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Tim Stobbs

Blog Info

Name:
Canadian Dream: Free at 45
Category:
Early Retirement
Tags:
Money, Frugality
Start Year:
2006

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Net worth:
Location:
Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Age:
30s
Race:
Unspecified
Gender:
Male
Life stage:
DIK (Dual Income, Kids)
Profession:
Engineer
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Latest Blog Posts

Well that was unexpected.  I opened my mail yesterday to see a rather thick envelop from my pension plan so I opened it and read the letter and stopped walking for a second.  Then I read it again and realized I was getting a second chance to change a mistake that occurred when I left … Continue reading A Second Chance → ...
Posted: Mar 21 2019 @ 12:42 PM
So a reader emailed me to asked about writing a post on needs versus wants the other day and I had assumed I had covered the topic.  Then when looking through my blog posts it occurred  to me that while I did cover that in a chapter in the Free at 45 book and I … Continue reading Needs and Wants in Retirement → ...
Posted: Mar 08 2019 @ 12:46 PM
Welcome to my net worth posts where I try to prove to myself and you that I wasn’t crazy for leaving work in the fall of 2017 to start my early retirement.   A few important notes:  we are mortgage free and our goal is have our income/investment gains exceed our spending by 102% on … Continue reading Feb 2019 – Net Worth → ...
Posted: Mar 01 2019 @ 2:21 PM
So a few people have wondered how exactly my miniature terrain building hobby is going after I mentioned starting it a few months back.  So I thought I would show you what you can do with just a bit of cardboard, insulation foam, a hot glue gun, craft paint and a lot of time (see … Continue reading Hobby Time Results → ...
Posted: Feb 21 2019 @ 10:28 AM
Who are you?  It is a simple question but the answers can be complex .  Yet often when you are working you just use your job title as a proxy of an answer.  So for me the answer was: I’m an engineer. Of course it is more complicated than that and when you look at … Continue reading Rebuilding Your Identity After Retirement → ...
Posted: Feb 14 2019 @ 1:14 PM
It’s been almost a year and a half since I left my job and just now I feel like I’m finally hitting my new groove to my life. That might come as a bit of surprise to some people, but I would say honestly it really does take some time for you to adjust to … Continue reading The New Groove → ...
Posted: Feb 08 2019 @ 11:59 AM
Welcome to my net worth posts where I try to prove to myself and you that I wasn’t crazy for leaving work in the fall of 2017 to start my early retirement.   A few important notes:  we are mortgage free and our goal is have our income/investment gains exceed our spending by 102% on … Continue reading Jan 2019 – Net Worth → ...
Posted: Feb 01 2019 @ 12:21 PM
This might sound odd but I am grateful for 2018 being a crappy investment year.  Yes, you may now say: WTF?!?! I think perhaps my greatest fear about my early retirement was the markets would go the hell after I retired and then I would be forced to go crawling back to my old workplace … Continue reading Facing Your Fear → ...
Posted: Jan 29 2019 @ 12:29 PM
Okay, you are ready to retire.  You have your financial plan all sorted out, you have your first post retirement trip planned and you have even started to disconnect from your workplace by saying no more often.  Yet, despite all of this you really haven’t done the one thing that will matter most when you … Continue reading The Importance of Day to Day → ...
Posted: Jan 21 2019 @ 12:53 PM
Welcome to my net worth posts where I try to prove to myself and you that I wasn’t crazy for leaving work in the fall of 2017 to start my early retirement.   A few important notes:  we are mortgage free and our goal is have our income/investment gains exceed our spending by 102% on … Continue reading Dec 2018 – Net Worth → ...
Posted: Jan 11 2019 @ 4:48 PM

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