Yes! youngandthrifty.ca has been featured in the limelight (how cool is that?)! Though only a few times, so far. LOL. =)
Globe and Mail
Personal Finance Reader: How to Spend- And Save- More Efficiently by Rob Carrick: March 5, 2010 on my review on Questrade
Personal Finance Reader: Mutual funds: Where to find them and, how much they cost and when to sell by Rob Carrick: June 2, 2010 about me succumbing to the Starwood Preferred Guest AMEX
Personal Finance Reader: The Great Vacation Deal Round Up by Rob Carrick: June 9, 2010 for my cheap travel series like how to cut out the middle man when booking travel
Personal Finance Reader: You, Yoga, and Your Money by Rob Carrick: March 16, 2011 for my post on how yoga relates to personal finance (in my perspective).
Home Cents Blog: Are you Stuck in a Cell Phone Contract? by Shelly White February 27, 2012 for my post on cell phone contracts
Times Magazine Money Blog “It’s Your Money- Financial Lessons from the Fabulous Four, Yoga, Homer Simpson, and Other Odd Sources ” by Brad Tuttle: April 5, 2011 for my post on how yoga relates to personal finance
Rob Carrick’s Reader: Wedding bells ring up the bills by Rob Carrick: September 14, 2012 – The Cost of Weddings
“Young Bloggers Look to Spark Fin Lit Passion” by Ora Morrison: Financial Post April 21, 2011. Youngandthrifty was interviewed along with MoneyRabbit.ca and FabulouslyBroke on how young personal finance bloggers are taking the initiative to share our individual personal finance stories and teach each other about personal finance because we’re not getting it reliably elsewhere.
Interviewed by Sydney Loney for the Holiday 2011 magazine and included in the article We Hereby Resolve… to make our 2012 resolutions a reality! Which talks about how I made my 2011 resolutions work.
The Consumerist mentioned my post about how to rent out your basement suite to add to your income stream.
The Consumerist mentioned my post on budget-breaking add-ons that accompany big ticket items
youngandthrifty.ca was interviewed by Bryan Borzykowski from MoneySense.ca about my personal RRSP contribution strategies January 24, 2012.
Awards/ Recognition (thank you, thank you)
The people have spoken! To kick off the first annual Best of Finance Awards, Rate Super Market asked Canadians: Who’s on top when it comes to personal finance resources? And answer you did, filling us in on your picks for the best blogs, books, news and more.
RateSupermarket.ca Best of Finance 2012: Consumers’ Choice Winners! - Best Blogger: Frugal Living
Top 50 Financial Mentor from eCollegeFinder
June 15th, 2010, Philadelphia, PA – www.youngandthrifty.ca has recently been honored with eCollegeFinder’s Financial Mentor Award. The Financial Mentor Award recognizes the top 50 financial resources on the Internet that allow students to maintain their financial health while in school. Finding an affordable education is just one piece of the financial puzzle for students.Young and Thriftyacts as a valuable financial resource and has shown dedication to helping people successfully manage their economic positions. This award is intended to commend their remarkable efforts.
Considered One of the Best Financial Websites for Canadians by BankNerd.ca
Picked as one of the 25 best Financial website for Canadians in 2010 and in 2011 by BankNerd.ca, a website dedicated to providing breaking news on the Canadian Banking Industry and also providing the Canadian population with current banking trends, bank account information, credit card deals and essential information for consumers
Considered a Top 10 Realest Personal Finance Blogger
by Amber from Blonde & Balanced and Krystal from Give Me Back my Five Bucks: “To us, being a great personal finance blogger doesn’t necessarily mean being able to generate the most income, report the news, have thousands of subscribers, or even a lot of fame – it’s the connection you can make with your readers and the stories you are willing to share with the world that make you approachable and real.” —- Thanks girls!!
Considered a “Hot Personal Finance Chick”
by Financial Uproar (quite possibly the funniest personal finance blog in North America, let alone Canada- go read it and see for yourself). I was chosen by him in his annual awkward tradition of picking hot personal finance chicks and I was one of them this year. Miss Hot Personal Finance Chick 2011. A title I wouldn’t mind holding considering all the other PF blogger chicks that also hold the title are undeniably hot and smart with their money! I am woman, hear me ROAR!
Youngandthrifty was interviewed for their Thrifty Blogger of the Week series by Rachel from Thrift Culture Now: Frugal Living, Thrift, Money Saving Tips- a fellow Canadian website written by young Canadians for fellow young frugal Canadians.