This week's post is less about advice and more about a change in my personal life. Background For the first 5.5 years of my career, I worked in the Group & Health insurance sector (The types of insurance offered by your employer). I began the journey as an analyst and capped off my career in … Continue reading New Job, Old Career, Bold Move
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
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?
Happy Sunday everyone! I took a big step personally last week, as I actually outlined my financial goals. As a natural follow-up to that, here is my first FI update comparing January 1, 2018 to July 1, 2018: Observations Debt? Firstly, we are luckily in a position where we have virtually zero debt. At the moment, … Continue reading Financial Independence – June 2018
One of my goals for this blog was to create more accountability. I wanted to start reporting my financial goals to be better, more capable, avoid consumerism, be environmentally aware, and save money along the way. So what are my financial goals? Currently 29, I aim to achieve FI by 45, and retire by 50. … Continue reading Financial Independence – Outlining My Goals
Living within your means can denote a lot of different things to various people. It depends not only on who you ask but how you ask! Some folks may see that their total monthly cash outflow is less than their cash inflow and feel okay with that. Some savvier individuals know they need to limit … Continue reading Study Up On: Living Within Your Means