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Stretching My Money
frugality, investing, saving, FIRE, early retirement, millennial
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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SINK (Single Income, No Kids)
Public Sector
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2018 was a good year. If I had to sum it up into a top 3, it was 1) quitting the public sector and getting a new job, 2) traveling to BC, and 3) learning about  unintentional lifestyle inflation. From a financial perspective, 2018 was a phenomenal year. Specifically: Increased annual savings rate from 62.42% … Continue reading "2018: A Personal Finance Year in Review" ...
Posted: Jan 07 2019 @ 9:33 AM
A record month of spending and saving! ...
Posted: Dec 10 2018 @ 9:16 AM
My career has not developed in the way I initially imagined. Let me explain: I started out in the arts and the entire time I used to proudly declare: “I’m going to change things! I’m going to make this business more sustainable and accessible for everyone!” That passion drove me to work in an arts … Continue reading "I quit my cushy, safe, government job." ...
Posted: Nov 26 2018 @ 9:04 AM
Making more = Splurging more. ...
Posted: Nov 19 2018 @ 10:40 AM
Slowing growth. ...
Posted: Nov 12 2018 @ 8:52 AM
Mattress not included. ...
Posted: Oct 29 2018 @ 8:20 AM
Life is hard. Between keeping your financial head above water, living in the moment, and simultaneously saving for the future, there are so many variables you have to manage. Do you buy that thing because it’d be nice to have? Do you stay in a lesser hotel to save a few dollars on your trip? … Continue reading "Dear Saver: These are the Forces That Work Against You" ...
Posted: Oct 22 2018 @ 8:00 AM
Not too long ago, I used to work for minimum wage in my spare time lightwalking for the Canada Opera Company. What lightwalkers do is stand on the stage wearing some neutral colours as the lighting designer and crew adjust the lighting to make sure faces are lit and unintended shadows are mitigated. Reason: it’s … Continue reading "What’s Your Marginal Rate?" ...
Posted: Oct 15 2018 @ 8:39 AM
Taxes, Commissions, Reduced Yields, and more. ...
Posted: Oct 08 2018 @ 7:43 AM
A deceiving month. ...
Posted: Oct 01 2018 @ 8:12 AM


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