Reflections from 7 weeks of semi-confinement (200th post)

This post is a follow-up to a previous one, where I wrote about how I was coping during these unusual times. I apologize in advance if my writing seems messy, and perhaps not-so-coherent at times. My feelings are still fairly raw, and we're still in the pandemic, even though the BC government has introduced a …

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How I am handling my finances and coping during Covid-19

I have received a flurry of e-mails from readers asking me how I am handling my finances and my life in general during these uncertain times. Thanks for reaching out. I will gladly oblige. First, expressing gratitude As some of you know, I am based in Vancouver, Canada. Here, there is no "confinement" like in …

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Coronavirus and your expenses (with a BC twist)

Pandemic or no pandemic, we all have bills to pay....unfortunately. If, like many people, you are already feeling the pinch financially, let me give you some advice on which bills to pay first and any assistance that might be available to you. Since I live in British Columbia, I will provide information about the provincial …

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Coronavirus: Canadian economy edition

In light of the pandemic caused by the coronavirus, the Canadian government announced an unprecedented economic package to help as many Canadians as possible during these turbulent times. It is unprecedented, indeed. Even in during the Great Recession of 2008, the measures implemented were nowhere close to what we're seeing now. This crisis was actually …

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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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Blog Anniversary: 5 years

5 years ago, I published my very first post on the Money Savvy Blog. Its title was the cost of eating-out.  5 years and 181 posts later, my view on this particular topic hasn't changed. When convenience becomes a daily necessity, it will derail most financial plans. I still refuse to pay for these by …

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Life update and musings

I am aware I haven't blogged that much lately.

Why I don’t really blog about my own finances

A lot of fellow PF bloggers share their most intimate financial details online.

10 Financial killers

In my previous post, I shared how F.I.R.E. has an element of privilege to it.