Helpful Resources

Here are some resources that I’ve found helpful in my journey to FIRE. Enjoy!

Products & Services

You Need a Budget – YNAB has helped me get my spending under control. It paid for itself 2 times over in the first month, and several times over in the first year! There is a free 34 day trial. Click on my link to get 1 additional month free if you subscribe. I’m still using YNAB as of today.

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Public Mobile (Canada) – I’ve saved a ton of $ switching to Public Mobile. If you decide to sign up, contact me for a referral which will give you a 10 dollar credit!

Instant Pot – My favorite Kitchen Appliance. 😀 I feel like it is saving me money, but I don’t have any stats to back that up. Seriously though, you can buy the toughest stew beef at a super cheap price, and the IP will turn it into gourmet food in the span of an hour.

Bluehost – Bluehost was my old blog hosting service. They are an excellent service for for beginner blogs! Click on my affiliate link to get a discount on your blog or website hosting! I do earn a commission for everyone who signs up through this link.

Tangerine Bank – I use Tangerine for fee-free banking in Canada. In addition to being fee-free, they offer free e-money transfers, and you can use any Scotiabank ATM for other banking stuff. If you would like to try them, use my Orange Key when you sign up: 17154732S1. When you open an account and make an initial deposit of $100, you will get $25-$50 deposited for using the Orange Key. HURRAY!

Favorite Personal Finance Websites & Podcasts

Eat Sleep Breathe FI – Chrissy has built an amazing blog with great articles documenting how to reach Financial Independence. Her site has some of the best resources for achieving FI, especially her free “FI School“! She is out of BC, Canada, but has plenty of American and global friendly content also.

FI Garage – Great Canadian podcast with great beer. And, a great blog to boot!

Explore FI Canada – A Canadian FI podcast chronicling FI experiences across the country. The first episode stars yours truly. And maybe a later one too. Check it out!

Afford Anything – Paula Pant’s podcast is a great resource for anyone following the path to FI/RE. Paula built her own real estate empire but also has many other amazing talents which she shares on the show (and great interviews to boot).

ChooseFI – This American-based podcast is fantastic for generating ideas on how to save and make money to accelerate your FI journey.

Mr Money Mustache – One of my FI/RE heroes, originally from Canada. He now lives in Colorado. Achieved FI at a young age. Inspired millions. Hardcore and awesome site! Great if you need a kick in the financial pants.

Canadian Dream: Free at 45 – MMM himself dubbed him the “Canadian” MMM. Tim Stobbs proves FI can be done in Canada, even before the age of 45. He beat his goal by retiring in his 30s!

Making Sense of Cents – Michelle is my American hero. She achieved FI at a young age by blogging, writing courses, travelling, and teaching others about money. Such an amazing story and a great blog!

Glow with Nicole – This inspiring person is just getting back into blogging after a brief hiatus. You will find her revitalized Canadian-based blog along with details on her diverse side hustles. Her story is incredible and I encourage everyone to visit Nicole’s site to absorb her awesomeness.