The Goal Getter: Olivia, 20, barista

Olivia knows getting to Paris next year is going to take every spare penny she has now. Here’s why she’s knows it’s going to work.

“I’m going on exchange to Paris next January so I’m saving for that specifically right now. I used to spend a lot of time in Paris when I was a kid so I want to revisit that in my own terms and do my Europe travelling. I’m trying to save about $3,000 and I think it’s…it’s doable. Honestly I’m just working a lot. I pick up all the extra shifts I can get. And I’m living with my parents for the summer so I’m saving a lot of money. I usually have horrible spending habits, but I find that when I have a specific goal, I’m a lot better at saving. I find that knowing I’m doing something like Paris to me is like so much cooler than Toronto, so I can sacrifice having a lot of fun this summer in order to have much more fun next year.”

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Interviews have been lightly edited for length and clarity.