Prairie FIRE Canada

Back to Basics: The Principles of FI

The principles behind financial independence are relatively simple and easy to understand. It’s simplicity makes it possible for everyone to get started on their path to reach financial independence.

Why I am treating my personal finances like a business.

The reality is that we are all running two types of business when it comes to personal finance: (1) An Active Labour Business; (2) A Passive Investment  Business.

The Missing Link to FI

In my wild and crazy journey in discovering the FIRE movement, I was inspired to create and stick to a budget, and I began tracking my net worth over time. By doing this over a year, I discovered something that was so obvious that I think many bloggers and personal finance gurus take for granted.

I call it the “Missing Link.” What I finally discovered was that your net worth is totally savings dependent. The fastest way to FI is to manage your budget well and use your savings to either purchase assets or pay down debt (preferably both).

Budgeting Can Be a B!*¢h

Financial Enlightenment Pt. 3: Budgeting Can Be a B!*¢h I have been having real trouble getting the courage to write this post. Why? Well I am not a big fan of budgeting. Scratch that – I HATE budgeting. It’s my… Continue Reading →

Net Worth: You Are the Ultimate Asset

Financial Enlightenment Pt. 2: Net Worth It’s been great sharing with you my experience and journey so far. Lately my blog has taken on a different tone and direction. Currently I’ve been focusing on something very personal about my journey… Continue Reading →

Financial Enlightenment

This is part 1 of a 5 part series of my Financial Enlightenment: After reading this post, feel free to check out my other posts below. The Financial Enlightenment of Mr. Prairie FIRE Budgeting Can Be a B!*¢h Net Worth:… Continue Reading →

A Values First Approach to Financial Independence

It’s great to see you again (or maybe meet you for the first time). My path to FIRE has been an interesting one featuring a lot of personal ups and downs and financial challenges. For the longest time, I just… Continue Reading →

Finding My Why: My Five Reasons for FIRE

It is important to understand that FI is not about retirement, though it can be. FI is reaching a point where you do not necessarily have to work to earn income to live. It is a form of freedom. But a freedom from what? What good is freedom without a reason for living? We all need a WHY to guide us on our journey.

Why I’m Taking My Blog in a New Direction

Here is the thing. When I started this blog, it was and still is a work of passion. But the mistake I made was that I let my emotions and feelings in the moment drive my content. Instead, I should be thinking about sharing what I’ve learned and share it with you to help you along your own path to financial independence.

4 Radical Lifestyle Inflation Countermoves

Hi There, If you don’t know me by now, I’m Mr. Prairie FIRE. I fell in love with the Financial Independence Retire Early (FIRE) movement and this blog is all about the cool and wonderful things I’ve learned from the… Continue Reading →

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