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

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 …

Financial Freedom, Money

Get On The FI Bus!

Better late than never, Financial Independence at any age! If you have been reading FIRE blogs and you didn’t get to retire in your early 30’s, you may feel like you missed the bus. So you came up with lame excuses why you missed it and went on with your life. Well, here is the… Read More Get On The FI Bus!