My journey towards financial independence by buying assets and being frugal

What’s going on with this blog?

Posted on March 1st, 2017 | Comments: 1

Hello everyone — I’m still alive! No worries on that front. You probably noticed (if you’ve been visiting this blog lately) that I haven’t been updating it very much since the new year. I’ll let you in on what’s been happening. As some of you may already know, I’ve been blogging about my financial voyage […] Read more »

Interview: Mustard Seed Money

Posted on January 17th, 2017 | Comments: 2

MustardSeedMoney.com started less than a year ago and since then has quickly become one of my favourite FIRE blogs. The author (who has chosen to remain anonymous) has been writing new and interesting articles almost every other day like clockwork on a variety of topics, like student loans and diamonds. How he finds the time to […] Read more »

Income & Expenses: December 2016

Posted on January 1st, 2017 | Comments: 2

December has come and gone, which means a new year is upon us! On my end, the passing of December also means that I’ll soon be waking up from my SAD induced coma that makes me the laziest person on earth. It’s amazing how sunlight (or lack thereof) can affect a person’s mood! This probably […] Read more »

Alternative Housing Ideas: Pros and Cons

Posted on December 19th, 2016 | Comments: 7

Here’s a topic that’s been on my mind a lot lately: housing. If you were here last month, you probably saw that I almost bought an old, dilapidated house last November. The idea was to fix it up cheaply and just pay off the mortgage as fast as I could. That way I’d have a place […] Read more »

Should I Sell Everything?

Posted on December 14th, 2016 | Comments: 3

The often repeated investment strategy of “buying low and selling high” is one that everyone already knows. It sounds so simple you’d think even a four year old could do it. But anyone with a modicum of investing experience knows this isn’t always the case. Obviously it would be easy to do if it were possible to know when stocks, or […] Read more »

Income & Expenses November 2016

Posted on December 1st, 2016 | Comments: 0

November was a unique month in so many ways. To begin, I made close to double (in terms of income) than what I typically make in a given month. There were a couple of reasons for this: an extra paycheque, a work related bonus, a few gifts for my birthday (half way to forty baby!) and […] Read more »

Dividend Update: October 2016

Posted on November 21st, 2016 | Comments: 2

October was a while ago, so I apologize for the lateness of this post. I’ve been crazy busy with not only family-related stuff, but also buying a house (which unfortunately didn’t go through… or maybe fortunately… more on that in a future post). Starting back in September, I thought I’d talk in a little more […] Read more »

Income & Expenses: October 2016

Posted on November 1st, 2016 | Comments: 2

Día de Muertos

I wish I could start this differently, but September was a really shitty month. Not because I didn’t manage to save any money, but because someone in my immediate family was diagnosed with terminal cancer. I’ve never had to deal with anything like this before. Thankfully this person is still alive (after a scary couple of days), […] Read more »

Early Retirement: My Progress Update

Posted on October 27th, 2016 | Comments: 8

Sailboats in Vancouver

Although I’ve been blogging for over a year now, it recently dawned on me that I’ve never discussed what my general long term goals are and how they relate to my main goal of reaching financial independence. Obviously the two go together, since my ability to pay for my “early” retirement using only passive income depends a lot on […] Read more »

Book Review: The Richest Man in Babylon

Posted on October 21st, 2016 | Comments: 2

I’ve been putting off this review for a while now. In fact, I finished this book about three months ago and since then it’s been sitting on my coffee table like a paper albatross reminding me that I should probably write this review. This is honestly my fifth attempt. Which isn’t to say that I […] Read more »