Monthly Archives: April 2018

Retirement & Privilege

I’m privileged. That’s just a statement of fact. It’s a word thrown around a lot and sometimes we lose sight of what it actually means. So what do *I* actually mean by privileged.

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FIRE – The New Hipster Millennial Trend

I’ve seen a few articles like this one that are pushing FIRE and retiring early as an aspirational lifestyle for the current millennial generation to pursue. It got me wondering why this generation might be more attracted to and more … Continue reading

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Don’t Panic!

Every couple of weeks or so i have a minor anxiety attack – “Are we doing the right thing?” I think this is natural; society tells us you have to work until you are 65. Society pressures us to go … Continue reading

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The Rise of Kickstarter

Over the last few years Kickstarter has become more and more popular with over $3.6B spent. For those unfamiliar with the process Kickstarter provides a platform for (mainly) small businesses to crowdfund the money they need to get their projects … Continue reading

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Water – It’s Expensive

Of our monthly bills our water/sewer bill is the largest. Typically it runs about $150 a month, however it is billed quarterly so this means we get a hit of close to $500 every 3 months!

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Blue Apron – How is This a Thing?

Last week we received a mysterious package. It turned out to be a box from Blue Apron, i’m unsure exactly why we got it, but it was addressed to the previous owners of our house. I think that maybe they … Continue reading

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Family Objectives Q1 Update

At the start of the year I set out some objectives for the year which would help to keep us on track for the year. I promised to give an update on these once per quarter, so here is the … Continue reading

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March Financial Update

So just like that we are now a quarter of the way through the year. Although January was great for the markets, the retreats in February and March has pulled everything pretty much back to flat (or worse) for the … Continue reading

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