Finding Freedom Week 2: The Key to Optimizing Your ENTIRE Life

Finding Freedom Week 2: The Key to Optimizing Your ENTIRE Life

First up on my chopping block when it comes to total optimization -  is sleep. I spend a third of my life doing it (or at least I should be), and the quality of that sleep directly impacts every other aspect of the remaining 66.6% of my life. Whether it's my ability to make sound [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

So I’ve Retired Early – Now What Do I Do With All My Time?? Part 2 of 5: Routine vs. The Anti-Routine

So I’ve Retired Early – Now What Do I Do With All My Time?? Part 2 of 5: Routine vs. The Anti-Routine

"So what do you do with all your free time!? Don't you get bored?" This is my second favourite (albeit a combo) question that people ask us now that we are "retired". When people ask this question, I feel like it underscores the misconceptions surrounding the pursuit of Financial Freedom, and early "retirement" as a whole. [...]

So I’ve Retired Early – Now What? Part 1 of 5: The Paradox of FIRE

So I’ve Retired Early – Now What? Part 1 of 5: The Paradox of FIRE

I've decided to dedicate the month of April to writing about post-retirement and some of the interesting lessons we've learned venturing into this chapter of our lives. While early retirement is definitely the cat's meow - like everything in life, it comes with its own unique demands and challenges. We'll delve into some of those [...]

Are You Ready For A Financial Advisor?

Are You Ready For A Financial Advisor?

Back in the pre-Mr. Money Moustache days, before FIRE was its own stand alone acronym, and before personal finance blogs were sprouting up everywhere (man I really should have started my blog back then), Mike and I were in the very beginning stages of fumbling our way towards a goal Mike had aptly entitled "Freedom 35". [...]

The 30 Day Challenge: How Did We Do?

The 30 Day Challenge: How Did We Do?

Just over a month ago we started our 30 day challenge to stay Starbucks free. As a self-professed Starbucks addict who, for the past several years (*ahem*... decades), has rarely missed a day of picking up my Venti Decafe Americano with coconut milk, one would think this challenge would have been..........well....challenging! But instead, what I [...]

The Good, The Bad & The Ugly of Owning a Tesla

The Good, The Bad & The Ugly of Owning a Tesla

*Disclaimer: In no way, shape or form should this post be construed as us complaining about the opportunity to own a Tesla. It is merely a reflection on our experience in making this type of financial decision, as well our experience of the highs and lows of the vehicle itself. It is intended for the [...]

The Financial Skinny On Our Home Gym

The Financial Skinny On Our Home Gym

To pay for a gym membership or not. In the day and age of personal wellness, it is all too easy to justify monthly expenses incurred in the interest of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. I mean, should any of us really be looking to cut expenses that are facilitating us exercising regularly and maintaining a [...]

Why I’m Re-Evaluating My Daily Indulgence After 20 Years

Why I’m Re-Evaluating My Daily Indulgence After 20 Years

Why I’m re-evaluating my daily coffee habit, after 20 years of refusing to give up my “latte”.