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 uncommon for Vancouver. The temperature drop has been a surprise considering that just the other weekend Mrs. T ordered 4 yards of manure and the both of us were shovelling manure into our backyard all weekend. In addition, some flowers like tulips are already coming out from the ground. Hopefully, the freezing temperature is just a blip and we’ll get back to seasonal average temperature soon…

(Folks that live in frozen tundra are probably rolling their eyes by now…)

Between work, everyday life, and writing guest blog articles, I haven’t spent as much time publishing posts on this blog. I am toying with a few ideas in my head but I need a bit more time to incubate these ideas. For now, these ideas will just live in my head…

Here are some articles that have caught my eyes over the last few weeks.

Can you believe GCCJr who is only 2 years old has been to 28 countries already? Certainly helps to have parents that are already retired.

Mark at My Own Advisor talked about Six big retirement mistakes and what he’s doing about them. I suppose we are making a few mistakes accordingly to this list…

Retire Before Dad discussed the 10 lessons he has learned from 4 months of unemployment. I thoroughly enjoyed his perspective.

Joe at Retire By 40 thinks that FIRE is better than sex. Hmmm not sure how I feel about that…

I wrote a guest post for Justin at Root of Good asking Is hygge, or social coziness, Denmark’s best export? 

John at ESI Money shared his 40th Millionaire Interview. I really enjoyed the insight.

Mr. Tako thinks that FIRE is totally worth it, after being FIRE’d for 2 years. I am hoping to say something similar in a few years’ time as well.

Not that Mr. Money Mustache needs more traffic referrals, but his piece on DIY solar power setup was a fantastic read.

Tanja at Our Next Life shares her thoughts on Why they don’t buy bitcoins or any other cryptocurrency, and why you shouldn’t either. 

I had the opportunity to write an article for J at Millennial Boss to share the Visa logistics of living abroad post FIRE.

Sam shared the Silver linings of a stock market correction. I sure hope the stock market correction continues!

How many different income streams should you have? Apparently 7 according to Physician of Fire. I got to work on that!

Retire by Forty asked If they are already financially independent abroad?

Can you believe that Accidental Fire Spent $44,000 on a two-week vacation? As an outdoor enthusiast, I’m so glad to see someone in the personal finance community had a wicked outdoor trip.

Dividend Growth Investor recommended Dividend investors to stay on course.  We’ll do exactly that!

I wrote a guest post for Carl at 1500 Days on What it’s like to be TV free for over 7 years. 

Amy at Life Zemplified explained What helps you achieve financial independence besides money. 


Have a great weekend everyone! Do you have anything exciting planned?

Written by Tawcan
Hi I’m Bob from Vancouver Canada, I am working toward joyful life and financial independence through frugal living, dividend investing, passive income generation, life balance, and self-improvement. This blog is my way to chronicle my journey and share my stories and thoughts along the way. Stay in touch on Facebook and Twitter. Or sign up via Newsletter