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Happiness & Joy

It’s OK to dream. Don’t let reality deter you.

At four and half years old, Baby T1.0 is at a super fun age that is really neat to interact with him every day. His imagination is out of this world. The other day he built a dinosaur out…

FI Interview #6 – Create a Net Worth Statement

I’m still recovering from the sickness. I went to the doctor last week and was told I got bronchitis and was put on 7 days of antibiotics. So I’ve been taking it easy and working on getting better. I’m…

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.…

Maui slow travel for 12 days

Back in late February, Mrs. T, Baby T1.0, Baby T2.0 and I spent 12 days in Maui. This was one trip where we travel hacked so we saved ourselves over $10,000. We used points for 3 return air tickets…

It’s not about having time it’s about making time

How often do you hear people telling you that they are too busy? Nowadays, it seems that society expects people to be constantly busy. If we are not busy, we are doing something wrong. We are busy with work,…

Spending money isn’t the enemy

Someone asked me the other day… You’re advertising yourself as a frugal person on your blog… so does this mean you don’t buy anything at all? Wow that sure is an interesting question with a hint of sarcasm perhaps?…

Stop comparing yourself to others

I really enjoy interacting with readers, whether it be via comments on this blog, emails, Twitter, or Facebook. I always appreciate when people take their time to write. If you are one of the people who commented/emailed/tweeted/Facebooked with me…