The Mogo Blog

#MogoLife interview: Meet Melissa Bolduc – fashion designer for every body

Ladyboss and Canadian clothing designer Melissa Bolduc is the brains behind Melow, her ‘accessible and comfortable’ fashion line based out of Montreal. We sat down with the inspiring entrepreneur to find out more about what inspires her, what keeps her hustlin’, and what Adulting advice she has for all of us. ![](/content/images/2016/07/mogo_mogo-life_melissa-bolduc_profile.jpg) Melissa Bolduc – Ladyboss and designer at Melow So...what’s your company all about? Melissa: At Melow, we are all about feeling good in your clothes no matter your size, shape or age. Our clothes are designed to adjust to any body shape, and to ensure this, we always do two fittings: one on a small-fit model and one on a larger-fit model. By doing this, we know our clothes will fit seamlessly on all body shapes. ![](/content/images/2016/07/mogo_mogo-life_melissa-bolduc_design-1.jpg) What made you decide to be an entrepreneur instead of joining another fashion brand? Melissa: I have always been an entrepreneur in some way. I used to sell flowers and raspberries on the side of our cottage road as a kid. When I was teenager, I began making jewelry and dream catchers that I

Meet Mary Young - one of our financial models (pun intended)

A local success story from Ontario, Mary Young, CEO & Designer at MARY YOUNG, is making a statement with her lifestyle and lingerie line. After starring in our latest ad campaign (Finances with benefits, y’all), Mary sat down with us to answer a few questions on her #girlboss style. So… what’s your company all about? Mary: My company is a women’s lifestyle lingerie and loungewear clothing line that focuses on encouraging women to embrace their natural shape to feel comfortable, confident and in turn, sexy. Every garment is designed and made in Canada using extremely soft jerseys and elastics to ensure the most comfortable wear. ![](/content/images/2016/06/mogo_mary-young_influencer_1-1.jpg) Image from Mary Young That’s pretty sweet. How’d you come up with that? Mary: Honestly, I fell into this journey and never once had a plan for where I am now. I produced a double thesis in my fourth year at Ryerson University, half of it being a lingerie and loungewear collection. We dig your entrepreneurial spirit! What made you decide to start your own company? Mary: I always knew I wanted to be an entrepreneur, but I never knew what

Amber Rose Collection Pop Up Shop at the MogoLounge

If you haven’t heard, Amber Rose will be in the 6ix to present at the MuchMusic Video Awards... But the MMVAs aren’t the only place you’ll be able to see her. That’s right, on June 18th from 4 to 7pm, Amber Rose will be doing a pop-up shop at the MogoLounge for the Amber Rose Collection. ![](/content/images/2016/06/AMBERROSEPOPUP.jpg) For us, it’s pretty much a match made in heaven. Yes, Amber Rose has courted controversy, but she’s also a strong woman who’s notoriously unapologetic about who she is. And she’s got a wicked sense of humour too. We dig it, and we identify with that. If you’re in town, drop by 797 Queen Street West! And keep checking back for more MogoLounge pop-up collabs—these will be ongoing events with both local and international creators. #JustGettingStarted Sign up to be a MogoMember to keep up with Mogo events at the lounge (and elsewhere)! SIGN UP NOW ![](/content/images/2016/05/Mogo_FWB-ValueProp_subscribers_v2.gif)

5 ways to make sure money doesn’t ruin your marriage

Our Financial Fitness Coach, Chantel, just wrote an article on the Ottawa Wedding Journal about how to keep it together with your boo while navigating your finances. Check out her 5 Marriage & Money tips: Sorry to break it to you, but when it comes to money honey, you’ve got to bring a business mindset to your marriage. Money issues can be a major reason why marriages fall apart. Like businesses, actually. So while you’re still in the honeymoon phase (aka. when the waters are calm and things are going awesome), you need to lay out a solid plan for how you’re going to handle your finances. The Plan ![](/content/images/2016/05/giphy--3-.gif) Image by 1. Self assess your money situation. Do a credit check on yourself and look into your report in detail to get an idea of where you stand. Identify any issues you’re having and make a plan to pay them back so you’re not bringing them into the relationship. Lead by example. ![](/content/images/2016/05/tumblr_ntwswwhhzk1ses2b6o1_500.gif) Image by 2. Have an open discussion with your partner about your current financial

Surprise! Millennials are the #1 fraud victims

You’re more likely to be a victim of fraud than your grandma. According to the Financial Post, “50% of suspect and highly suspect credit application frauds in Canada in 2015 were against Millennials or Generation Y… regarded as anywhere from age 16 to 36.” That’s crazy. Millennials are supposed to be the ones who are on top of technology and know things. (On the other hand, people born before 1944 comprised only 3% of these suspected frauds.) How to protect yourself from fraud Don’t put your real birthdate on Facebook. ![](/content/images/2016/05/askanadult_birthday_1.jpg) Fraudsters can start credit applications under your name—sometimes they only need your name, birthday, and address! You can still say your actual birthday because who wants to miss out on all the bday love (obvs) on your wall?? But to prevent someone from getting all of my personal info, I deliberately put the wrong birth-year (1976). CLEARLY I don’t look a day older than 21. But the fraudsters don’t know this lol. Make sure you read before you provide info in apps. ![](/content/images/2016/05/askanadult_scam_1.jpg) For example, like before you buy