Hi everyone! I can't believe I just discovered this forum today, thanks to this post by @Steve. Better late than never?
I'm based in Vancouver (where I'm from!) but also lived out East in Ottawa for 12 years. I know there are a few Canucks around here!
I started Budget Undercover last year but didn't do much with it (other than posting) until recently. It's something I thought about starting when I first started paying down my debt, but I've always been shy about sharing my financial life with the world. I'm slowly getting over that.
I got into personal finance when I was paying off my student loans and working a low paying job. I fell in love with it, so I continued my lifestyle of saving and being frugal. My favourite hobby is trying out new side hustles and finding ways to make money on new platforms.
I called the blog Budget Undercover because although I save 3/4 of my income, I try to hide it as much as possible. My lifestyle usually surprises friends and colleagues when they find out! Unless, of course, they Google me first.
Looking forward to the conversations with you all! Thanks for having me.