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Finding the Right Savings Rate for Your Family’s Financial Independence – with Scott Rieckens

When we’re pursuing financial independence, we need to discover the right savings rate for our family. This is something that Nicole and I have had a lot of conversations about. How much is too much to save? And how little is too little to save? I invited Scott Rieckens on the show because he’s been … Continue reading “Finding the Right Savings Rate for Your Family’s Financial Independence – with Scott Rieckens”

How Not Buying a House Helped Us Become 30-Year Old Retired Millionaires – with Kristy Shen and Bryce Leung

The FIRE movement is getting a lot of buzz lately, especially with millennials. Our guests today, Kristy Shen and Bryce Leung are leaders in the millennial revolution for FIRE. Kristy and Bryce are Canada’s youngest retirees. They used to live in one of the most expensive cities in Canada, but instead of drowning in debt, … Continue reading “How Not Buying a House Helped Us Become 30-Year Old Retired Millionaires – with Kristy Shen and Bryce Leung”

How We Decreased our Spending by $20,000 (While Increasing Our Fun by $10,000)

In order to achieve financial independence, you need to first understand what your annual expenses are. That’s how much money you need to live comfortably every year. Your annual expenses can include things like housing, transportation, food, utility bills, entertainment, travel and the many other things that make your life … well, your life!  For … Continue reading “How We Decreased our Spending by $20,000 (While Increasing Our Fun by $10,000)”

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How to Increase Your Net Worth by $700,000 in 7 Years

How to Increase Your Net Worth by $800,000 in 8 Years

One fall night in 2010, my wife Nicole and I were watching the Suze Orman Show. (Yes, I used to DVR it). There was this fun segment where someone would call in and Suze would analyze that person’s financial health and give them a grade. It was called How Am I Doing? One term that … Continue reading “How to Increase Your Net Worth by $800,000 in 8 Years”

How Fatherhood Sparked My Desire for Financial Freedom

How Fatherhood Sparked My Desire For Financial Freedom

On one fine summer day in 2011, I was zipping around on my new moped headed to the local Rite Aid. I had an incredibly important purchase I was about to make. After breezing through the sliding doors, I headed straight back to the pharmacy area. I was beaming. I was grinning ear-to-ear. Given my … Continue reading “How Fatherhood Sparked My Desire For Financial Freedom”

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15-Year Mortgage Paid Off in 5 Years

During late 2013 while I was traveling out-of-town for work, my wife Nicole found our “forever house”. This home had everything she was looking for including an attached garage, open floor plan, updated kitchen, walk-in closet and a big backyard on a half-acre lot. She told me that this was THE ONE and as soon … Continue reading “15-Year Mortgage Paid Off in 5 Years”

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