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Tim Stobbs

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Canadian Dream: Free at 45
Early Retirement
Money, Frugality
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Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
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DIK (Dual Income, Kids)
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Pardon' Two months…I have been off work for two months already'!' Where does the time go'  Seriously, the last 60 days have just flew by.  It feels like I got to financial independence/ early retirement (FIRE) just last week. So you can likely tell that the idea of being bored isn’t an issue for me.  … Continue reading Life After FIRE – Two Months In → ...
Posted: Nov 15 2017 @ 10:50 AM
This posts are in a transition phase, so please be patient as I work out the changes over the next few months.  In that end, the focus of these posts will now shift from increasing our net worth to balancing our income & investment gains versus our spending. The following is an update of Tim’s early retirement.  Please note we are mortgage free and our goal is have our income/investment gains ...
Posted: Nov 01 2017 @ 1:12 PM
Okay, I work up this morning and I’m officially unemployed (or retired) and loving it.  You see I’ve been living in a lovely little dream world for the last six weeks.  I was done work on Sept 15 but I was officially still on vacation during the last six weeks.  So I still had a pay cheque coming in, benefits to use, but no workplace to go to or alarm ...
Posted: Oct 28 2017 @ 1:25 PM
First let me state this for the record: I am a numbers geek!  And not just a passing sort of geek who tracks his spending and net worth on his blog.  Oh no, I am in fact a professional engineer number geek who worked at creating corporate Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to track the company’s environmental performance. I lived, ate and breathed data and calculations during my career.  I created ...
Posted: Oct 23 2017 @ 11:31 AM
Well it’s been a month now of me not being at work and I have to say I’m starting to settle down a bit more.  The first few weeks really did feel a bit like a dream that I expected to wake up from but now I’ve gotten a bit more comfortable with my new life after retiring early.  So here are a few items that are positives and a ...
Posted: Oct 18 2017 @ 11:24 AM
Okay, I’m done being at work but I’m still on vacation until near the end of October, so in preparation of the next phase of my life (aka: early retirement) I’m making some changes to these net worth posts.  So please be patient as I work out the changes over the next few months.  In that end, the focus of these posts will now shift from increasing our net worth ...
Posted: Oct 03 2017 @ 10:30 AM
Good day, Well in case you didn’t know, Global News interviewed me for a nice little article about early retirement. So for anyone new to the site the following links might be helpful. The Master Retirement Plan – is all about my plan for my early retirement. The Last Day of Work – is a summary of my last day at the office. The First Week of FIRE – provides a summary of some ...
Posted: Oct 01 2017 @ 11:00 AM
It now occurs to me that I’ve already now been done work for over a week and I have to admit it doesn’t feel like it has been that long.  So while I obviously can’t know much this early into my journey on the other side of FIRE (financial independence retire early) I thought I would share a few of the items that I’ve noticed. Poor Sleep – I’ve been sleeping ...
Posted: Sep 25 2017 @ 12:11 PM
I’ve been blessed or cursed depending with your point of view with a work issued cell phone now for the last several years which they allow me to also use as my personal cell.  This eliminated the need to carry two phones around and also meant I haven’t paid a personal cell phone bill in years.  After leaving  my current employer it was time to get a new personal cell ...
Posted: Sep 22 2017 @ 3:07 PM
Yesterday was my last day of work and it was a very good day. It all started off nicely with a spring in my step and a smile on my face as I slipped on my retirement ring for the first time prior to leaving to work.  This was the last time I was going to my job downtown.  No more alarms, no more delays from construction on my route and ...
Posted: Sep 16 2017 @ 11:03 AM


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