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Saving for a Living
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DIK (Dual Income, Kids)
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So it’s been 2 weeks since we left the big city and stopped working full time. Time has definitely slowed down and I have already mistaked a Monday for a Tuesday twice (our new garbage day). As I mentioned before, the house we moved into was about 99% complete but we still have a ton […] The post I feel too busy to be retired… appeared first on Saving for a ...
Posted: Apr 29 2018 @ 11:03 AM
Done Work! My official career lasted just under 8 years but it feels so much longer. My first day working for an insurance company a month after I graduated from university was May 31st, 2010.  D. started around the same time (although she was also handling a full course load and would graduate a year […] The post We made it! appeared first on Saving for a Living. ...
Posted: Apr 23 2018 @ 2:15 PM
When we purchased our house in October, I had this brilliant idea that we could move all our belongings to another city 500kms away without a moving truck. We are pretty minimalist so I preferred this option rather than having to pay $400 for a 10 foot moving truck. If some of you don’t know, […] The post So How Did the Big Move Go? appeared first on Saving for a ...
Posted: Apr 13 2018 @ 1:24 PM
I’m constantly re examining our overall investment portfolio to make sure we keep ourselves adequately diversified. Our portfolio is composed of about 15% bonds (through Vanguard CND Bonds fund VAB.TO).  I actually dislike bonds because they are eating up potential bigger gains that we would get by being 100% in equities but I am keeping […] The post The Better than Bonds Alternative appeared first on Saving for a Living. ...
Posted: Mar 26 2018 @ 1:35 PM
Today I’m going to share our 2017 final family expenses.  I’m stealing this idea from the MMM blog which exposes his family expenses every year.  His annual article is always one of my favourites and really shows how little a family actually needs to live. Overall we did very well in 2017 and we did […] The post Exposed! Our Family’s 2017 Spending appeared first on Saving for a Living. ...
Posted: Mar 22 2018 @ 8:52 AM
Hi everyone, this is D. I don’t normally write on here, but wanted to share with you how I’m feeling about being so close to FI! So we only have 17 days of work left before we are FIRE. It’s so crazy to me, I don’t think it has actually fully sinked in yet! I […] The post Thoughts and Feelings about Quitting and Becoming FI appeared first on Saving for ...
Posted: Mar 19 2018 @ 12:35 PM
This past week we were really nervous because we knew we had to actually tell our employers that we were quitting.  I wasn’t nervous because I doubted the decision or because I wasn’t 100% certain that this was the right thing to do. I’ve run the numbers a hundred times and I know we are […] The post Quitting our Jobs appeared first on Saving for a Living. ...
Posted: Mar 13 2018 @ 5:01 PM
Air Miles launched a new promotion this week called Air Miles Mega Miles similar to Shop the Block back in December.  This one is not as great as Shop the Block but I’ll show you how you can easily get 650 or 1250 Miles in the month of March. 650 Cash Miles = $68 1250 […] The post Air Miles Mega Miles 2018 appeared first on Saving for a Living. ...
Posted: Mar 08 2018 @ 11:19 AM
For a month now I had something on my to-do list that I was dreading.  It wasn’t scheduling a root canal or a colonoscopy.  It wasn’t doing a full 42km marathon. And it wasn’t an awkward break up with a girlfriend.  It was worse… Way worse. I had to call and cancel my Bell services… […] The post Why I hate telecommunication companies appeared first on Saving for a Living. ...
Posted: Mar 05 2018 @ 4:07 PM
It’s been a while since I posted one of these so here goes. AirMiles Free Movies Passes! This seems to be a promo that AirMiles does not want to promote at all because I’ve been on their website many times and never noticed it.  I had to specifically search the link after seeing it on […] The post Cool Stuff I Discovered and Learned – March 2nd appeared first on Saving ...
Posted: Mar 02 2018 @ 12:10 PM


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