Frugality, Happiness & Joy, Money Mindset, Personal Finance, Save Money, Save-Spend Balance, Spend Money
It seems that a number of people in the Financial Independence Retire Early (FIRE) community are aiming for FIRE because they don’t like their jobs.
Maybe “don’t like” is not the right words to use. Maybe the right word to use is hate, as these … Continue Reading
Lately, Facebook’s “On This Day” has been showing me things that I have done since joining Facebook over 10 years ago. It is hard to believe that I am turning 35 later this month. It seemed not too long ago I was just enjoying my … Continue Reading
Here are some random thoughts that I typed up quickly while on the plane heading down to the US… they are very RAW.
I am terribly sad and feel sick to my stomach to see what is happening in the US right now. The … Continue Reading
How many social media accounts do you have? Do you have a Facebook account? Do you have a Twitter account? What about Instagram? What about Snapchat? What about Google+? In this social-media-crazed world that we live in today, it is hard not to compare your … Continue Reading
Last week I wrote about some weird things I think about before purchasing something. A few readers pointed out that calculating cost per unit on food items might not be all that practical…
I agree yet I disagree at the same time.
Ever heard of … Continue Reading
I was raised by frugal parents, therefore, frugality has been ingrained in my brain. Being frugal does not mean I don’t buy anything… ever. Rather, it simply means that when it comes to purchasing something, I question myself many many times before making the purchase. … Continue Reading
Being a dad is a challenging yet rewarding job. At almost 15 months, Baby T2.0 is now able to communicate with us more and more. She would nod or shake her head to show yes or no, she can also communicate by using a few … Continue Reading
Take a look at yourself naked in the mirror. Are you happy with how you look right now? Many of us wouldn’t be happy regardless what our body looks like. We may think that we are 10 lbs too heavy, we may think that our … 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.