How to Become FI with 6 Kids, Zero Privilege, and a Small Salary
After our “what do you want to read about” poll, I heard you all loud and clear. All guest posts all the time! Seriously though, you will like this guest post I swear (also I had this post scheduled before I ran the poll so deal with it) Anyhoo…today, I want to introduce you to a very special person I met at Fincon. I didn’t know her background at the time, or the fact that she become financially independent at 32— despite growing up poor, like me, and never having a 6-figure salary. She even managed to become FI, while raising […]
Our 2018 Finances
Back in 2015, if you had told us it would cost us LESS money to travel the world than live in Toronto, I would’ve thought you were nuts. Everyone KNOWS travel is expensive—I mean, why else did we shell out $5000-$10,000 a year on a 3-week vacation while we were working? It wasn’t until we started traipsing around Europe and Southeast Asia that we found out what a racket the vacation industry is. We were able to visit 19 countries (even expensive ones like Denmark, Switzerland, and the UK!) for only $40,000 CAD or $30,000 USD a year for the […]
Happy New Year 2019!
It’s New Year’s Eve! Now, I know some of you are getting the champagne ready, and we’ll be heading out to a bar tonight, but before getting the party started, we like to reflect on the past year and think about what we want to accomplish in the new year. If you recall, around this time last year, Wanderer and I were working on a non-fiction book proposal, which eventually sold to Penguin Random House! Our first draft was accepted and Quit like a Millionaire will be published in 2019! Since this was our 2018 New Year’s resolution, I’m pretty […]
How To Invest in the U.A.E.
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Today I’d like to introduce you all to a friend I met during this year’s Chautauqua in Greece. I’m endlessly fascinated by how people from other countries pull off FIRE, and Steve Cronin is an expert on how to invest towards Financial Independence while living as an expat in the United Arab Emirates. Not only that, he’s got his own blog DeadSimpleSaving.com where he writes about expat investing, and he regularly hosts workshops in Dubai about this stuff, so we’re super excited to have him come on and share some of his knowledge: Steve, welcome! Thanks, I enjoyed being part […]
Let’s Go Exploring! Estonia: The Silicon Valley of Europe
If you’ve ever used Skype before,you need to thank Estonia. Long before it became a global success with 300 million users, it was a tiny start-up in Tallinn. The coders, who also happened to be schoolmates, Ahti Heinla, Priit Kasesalu, and Jaan Tallinn (yup. Apparently a real name), had no idea how far their code would go. They first called it “Skyper” which was short for “Sky peer-to-peer” on account of that fact that it used peer-to-peer sharing protocols and it was passing the information through the air/sky. But then it turns out the name was also taken, so […]