Future Plans

With two to three years left to go, we’re within striking distance of early retirement, and are starting to hone in on some long term plans for our post-retirement life. We’ve narrowed it down to three options, and plan to devote a lot of time in 2019 to exploring these. Here are the three things we’re considering: Continue reading

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Fall 2018 Life Update

We’re having one of the nicest stretches of autumn weather here in Vancouver that we’ve had in a while. We’re all done travelling until our winter trip to Vietnam, and very glad about that – it’s been a whirlwind of travel lately!

Net Worth: $360,667

Latest cool place we’ve been (Cougar Canyon):

Cougar Canyon

Latest labyrinth hunt (Fintry):

Labyrinth

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Starting Self-Employment

-written by Cel

Last week, I resigned from my job. In a few weeks, I’ll be doing freelance editing/proofreading full-time (or less than full-time – it’s entirely up to me). A lot of people publish books on Amazon Kindle and such, not through traditional publishers. As such, they may not have editors or proofreaders, which leads to a lot of mistakes in their books. Typos, grammatical mistakes, missing words in a sentence, extra words, continuity errors, etc. I fix all of those.

How did this happen? Let’s go back a few months ago.

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About Financial Independence Scams…

This one is going to be a bit of a downer.

Apparently, the world of network marketing, AKA multi-level marketing, AKA pyramid schemes, has noticed the increasing public interest in financial independence and early retirement, and started co-opting the language and terminology used in FIRE circles as a way to scam people. I have not personally encountered this, but in the last few months, it’s come up a lot in personal finance and early retirement oriented forums and groups. So let’s delve into this and take a look at what exactly these creeps are doing, and how to avoid them. Continue reading