Finding Freedom Week 15: The Environmental Impact

Finding Freedom Week 15: The Environmental Impact

Hey Freedom Seekers! First and foremost, it's Remembrance Day here in Canada, so let's please take a moment to remember all those who fought for the very freedom's we all now enjoy. I am grateful everyday to live in this unbelievably beautiful country we call home, and to enjoy the life we are able to [...]

Finding Freedom Week 14: The Perils of More

Finding Freedom Week 14: The Perils of More

Since I started the Finding Freedom journey, I haven't written any posts about teaching our kid's about finance. It's now week 14 of the FF journey. That's a long time to go without talking about some of the strategies we've been employing to give our kid's the skills they need to live their own version [...]

Finding Freedom Week 13: Why I Stopped Sacrificing My Grocery Bills

Finding Freedom Week 13: Why I Stopped Sacrificing My Grocery Bills

Hey Freedom Seekers! Before we get into this weeks content - I am super excited to let you know about an awesome new Canadian FI resource to hit the scene. Eugene at FinancialIndependence Forum not only produces helpful original content on his site, the forum also offers a wealth of posts from around the FI [...]

Finding Freedom Week 12: The $100,000 Decision

Finding Freedom Week 12: The $100,000 Decision

About 4 months ago a friend of ours told us about a job opening that he'd heard about. It was a government position. But an interesting one. It was in a new, small, and rapidly evolving branch. The type of job where you might actual be able to make a substantial impact in the overall [...]

Finding Freedom Week 11: Ignorance Is Bliss

Finding Freedom Week 11: Ignorance Is Bliss

I don't watch the news. Ever. In fact, I haven't watched the news in about 6 years. And I'm a much happier person for it. But the reaction I get from people when I tell them I don't watch the news is wide ranging. Often its surprise, occasionally it's an immediate assumption about my level [...]

Finding Freedom Week 10: My 4 Most Dangerous Words

Finding Freedom Week 10: My 4 Most Dangerous Words

The other day I was driving to the grocery store. It wasn't a good day. In fact, it had been a generally crummy day. I was sick. I was in a foul mood. My two year old had been in particularly full blown terrible two form, and Mike had done something to irritate me. I don't [...]

Finding Freedom Week 9: Imagine You Are Dead

Finding Freedom Week 9: Imagine You Are Dead

This week  we are going to continue down the path of my mildly morbid thoughts on dying. Except this time -  we are going to be dead. If you've followed the blog for any length of time, you'll be well aware that I have a strong affinity for clearing clutter. Both when it comes to [...]