Well it finally happened - Mrs FN and I tied the knot this past May! All went well and we had beautiful weather. Family and friends arrived safely and in good health. We had no shortage of drinks or great food. As we did not want any physical items, we had kindly requested to receive … Continue reading Wedding Recap!
A little while ago, my Dad sent me an interesting read on Business Insider discussing wealth factors. Read more here. The article discusses survey results of 600 American millionaires. I'm not aware of how the survey result data were collected, filtered, and cleaned, but they state they found 6 common factors among the millionaires which, … Continue reading Study Up On: Wealth Factors
It has been a busy few weeks for me as I am acclimatizing to a new and much busier job. In addition, Wedding tasks have been getting done and I was in need of some downtime. So the blog was put on hold. I am also going to be needing to write another actuarial exam … Continue reading What’s the Impact of Social Media on Your Savings Rate?
Last weekend was the Canadian Thanksgiving long weekend and Mrs FN's birthday! I took a break from posting to spend time with Mrs FN's family, have some turkey, watch hockey, and help cover the in-laws' pool for the cold weather approaching. But I'm right back at it with another post on Frugality techniques! What is … Continue reading Avoid The Impulse
Last week I talked about how I'm starting a new job. I was only at my current job for about 8 months before providing my notice, so I wanted to give at least 3 weeks notice for proper transition of projects and give them a bit of time to fire up the ol'hiring process. The … Continue reading Study Up On: Building Wealth
It surprises me to this day the number of people who still purchase TV packages here in Canada. This article I found in Global News says that, based off a 2017 telephone survey of 4,156 Canadians, 1-in-4 households are cord cutters. This means they do not have a traditional TV subscription. The number of people … Continue reading Cord Cutting
Over the Summer, the Frugal North was on a mission to scope out a fresh new dining table + chairs. We were moving on from a freebie table + 3 chairs that had served us well. Alas, 1 missing chair was encroaching on our ability to host guests at our place, as was the table … Continue reading Primary Vs Secondary Markets and Consumer Psychology
Do you think saving and investing looks something like the laptop screen in the picture above? I can safely say it does not - not even close. Nowadays, platforms are super easy to use from Tangerine Banking to Questrade (Credit Unions and the Big Banks also have pretty intuitive sites from what I hear, but I … Continue reading Study Up On: Canadian Savings & Investment Vehicles – Where To Start?
Buying or renting your place of residence - what should you do? There are probably hundreds of thousands of articles contrasting the two paths scattered across the web. These articles will give you anything from in-depth analysis to general guidelines. Buuuuut regardless of the amount of content out there, I like sharing my own point … Continue reading Housing – Should I Buy or Rent?
Now for the final installation of my Big Three series! For the finale, we will be talking housing. As discussed in the kick-off to this series, shelter* makes up 14.7% of median income, or $17,509 (2015). The Frugal North's StatusThe FN household is currently paying $1,860 a month for shelter costs. This amounts to $22,320 … Continue reading The Big Three – Part Three: Housing