My journey towards financial independence by buying assets and being frugal

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Portfolio & Dividend Update: March 2016

Posted on March 28th, 2016 | Comments: 2

Hey there and welcome to the second of my “Portfolio and Dividend Updates”! Although I’ve been working on this site for a few months now, I only recently felt comfortable putting the word out… so it’s likely you’re new here. On that note, I obviously value any support and hope you find something interesting here […]

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Interview: Monsieurdividende.com

Posted on March 23rd, 2016 | Comments: 2

I discovered Monsieur Dividende’s blog a few months ago while looking for links to steal with which to populate my brand-new blogroll. At the time I was pretty excited (and surprised) to discover that there were other FI blogs from Québec (the province that I currently live in). Seeing as we’re both from the same place, I naturally had to leave a comment on […]

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Book Review: Rich Dad Poor Dad

Posted on March 21st, 2016 | Comments: 0

Rating 3.5/5 A lot has been said about Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki, the self-proclaimed number one selling personal finance book of all time. While it certainly has been popular over the years, it has also garnered its fair share of detractors as well. While this was probably the first book I ever […]

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Around the Web #5

Posted on March 17th, 2016 | Comments: 2

“Around the Web” posts are all about sharing articles that I’ve read during the last couple of weeks which I found interesting enough to share with you. Although I try to keep these articles topical, I  don’t necessarily limit myself to posts about investing and frugal living.  It’s all about whatever strikes my fancy — so it’s possible some of […]

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Recent Stock Purchases #5: Manulife Financial Corp

Posted on March 14th, 2016 | Comments: 2

Here are some recent stocks I bought* for my portfolio — all part of my plan to one day become financially independent. 1.) 105 shares of mfc.to (Manulife Financial Corp) Manulife Financial Corp is a Canadian based company that offers financial services and life insurance in Canada, the United States and Asia. Interesting fact: the company […]

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