We recently did a FIRE article and money diary for WealthBar, where we’ve held our investments for several years. For a peek into FIRE-style life, you can check it out at https://blog.wealthbar.com/fire-money-diary/
–Written by Cel
Several months ago, we were approached by a couple that runs a YouTube channel called Exploring Alternatives. Their channel is about Canadians who have “alternative lifestyles”: people who are “living in small spaces like tiny houses, vans, RVs, sailboats, and who are exploring long-term travel, minimalism, zero waste living, renewable energy, and much more. ”
As we are frugal, relatively minimalist, and are shooting for early retirement, they wanted to do a video about us, which we happily agreed to. It took a while for it to be filmed, edited, and ready for publication, but it came out earlier this month. Here is the link to the video, which is about 9.5 minutes long.
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
Most of our money-saving habits are pretty routine and boring – cook dinner, don’t buy shit you don’t need, etc. etc. But dig a little deeper, and you’ll stumble across some downright bizarre quirks. This post is a light-hearted look at some of the funny, unique, and just plain weird habits we’ve picked up over the years.
Several months ago, we were interviewed for a piece about early retirement and frugality for The Walrus, a Canadian magazine. This month, it finally came out!
“Whenever there is a hard job to be done I assign it to a lazy man; he is sure to find an easy way of doing it.” – author unknown Continue reading
-Written by Steph
Over the last several years that we’ve been working towards early retirement, there have been a handful of things we did that had a disproportionately huge, positive impact on our progress. Here are our five biggest wins from the last five years: Continue reading