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Where We Stash our Cash

Where We Stash our Cash

When it comes to affiliate marketing, I’m like the opposite of Nike. I JUST DON’T DO IT. My readers are too smart to fall for that stuff. They can tell when I’m honest and writing from the heart. Disingenuous recommendations won’t cut it. So, before […]

I’ve Paid off the Mortgage, Now What?

I’ve Paid off the Mortgage, Now What?

So, you broke up with the bank and paid off the mortgage? Congratulations! Pat yourself on the back. Seriously. Paying off the mortgage is an awesome achievement and one you should be proud of. Related: Dear Bank, It’s Not Me, It’s You According to a […]

Suze Orman: Get Out of My Head

Suze Orman: Get Out of My Head

We’ve run the numbers for my husband’s upcoming retirement a thousand times. Even though the calculations say that we are financially independent, and we’ll be able to sustain our lifestyle without his income, there’s this nagging voice in the back of my head. This voice […]

We are Americanadian

We are Americanadian

We are AMERICANADIAN. It’s pronounced A Merry Canadian. And the definition is someone who lives in both America AND Canada. Not to be confused with a SNOWBIRD, who lives in the southern US during the winter months only. Let me explain. It’s only a couple […]

Countdown Fever

Countdown Fever

When we started this journey toward my husband’s early retirement, we were years away. I refused to install a countdown timer on my phone until we were at least within the 3-year mark. Now, we’re down to less than 2 years! We’ve started counting down […]

Great American Companies You Didn’t Know Were Canadian

Great American Companies You Didn’t Know Were Canadian

“Oh look, they have TD banks in Canada too,” said my sister who was visiting us recently. I replied, “Well yea, the bank is Canadian. TD stands for Toronto Dominion.” My sister, “No, I don’t think so. That doesn’t SOUND right.” Me: “OK, let’s Google […]

The Debate on Early Retirement

The Debate on Early Retirement

This week’s post is a little different from my typical writing. It focuses on an interesting debate: should you retire early or not? I call it a debate because I had the chance to participate in a money match-up (a debate of sorts), sponsored by […]

On Women Who Money

On Women Who Money

Last week, I wrote my first article as a guest contributor on Women Who Money, a site dedicated to providing trustworthy financial advice for women. Founded by two female personal finance bloggers, Women Who Money strives to educate, motivate and guide women in their financial […]

Dear Bank: It’s Not Me, It’s You

Dear Bank: It’s Not Me, It’s You

The most satisfying breakup you’ll ever have is with the bank. The day you walk into the bank and make your last mortgage payment EVER. In my mind, I had rehearsed the breakup hundreds of times. I envisioned there would be shock, which would quickly […]

The Curse of Individual Stocks

The Curse of Individual Stocks

We’ve been under a curse for quite a while now. The curse of trying to beat the market by buying individual stocks. Up until this year, we’ve never exceeded the returns of any of our other investments. But maybe, just maybe, the curse has finally […]


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