Finding Freedom Week 11: Ignorance Is Bliss

Finding Freedom Week 11: Ignorance Is Bliss

I don't watch the news. Ever. In fact, I haven't watched the news in about 6 years. And I'm a much happier person for it. But the reaction I get from people when I tell them I don't watch the news is wide ranging. Often its surprise, occasionally it's an immediate assumption about my level [...]

Finding Freedom Week 9: Imagine You Are Dead

Finding Freedom Week 9: Imagine You Are Dead

This week  we are going to continue down the path of my mildly morbid thoughts on dying. Except this time -  we are going to be dead. If you've followed the blog for any length of time, you'll be well aware that I have a strong affinity for clearing clutter. Both when it comes to [...]

Finding Freedom Week 8: Imagine You Are Dying

Finding Freedom Week 8: Imagine You Are Dying

Some say that death is the ultimate motivator. I have to disagree. Death in and of itself results in a very little getting done, at least by the person succumbing to it. The prospect of death is where motivation really comes into effect. It can turn even the biggest procrastinators into highly efficient machines. Largely [...]

Finding Freedom Week 6: Self-Authoring For Optimization

Finding Freedom Week 6: Self-Authoring For Optimization

I'm a big goal setter - when I don't have a clear and actionable goal set out in front of me, I feel.......aimless. Like a ship drifting on the sea's without a destination. Providing myself a way point keeps me motivated, focussed, productive, and most importantly for my personality type, it gives me a sense [...]

Finding Freedom Week 4: Our Family Trip

Finding Freedom Week 4: Our Family Trip

This week I'm going to do a quick recap of our recent 3 week family trip to France, and discuss several valuable optimization and financial lessons that were highlighted along the way. But first, let's start with the recap. Riberac, France We had an amazing experience traveling with a large part of Mike's extended family [...]

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 [...]