Give Me Back My Five Bucks

I started Give Me Back My Five Bucks because I felt like I needed an outlet in which to talk about personal finance issues, and to keep myself honest and accountable for my spending. I am an ex-shopaholic, and I love(d) spending money. Unfortunately, it all caught up to me, and coupled with my daunting student loans, I found myself trapped under a mountain of debt.

I try to keep all of my posts somehow related to my finances in every day life. Among other things, I am interested in budgeting, investing, saving, real estate, being frugal, and smart shopping. I encourage open and honest discussion on this blog, as well as constructive criticism. 

You will not find “how to” posts on this blog. I will not list steps on how you should get yourself out of debt or manage your money. There are plenty of other blogs out there that do that. I want to show you how I manage my money every single day, and how money plays an important role in our everyday lives – whether we want to admit to that or not. 

I hold a 2-year degree in communications.  My full-time job is in marketing & social media. I am a freelance personal finance writer with a column called "20-something & Change" with the Toronto Star's, and contribute weekly to Canadian Living Magazine. I am also a professionally trained graphic designer.


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Give Me Back My Five Bucks has a Wise Score of  76.59, which ranks it #101 among personal finance blogs.

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Personal finance blogger & Marketing Manager. Loves adventure & spreadsheets. Eliminated $20k of debt in 1 year. Former NCAA D1 athlete. Co-founder of #CPFC13.
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Klout Score62.77The Klout Score is a 0-100 rating of @krystalatwork's overall influence on Twitter.
True Reach993True Reach is the size of @krystalatwork's engaged audience. Klout eliminates inactive and spam accounts, and only include accounts that @krystalatwork actually influences.
Network Score26.070-100 rating of the influence level of @krystalatwork's engaged audience.
Amplification Score11.00 0-100 score of the likelihood that @krystalatwork's tweets will be acted upon by their followers.
Klout Description of @krystalatwork
@krystalatwork creates content that is spread throughout their network and drives discussions
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Broadcaster You broadcast great content that spreads like wildfire. You are an essential information source in your industry. You have a large and diverse audience that values your content.
Influential Topics Influenced By Influencer Of
  • Personal Finance
  • Finance
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SEMRush Rank441,665Rating of sites by the number of visitors coming from the first 20 Google search results.
SE Keywords365Number of keywords (search queries) the domain ranks in the top 20 Google (US) search results.
SE Traffic1,106Estimated number of visitors coming from the first 20 Google search results (per month).
SE Traffic Price$2,897Estimated cost of purchasing the same number of visitors.

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Stat NameValueStat Explanation
Referring Domains2,392Number of referring domains known for this item. If -1 then this number is not yet known.
Referring .EDU Domains3Number of referring domains from EDUcational sites (only exact .edu TLD included; no regional domains).
Referring IPs1,506Number of referring IP addresses.
External Backlinks532,187Number of external backlinks for this item.
Indexed URLs57,364Number of URLs for given item type present in index - these are NOT backlinks, but rather URLs belonging to given domain or subdomain: this metric is useful as an indication of domain content size.