The new Canada Child Benefit introduced a couple years ago is a pretty generous social program that we are lucky to have in Canada. You can almost consider it being an extra salary for being parents.
As per the government of Canada’s website, the Canada Child Benefit (CCB) is a “tax-free monthly payment made to eligible families to help them with the cost of raising children under 18 years of age”.
Continue reading “Canada Child Benefit: A salary for being parents”
Let’s take a look at our plan to reach financial independence. How far we’ve come and how close are we? D. and I met in 2009 with a combined debt load of approximately $30,000-$40,000 (student loans) with no real assets. Continue reading “Our Plan to Reach Financial Independence”
We have been contemplating owning rental properties for a few years. I saw my sister purchase her first (of many) rentals properties a couple years ago with no regrets so we sort of got inspired. We were just waiting for the right time. Continue reading “Rental Properties: Part 1”
How did we discover financial independence and why was it so important to us?
It was August, 2015 and we were enjoying life as much as we could in our current environment and circumstances. We had a perfect toddler who just turned 18 months and we found out we were expecting another miracle in 8 months. Continue reading “Our Journey to Financial Independence Begins…”