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FIRECracker

Blog Info

Name:
Millennial Revolution
Category:
Early Retirement
Tags:
Millennial, Travel
Start Year:
2016

Blogger Bio

Net worth:
$1,000,000.00
Location:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Age:
30s
Race:
Asian
Gender:
Team
Life stage:
RETIRED
Profession:
Engineer

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Latest Blog Posts

  “Why would you go to Mexico City? It’s so scary and dangerous!” We heard these words from friends and family every time we mentioned “Mexico City”. Which is strange because when it comes to homicide rates, Mexico city doesn’t even make it to the top 50—unlike St.Louis, Detroit, and Chicago. And yet, they never bat an eye whenever we mention going to any of those cities. But facts and ...
Posted: Jul 21 2017 @ 9:00 AM
Hello again and welcome back to the Millennial Revolution Investment Workshop! New readers, please click here to start from the beginning. In what appears to be a never-ending cycle, the Republican effort to repeal and replace Obamacare continues to careen from news story to news story. If you were to try to keep up in the day-to-day negotiations, back-room dealings and press briefings, you’d probably go nuts. Fortunately, you don’t ...
Posted: Jul 19 2017 @ 9:00 AM
Last week, I wrote about a simple rule that helps people get control of their budgets back. Rent More. Own Less. Now as with every rule, it’s not a universal blanket that applies to everyone. Rent doesn’t ALWAYS beat owning. But owning big, expensive shit exposes you to the unexpected costs like maintenance, insurance, repairs, etc. associated with owning that big, expensive shit. And depending on who you are, there ...
Posted: Jul 17 2017 @ 9:00 AM
One of the things I love about reader cases is finding badass people. Those brave, gritty badasses who refuse to let their circumstances define them and find a way out without whining or wallowing. Yes, empathy is important and yes I agree, sometimes we do need our feelings acknowledged. But really at the end of the day, after you’re done feeling shitty and crying, you still have to pick yourself ...
Posted: Jul 14 2017 @ 9:00 AM
Hello again and welcome back to the Millennial Revolution Investment Workshop! New readers, please click here to start from the beginning. For the last few months, we’ve been traipsing around Mexico and Central America and for the most part stopped paying much attention to what was going on back in Canada. But recently, after coming back to Toronto to visit family post our app launch, we discovered just how much ...
Posted: Jul 12 2017 @ 9:00 AM
FIRECracker was supposed to write today’s post, as she does every Monday, but since she’d been fiendishly working on her Chautauqua UK talk, coming up in August, I’ll be taking over today’s post completely out of my own free will (and totally NOT because she totally bullied me into it). So without further ado, here goes: Have you ever noticed how certain people just have bad shit happen to them ...
Posted: Jul 10 2017 @ 9:00 AM
After the depressing story from my last travel post, I’ve decided to lighten things up by telling you about our trip to Siem Reap and Sihanoukville (or “Snookieville” as the cool kids like to call it). Before we went to Siem Reap, I knew very little about it, other than my friend urging me to go, saying that Ankor Wat is “the temple to top all temples” and “I will ...
Posted: Jul 07 2017 @ 9:00 AM
Hello again and welcome back to the Millennial Revolution Investment Workshop! New readers, please click here to start from the beginning. Every time an American reader writes into us with a Reader Case, our eyes bug out a little bit. Specifically, we bug out at your student debt numbers. Americans, your student debt issues are INSANE. Here in Canada, FIRECracker and I studied Computer Engineering at the University of Waterloo, ...
Posted: Jul 05 2017 @ 9:00 AM
I’m gonna keep today’s article short because, let’s be honest here, you should be out BBQ-ing or watching fireworks or whatever this long weekend instead of sitting here reading a blog. But I just wanted to share with you an email we just got that kind of encapsulates why we write this silly little blog 3 times a week. So, I swear that I won’t keep pestering you all, but ...
Posted: Jul 03 2017 @ 9:00 AM
Remember when I said we’re busier in retirement than when we were working? Well, this past weekend proved it. We were in Chicago demoing the non-profit app we built, and man oh man, literally every minute of the day was accounted for. From app demos to the launch party, to 7am author breakfasts, to fancy literary award dinners to late night parties, it was a wine-soaked, party-filled weekend that we’re ...
Posted: Jun 30 2017 @ 11:05 AM

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