Veg Your Way To Financial Freedom

Over the past several years I've tried to become more intentional with my choices. It's challenging to stop and force myself to question what I'm doing, or why I'm doing it, but overtime its become more of a habit and is therefore much easier to do. So when Mike and I really started talking seriously ...

10 Ways to Avoid Christmas Over-Spending

It's December. Already. While it's already been Christmas season for a month anywhere that sells stuff, most of us are just starting to gear up for the "season of giving". Sometimes it feels like some serious mental preparation is needed to survive the craziness that the North American style of Christmas has become. Christmas parties, Christmas ...

Why Kids Should Manage Their Screen Time

There is no doubt that our current educational system is drastically lacking in it's ability to teach our kids about money, let alone how to properly manage it. But, blaming our schools is a bit of a cop out. At the end of the day it's our job as parents to give our kids the ...

2 Critical Questions You Should Always Ask

Part of being successful both financially and otherwise requires us to be intentional with the choices we make in our lives, the big and the small. Analyzing our given situation, identifying pro's and con's, determining what choices align with our values and ultimately making well informed decisions are key factors in leading a successful and ...

Everyday I’m Hustlin’

Side Hustles are becoming a big trend these days. And for good reason. You can increase your income substantially, with the added flexibility of being your own boss, having choice over your hours, and control over the direction your small business is taking. It's the perfect way to exercise your entrepreneurial muscles, all while bringing ...

How Much Is Enough?

A few posts ago we talked about some of the negative impacts of overscheduling, and how simplifying your obligations can improve both your quality of life and produce financial gains. Today we are going to revisit the idea of simplifying, except this time we are going to talk about STUFF. There is no doubt we ...

Allowances Aren’t Just For Kids

Giving yourself a spending allowance is a great way to have some cash available for autonomous and guilt free purchases,  while having the added benefit of reducing unnecessary purchases and increasing your savings. When your available "spending" money is just part of your overall budget, it makes it far too easy to spend more than ...

The Busy Effect

Nine times out of ten, what is the answer you get from people when you ask them "How have you been?", "How are things?". Busy. I've been busy. We've been sooooo busy. Some variation thereof to describe the absolute business of their lives. Somehow we've turned being busy into a measuring stick for how good ...

Lose The Mortgage

One of the questions we get asked the most, after how did we retire so young, is what did we do that made the biggest difference in reaching FF. In truth, the sum of all the actions we took, both large and small, is what got us there. When I look back at some of ...

Step 5: The Side Hustle

Step 5 of 5. We've arrived at the last post in our 5 part guide to reaching Financial Freedom. While you can achieve FF following the first 4 steps alone, there's no doubt you will gain some serious momentum if you can find ways to implement Step 5 while simultaneously cutting your expenses as discussed ...