I’m getting a bit of extra taxes back for 2019…for the first time ever.

Here in Canada, you can deposit money into your retirement account before March of 2020. You can then deduct the amount on your taxes. If you’re a Canadian reading this, you are likely aware. Continue reading “I’m getting a bit of extra taxes back for 2019…for the first time ever.”

Day One of DIY Investing

Even just two years ago, I would NEVER have expected to be DIY investing. I doubt I knew DIY investing was an actual thing. I mean yeah, I knew a guy who traded stocks online by himself in his basement when he wasn’t working his day job, and probably spent hours researching companies and markets in an attempt to make a profit. But really that was SO FAR out of my wheelhouse that it just seemed like something as distant as magical rainbow unicorns. Continue reading “Day One of DIY Investing”

$500 Challenge – Progress Report 3

This past week has been very slow for the $500 challenge. To read more about the $500 challenge, go here. I made $22. Not great. My eBay item did not sell this week, so this was a sale of 3 items on Facebook Marketplace. I’m debating if I should start including CC cash back rewards and Savings interest, but I kinda feel like that’s cheating. Sooo I’m just going to focus on bonus cash above and beyond those things. Continue reading “$500 Challenge – Progress Report 3”

$500 Challenge – Progress Report 2

Hidey ho good blog readers!

Here’s hoping you’re having a fantastic summer (or winter, for those Southern Hemisphere types). I’m having a blast working my a$$ off at the actual day job! If you’ve not picked up on it yet, that’s sarcasm, I literally hate the daily grind, hence my main reason to shoot for FI. Continue reading “$500 Challenge – Progress Report 2”

The T on FIRE $500 Challenge – Are You READY!?

Here’s the thing.

If you’ve been reading my blog you know that I haven’t been saving much during my aggressive debt obliteration. I’ve been frustrated that I cannot fund my brandy-new TFSA Questrade account to try my hand at investing due to the $1000 you need to have laying around. What am I, a thousand-aire? Sheesh.  Continue reading “The T on FIRE $500 Challenge – Are You READY!?”

Learning about Investing – Diary of a person who knows zero things

After listening to tons of podcasts and reading tons of blogs about FI/RE, investing is something I need to learn about. Things like, what is an index fund? What’s an ETF? What the f&*k is everyone talking about? Continue reading “Learning about Investing – Diary of a person who knows zero things”

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