How Fat is Your Budget?

Some people think our spending is insanely low and borderline mountain hermit. Frugal friends take one look at our annual travel spending and keel over and die. Today, we’re going to do a little bit of math and determine just how lean our budget is. We’re going to use 2016’s numbers for simplicity, though if I like the results, this may become an annual thing. I’m writing this as I run the numbers, and have no idea what the results will be. How fat is our budget? Continue reading

A Week in the Life of an Early-Retiree-Wannabe

  • Written by Steph

People often wonder what typical day to day living looks like for people in pursuit of early retirement. It’s understandable – the first thing you do when you start down the path is axe all the categories “normal” people spend gobs of time and money on, like television, restaurants, drinking, and so on. So what do we do with our time instead? This post will give you a glimpse into a week in the life of a childfree couple pursuing early retirement. Continue reading

Vancouver, BC: Early Retirement on Easy Mode

  • Written by Steph

I’ll be the first to admit that I haven’t lived in THAT much of Canada – I grew up in the Okanagan, and spent some time in rural parts of Manitoba and Alberta before settling down in lovely Vancouver for most of my adult life. But since beginning the journey towards early retirement, I’ve been continually amazed at how EASY this city makes it to keep spending low and amass wealth. Here are some of the highlights that make Vancouver, in my opinion, the Early Retirement Capital of Canada. Continue reading