The Fate of Obamacare: 2020 Edition
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- Why is the Stock Market Up While Employment Is Down? - September 28, 2020
God, I haven’t done one of these posts in a while. I really don’t want to do one of these posts. After the exhausing spectacle of 2016 when Republicans, having just seized control of the House of Representatives, the Senate, and the Presidency, tried again and again to make good on their promise to repeal and replace Obamacare, only to be thwarted by the slimmest of margins. Despite having a majority in the Senate, 3 Republicans, Lisa Murkowski, Susan Collins, and John McCain, surprised everyone by breaking party ranks to vote against the repeal measure. And in 2018 when the […]
Let’s Go Exploring! Singapore: Futuristic Foodie Paradise
Note: This was written before the pandemic. We are still in Canada, but I wanted to post this for everyone, who like us, can’t wait to travel again. “C’mon!” Wanderer’s said, tugging at my arm, while I tried to keep my heavy eyelids open. “I have to show you something!” We’d just gotten off a flight and I was crankier than a nap-deprived toddler. My back was killing me, my arms and legs ached, and my head was throbbing. “Can you just let me sit here for a second?” We’d just arrived on a flight into Changi Airport in Singapore, […]
Will COVID Change The Nature of Work Permanently?
“I’ve never been allowed to work from home, but with the pandemic, it’s now mandatory. For the first time ever, as graphic designer, I can work from home full-time! Maybe I’ll move to Barbados and work from there!” “I went to visit my parents in Nova Scotia before everything locked down. After shit hit the fan and businesses started locking down, my Toronto employer told me to work from home. After spending several months here in nature, I’m not going back.” “I’m so glad we moved from Coronado to Bend, Oregon. Our housing costs are much lower and as a […]
Is FIRE for Everyone?
A friend of mine recently went back to work after retiring, because he found retirement boring, lonely, and lacking purpose. He’s not the biggest fan of his job, but according to him “it still beats sitting around all day with your thoughts.” Another FI blogger/author, Anita, a lawyer who retired in her 30s, also recently wrote about her bouts of depression and the difficult time she’s having in retirement. Having gone through anxiety and depression myself back when I was working, my heart goes out to her. This year has been retirement/travelling/life on hard mode, but for some it’s been […]
How Has Covid-19 Affected Your FIRE Journey? Part 6
Does FIRE still work in a bear market? To find out, I’m interviewing people on different parts of their FIRE journey in our community. Click here for Part 1. Today, I want to introduce you Daniel Park, an engineer turned world-travelling musician, whom I found out about from my friend Clover’s “Unconventional Asians” Channel”: What’s interesting about Daniel’s story is that he changed directions from a pragmatic career to following his passion, and at some points, making more money than he did as an engineer. Also, he discovered the FIRE community a few years ago, and started investing with his […]