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Category: Financial Freedom

The Capsule Wardrobe Savings Effect

Last week we talked about how to cut your consumer spending by utilizing the used market to your advantage. We’re going to continue the theme of decreasing spending by taking […]

Cut Your Consumer Spending by 50-90%

In the pursuit of Financial Freedom, the biggest obstacle preventing meaningful progress is spending. Peoples spending habits are where the lofty goals of FF will inevitably succeed or stall. While […]

Teach Your Kid to Fish

Many people like the idea of giving their kids an allowance for doing household chores. I am not one of those people. Unless we make a universal allowance for everyone […]

Book Review: The Opposite of Spoiled

The Opposite of Spoiled is written by author Ron Lieber, who is a columnist for the New York Times, and previously wrote a personal finance column for The Wall Street […]

A Year Of Retirement

It’s been about a year since Mike and I retired, and it’s been a year full of new experiences and of course, many lessons. We’ve learned a lot about what […]

Why Your Social Threshold Matters

The cornerstone of optimally managing your finances is learning to control your spending, saving and investing habits. Far too often these habits are heavily swayed by emotion, when instead they […]

The Necessity of Alignment

Irreconcilable differences. It’s cited on nearly every court application seeking divorce. Sure it’s a boiler plate term, but it also tells us that the vast majority of marriages end in […]

Sleep Your Way To Success

No – I’m talking about actual sleep. Sufficient sleep is a necessity if we want to perform at our best. A decrease in our sleep can have dramatic effects on our […]

Saving For Your First Rental Property

So lets assume you’ve done all your homework, and you’re convinced the landlord business is a good fit for you. There’s plenty of ways you can get into the game […]

The Pet Mortgage

Buying a pet is like taking on another mortgage. They come with an upfront cost to actually obtain one, then they require an ongoing monthly payment (in the form of […]

Be Your Own Strata

If you’ve ever lived in a property run by a strata corporation (or HOA, same thing) you know that they can be, well……annoying. Very very annoying. I have a hard […]

Happy Canada/Independence Day

With Canada Day just past, and Independence Day nearly here, summer has definitely arrived. And with it the BBQ’s, beach days, ice cream stops, and lazy afternoons. But as we […]

Sharpen Your Angle of View

Perspective. It’s essential to leading a happy life, and it’s most definitely essential to obtaining AND maintaining Financial Freedom. I’m not talking about perspective in the sense of having an opinion […]

A Trait of Success

In 1991, while meeting for the first time, Warren Buffet and Bill Gates were asked to summarize in just a single word how they had achieved their incredible successes. Without […]