Being frugal is an art and something Mrs. T and I practice on a daily basis. We’re always finding new ways to save money so we can use whatever saved for investments or big item purchases like vacation. I’m always amazed to see people spending … Continue Reading
As a dividend growth investor, I always jump up and down and giggle like a little girl when I read news about companies raising their dividends. Dividend hike is like music to my ears. Taking McDonald’s slogan… I’m loving it! (OK I don’t giggle like … Continue Reading
Finding the right kind of investment is an important factor in generating passive income and have your money working hard for you. There are a lot of things you can invest in, this includes GIC, bonds, stocks, options, tax liens, real estates, and businesses. Each … Continue Reading
Wow another month flew by and it’s already August. I love beginning of the month because this is when I tally all the dividends that we received from owning dividend stocks like AT&T, Telus, and Chevron. I particularly like receiving dividends because they are passive … Continue Reading
Wow it’s weekend already, the week sure went by quickly. After taking a 2 week parental leave, it was a little tough to go back to work, especially seeing over 1000 work emails sitting in my inbox. Catching up on emails certainly took a few … Continue Reading
For us, frugal living is all about living below our means and cutting off unnecessary spendings. Having said that, after cutting off most unnecessary spendings you need to look for other ways to trim your spending without noticing that you’re saving money. Here are some … Continue Reading
Here are a few stocks that are on my stock watch list. Since I’ve more or less maximized our tax-sheltered accounts for 2014, future purchases will be made from the regular accounts. For tax efficiency, I will avoid REITs and income trusts and focus on … Continue Reading
I’m a little sad that the weekend is coming up, this means my two-week parental leave come to an end soon and it’s back to work for me next Monday. Having a job in the high tech field means I often don’t spend nearly enough … 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.