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Early Retirement
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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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It’s Victoria Day today (or as many Canadians call it, the May long weekend). The May long weekend typically is a sign that summer is around the corner and we will start getting lots of sunshine here in Vancouver. In case you’re wondering, Victoria Day is celebrated in Canada and Scotland and began as a celebration to honour Queen Victoria’s birthday. She is the 2nd longest reigning monarch in England as ...
Posted: May 21 2018 @ 7:00 AM
You’re probably wondering what this post is about, especially given the weird title. But first, let’s ponder over a hypothetical question… Would you accept this job offer? Working from home, flexible hours Working with people across multiple time zones 10-12 hours of work each day (50-60 hours a week) 50-70% travel is required (within NAM and internationally) A base salary of $200k USD per year Up to 15% annual bonus ...
Posted: May 14 2018 @ 7:00 AM
It’s May and the weather in Vancouver is getting warmer and sunnier every day. I have been walking around in a T-shirt, without a jacket. It feels that summer is just around the corner. Nicer weather also means that Mrs. T and I are spending more time in the garden. Mrs. T had spent some time in March planting seeds. As you can see from the pictures, we have a ...
Posted: May 07 2018 @ 7:00 AM
Since 2011, Mrs. T and I have been working hard to grow our dividend portfolio so one day our dividend income and other passive income are greater or equal to our annual expenses. When this happens, we can call ourselves financially independent. Back in 2011, we only received $675.21 in dividend income from a total of 4 dividend stocks. In 2012, we added a large amount of capital to our dividend ...
Posted: May 03 2018 @ 7:00 AM
It’s hard to believe April is almost over and May is just around the corner. It’s getting warmer and sunnier here in Vancouver and it sure feels like summer is just around the corner. Here are some random thoughts. Perhaps a bit all over the place but they are all somewhat related (I promise they are!).   We aren’t in a rush with Financial Independence Retire Early (FIRE) As some ...
Posted: Apr 30 2018 @ 7:00 AM
Back in late February, Mrs. T, Baby T1.0, Baby T2.0 and I spent 12 days in Maui. This was one trip where we travel hacked so we saved ourselves over $10,000. We used points for 3 return air tickets (paid a small amount for Baby T2.0 because she was still a lap infant) and 12 nights stay at Marriott Wailea Beach Resort. This was our first visit to Hawaii as a ...
Posted: Apr 23 2018 @ 7:00 AM
March was a special month for Mrs. T and I as Baby T2.0 turned 2! I will always remember her relatively quick birth at home (planned), holding her for the very first time, clumping and cutting her umbilical cord, and how sweet Baby T1.0 was to his little sister. We celebrated Baby T2.0’s birthday with family and friends and had a great time. It is hard to believe our little girl ...
Posted: Apr 16 2018 @ 7:00 AM
Over the last year, I have the chance to interview a number of Canadians that have reached financial independence. These interviewees have all provided great insight into how they managed to become financially independent at a young age and the path they took to reach this important financial milestone. What I really enjoyed are all the unique Canadian perspectives these interviewees provided. So I intend to turn the interviews into ...
Posted: Apr 09 2018 @ 6:00 AM
How often do you hear people telling you that they are too busy' Nowadays, it seems that society expects people to be constantly busy. If we are not busy, we are doing something wrong. We are busy with work, busy with making money, busy with side hustles, busy with our phones, busy with answering emails, busy making food, busy making ends meet, busy becoming financially independent, busy, busy, busy! Even ...
Posted: Apr 05 2018 @ 7:00 AM
I recently came across a cool website called Nomad List Financial Independence Calculator. By entering your age, net worth, location, current income, current expenses, and other investment related numbers, the calculator then determines how early you can be financially independent if you were to move to a different city. There are 306 cities on the list and the information is tabulated by expats that are currently living or have lived ...
Posted: Apr 02 2018 @ 7:00 AM


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