To compare or not to compare

Should you compare yourself to others? My wife compares me to Ryan Reynolds sometimes. She says, “you’re nothing like Ryan Reynolds.” 😂 There will always be someone with more success and money than you. Maybe it’s better to compare yourself with who you were in the past, than with who someone else is today. Comparison is the thief… Read More »

Don’t feel guilty about taking government benefits

One of the great advantages of living in Canada is the generous government benefits system. Had a baby? Take some tax-free child benefits. Lost your job? Apply for employment insurance benefits (EI.) Making low income? There are multiple assistance program for you. 🙂 But one dilemma facing the financial independence/early retire community is whether or not we should… Read More »