Walkways and rocks

It’s been five years coming, but it finally happened! I got a walkway installed to the front door, around the side of the house and around the back deck. This winter, I will be able to shovel snow off the stones, and not the grass. I can salt the walkway, so I don’t trip and fall over the ice. Oh the luxury! But this post […]

Saving for retirement and other things – the 10% rule revisited, and a plan for the rest of 2013

Back in June of 2012 I wrote a blogpost on how I was intending to begin saving 10% of my gross income towards retirement. Here’s what I wrote: “I’ve done ZERO retirement planning in my life so far. Sure, I’ve thought about it and what I want from life but I’ve taken very little action to plan towards it. I currently have a $6,000 emergency […]

Why I shut down my Questrade account, and spent the money

Last year I blogged about opening a questrade account, and then I blogged about buying stocks earlier this year.  This week I decided to shut down my Questrade account for good for several reasons. The primary reason being that I just don’t have the money in the coming year(s) to sink into it. I was running into an inactivity fee of 19.95 every quarter which can […]