Hi everyone. I hope you’re all doing well. I am back from my extended break. 😀 It was nice to take some time off but I’m glad to return to my regular blogging schedule.
Financial freedom has been very enjoyable so far. I don’t really worry about money anymore. So I’ve been focusing on personal growth and learning new skills. I also signed up for Amazon Prime so I can receive my packages sooner. By the way, what do you call an Amazon driver who just went on maternity leave?
Out for delivery.😎
It’s been awhile since my last post in August so here’s a quick update on what I’ve been up to.
- I bought a house.🏡
- I moved to a more suburban neighborhood.
- I got married in October. 💍
- I bought some new technology and pharma stocks.
- I started buying Bitcoin again.
You’ve probably heard about the urban exodus of people moving from crowded condos to detached single family homes. Well I am one of those people. I went from 800 sq.ft living alone, to sharing 2400 sq.ft. with my partner. The extra living space is fantastic. I can dedicate a separate room as my office since I’m currently working from home. The only complaint would be the yard work and extra cleaning I have to do. But it’s a small sacrifice relative to the overall gains.
I will dive into this and other mentioned topics in detail in the near future. Alternative investment ideas and my 2021 plans will also be coming soon. I will update everyone as my portfolio shifts over time.
Speaking of changes, my budget has expanded after combining finances with my wife. Luckily we are mostly on the same page when it comes to deciding how to spend money. Our assets have also combined so we can start to use income splitting strategies going forward.
Me: My Apple shares are up 50% this year!
Naturally we’re both still working at this time since we enjoy our jobs and don’t have any dependants yet to keep us busy.
Moving forward with the blog
I will be writing new blog posts every week. And thanks for everyone’s feedback and ideas from earlier this year. The most popular request is for me to produce personal finance videos. I will record and upload something onto YouTube in the new year. 🙂
Podcasting is another area readers want me to try. I don’t know enough to start my own series. But I’m open to collaborating with other podcasters that has already established a workflow. Montreal podcaster Alain Guillot actually released a fun interview with me in September. I still feel shy behind the mic but speaking can be a more effective way to communicate than writing.
Since I am married now and have combined finances with my wife I don’t feel comfortable disclosing fiscal details anymore. So in terms of net worth updates moving forward I will only be updating the liquid part of our net worth including stocks, bonds, etc. And I will do quarterly updates instead of monthly.
And finally you may have noticed some changes to the website design. I wanted to give the blog a more modern look after using the same outdated theme for the past 10 years, lol. Let me know if you have any feedback.
Looking forward to engage in comments and thoughtful discussions with everyone in the upcoming weeks.
Random Useless Fact:
The squiggly shapes you sometimes see are called eye floaters.