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Early Retirement
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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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SIK (Single Income, Kids)
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Wow, January flew by! I can’t believe it’s already February. Here in Vancouver, January was an exceptional wet month. We had 249.4 millimetres (9.82 inches) of rain, making it the fifth wettest January on record. The previous record was set in January 2006 when 283.6 millimetres (11.2 inches) of rain fell on Vancouver. In case you are wondering, the normal amount for the month of January is 168.4 millimetres (6.63 ...
Posted: Feb 12 2018 @ 11:00 AM
Late last year I had the pleasure to record a podcast with Jessica. In the podcast we discussed FIRE,  investment strategy (dividend growth stocks & index ETFs), financial independence vs financial freedom, and many more. Recently Jessica published the podcast. I have to say, it’s weird listening to my own voice, but I am getting more used to it. Please take a listen/watch. And in case the video doesn’t show ...
Posted: Feb 07 2018 @ 11:00 AM
As you may have heard, fellow Canadian personal finance blogger, Cait Flanders’ first book “The Year of Less” was launched in January. I have followed Cait’s journey on her blog for the last few years and absolutely loved her down-to-earth approach to life and her style of writing/storytelling. I have been fortunate to meet her in person a few times and talked to her for an extended period each time ...
Posted: Feb 05 2018 @ 11:00 AM
I donated blood for the first time in 2001 in a mobile donation clinic. It was my first year of university, living in one of the residences at University of British Columbia. The mobile donation clinic was available because the university residence association had arranged a Save a Live blood donation event. I have always thought it was a good deed to donate blood. I was also taught by my ...
Posted: Jan 31 2018 @ 4:00 PM
If you are a long time reader of this blog, you probably have noticed that I haven’t been writing as many investment related posts (i.e. dividend stock transactions, considerations, evaluations, etc) . Rather, I have been writing more about my thoughts on financial independence retire early (FIRE), and other things I have been learning and experiencing on our quest for financial independence and joyful life. There are quite a number ...
Posted: Jan 29 2018 @ 4:00 PM
A few months ago, a reader from Vancouver left a comment on this blog, stating that he has reached financial independence at 38 years of age. He also mentioned that he decided to continue working despite being financially independent. Intrigued by his story, I reached out to him via email. After a few email exchanges, I decided I had to get him to do an interview and answering some questions ...
Posted: Jan 22 2018 @ 6:30 PM
Hey everyone, today’s post is from the talented J from Millennial Boss. I had the pleasure to meet her and get to know her at FinCon17. It’s always neat to meet another person in the FIRE community that works in high tech. She definitely knows the struggles of working in high tech and finding time to work on the blog and other side hustles. I hope you enjoy her post. ...
Posted: Jan 17 2018 @ 4:00 PM
When I created this blog, the sole purpose was to chronicle our journey for financial independence and joyful life. I wanted to share my knowledge with like-minded people. I could have just focused on writing articles about money and personal finance. But I didn’t. Right from the start, I put a strong emphasis on the joyful life aspect, because I realized that having all the money in the world does ...
Posted: Jan 15 2018 @ 4:00 PM
You are probably thinking… Hear me out, please! Although this blog has been around for more than 3 years, I only started writing year review last year, so the annual review post idea is still pretty new to me. Why am I writing a financial review when almost every other personal finance bloggers are doing the same thing' Because I am a money nerd and I have always enjoyed reading ...
Posted: Jan 08 2018 @ 4:00 PM
Can you believe it’s already 2018' What happened to 2017' For some reason, 2017 just zoomed by for me. In many ways, it felt like it was only a few days ago that Mrs. T, Baby T1.0, and Baby T2.0, and I were just in Denmark, celebrating the start of 2017. For this holiday season, I decided to take 3 days off work (27, 28, and 29) to allow me to have ...
Posted: Jan 03 2018 @ 4:00 PM


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