The best of Toronto

The best of Toronto

Now that I’ve been living in Toronto for a while, people ask me for recommendations all the time. Here are my favorite spots in Toronto: Art Museum: Ryerson Imaging Center The exhibitions here are always fantastic. Not only are they well curated, but...
Destination resolutions

Destination resolutions

People make a lot of fuss about New Years resolutions, but as a traveler, I enter each temporary home with a new resolution. The world is eager to remind me that I can’t escape myself by traveling, but they seem to have little understanding of just how much a...
The ultimate guide to getting into museums for free

The ultimate guide to getting into museums for free

Forget free museum nights, go for free on your own schedule If you’re a nerd like me, museum admission fees can add up quickly. Sure, many museums have free nights. I’m sure they’re a lot of fun in some cities, but in places like New York or Toronto...
Resetting my finances after a breakup

Resetting my finances after a breakup

When my wife and I split up a year and a half ago, it felt like my finances were out of control. She made more than twice as much as I do. When we met I was a dumpster diving couch surfer and she was a normal person who bought things in stores. Living with her, I came...
How I retired before I became financially independent

How I retired before I became financially independent

Most people have some ideas about what they want to do when they retire. They dream of traveling the world, following their passions, or making the world a better place. The other day I was checking my retirement accounts and the little calculator said I’m on...
Saving shouldn’t involve suffering

Saving shouldn’t involve suffering

Saving for a big trip? Get real tips on how to cut your spending, from someone who makes very little money. Stop worrying about budgeting and denying yourself and still see the world.

How much does it cost to house sit?

How much does it cost to house sit?

So, you’re curious about house sitting. The idea of staying in other people’s homes for free is pretty enticing…but what’s the catch? Even though no money changes hands, house sitting isn’t entirely free. Here are the actual costs that...
Do you love where you live?

Do you love where you live?

You want to know what it’s really like to live in a city, but hardly anyone has lived in enough places to compare. I’ll be providing information you can’t get anywhere else — what it’s really like to live in Toronto, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Boston, Chicago, Kingston, Raleigh, and other places I’ve gotten to (temporarily) call home.

Traveling after a breakup and other stereotypes

Traveling after a breakup and other stereotypes

I’ve learned a lot this year about stereotypes. The moment I mention that my wife and I are separated, the conversation is effectively over. As soon as I mention an ex, every word out of my mouth is viewed from the lens of some chick flick version of a breakup....
The ultimate one-step guide to saving money on flights

The ultimate one-step guide to saving money on flights

The internet is awash in advice on finding cheapest flights. Is it about when you book? Clearing your cache? Using a VPN? Don’t forget about all the sites you should check for the best deal. And tracking prices. And the flights that transfer in your destination...
5 inspiring stories of real estate success

5 inspiring stories of real estate success

Buying a home empowers you to take control of your life, increases your self-worth, and best of all, gives you options to diversify your financial life. While it might feel overwhelming or out of reach, these women show that against certain odds or challenges, home...