Our Updated FIRE Number

Back in September 2019 we wrote a very detailed post outlining how we arrived to our FIRE number. We also broke down our monthly expenses to show even further where…

Weekend Reading: Projected Inflation and Investment Returns Edition

FP Canada issues guidelines every year to help financial planners make long-term financial projections for their clients that are objective and unbiased. The guidelines include assumptions to use for projected…

Reader Case: Semi-Retired Couple Wants a Condo

I can’t believe I’m saying this, but as of this moment, we’re STILL in a lockdown in Toronto. While the US, countries in Europe, and the UK are gradually re-opening,…

FIRE Community Guest Interview #15 – PhD Couple Reached FI at 40

Here we are again with our next installment of the FIRE Community Guest Interview Series! For anyone new here, this interview series will cover people within the FIRE community who…

Does FIRE Prevent Divorces?

In my last post about not losing yourself in retirement, reader Steve posted an interesting question in the comments: “Any thoughts on the FIRE couples that get divorced? One would…

Weekend Reading: Canadian Funds Underperform (Again) Edition

Active investors supposedly thrive during periods of market volatility. If that’s the case, then 2020 should have been a banner year for active funds. The year started off strong, with…

Weekend Reading: Money Bag Edition

Welcome to another edition of Weekend Reading. I continue to receive a ton of emails from readers and clients about investing, retirement, real estate, and more. I’ll answer some of…

Quarterly Net Worth Update: Q1 2021

I’m going to shorten these quarterly net worth updates going forward as these seem to be getting quite repetitive.  I’ll provide a brief update of changes going on during the…

How Not To Lose Yourself in Retirement

“So, what do you do?” How many times have you been asked this question? If you live in North American, I’m willing to bet, a lot. Given that our society…

Can You Buy VTSAX As A Canadian?

For anyone new to the FIRE movement, one of the recurring messages you’ve likely heard within members of the FI community is our affinity for low fee index funds.  And…