The Value of Gratitude

The Value of Gratitude

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 celebrate these major holidays in our respective countries, it's also a good time to pause and express a little gratitude for the freedoms and opportunities [...]

Sharpen Your Angle of View

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 on a given topic. I'm talking about perspective in it's most literal sense. The ability to position yourself in a manner that allows you to [...]

A Trait of Success

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 consultation, these two titan's of their industries provided the same one word response. Focus. Its pretty compelling when two people of that calibre are in [...]

Sometimes The Best Thing to do is Nothing

Sometimes The Best Thing to do is Nothing

Building the habit of consistently assessing your finances and evaluating if your plan remains the best course of action for your circumstances is an integral part of achieving Financial Freedom. Life priorities and our related goals evolve as we mature, and our circumstances can change quickly due to a multitude of factors, some of which [...]

5 Ways to Avoid Decision Fatigue

5 Ways to Avoid Decision Fatigue

When it comes to making financial decisions, being at the top of your game can make the difference between navigating your way to a successful outcome rather than a disastrous one. Decision fatigue happens to all of us. On a day to day basis we are faced with hundreds of decisions. Whether it's deciding what [...]

Financial Principles vs. Strategies

Financial Principles vs. Strategies

Financial principles form the foundation of any viable plan to obtain Financial Freedom. Sound financial principles are evergreen, meaning that throughout time those principles hold true and for the most change very little, if at all. Financial strategies are the ideas and approaches we cultivate and utilize in order to make those principles a reality. [...]

The 4 Tendancies And Finance

The 4 Tendancies And Finance

In the world of financial planning it is important to have a strong understanding of financial principles and strategies, but it is arguably even more important to have a solid understanding of yourself. Only then can you assess how your own personal traits will interact with the principles and strategies you intend to employ. It's [...]

Self-Discipline

Self-Discipline

As a parent of two, there is no trait I want to develop more in my kids than self-discipline. Where you find self-discipline, you find people who work hard, hold themselves accountable and problem solve without having their hand held. People who respect themselves, and therefore also respect others, and are able to delay gratification, [...]

Just Do It

Just Do It

Everyone wants to be financially free and retire early, but the reality is that only a small number of people will attempt to obtain it, and an even smaller number of people will make it a reality. Why is that? Is it because finance is such a vast and difficult topic to understand? Or because [...]

Schedule Time To Think

Schedule Time To Think

Whether we are contemplating, mulling, analyzing, reasoning or evaluating, thinking is one of the most powerful tools at our disposal. Our ability to think about our individual situations, analyze available information, contemplate future possibilities and evaluate past performance allows us to identify creative solutions to accomplish our goals. Most importantly it gives us the chance [...]