Debt Free!*

Yes you read that right – we are now officially debt free for the first time in our lives!* Continue reading “Debt Free!*”

Month 13 of the Journey to FIRE – October 2019

So I’ve been trying to decide next steps for this blog. Does it still make sense to have a monthly report? What is the benefit of this? I guess it gives me a good picture of how the month went at a more macro level, which I would definitely not take the time to analyze otherwise. Continue reading “Month 13 of the Journey to FIRE – October 2019”

An Exciting Day

As you may be aware if you have read some of my previous posts, my first big step towards FIRE is paying off debt. Well today, I paid off my $30,000 RRSP loan – 2 years early! If I had never found the FI movement back in October of 2018, I never would have bothered with trying to make extra payments. I would have just let the loan play out for 5 years, paying interest, and probably accumulating more debt. Continue reading “An Exciting Day”

Month 7 FIRE Report – April 2019

Well well, 7 months along. Welcome to the monthly report! Considering it takes most people YEARS to reach FIRE, I’m doing okay I guess. I realize that I need to set some serious FIRE goals to allow myself to better measure success. I’d appreciate knowing what kind of goals you set for yourself financially? I do have a goal to pay all debt except Mortgage by June of 2020 (Which I’m secretly planning to beat). However I’m toying with the idea of setting specific goals for monthly expenses, income increases, savings rate, etc. Continue reading “Month 7 FIRE Report – April 2019”

Weekly FIRE Report – Feb 4, 2019

Welcome to the T on FIRE weekly FIRE report!

Silver pen on daytimer
The traditional weekly report image.

Sadly, our local FI/RE mastermind meeting was postponed. I’ll be sure to post an update once a new date is determined. On to this week’s activities. Continue reading “Weekly FIRE Report – Feb 4, 2019”

Fire activities – Week of Jan 21 2019

 

I thought it would help me with accountability if I posted weekly Fire activities. Here’s the details for last week! It will be a short post, but I’m going to try to do SOMETHING every week, so this is a great way to motivate myself (even something small that I do Sunday night at 11pm because I know I need to blog about it!) Continue reading “Fire activities – Week of Jan 21 2019”

How to get out of debt as fast as possible in 5 not-super-easy steps – with free printable!

I’ve been doing a fair amount of research on how to get out of debt as fast as possible since I realize this is an important step in getting to FIRE. Debt payments are currently eating up a significant amount of our budget, and I really want that money to be going into savings and investments! Continue reading “How to get out of debt as fast as possible in 5 not-super-easy steps – with free printable!”