Turning 30, I thought, would be a difficult birthday to digest. It represented not necessarily the beginning of the end. But, perhaps, the end of the beginning, to paraphrase Churchill. A distancing from youth and innocence. As it turned out, turning 30 was a breeze - it was turning 29 where I had the challenge. … Continue reading You have to measure it to expect progress.
On a recent trip to Orlando with my wife and our 5 year old, we stayed at an Airbnb near International Drive. The purpose of the trip was to view condominiums for a potential long-term investment. We had recently sold a condo in Toronto and wanted to use the proceeds to invest in Florida. It … Continue reading Eggs
At any age of your adult life, debt proves to be one of the worst ideas for building wealth and creating a stable household. From student loans in your early 20s, car and consumer loans, debt acts like an anchor on your income and prevents your family from building proper wealth. The only except is … Continue reading Debt is a bad idea
Any parent with an iGeneration kid growing up in the age of Social Media understands the challenges. As a father of two teenaged girls, I witnessed it firsthand: Instagram is evil to young girls. Imagine the scene, mid Saturday afternoon walking through the mall with your 15 year old daughter, noticing not only is she … Continue reading Instagram is Evil
I am J. Douglas, a suburban Ontario father of 4 and husband. This blog touches on the issues and themes of being a parent and spouse.