Weekend Reading: Housing Boom Edition

The Canadian housing market soared to new heights in 2020 as home prices and housing sales both hit record highs. The Canadian Real Estate Association reported a 47.2% year-over-year increase…

Quarterly Net Worth Update: Q4 2020

Wow 2020 you sure took us for one hell of a ride.  If you were to ask me back in March 2020 if we’d be where we are today with…

Wealthsimple Trade Review – Canada’s Only Zero-Commission Trading Platform

Wealthsimple Trade is Canada’s first and only zero-commission trading platform. In this Wealthsimple Trade review I’ll explain how you can buy AND sell from among the thousands of stocks and…

Weekend Reading: 2020 Portfolio Returns Edition

Mr. Market is the imaginary investor described in Benjamin Graham’s book, The Intelligent Investor. Driven by fear, greed, or apathy on any given day, Mr. Market invests according to his…

Here’s How Much Baby’s Second Year Cost (Plus a GIVEAWAY!)

Happy New Year’s everyone! Cheers to 2021 and I hope it is filled with resilience, gratitude, intentionality, simplicity, grit, and presence. Before jumping in, we wanted to announce that we…

CPP Payments: How Much Will You Receive From Canada Pension Plan

Canada Pension Plan (CPP) benefits can make up a key portion of your income in retirement. Individuals receiving the maximum CPP payments at age 65 can expect to collect more…

TFSA Contribution Limit And Overview

The federal government kept the annual TFSA contribution limit at $6,000 for 2021 – the same annual TFSA limit that we had since 2019. It’s good news for Canadian savers…

Net Worth Update: 2020 Year-End Review

Back in 2012 I decided to start sharing my net worth updates twice a year. I’ve always been transparent with my finances because I think it’s helpful for readers to…

FIRE Community Guest Interview # 12 – Proving Financial Independence Is Possible with Kids in a High Cost Of Living Area

We’re finishing up 2020 with our 12th interview as part of the FIRE Community Guest Interview Series!  For anyone new here, this interview series will cover people within the FIRE…

Weekend Reading: 2021 Financial Goals Edition

I wasn’t sure what to expect when I quit my job last year to focus on blogging, freelance writing, and my fee-only financial planning business. My top priority was to…