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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

Okay by popular request I’m going to dive a bit deeper into how on I managed to build my TFSA to almost $100K balance since I started it back in 2009 despite only contributing $57,500. My annual return has been 10.5% since 2012 (I would have to dig in my archive to pull out the … Continue reading How to Build a $100K TFSA → ...
Posted: Aug 08 2018 @ 4:49 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 on a 12 … Continue reading July 2018 – Net Worth → ...
Posted: Aug 02 2018 @ 1:10 PM
I recently got back from a camping trip to Clear Lake over in Manitoba and it occurred to me that some of you might be wondering what exactly is the point of a vacation when your retired? Well the reasons vary a bit but I’ll try to touch on what I think some of the … Continue reading What’s The Point of a Vacation When You are Retired? → ...
Posted: Jul 26 2018 @ 11:01 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 on a 12 … Continue reading June 2018 – Net Worth → ...
Posted: Jul 14 2018 @ 9:53 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 on a 12 … Continue reading May 2018 – Net Worth → ...
Posted: Jul 14 2018 @ 9:38 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 on a 12 … Continue reading April 2018 – Net Worth → ...
Posted: Jul 13 2018 @ 7:06 PM
I was chatting with my wife earlier today and I mentioned that I was a proud of a something relatively minor in my retirement so far:  I don’t obsess about our spending.  I also don’t ignore it either.   I keep an eye on our spending but I don’t sit down every month examine every dollar … Continue reading You Shouldn’t Fear Spending in Retirement → ...
Posted: Jun 29 2018 @ 5:04 PM
As some of you may know from my various posts over the years that I haven’t included any inheritance in my early retirement plans except as a back up plan. Why? Well on the surface a windfall of money later on in your life could be very helpful for your funding your own retirement but … Continue reading The Oddity of Inheritance → ...
Posted: Jun 19 2018 @ 4:14 PM
Well folks I feel a bit bad that I haven’t been writing much here this month but in all honestly I’ve been rather busy in my yard for a good lot of this month. Classic retirement advice is to leave work in the spring or summer and I now understand that advice…it is really easy … Continue reading The Early Retirement Spring → ...
Posted: May 29 2018 @ 12:45 PM
Hi everyone, Well it took a while but the Globe and Mail just had a recent article on me and the entire idea of switching from saving for retirement to spending in retirement.  It turned out really nice so go have a read. And to any new people on the site, please feel free to … Continue reading In the Globe and Mail → ...
Posted: May 16 2018 @ 7:00 PM

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