to confront — and heartily dismiss — the ridiculous and enduring stereotypes that we hear all the time about women and money.

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Everything you need to know about being in a relationship and filing your taxes

I worked with two Official Tax Experts to help me — and you! — navigate tax season alongside our common-law partners and spouses, and figure out how to file our recently-divorced taxes, too.

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How I saved $16000 in a year for a house down payment

Before you can dive into the joys (and associated costs!) of homeownership, you need to pony up tens of thousands of dollars for a down payment. Here’s exactly how I managed to come up with all that cash over the past year.

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"I have to pay what?!" 11 unexpected costs when buying your first home

To get the inside track on exactly how much you can expect to spend in your first year, I spoke with two experts who have helped about a zillion* people deal with the unexpected costs of buying a home.

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My money resolution: spend more

Ask a personal finance blogger about their favourite pastimes, and you’ll usually find saving money right at the top. Not me.

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Yes, You Need to Read Your Insurance Policies

I get it: you don’t want to read your insurance policies. Nobody does. But here's why reading them is a gift to future-you.

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Become a financially savvy FOMO fighter

Five ways to make sure that FOMO doesn’t stop you from doing other important things, like paying rent or saving up to buy a place.

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Lowest Rates Reads: Stop Overthinking Your Money

This book is the Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff guide you have always, always wanted for your money.