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Amanda Reaume

Writer and Founder, Millennial Personal Finance

In 2009, Amanda graduated with two degrees, no debt, and $40,000 in the bank. She did it by winning almost $60,000 in scholarships and grants, working hard, and living frugally. Since then, she's continued to work hard, live frugally, save, and invest and often helps friends with tips and tricks to get the most out of their money. A commentator on the financial interests and habits of Generation Y and an activist for causes like women's rights and mental health, Amanda likes to write about her generation's desire to live a meaningful life and support the causes that matter to them.

For the past five years she’s run a scholarships and admissions consulting service and she wrote her first book 'The Complete Guide to a Debt Free Education' out of a desire to help other members of Generation Y graduate without debt.

Amanda writes a blog called Millennial Personal Finance (www.millennialpersonalfinance.com) which focuses on the financial concerns of Generation Y from paying for tuition to buying a first home.
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Why I'm Willing to Pay More Taxes for Mental Health Services

In Canada, I quickly realized, depression is one of the only life-threatening illnesses that you have to be rich to get proper treatment for. Since 1961, Canadians have taken care of our neighbours, our family, and our friends if they have illnesses like heart disease, or diabetes. But if they're suicidal or depressed? We've basically said tough luck -- deal with it yourself. This while more people are actually suffer from mental health issues each year then heart disease and diabetes combined.
09/07/2014 09:54 EDT