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  77.82, which ranks it #91 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
Klout Classification of @krystalatwork
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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  • Vancouver
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Referring Domains8,585Number of referring domains known for this item. If -1 then this number is not yet known.
Referring .EDU Domains4Number of referring domains from EDUcational sites (only exact .edu TLD included; no regional domains).
Referring IPs3,504Number of referring IP addresses.
External Backlinks886,840Number of external backlinks for this item.
Indexed URLs65,214Number 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.