Living with roommates can be a challenging thing to do, especially if it is something you have never done before. Most people at some point in their lives will have a roommate, whether it is starting in a college dorm, moving into your first apartment with some friends, or if you live in staff accommodations for a job, such as when you work for Mobilize Jobs. Although there are many challenging times, there are also many fun times to be had with roommates. Here are my tips to help you start living happily with roommates!
From August to October, we are sharing first-hand stories from Meaghen Stock – a Mobilizer alumni. This is her fourth story, sharing her travel tips of how to get around in the Canadian Rockies. Her first three stories were on money saving tips while on the road, her personal journey through the Mobilize program and grocery shopping tips […]
A very important part of having a job is saving money. It is always smart to have some savings while working in case of an emergency or to use after you are done the program. For example, if you break your ankle while out at a placement and need to take time off work for it to heal, it would be nice to have some savings to lean back on. Here is how I learned to save money while working with Mobilize and travelling in Canada, my top 5 tips.
Before joining Mobilize I was pretty lost in life. I finished school now what? All of my friends were off in college and university, but I just wasn’t ready for that commitment. I was nineteen and not overly sure of what I wanted to do for the rest of my life, and I didn’t want to waste money on something I wasn’t set on. I was working full time at Tim Hortons, but it wasn’t satisfying. I felt like I wanted something more but I didn’t know what. I had considered travelling, but I didn’t have the funds to quit my job, pack up and leave.
Grocery shopping on your own for the first time can be fun but overwhelming at the same time. You don’t realize how expensive food is until the money for it is coming out of your pocket. Here are some grocery shopping tips that I have used since joining Mobilize to help me save money, save food waste, and fill my tummy up with lots of food.