Skip the bubble bath or Netflix binge and join us this Thursday evening for our #MindfulSpending Twitter Party with Cait Flanders, author of The Year of Less. By simply joining in the convo, you’ll be eligible to win some prizes, including $500 to spend, save or throw at your debt.

Speaking of which, how many of you step out at lunchtime with zero intention of shopping, only to return to your desk with a bag of fast fashion that you don’t really need? Or maybe your weak spot is a delicious latte or a makeup splurge. Most of us have a thing that can take our bank balance from comfy to “WOAH! WHATTTTT HAPPENED?” in a matter of days. After all, capitalist society is designed to fill us with desires, or “needs” even, that we can easily talk ourselves into. But a few of these unplanned splurges a month can affect our financial well-being: insert Cait Flanders, a woman like us who took control of her finances, one day at a time.

The Year of Less is a self-help memoir that documents life for the first twelve months of my two-year shopping ban. At every stage, I learned that the less I consumed, the more fulfilled I felt. But the challenge became a lifeline when, in the course of the year, I found myself in situations that turned my life upside down. It was then that I realized why I had always turned to shopping, alcohol, and food—and what it had cost me. Unable to reach for my usual vices, I changed habits I’d spent years perfecting and discovered what truly mattered to me. Blending my story with insight and practical guidance, The Year of Less will leave you questioning what you’re holding on to in your own life—and, quite possibly, lead you to your own path of less.”

Resonating with many, The Year of Less is now a top seller on the Wall Street Business book list. Toronto Star calls it “a relatable read that manages to make cultural movements such as mindfulness, minimalism and zero waste easily accessible.” Flanders’ common-sense approach to money is empowering consumers and helping thousands rejig routines in order to reach financial stability and prosperity. If you haven’t read it, we’re giving away a few copies!

Here’s how to win:

LIKE and COMMENT on our #MindfulSpending post on Facebook or Instagram


Tweet, “Yes, @Shedoesthecity, please send me “The Year of Less.” I want to join the convo about #MindfulSpending w. @TangerineBank this Thurs at 8pm

For the #MindfulSpending Twitter Party / convo this Thursday, you do not need to RSVP. Just jump over to Twitter this Thursday, April 12 and join us, @CaitFlanders and @TangerineBank at 8pm for a conversation about #MindfulSpending. Bring your questions! You could win a copy of the book and a whole lot more.

This post was generously sponsored by Tangerine, but the thoughts and opinions are our own.