Alternate paths to F.I.R.E.

F.I.R.E. stands for Financial Independence, Retire Early. This movement has gained popularity in recent years.

Addressing privilege in personal finances

I have previously written about the element of privilege when it comes to FIRE, i.e. Financial Independence Retire Early.

Protecting your computer from hacking

We've all seen movies or TV shows about how prodigies are able to enter the most sophisticated systems like NASA or the Pentagon.

Lost your job? Don’t make these 3 mistakes!

There is a high probability you've been impacted by Covid-19. Whether you caught it, had to stay home to take care of children or lost your job, this virus definitely has had a huge impact on our lives and routines. In Canada, it may be weeks before we can go back to some semblance of …

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Don’t trade on the news: coronavirus & your money

The last couple of weeks have been turbulent market-wise. Fears of the coronavirus and its impact on the Chinese economy sent markets into bear territory worldwide. My own portfolio lost between 5% to 10% over that period. And I don't really care. Yes, you've read correctly. And, yes, you also guessed that I didn't sell …

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Opportunity cost

If you are a reader of the blog, you know I decided to obtain an MBA. I have been studying for almost a year now. Last September, an opportunity came across to study for a semester on the Malaysian campus of my university. After careful budgeting, I decided to accept it. I have been in …

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Tips to ask for a pay raise

A few decades of life experience has taught me that, for the most part, if you want to obtain something, you have to ask for it -besides working for it-.

F.I.R.E. explained and debunked

  F.I.R.E. is a very popular acronym is the Personal Finance blogosphere. It stands for Financially Independent Retire Early. Over the years, this concept has become more and more appealing, and no wonder. With major changes in the workplace, such as stagnant wages, the disappearence of pension plans and a higher unemployment rate, a growing …

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The importance of the emergency fund

I have heard a lot of names for the Emergency fund: Back-up fund, F-U fund, Opportunity fund, Rainy-Day fund...whatever you want to call it, it is just semantics. 

To combine finances or not?

When two people are in a committed relationship, the question of moving-in together comes-up at some point.