I am the son of a Boomer, and a happily married ‘new dad’ who currently resides in Southern Alberta.  I have recently become slightly obsessed over my personal finances.  Maybe it has something to do with getting older and realizing that as a young married couple with a baby on the way, it might be time to get our financial house in order.  This past year has really changed my life.  I became a dad, changed jobs after 10 years, learned how to survive as a single-income family…oh yeah, and I turned 30.  Talk about a wake-up call.

I didn’t completely waste my twenties, as the past decade saw my wife and I buy a house, and pay off over $60k in student loans & credit card debt while building a somewhat respectable portfolio of mostly blue chip, dividend-paying stocks in our RRSP and TFSA.  Sound familiar? Like mother, like son I suppose…

I am also working towards an early retirement, using dividends as my main source of income.  Do I have a specific date in mind?  Not just yet, but this next decade will go a long way towards determining my fate.  I actually really enjoy my job, so my goal is not so much to retire as young as possible, but to be financially free enough to continue to do the things that I love every day.

So from the perspective of a young family, I plan to post about my savings strategies and investing tips, and share personal finance stories that I’ve lived through, and am about to live through in the near future.  Welcome to my blog, and thanks for stopping by…


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