Should I Take a Year Off – Follow Up

A little while ago I wrote a post about how I was considering taking a year off of work to explore other things. A lot has changed over the past few months and I am excited to say I’m doing…

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What’s in the Accountants Wallet?

So I have to admit, the Economist didn’t ask me about this before he decided we were all going to write posts about what cards we are using. This is one area where I am far less than optimized. I’m…

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Federal Budget 2019, Who Cares?

I don’t want to get too political, but I’ll just come out and say it. Government is terrible, they all do a bad job, and we would be better off with monkeys throwing feces at each other. (I mean if…

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Should I Take a Year Off?

For some time now, I have been considering taking a break from my day job. I guess this isn’t surprising since you’re reading a financial independence/ retire early blog. I’d love to take a year to work on the projects…

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A Quick Reminder That It’s RRSP Season

Well, we got the first month of 2019 under our belts which means that tax time is right around the corner. If you’re like me you hate having to hand over your hard earned cash in order to cover your…

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How to Track Your FIRE Progress

I always like to be able to set goals and track my progress with anything that I am doing. I find it is a good motivator and a great way to stay focused. With this in mind, I made a…

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FU Money

I first heard the term FU money from JL Collins the author of The Simple Path to Wealth*. He described a situation in which his job would not allow him to go travel in Europe but because he had enough…

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December TFSA Portfolio Update

I know that we usually recommend investing in low cost index funds, and I do mostly invest this way. That being said, I do enjoy stock picking. I mean come on, its just plain fun. So what I won’t beat…

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Beat the Bank

I recently read Larry Bates book “Beat the Bank: The Canadian Guide to Simply Successful Investing” and was very impressed by how well Larry lays out just how destructive fees can be to your investment returns. The book discusses the…

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WHY FI??

I think like many of us I started on my path to financial independence before I had even discovered the FI movement. I was never a fan of having to be at a 9-5 each day, yet I liked working,…

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