Public, Private or Homeschool???

Public, Private or Homeschool???

Choosing the right school for your kids isn't a hot topic in the Financial Independence/Financial Freedom community, but it probably should be. Public, private or home schooling, each comes with its own financial implications that need to be factored into your overall plan in achieving FF. For anyone planning on having kids, or with young [...]

The Psychology of Saving

The Psychology of Saving

Saving money is a trending topic these days. In fact, nearly a third of all New Years resolutions made for 2019 related to saving money in some capacity. It's fantastic to see so many people taking such an avid interest in reducing debt and increasing savings, but unfortunately stats show that a mere 4% of [...]

12 Rules of Financial Freedom

12 Rules of Financial Freedom

Since well known psychology professor at the University of Toronto, Jordan Peterson, published his 12 rules of life: An Antidote to Chaos, everyone and their dog has thrown their own 12 rules of life into the mix. The craze has proffered some insightful pieces, such as Malcolm Gladwell's one single rule of life - pull [...]

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 [...]

If You Think You Can’t – You’re Right

If You Think You Can’t – You’re Right

I was recently talking with an acquaintance who has a baby nearly the same age as our youngest son. I hadn't seen her in quite some time, and she was lamenting the fact that she had to go back to work from maternity leave. Eventually the conversation turned to her asking me when I was [...]

Lose The Mortgage

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 [...]