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June 18th, 2016

Income & Expenses: June 2016

Posted on July 6th, 2016 | Comments: 4

June was another crazy month for me! The yurt is FINALLY finished and I officially moved in last week. The first week has been great, albeit not without it’s share of problems. Nothing major thankfully. The most surprising aspects of living in a yurt has been my newfound connectedness to the weather / surrounding nature. […]

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Interview: Keith Park from

Posted on June 15th, 2016 | Comments: 4

Keith Park from was kind enough to do an interview for me — the results of which you’ll find below. There’s a lot of great and useful information on his blog, so if you haven’t already checked it out, be sure to do so. In the meantime, enjoy the interview! Q: I just noticed […]

May 21st, 2016

Income & Expenses: May 2016

Posted on June 2nd, 2016 | Comments: 0

I honestly can’t believe that May has already come and gone! Just like in April, I spent most of my free time in May working on building a yurt, making sure that it’s ready to move into for end of June. I don’t have much of a choice to get it done since my lease ends at […]

May 18th, 2016

Dividend Growth and the Environment

Posted on May 19th, 2016 | Comments: 5

I like to consider myself an environmentalist of sorts. Maybe this has something to do with me having been raised in British Columbia, where we hippy-dippy types are endemic. It’s not uncommon on the west coast to hear about people putting their lives on the line to save an old growth forest or a group of […]

May 9th, 2016

Recent Stock Purchase #6: Coca Cola

Posted on May 9th, 2016 | Comments: 4

Here are some recent stocks I bought for my portfolio — all part of my plan to one day become financially independent. 35 Shares of KO (Coca Cola) I can’t imagine there is a single air breathing humanoid on this planet (over the age of 10) that hasn’t ever heard of Cola Cola or seen its ubiquitous red logo. […]


Income & Expenses: April 2016

Posted on May 1st, 2016 | Comments: 0

Intro So April wasn’t exactly stellar in terms of saving money or investing, but I’ve been putting my money to good use. The only real blip I can see is my monthly food bill, which was higher than what I’ve been posting lately. I thought I had this food budget thing under control, but it […]


What I’ve Been Up To

Posted on April 25th, 2016 | Comments: 5

I’ve been busier than usual during this past month, which might explain why I haven’t been as diligent  in terms of updating this website. I’m still 100% committed to keeping this blog going. The following are few notes on what I’ve been doing during the last few weeks. My Portfolio & Dividends My general goal […]

April 18th, 2016

Book Review: Walden on Wheels

Posted on April 18th, 2016 | Comments: 0

Walden on Wheels Have you ever read a book expecting to read about one thing, only to read about something else entirely? That was the case for me with “Walden on Wheels” by Ken Ilgunas. By the time I had read half of the story, I was beginning to wonder if the printers had mistakenly […]

April 6th, 2016

Would you live in a Yurt?

Posted on April 11th, 2016 | Comments: 4

A few weeks ago I wrote that I was planning to buy a camping trailer to live in full time. I honestly thought my idea was a great one, with only just a few problems that needed to be solved. Now that I’ve looked into the plan a little more closely, however, I’ve come to the conclusion that the idea was actually […]

March 26, 2016

Income & Expenses: March 2016

Posted on April 1st, 2016 | Comments: 0

Intro March was a strange month — on the positive side I got my tax refund, which was around $500. I actually prefer getting refunds instead of owing taxes, even though “the experts” say you should prefer owing taxes. I guess I’m strange. I also got some of my previous medical expenses refunded by the provincial government. The problem with living in […]