How to Trick Your Brain to Stop Buying Cr*p You Don’t Need

We all buy crap we don’t need. The problem is, most of us get smacked upside the head by our load of debt and our brain still doesn’t get the memo that we’ve been spending like we’re on tour with Drake. But how can I stop myself from swiping my credit card for yet another new pair of kicks when I find the last pair of Stan Smith trainers in my size?... you might be thinking. That’s right. You might be shocked to realize it’s not H&M’s socially responsible attitude that keeps you coming back, but a few simple, trickster strategies. Watch out for: red tagged clothing racks that trigger your brain to take action, roadblocks that navigate you in the direction of irresistible temptations, and classic upbeat tunes that trigger dopamine – and perhaps release an anchored memory of your last champagne shower in Vegas – making you feel sexy and happy, and encouraging you to spend, spend, spend. This part is going to freak you out, but it’s a solid tactic to push you towards the realization that you’ve been stockpiling useless garbage, probably for the better part of

Faux Pas No More! Krystin Lee Glammed Her Digs on a Budget

Hurrah! Our room reno challenge was recently slam-dunked on a $500 budget by style guru Krystin Lee of Suburban Faux Pas. With more creativity than money at her disposal, Krystin managed to pull together a fabulous guest bedroom impressive to all guests – even most in-laws! Take a sneak peak into her glammed bedroom while discovering your inspiration for your next DIY makeover project. Headboard: Homesense | Table: Target | Lamp: Target | Magnifying Glass: Target {similar} | Candle: Diptyque | Rug: Rugs USA | Bedding: Crane and Canopy | Leopard Print Pillows: Switch Studio | Dalmatian Print Pillows: Aurelia | Tray: Homesense | Mugs: Chapters | Blanket: Ikea | Pouf: Ebay | Sheer Curtain: Ikea (pom pom trim not included) | Canvases: Michael’s | Light: Bouclair | Pant: Behr from Home Depot | Gold Star Bursts: Target © 2015 Mogo Finance Technology Inc. All rights reserved. Made in Vancouver. Mogo and the Mogo designs are trade-marks of Mogo Finance Technology Inc., used under license. Mogo Financial (B.C.) Inc. Licence 50019 & 50017 / Mogo Financial (Alberta) Inc. Licence 326985 / Mogo Financial (Ontario) Inc. Licence 4716734 / Mogo Financial Inc. Licence BC 50022 Ontario 4716733.

#MogoPerks Party - Toronto

Mogo is throwing their very first Toronto #MogoPerks event on Thursday, April 30th! We've teamed up with Kastor & Pollux to bring MogoMembers an exclusive party featuring cult accessories brand No Fun Press -- filled to the brim with free booze, free pizza, music, giveaways and art installations, to boot! About Kastor & Pollux: Combining design capabilities with social influence, Kastor & Pollux is an independent, multi-platform creative collective founded by Danielle Roche and Bianca Venerayan. About No Fun Press: The brainchild of artist Reilly Hodgson, No Fun Press is a lifestyle/accessories brand for "disgruntled people with discerning taste". Based in Toronto but loved worldwide, this cult brand is known for their signature sarcastic quotes and nostalgic imagery -- No Fun Press's top-quality pins, patches and apparel can be spotted instantly on people About Trevor Wheatley: Trevor is a Toronto based multi-media artist. His main focus is on typography, and the history of public art as seen by people on the street. His most recent work has focused on public installations. About The Creator Class: The Creator Class by content studio FREE is a community of creatives sharing their passions in music, style, adventure, arts and culture

MogoPerks: Man Crates Personalized Whiskey Crate

You weren’t born a sophisticated man, nor were you born with an affinity for whiskey. And even though you so desperately wanted to be a “man’s man,” the first time you drank the stuff, it came out your nostrils and disinfected the kitchen sink. Oh well, one less cleaning to take care of… But, Man Crates knows something for sure: the transformation into manhood starts with a strong drink. As does the transformation to gaining respect from your manly peers (not to mention admiration from the man-wanting ladies). That’s where the Personalized Whiskey Crate comes to your boyhood’s rescue, whisking you away into a world of handlebar moustaches, tailored suits, and Cuban cigars. The crate comes as stocked as your brotherless sock drawer: Two personalized, heavy bottom rocks glasses so you can throw away the Dixie cups, a couple of ice sphere molds to keep your drink cold longer (cause who doesn’t need that?), two slate coasters to protect the your mahogany surfaces, and 33 drams of whisky drinking journal to jot down those inconceivable, or incomprehensible?, drunken thoughts. Plus it also comes with some totally adult snacks to battle the Whiskey flavor bully: salted

MogoPerks One Under Party!

The perks of being a Mogo Member are pretty sweet if we do say so ourselves – as you can clearly see in this video from our party at One/Under that we had last month. As proponents of the “don’t quit your daydream” lifestyle,  Mogo arranged for a fabulous night of golfing fun at One Under in Vancouver for our members – whom we love so much! From fun photo booths for those model moments (with our MogoCard props, of course) with your friends, to taking a big swing at the $50,000 hole-in-one shot, to the complimentary beer, pizza and charcuterie that was being served, this event produced countless smiles.  Every attendee also left with a Mogo swag bag full of delightful goodies from Postmark Brewing, Later Magazine, and One Under. If you didn’t make it out to this event, do not fret! There’s plenty more where that came from. Mogo is throwing their very first Toronto #MogoPerks event on Thursday, April 30th! They’ve teamed up with Kastor & Pollux to bring MogoMembers an exclusive party featuring cult accessories brand No Fun Press – filled to the brim with free booze, free pizza, music, giveaways, art installations