Last December I put an appliance on a payment plan… Hello, new me!

The picture gives it away, YES! I bought a Vitamix!! Note: This post shall not contain any affiliate links or other Vitamix shilling đŸ˜‰ (unlike ever.single.other.blog I came across trying to research the models they have!). I have been wanting one, DROOLING, over one of these things for years… probably a decade.. like my entire adult life a Vitamix has been a dream appliance I […]

Choosing to close up shop.

It’s been a long time, a really long time. I didn’t even know how long of a time until I confirmed with my mom when she started our family cleaning business. 2002. Thats 17 years ago. Thats when they started, what I will finish on May 1st, 2019. In 2002 my mom and my dad started cleaning the local Home Depot, for 3 hours each […]

2019: First quarter results

Today I am procrastinating from my intermediate accounting course work and throwing a quick little update on the blog instead. Appropriate, right? Same area of expertise, sort of! I only have two goals for 2019, more detail can be found in my February post on the topic. Numbero uno: I aimed to increase my NW to $220,000, this is a $38,000 increase and Numero dos: […]

Figuring out what my FI/RE number is supposed to be. (Sooner-Rather-Than-Later-Retirement, Part 4)

I guess this thang is turning into a series much like my previous charting of debt payoff… hmmm!) I’ve been reading reddits like r/financialindependence for quite some time, I mean HELLO, I’m a PF blogger.. gotta keep up with those trends! With all my recent talk about making changes in my life over the past couple of months I figured I’d do a short post […]

A realistic budget for the future. (Sooner-Rather-Than-Later-Retirement, Part 3).

Hello world! Well, last year I barely wrote a thing and now it’s only been one hot minute since my last post and I may as well keep on truckin’… :). Today I am trying to figure out how to create a realistic monthly budget to stick to that comes to less than $1,000 per month, to allow me to work part-time rather than full-time […]

Link-love #28

For the previous iteration of this longstanding series of posts, click here. I read the following article in Psychology Today this week which was interesting; Mothers Are Drowning in Stress: New research suggests saving U.S. mothers should be a national priority. I’m not a parent but having seen a similar struggle with my own parents, I do understand. This article does a decent job of […]

Portfolio gains!

Nothing exciting here, just topping off my RRSP for the end of year deadline! Which tipped my monthly dividend + interest income over $300 each month. Woohoo! :D:D:D:D via GIPHY It’s only a couple of years ago that $100/month of passive income was a goal I had had for a loooooooong time, I set it when I started blogging back in 2010… which is 9 […]

Why I will be withdrawing from Lending Loop

i wrote about my adventure with Lending Loop a year orso ago, I know many folks have had positive experiences with them but I’ve chosen this week to stop investing in any loans and withdraw funds as they become available, it will take some time  to get all my principal back… assuming the majority of borrowers repay as planned. So, why am I withdrawing? I’m […]