The Chasing Financial Freedom Podcast: Episodes 1-3


This is a first! My fellow blogging buddy and good friend Kraig over at Young Cheap Living and I have started a podcast titled: The Chasing Financial Freedom Podcast. What you’ll see represented below is Episodes 1-3! We’re pretty excited about this. This podcast is basically a new way of delivering content to you readers. […]

Interview With Derek Foster, The “Idiot Millionaire”


While some of you may not have heard of Derek Foster before, he’s fairly well known in Canadian circles as someone who escaped the rat race extremely early in life, and became “Canada’s Youngest Retiree” by retiring at 34 years old. He then went on to write a number of books that showcase his early […]

If Your Life Were A Movie…


Would anyone want to watch it? Beep-beep! That’s the sound of the alarm clock at 6:30 in the morning. After hitting it harder than I should, I shuffle, slowly, into the bathroom to wash up and get ready for work. A quick breakfast goes down the hatch and then I’m off to the bus stop, […]

Two Reasonably Valued Blue Chips


When I talk about “blue chip” stocks, I’m typically referring to shares in very high quality companies that have excellent, long-standing reputations for profitability during all economic cycles. A more narrow definition could be described as stocks that are tracked by the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA). The two companies I’m going to profile below […]

Weekend Reading – August 24, 2013


I got home not long ago after putting the finishing touches on my 54th hour of work this week, wrapping it all up on a Saturday afternoon. Six days straight. I don’t know about you, but I could think of much bigger and better things to do with my time than to spend 54 hours […]

Why I Hold 100% Of My Equity Investments In A Taxable Account


This post is long overdue, but better late than never. Over the last couple years I’ve answered many questions regarding the status of my equity holdings and whether or not these holdings are in a tax-advantaged account (like an Individual Retirement Account) or in a taxable brokerage account. I hold 100% of my equity investments […]

Recent Buy


Well, I didn’t actually plan on deploying any more fresh capital this month. I was quite pleased with both of my equity purchases this month, with further investments in Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (DLR) and Altria Group Inc. (MO). These were both companies that I already had positions in, but I felt both offered relatively […]

Recent Buy


Although I remain cautious about the broader market’s modest overvaluation right now, I still find it hard to refrain from putting new capital to work in selective opportunities. What can I say? I belong in Dividend Addicts Anonymous! There aren’t a lot of compelling opportunities out there to be sure, but at the same time […]

A Guaranteed Millionaire


It wasn’t that long ago that I was broke. Scratch that. I was less than broke. I was worth a negative amount of money. How does that even happen? How do you become worth less than an infant? Well, typically by making bad decisions. And I had some doozies. How about wasting an inheritance? How […]

Income/Expenses For July 2013


Each month I will post my income/expenses for the previous month. I track every dollar in and out, so what you see is exactly what I earned and spent (rounded to the nearest dollar). Income from July 2013: $4,389–Regular Paycheck$1,150–Online Income/Bonus$182–Dividend Income Total Income: $5,719 Expenses from July 2013: $523–Rent & Utilities$189–Student Loans$178–Health$135–Groceries$128–Fast Food/Pizza/Takeout$87–Restaurants$65–Pharmacy$40–Mobile Phone$35–Public […]