Hi everyone! Here is my FI update for June 2019 end of 2019Q2. My FI goals are outlined here! Last FI update as at 2019Q1 here! For 2019Q2, we were again great savers with very few surprise expenditures. Even with our Wedding occurring in this quarter, we came out with very positive financial results. Broadly, … Continue reading Financial Independence – June 2019
Well I've finished my last actuarial exam (should be the last...but who knows with these things, they keep cropping up!) and feel liberated. I wrote this exam to finalize my suite of professional designations which were long term goals of mine over the last decade! Mission accomplished. Having an extra couple hours a day really … Continue reading Utility Theory and Happiness
Hi everyone! Here is my FI update for December 2018 end of 2018Q4. My FI goals are outlined here! Last FI update as at 2018Q3 here! For 2018Q4, we had a number of large expenditures, repayments and the downturn in the broader equities market. Large expenditures - I'll admit, we spent a fair chunk of … Continue reading Financial Independence – December 2018
It has been a busy few weeks for me as I am acclimatizing to a new and much busier job. In addition, Wedding tasks have been getting done and I was in need of some downtime. So the blog was put on hold. I am also going to be needing to write another actuarial exam … Continue reading What’s the Impact of Social Media on Your Savings Rate?
Hi everyone! Here is my FI update for September 2018 end of 2018Q3. A month late is better than no update, right? My FI goals are outlined here! Last FI update as at 2018Q2 here! For 2018Q3, we didn't have any extra large expenditures. We spent some time in Germany but those flights had been … Continue reading Financial Independence – September 2018
We've discussed some of the various savings vehicles and types of investments that can be made in some earlier posts. Armed with that knowledge, a logical next step to ask is "Are these saving vehicles all the same?". Well, not exactly. Not only can you prioritize different saving vehicles depending on your income, but as you … Continue reading Where should I start saving money first? How to choose between Savings Vehicles in Canada
I read another book! Yay! Well...this was awhile ago, but figured I'd give it a review as I particularly liked the concept. (And make it look like I'm keeping up with my goal of reading more). What am I reviewing? Get Rich With Dividends by Marc Lichtenfeld. A colleague and friend of mine recommended it … Continue reading Booked: Get Rich With Dividends
It surprises me to this day the number of people who still purchase TV packages here in Canada. This article I found in Global News says that, based off a 2017 telephone survey of 4,156 Canadians, 1-in-4 households are cord cutters. This means they do not have a traditional TV subscription. The number of people … Continue reading Cord Cutting
Do you think saving and investing looks something like the laptop screen in the picture above? I can safely say it does not - not even close. Nowadays, platforms are super easy to use from Tangerine Banking to Questrade (Credit Unions and the Big Banks also have pretty intuitive sites from what I hear, but I … Continue reading Study Up On: Canadian Savings & Investment Vehicles – Where To Start?
Buying or renting your place of residence - what should you do? There are probably hundreds of thousands of articles contrasting the two paths scattered across the web. These articles will give you anything from in-depth analysis to general guidelines. Buuuuut regardless of the amount of content out there, I like sharing my own point … Continue reading Housing – Should I Buy or Rent?