• Zach

From Bags to Riches - An Overview

Updated: Feb 22, 2019


One of the main reasons I started this blog was to detail my journey to Financial Independence (FI). I want to record what works, what doesn't, when I succeed and when I fail. I've done enough research to be dangerous, and I've been serious about this for about a year.


If you're here for great stock tips, you're in the wrong place. If you're here for my story of how to retire early with a healthy financial future, I HOPE you're in the right place.


I'll try to be as specific as possible. I'm still learning, it's very possible I'll make mistakes, and I'll try to be honest about that as well so we can all learn from my screw-ups.


A bit about my financial outlook and philosophy. I'm an index fund investor. If you want a LOT of great information about that, a kind of "soup-to-nuts" break down of what that is and how to do it, go to

Millennial Revolution Investing Workshop (the youngest Canadian Retirees and great writers)

Andrew Hallam's Blog (the author of "Millionaire Teacher" and totally my inspiration in all things financial)


As this blog progresses, I'll get into those topics as well, but they already wrote all that stuff, and it already has the charts and pictures and they're actually already Millionaires. I'm even going to steal Millennial Revolution's disclaimer -

Disclaimer: The views expressed is provided as a general source of information only and should not be considered to be personal investment advice or solicitation to buy or sell securities. Investors considering any investment should consult with their investment advisor to ensure that it is suitable for the investor’s circumstances and risk tolerance before making any investment decisions. The information contained in this blog was obtained from sources believe to be reliable, however, we cannot represent that it is accurate or complete.

But! This isn't a way to retire early! Remember, I'm the HAPPIEST Teacher, so why would I want to leave the classroom? These plans could help you to retire early, but my goal is simply to live life on my own terms and not get trapped in a bad situation because I desperately need a pay-check. I don't even know what I would do if I did retire!


So join me in my financial travels, I hope you get something useful out of it. At the very least, read through those two blogs I linked to above, you'll learn a TON!


Keep smiling!


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