Book Review: "Victory Lap Retirement"

Book Review: "Victory Lap Retirement"

What's my rating for "Victory Lap Retirement"?

I gave the book a 4 out of 5 Rockstar rating.

Victory Lap Retirement offers up a good dose of inspiration, thanks to co-authors who are living what they advise and you can tell they’re enjoying this phase of their lives. I get the feeling they’re just getting started. Further, they share a great deal of their experience throughout the book by sharing their personal story at every stage, from how they managed their careers to planning and executing their “Victory Lap”. Their positivity and energy is infectious.

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The "Plane" Truth - Assumptions Keep Us Shackled to Our Beliefs (and vice versa)

The "Plane" Truth - Assumptions Keep Us Shackled to Our Beliefs (and vice versa)

I had an interesting experience on the last leg of our trip home from Costa Rica. On the flight from Toronto to Winnipeg I was sitting next to a woman in her fifties from Winnipeg who worked for a large raw materials organization in the city. She’d been in TO for training on a new ERP system her company was migrating to, having kept their system for over twenty years. 

She talked the talk and looked the look of someone who worked in corporate Canada.

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Book Review: "The Index Card"

Book Review: "The Index Card"

What's my rating for "The Index Card"?

I gave the book a 3.5 out of 5 Rockstar rating.

In 2013, Harold Pollack suggested that all we need to know about personal finance can fit on an index card. When a reader asked to see it, the statement went from metaphor to reality.

The result took the personal finance world by storm and the vitality of that single post is still felt today.

The 2016 book by the same name, Harold Pollack and co-author Helaine Olen provide the meat behind the nine points captured on the original index card and tweak the recommendations.

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A Dog's Life - Costa Rica Style

A Dog's Life - Costa Rica Style

The F2P clan was in Costa Rica for ten days this past February. We did a lot of walking and exploring and became fascinated with one particular aspect of the place.

It wasn't the hot weather (34C/93F is the usual high for the day), the beautiful volcanic sand beaches that sparkle like diamonds, the unique flora or the fauna both on land and in the Pacific ocean, the unique feel of the bustling tourist beach town of Playa del Coco or the helpfulness of the international staff at our boutique hotel.

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Book Review: "The Wealthy Barber"

Book Review: "The Wealthy Barber"

What's my rating for "The Wealthy Barber"?

I gave the book a 4 out of 5 Rockstar rating.

In this work of fiction, author David Chilton chose a small town barber shop as the setting for his characters’ much needed discussions about money.

Roy, the shop’s owner, has become known around town as the man to talk to when it comes to personal finance and that’s where David, the story’s protagonist, goes to get his hair cut and his financial mind sharpened every month, along with his sister Cathy and his best friend Tom.

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