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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

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
Perhaps I’m a freak of nature or just plain weird but I just don’t seem to have as much problem resisting shopping as others. I think perhaps that I never particularly enjoyed the experience of going to the mall without having something specific to buy. Or as Cait pointed out recently on her blog that … Continue reading The Dangers of Browsing → ...
Posted: Apr 24 2018 @ 12:24 PM
Despite the simplicity of the question:what’s it like to be retired? The answer is a bit hard to explain. I think also part of the difficulty of explaining what it is like to be retired is the default pictures you carry around in your head of what it should be. For the ‘I never want … Continue reading What’s It Like To Be Retired → ...
Posted: Apr 13 2018 @ 1:10 PM
It might sound odd coming from a personal finance blogger, but the true of the matter is I don’t have enough money for early retirement but I retired before my 40th birthday anyway.  Oddly enough, despite all the readers on this blog no one has really called me out on this so far. Why' Because … Continue reading I Don’t Have Enough Money, But I Retired at 40 Anyway → ...
Posted: Apr 09 2018 @ 4:54 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 March 2018 – Net Worth → ...
Posted: Apr 06 2018 @ 3:37 PM
I’ve noticed something since being retired that doesn’t get discussed that much among personal fiance bloggers. Prior to early retirement we tend to focus exclusively on growing our net worth. It’s all about the increasing balance of our investment accounts and paying off debt. Yet after hitting my ‘number’ and going into my semi-early retirement … Continue reading Managing Your Retirement Money → ...
Posted: Mar 22 2018 @ 1:08 PM
Recently it occurred to me that I was closing in on six months since I left work and started my early retirement which honestly hit me with a bit of shock. Six months'!'! Really'!'! Already! Perhaps why it snuck up on me is rather simple: I haven’t been remotely bored and I have to be … Continue reading Life After FIRE – Six Months In → ...
Posted: Mar 15 2018 @ 9:18 AM
So I was thinking back about my old engineer career the other day.  I didn’t mind what I did for a living but it was time to move on to try other things.  But as I looked back on my career and I came up with some lessons that hopefully can help someone else in … Continue reading Career Lessons → ...
Posted: Mar 12 2018 @ 12:27 PM
February’s update and we are now back on track for these posts. 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 … Continue reading Feb 2018 – Net Worth → ...
Posted: Mar 08 2018 @ 1:41 PM
Yes, I’m behind on these posts…so here is January’s update and February is right behind it. 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 … Continue reading Jan 2018 – Net Worth → ...
Posted: Mar 08 2018 @ 1:24 PM

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