Featured Posts, Rental properties

What To Do When Dealing With A Rental Property Insurance Claim

Four years ago, I had a flooded basement in one of my rental units, some cooling system breakdown in the furnace room. It was my first time dealing with a house insurance claim. My only prior exposure to insurance claim was for my car a few years before. Somehow I forgot to check if anyone… Read More What To Do When Dealing With A Rental Property Insurance Claim

Featured Posts, Life, Money

You Just Won $55 Million! Now What?

I was going to publish a post about my on-going rental property insurance claim, the unit with the flooded basement, but I needed a break from anything related to rentals today, so I decided to post something a little more entertaining. You Just Won $55 Million! Now, What? I stopped at the gas station on my… Read More You Just Won $55 Million! Now What?

Featured Posts, Monthly Money Reports

Maybe I Am Not So Frugal After All! Grocery Budget – January 2018

Back in September last year, I decided to seriously start working on reducing our grocery budget, We were spending an average of $280/week and that seemed HUGE. Being mortgage and car loan free, groceries is our single biggest household expense and I am on a mission to reduce that spending. You can see where it all… Read More Maybe I Am Not So Frugal After All! Grocery Budget – January 2018

Featured Posts, Life, Money

On The Outside, I May Look Cool, Calm And Collected But …

So a few months ago now, we were told our office was shutting down. We are a Canadian subsidiary of a very large US corporation and apparently “our services are no longer needed”. So far all we have is a verbal notice. We know management wasn’t  planning to let us know until much later but due… Read More On The Outside, I May Look Cool, Calm And Collected But …

Featured Posts, Monthly Money Reports

Income, Expenses And Goals Update – December 2017 (Part 1)

December was a great month for FI Income and not so bad for the investment side either. If it wasn’t for my burst pipe and flooded basement, it would have been awesome! FI (Financial Independence) INCOME – $2,703 This is the income I will rely on once I finally reach Financial Independence (FI). *New Category:… Read More Income, Expenses And Goals Update – December 2017 (Part 1)

Featured Posts, Financial Freedom, Money

Get a Side Hustle and Retire Earlier

If your goal is to retire and never work another day in your life, then this post is not for you! But, if like me, you think of retirement as the freedom to finally do what you want to do,then keep reading. When I finally retire from my full-time job, I plan to travel more,… Read More Get a Side Hustle and Retire Earlier

Blogging, Featured Posts

Who Said Blogging Was Easy?

Are you thinking of starting your own blog?  From what you have been reading, it doesn’t look very hard, does it? You just have to follow any “how to start a blog” post and in less than 30 minutes you will be all set.  All is left to do is come up with a good… Read More Who Said Blogging Was Easy?

Featured Posts, Life

What I Wish I Knew In My Early 20’s

The other day I was updating my dividend income spreadsheet (what else would I be doing on a beautiful sunny day!) . Since I started focusing more on the dividend being paid rather than the stock price, I find the experience of owning stocks a lot less stressful. Of course, I am still monitoring my… Read More What I Wish I Knew In My Early 20’s