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Early Retirement
US citizen living in Canada, financial independence, retire early, lifestyle
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This week’s post is a little different from my typical writing. It focuses on an interesting debate: should you retire early or not? I call it a debate because I had the chance to participate in a money match-up (a debate of sorts), sponsored by […] The post The Debate on Early Retirement appeared first on Dash2Retire. ...
Posted: Aug 13 2018 @ 2:45 AM
Last week, I wrote my first article as a guest contributor on Women Who Money, a site dedicated to providing trustworthy financial advice for women. Founded by two female personal finance bloggers, Women Who Money strives to educate, motivate and guide women in their financial […] The post On Women Who Money appeared first on Dash2Retire. ...
Posted: Jul 31 2018 @ 2:45 AM
The most satisfying breakup you’ll ever have is with the bank. The day you walk into the bank and make your last mortgage payment EVER. In my mind, I had rehearsed the breakup hundreds of times. I envisioned there would be shock, which would quickly […] The post Dear Bank: It’s Not Me, It’s You appeared first on Dash2Retire. ...
Posted: Jul 16 2018 @ 2:55 AM
We’ve been under a curse for quite a while now. The curse of trying to beat the market by buying individual stocks. Up until this year, we’ve never exceeded the returns of any of our other investments. But maybe, just maybe, the curse has finally […] The post The Curse of Individual Stocks appeared first on Dash2Retire. ...
Posted: Jun 25 2018 @ 2:58 AM
Twitter is an incredible tool. Those 280 characters pack an amazing punch. Use it foolishly and you can lose millions of dollars and take a lot of innocent people down with you. Think Roseanne Barr. Use it wisely and you may get elected President of […] The post How I Tweeted My Way to a Free Airline Ticket appeared first on Dash2Retire. ...
Posted: Jun 04 2018 @ 2:58 AM
Spoiler Alert: If you are a pet lover, you may want to stop here. Just proceed to the last paragraph, which I promise has a happy ending. It seemed like a good idea at the time. Generally, I consider myself to be a frugal person. […] The post My Frugality Nearly Killed the Dog appeared first on Dash2Retire. ...
Posted: May 07 2018 @ 2:59 AM
This post is part of a campaign to promote #FinHealthMatters Day 2018, sponsored by CFSI, Center for Financial Services Innovation.   Last week, my 10th grade daughter brought home an assignment from her Civics class. The assignment: describe how you would improve your overall education […] The post Fortnite for Finances appeared first on Dash2Retire. ...
Posted: Apr 25 2018 @ 1:36 PM
I’m excited to share that last week I had a post published on Grown & Flown, an awesome website for parents of older kids. Grown & Flown has been featured on TODAY, NBC News, The New York Times, Forbes, Washington Post and Huffington Post. The […] The post On Grown & Flown appeared first on Dash2Retire. ...
Posted: Apr 16 2018 @ 3:08 AM
It’s tax time. Admittedly, this is everyone’s least favorite time of the year, but imagine if you had to pay taxes to the IRS and you didn’t even live in America. This is our reality and the reality facing millions of American expats living around […] The post The Joy of Paying the IRS to NOT Live in America appeared first on Dash2Retire. ...
Posted: Apr 09 2018 @ 12:02 PM
Every time I turn on my laptop, I’m greeted with the Trending Topics. I usually pay little attention to the list. But several months ago, I noticed a trend. Maybe that’s why they call it Trending Topics. Duh! This trend' Americans search about money and […] The post I Tracked the Trending Topics for 5 Months and Realized Americans Are Obsessed with 2 Things: Money and Retirement appeared first on Dash2Retire. ...
Posted: Mar 26 2018 @ 1:08 PM


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