The Walk That Changed Everything

The Walk That Changed Everything

"When and why did you decide to pursue Financial Freedom" This is a question we frequently get asked. But while I've touched on some of our reasons in various posts - I've never written a post about how exactly we started our journey here because it's a question that's simultaneously easy and hard for me to [...]

Top 11 Personal Finance Books (That You Won’t Find in the Finance Section)

Top 11 Personal Finance Books (That You Won’t Find in the Finance Section)

Mike and I are avid readers. In fact, it's probably my favourite hobby. When I was about 9 years old, I asked for a battery operated light as a birthday present just so I could covertly read under my covers after my Mom had told me for the umpteenth time to turn my lights out [...]

An Exercise In Dreaming (That Creates Actual Change)

An Exercise In Dreaming (That Creates Actual Change)

I would not exactly categorize myself as a dreamer. I have never been one to get lost in the clouds, entertain myself with wild visions of grandeur, or contemplate what I might do if I win the lotto max. Maybe it’s the way I’m hardwired, but I find such activities to be an utter and [...]

Staying “Trendy” On A Budget

Staying “Trendy” On A Budget

Full disclosure - this post is all about how to minimize your clothing, make-up and personal care budget, while still remaining "trendy"! If you aren't into that stuff, or you don't have a significant other whom you might be able to pass some tips onto who would be interested, you may find this post is [...]

What If Public School Is Your Only Option? (Guest Post – Chrissy @esb_fi)

What If Public School Is Your Only Option? (Guest Post – Chrissy @esb_fi)

This week I am super excited to have our very first guest post here at Freedom101! Last year when I wrote about our ongoing analysis between choosing Public School, Private School or Homeschooling for our kids, Chrissy from Eat Sleep Breath FI, had some great comments and insight to offer in response to the article. [...]

Finding Renewed Purpose In Retirement

Finding Renewed Purpose In Retirement

Author: Mike @ Freedom101 As early as I can remember adults would ask me what I wanted to do when I grew up. I understandably had no idea how I wanted to serve my life sentence without the possibility of parole for 25-35 years, so I would often structure my response in the form of [...]

The Essential Family Finance Learning Tool (And So Much More)

The Essential Family Finance Learning Tool (And So Much More)

Last week we talked about how great parents allow their kids to fail......intentionally. This week, I want to tell you about the perfect family finance learning tool that will give your kids the IDEAL environment to make mistakes, learn how to adjust and develop their ability to bounce back along with so, so much more! [...]

Why Great Parents…..Let Their Kids Fail

Why Great Parents…..Let Their Kids Fail

After spending the last 5 weeks talking all about Early Retirement - I'm dying to get back into talking about kids financial literacy, and more ways for us parents to give our kids the tools they'll need to lead a financially secure and fulfilling life. This week we're going to delve into the topic of [...]

So I’ve Retired Early – Now What’s This Thing Called Cryonics? Part 5 of 5 : Can I Live Forever?

So I’ve Retired Early – Now What’s This Thing Called Cryonics? Part 5 of 5 : Can I Live Forever?

We've arrived at our final instalment in the Early Retirement series! If you are just joining in, take a look back at Part 1, to see the full picture of how you can better prepare for your transition to ER. If' you've been following along - today is where we take a hard left turn [...]

So I’ve Retired Early – Now How Can I Make This Last? Part 4 of 5: Investing In Our Lifespan

So I’ve Retired Early – Now How Can I Make This Last? Part 4 of 5: Investing In Our Lifespan

The second to last post in this series is all about making sure your front end work has been worthwhile. If you've spent years side hustling, investing, and delaying gratification, you definitely want to enjoy every possible moment of your well-earned "retired" life (regardless of whether or not you fully retire). Forget the golden years, [...]