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The Dark Side of Quiet Quitting

You’ve all heard of the Great Resignation, but recently, there’s a more fashionable, inconspicuous quitting style called “quiet quitting”. What is “Quiet Quitting”? Instead of quitting your job and losing out on a severance package, why not just do the bare minimum? Welcome to Quiet Quitting. Inspired by the Chinese Lying Flat (躺平) movement, this idea came about after employee burn-out during the pandemic. Employees grew sick and tired of not getting paid to do extra work outside their responsibilities or taking on the double load from their ex-colleagues after the Great Resignation. This was their way of fighting back. […]

Reader Case: From VP TO FIRE

What time is it? It’s Reader Case Time! Hello!!!! First of all, congratulations on being financially independent! You did what so many people aspire to do but don’t have the courage to follow through with. I’m a little envious, but at the end of the day, I didn’t put the hard work in like you did. BUT I’M READY NOW!! Up until January-ish of this year, I was the typical corporate brainwashed millennial. I wanted to climb the ladder and be a VP at my company. That very quickly changed and now I want nothing more than to get OUT! I watched […]

How Travelling Saves You Money

“Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer”. –anonymous “But travelling is so expensive, I can’t afford to travel all the time.” “I don’t know what I would do with myself if I travelled to one place and stayed there for a whole month!” These are just some of the complaints I got from people I met while attending the Travel Summit. Having been out of the workforce for nearly 8 years now, it’s easy to forget what it was like to cherish those precious 3-4 weeks of vacation, then spend all year saving up for that […]

Is it Canada’s Turn for a 2008-Style Housing Crash?

I received a message from a reader recently telling me “Check this out! The housing crash has officially started!” They linked me to a news article about the plight of condo investors in Toronto. I know, I know, cry me a river, right? Well, take a read… Ujjwal Jain never thought when he bought his pre-construction condo in April 2020 that it would cost him his life savings. As the date for him to take possession of the condo nears, the bank appraisal, which is done to ensure the current market value of a property is in line with the […]

Reader Case: Swiss Family Early Retirement Plan Upended by the Current Market

It’s been a while since we’ve done a reader case, so let’s break open the vault and take a look. This one is a tad involved, so let’s get cracking! Dear Kristy and Bryce, I have been following your blog and also read your book, not once, but twice. We have been preparing for FIRE for a few years and by the look of the numbers we will be FIRE ready in the next 2 years but a few things are holding us back. Including but not just the fact that, we made some very bad investment decisions in 2021 […]

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