About Me

Hi, I’m Robin and I use this blog to keep track of my financial journey and those of my friends.

As of 2020, I’ve been a law student working full time while taking licensing exams to practise law in Canada. It’s been an interesting adventure moving to a new country and journeying towards financial independence.

The problem I believe we can solve…

You’re almost 30 or way past it.

You roll your eyes at videos of 25-year-olds from the F.I.R.E Movement (Financial Independence Retire Early) retiring early and sometimes think it’s too late for you. Life happened.

But, you know a thing or two about money. You know you should budget, save and invest but you cave in sometimes… (OK, a lot of times) Me too! I talk to myself in 3rd person whenever I’m pissed at myself for overspending. 

Finding a community of friends on the same journey helps keep you accountable. It helped me. 

My Mantra: “Must keep a leash on my purse.”

The Goal

My friends and I come here to keep ourselves accountable, and we’re 30 or past it. It’s where we come when we need a push towards our financial and personal goals.

You can come here too; learn what worked and what didn’t. We’ll apply what we learned so you’ll know what works, what’s easy and what’s not.

Cheer our wins and leave this blog believing you can win too. Send us virtual Kleenexes when we fail, but leave with a lesson learned. Magic happens when we propel people.

How to make extra money for school

Robin
Law student

Goals:

  • Get my license to practise law in Canada.
  • Save $5000 in Emergency Funds.
  • Save $12,000 to for a health fund.
Started investing late

Joe
Tax Admin

Goals:

  • Build up my stock portfolio
  • Travel after COVID

Tee Dee
Banker

Goals:

  • Save $20,000 down-payment for a house by Dec. 2021
  • Change jobs
  • Set up an education fund for my little daughter.
Personal finance for men

SEAN
Banker

Goals:

  • Pay off car loan
  • Pay of credit card debt
  • Change jobs

We like to keep things fun and light, so you’ll see a lot of animation on this blog. Some of the drawings do not represent the true images of my friends.

Goal Progress Bar

 

Robin

Law Exams
80%
$5000 Emergency Fund
100%
$12,000 Medical Funds
40%

Rano

Travel
11%
Increase stock trades by 50%
55%

Toda

Change jobs
100%
Create an education fund for my baby
20%
Save $20,000 in down-payment for a house
100%

Jay

Pay off car loan
40%
Change jobs
100%
Pay of credit card debt
85%

Some images have been provided by undraw.co and vecteezy.com