Let’s Go Exploring! Malta: An Undiscovered Paradise?
Why did we go to Malta? Well, ever since we got a visa to stay in Europe for a full year I’ve been obsessively trying to check off every country in the EU Schengen zone (as of the time of writing, we have just 5 countries left—Slovenia, Sweden, Norway, Liechtenstein, and Luxembourg). Do I get an award for checking them off? Nope. Does that make me crazy? Probably. Anyway, for most people, Instagram pictures of an azure paradise is why they go to Malta. Pictures like this: And this: And this: In fact, on Instagram the #malta has 5.4 million […]
Behind the Scenes of an International Film Shoot
“I am with the production team at 60 Second Docs. We recently learned about your story of how you two were able to save and invest your money to the point where you could retire very early. We were absolutely amazed and know our audience would love to learn more about you, so we’d like to make you the subject of our next short documentary…if you are interested, let me know.” When this e-mail dropped into our inbox, our first thought was “Wait. We’re nomadic. How exactly are they going to film us?” Turns out, being nomadic turned out to […]
Reader Case: Should I Enter The Market?
It’s Friday, and you know what that means…Reader Study Time! Today’s reader has a few questions for us, but the main one is one that’s been asked a lot lately: When is a good time to enter the market? So without further ado, onto their email! I am single and in late twenties in Canada. I am wondering how I best allocate the $95k (and growing monthly) I have sitting in the chequing account & any additional suggestions. Based on what I have had read the stock market seems highly valuated (higher average PE ratio, with lower future projected returns) […]
How Does a Pension Affect My 401(k)/RRSP Withdrawal?
Pensions. Remember those things? No? Well then gather round, young Millennials. It’s Story Time! You see, back in the days of yore (i.e. the 60’s), companies had these magical things called “pensions” that they offered to their employees as part of this other magical thing called “benefits.” I know, I know, it sounds crazy but it was a different time. I also think cars worked by sticking your feet through the bottom and running on the pavement back then. ANYHOO, here’s how these things worked. The employer would automatically take a small contribution off their employee’s paycheck (pre-tax, of course). […]