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Early Retirement
US citizen living in Canada, financial independence, retire early, lifestyle
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Normally I’m not big a fan of New Year’s resolutions. Even with the best intentions, my resolutions seem to disappear faster than food in our pantry. Remember, we’ve got a few hungry kids to feed. Food disappears pretty fast around here. But this year, I’ve […] The post My New Year’s (FIRE) Resolutions appeared first on Dash2Retire. ...
Posted: Jan 15 2019 @ 3:45 AM
Not too long ago, every time my husband came home early from work, I would run to the door and fearfully ask, “Did you get laid off?” You see, his company was going though round after round of layoffs and we didn’t know if my […] The post How we Unintentionally Joined the FIRE Movement appeared first on Dash2Retire. ...
Posted: Dec 11 2018 @ 2:45 AM
During the last US presidential election, there were plenty of promises made by folks that if “their candidate” did not win the election, they were moving out of the US. The preferred destination in most cases: Canada. Even the town of Cape Breton Island, Nova […] The post A Packing List for Americans Moving to Canada appeared first on Dash2Retire. ...
Posted: Nov 28 2018 @ 2:45 AM
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


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