The amazing things you learn when you tally your investments

Like most people, we’ve tried to do all the right things, adhering to the standard personal finance advice: save for retirement, pay off your debt, take advantage of benefits such as retirement matching, save an emergency fund…blah blah… Read More

Ahead of the game?

Note: Our financial goals for 2017 include saving $18300 to buy back my pensionable years for my defined contribution pension as well as save $50000 which will make us mortgage-free at the beginning of 2018 I socked away… Read More

Why I am buying back my pension

Fun site for Canadians in certain provinces: all benefits you are eligible for in your region. When I checked it wasn’t updated for this year’s tax season but I am hopeful it will be. As you probably have… Read More

To every season, turn, turn, turn…those goals into reality

Don’t tell anyone but I love all the seasons. I grew up having all four seasons fleetingly spread across the mere 12 months of a year and I still love them all. Sure, sure, I am one of… Read More

What does your perfect day look like?

A rainy view from my office window Since today is a miserable day outside I thought I would engage in a little mind exercise. Often, we get caught up in the busyness of every day life and think… Read More

Buying your way to happiness or saving your way to freedom

The best thing about working downtown is all the action. There are museums, great greenspace to enjoy, it’s a great place to people watch, and it’s convenient to run errands during my lunch hour. Conversely, it’s one of… Read More

“The goal of marriage is not to think alike, but to think together”

(Robert Dodd) Ganked from the internet somewhere Mr. Tucker and I enjoy an extremely compatible marriage. Generally speaking, we are on the same wavelength and that allows us to decisions together with little fuss. Unfortunately, this compatibility can… Read More

John Oliver on pension plans

While not perfect or free from criticism itself (as these sorts of videos go), it does snappily explain that the only person who has your best interests in mind is you.