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Financially independent…but we choose not to be

It’s hard to believe April is almost over and May is just around the corner. It’s getting warmer and sunnier here in Vancouver and it sure feels like summer is just around the corner. Here are some random thoughts.…

Can I be financially independent today?

Can I be financially independent today // Geoarbitrage

I recently came across a cool website called Nomad List Financial Independence Calculator. By entering your age, net worth, location, current income, current expenses, and other investment related numbers, the calculator then determines how early you can be financially…

Food for thought

I came across this quote the other day and thought it was absolutely brilliant! If you knew everything was really all right, and that it always has a happy ending, then you would not feel trepidatious about your future.…

Dual Citizenship as a Tool for Financial Independence

A few weeks ago I chatted with J and Gwen and recorded an episode of the FIRE Drill Podcast. We discussed various topics from dual citizenship as a tool for financial independence, Canadian personal finance, dividend investing, and many more. It’s great…

Deconstructing Financial Independence Retire Early (FIRE)

Late last year I had the pleasure to record a podcast with Jessica. In the podcast we discussed FIRE,  investment strategy (dividend growth stocks & index ETFs), financial independence vs financial freedom, and many more. Recently Jessica published the…

Sell blood to expedite FIRE***

I donated blood for the first time in 2001 in a mobile donation clinic. It was my first year of university, living in one of the residences at University of British Columbia. The mobile donation clinic was available because…