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…

Growing dividend income

Over the past number of years, we have been slowly building our passive income, in particular, dividend income, so that one day our annual passive income is greater than our annual expenses. When this happens, we can call ourselves…

view from Taipei Marriott

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…

tea plantation in Taiwan

Dividend Income – May 2018 Update

I’m currently in Taipei, Taiwan and I’m checking out many of the different Taiwanese dishes ranging from beef noodles soup, stinky tofu, egg roll pancake, minced & braised pork on rice, and many more. I’m in the hunt for…

Another year, same old same old

Yesterday, we saw a worldwide sell-off caused by instability in the Italian political system. Somehow, investors were extremely worried that a repeat election in Italy, the Euro zone’s third-largest economy, may cause Italy to eventually withdraw from the European Union,…

FI Interview #5 – Create a long term plan

I’m flying to Asia today for a 10-day business trip. On my last Asia trip, I managed to sit in Air Canada’s premium economy both ways. It sure was nice considering we had to do an unexpected pit stop…

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…