Featured Posts, Life, Travel

Do You Keep A Travel Log?

The other day, one of my co-workers (not many left in our office!) was telling me about a travel journal he was working on from his last trip. He told me that every time he and his wife return from traveling, he promptly starts writing a journal detailing all the places they visited. Then once… Read More Do You Keep A Travel Log?

Life

The (My) Reality Of Every Day Life, Even When FI (Financially Independent)!

You may have noticed (or not) but I took another break from blogging and social media back in November, and got back towards the end of January. I find I get way too wrapped up with everything blogging if I don’t take regular breaks. And this time I had so much going on, it took… Read More The (My) Reality Of Every Day Life, Even When FI (Financially Independent)!

Featured Posts, Financial Freedom, Life, Money

Beware! Financial Independence Is Not All It’s Cracked Up To Be!

Becoming Financially Independent (FI), a goal many of us are pursuing or reached already. What is so appealing about becoming FI? We believe (or are made to believe) that once FI we can finally live the life we want, we no longer have to work if we don’t want to, we can travel the world,… Read More Beware! Financial Independence Is Not All It’s Cracked Up To Be!

Money, Monthly Money Reports

August 2018 – Income, Expenses And Goals

Another month, another couple of extra paychecks! I am still negotiating my termination with my company and, in the meantime, I am still employed and getting paid:) My lawyer is costing me a fortune! (I received her first invoice late last week and wait until you see my September expense report, yikes!). But, regardless of… Read More August 2018 – Income, Expenses And Goals

Financial Freedom, Life

Mirror Mirror On The Wall, What Is the Best FI Acronym Of Them All?

Mirror Mirror On The Wall, What Is the Best FI Acronym Of Them All? I was reading a post with yet another Financial Independence acronym this week and started thinking about how many new ones I had seen so far this year? And which one I liked best. Light reading for today, TGIF! Financial Independence… Read More Mirror Mirror On The Wall, What Is the Best FI Acronym Of Them All?

Financial Freedom, Life

FI Or Not, You Already Own The Most Valuable Asset There Is!

What I am talking about? One of the few things money can’t buy! That’s right! It doesn’t matter how much money we all have, whether we are FI or not. We already own the most valuable asset there is: LIFE! No this is not a “downer” post! It is a friendly reminder (again!) that money… Read More FI Or Not, You Already Own The Most Valuable Asset There Is!

Financial Freedom, Money

You CAN Reach FI Without A Master Plan!

In the last few weeks, I was asked to participate in several interviews by other PF bloggers. Truth be told, they scare me a little (No not the bloggers!! The interviews!). Unlike many other PF bloggers, I didn’t have a master FI plan to get me where I am today. I followed some simple money… Read More You CAN Reach FI Without A Master Plan!

Life

How Many DAYS Do You Have Left To Live?

Have you ever thought of the rest of your life in days? I love playing with numbers and often do, usually to calculate how much I spend, how much I save or anything else that has to do with money. But yesterday, my son decided to calculate how old we were in days. Obviously he… Read More How Many DAYS Do You Have Left To Live?

Money, Monthly Money Reports

February 2018 – Income, Expenses And Goals

Sometimes I wonder how I ever managed to become FI! This month was one of those times. I wasn’t frugal at all! Maybe life got in the way of saving too! Just like it did with blogging! On another note, I finally signed off on my insurance claim! Glad it is over. You can check out… Read More February 2018 – Income, Expenses And Goals

Life, Money

How I Went From Live-in Nanny To Corporate VP

I came to Canada when I was 20, I had just finished a 2 year International business program in Paris. The only way for me to get a job in my field was to improve my English skills learn English. And the only solution I could think of, was to travel and totally immerse myself… Read More How I Went From Live-in Nanny To Corporate VP