More good news

Just now, after opening my first ever Questrade account, I checked to see if it had been approved or not. I was expecting an email but for some reason, one didn’t come. Sure enough, it had been approved. On Thursday, I thought I’d take a look at the only retirement account that I knew existedContinue reading “More good news”

Good news

The other day, I received an email from my renter’s insurance provider. It told me that my policy was due for renewal, and that they’d made some changes to the coverage. The changes they’d made increased the monthly premium by a good $35. I wasn’t interested in that, and besides, I had some coverage IContinue reading “Good news”


Financial Independence Retire Early. This acronym has been a part of my life for just a few months. I first heard of it via Mr. Money Mustache’s blog. I thought it was interesting enough to investigate, so I did a deep dive on both YouTube and in the blogosphere. On one of the many YTContinue reading “F.I.R.E.”

Fear defines fear as, ‘a distressing emotion aroused by impending danger, evil, pain, etc., whether the threat is real or imagined; the feeling or condition of being afraid.’ Fear is a funny thing. Sometimes you don’t know that it’s fear that’s holding you back. Sometimes you are acutely aware of it. For instance, I neverContinue reading “Fear”

Comfort and Habits

I love comfort. That simple statement carries a lot of weight, because it basically defines my life thus far. In what way, you might ask? Well, look at that shot above. I have struggled since I was 12 years old (puberty) to sleep properly. I know now that it was likely undiagnosed anxiety. My motherContinue reading “Comfort and Habits”


I just did some frightening math. I have really been deeply immersing myself in all things F.I.R.E. If you know, you know, but if you don’t know, it stands for:FinancialIndependenceRetireEarly Now, I don’t know where this weird expectation comes from, but a lot of people who are looking at saving what it takes to getContinue reading “Embarrassment”

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