The stock market remained very volatile since our last round of purchases where we purchased over $12,000 worth of dividend stocks. Since we’re still building our dividend portfolio, we are constantly looking for opportunities to add more dividend stocks to increase our dividend income. … Continue Reading
Being left-handed, sometimes I feel that I think very different than right-handed people. I like to analyze things but also put a creative spin whenever I can. I’ve long learned to not care about what other people think about me – why waste my time … Continue Reading
Japan is a country that I really enjoy visiting, having been to this great country numerous times for business. When I went there for business, I’d usually tag on a few vacation days at end of my trips so I could travel around the country. … Continue Reading
Wow, what happened to the stock market so far in 2016? The market seems to be very emotional lately and we’re seeing a very strong push towards the red side. Lots of the stocks are at their 52 week lows or are very close to … Continue Reading
2015 is over and done so it’s time to write an update on our December 2015 dividend income and look forward to what 2016 brings for us. For those of you that are new to this site, each month I provide an update on our… Continue Reading
I hope everyone have had a great start to 2016 so far. 2016 got off to a rough start for us. Baby T got sick the last week of December. Although the coughing has improved, he has gotten some sort of viral infection on his … Continue Reading
Wow I can’t believe 2015 is over already! What a great year 2015 was for us. Although we currently live in the suburb that I grew up in, the area has grown significantly over the last 15 years. After exploring the area more and getting more … Continue Reading
Wow, I can’t believe it’s 2016 already. Between Mrs. T’s family visiting from Denmark, getting ready for Christmas, celebrating Christmas, being the self-proclaimed Vancouver tour guide, attending good friends’ wedding, and taking care of a sick toddler, the last two weeks just flew by. I … Continue Reading
Hello, my name is Bob. I'm from Vancouver Canada. This is a personal finance blog where I chronicle my quest for joyful life and financial independence.
In 2011, my wife and I had a financial epiphany and started our financial independence retire early (FIRE) journey. Since then, we have amassed a dividend portfolio that generates over $2,100 per month.
I wanted to use this blog to demonstrate that it is possible to achieve financial independence as a single income family with two young kids while living in one of the most expensive cities in the world.
Some of the topics I write are: financial independence retire early (FIRE), dividend & index investing, money mindset, save-spend balance, and travels.