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October 2018 – Income, Expenses And Goals

October was a pretty good month overall, nothing much to report, except like most (all?) of you, my net worth took a little hit! Nothing I am overly concerned about at this point. My portfolio is well diversified so riding the market volatility is easier. On the job front, the company didn’t respond to my… Read More October 2018 – Income, Expenses And Goals

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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

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July 2018 – Income, Expenses And Goals

Finally my report for July! I have been a little preoccupied this past week. “They” finally gave me my termination letter. I was really upset when I received it last Friday at 4 pm! It’s not the offer they verbally gave me, back in April, but no surprise there. Always ask for confirmation in writing.… Read More July 2018 – Income, Expenses And Goals

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Over $6,000 In Dividend YTD! June 2018 Income, Expenses And Goals

June went by so quickly, I can’t believe half of the year is gone already! On the money front, June was my best dividend month EVER, over $6,000 YTD !  But rental property income was not as good.  You can find out why my rental income was lower below, never a dull moment as a… Read More Over $6,000 In Dividend YTD! June 2018 Income, Expenses And Goals

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$1,851 An Hour! May 2018 Income, Expenses And Goals

Bait title? Maybe, but also a reminder that no matter how much I get annoyed with my tenants, it is a very profitable business. Of course there are ups and downs each month, but overall, the returns are good. Even if none of my properties met the 1% rule! (Not available in my area) .… Read More $1,851 An Hour! May 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

Monthly Money Reports

Income, Expenses And Goals Update – December 2017 (Part 2)

Finally my Income, expenses and goals update (Part 2) for December. It took a while because I was behind on my expense tracking. Remind me never to do that again! Anyway, it looks like I spent a lot of money in December, see for yourself. EXPENSES – $5,288 I started keeping track of my expenses… Read More Income, Expenses And Goals Update – December 2017 (Part 2)

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Income, Expenses And Goals – November 2017

November was not so good for investment growth but the loss was very minimum. Here is my third Income, expenses and goals update for November 2017: FI (Financial Independence) INCOME This is the income I will rely on once I finally reach Financial Independence (FI).  Dividend Income Dividend income is at its lowest this month… Read More Income, Expenses And Goals – November 2017

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Income, Expenses And Goals Update – October 2017

October was a good month for growth! Here is my Income, Expenses and Goals Update for October 2017: FI (Financial Independence) INCOME This is the income I will rely on once I finally reach Financial Independence (FI).  Dividend Income Dividend income is slightly lower this month due to the timing of some of the quarterly… Read More Income, Expenses And Goals Update – October 2017