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Random thoughts – Asia travel edition

I have been on the road in Asia for the past 10 days and by the time this post goes live, I will be in the air, on my way back to Vancouver. For this trip, I landed in…

Financial Independence Travel Inspirations

It’s Victoria Day today (or as many Canadians call it, the May long weekend). The May long weekend typically is a sign that summer is around the corner and we will start getting lots of sunshine here in Vancouver. In…

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…

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…

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…

Weekend Reading – Frozen Vancouver edition

Brrr it has been cold in Vancouver the last few days. Hard to believe but we have had a few days where the temperature dipped below 0°C (it’s -6°C/21°F outside as I write this). Such below 0 temperature is…