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How to Set Your Team Up for Success

Have you ever been part of a successful team and a failing team? I have, and I’m guessing you certainly have, too. Have you ever led a successful team and a failing team? I also have. You may also have, too. But perhaps most importantly, have you ever stopped and pondered the differences between those […]

Let’s Celebrate! How Was Your Year?

I’m pretty sure that most bloggers each have their “anniversary post”, particularly after their first year of blogging. Well, today it’s my turn. And interestingly, it corresponds with the tail end of the calendar year. So why wait for New Year’s to reflect? Instead, let’s take a short journey back right now and celebrate our […]

How and Why to Calculate Your Savings Rate

In late October I had the opportunity speak about how early retirement is more achievable than you might think, provided you take appropriate actions and make wise financial choices. Specifically, on slide 28, I provided a simple example of how healthy spending and savings patterns can open up many life choices. You could stop work […]

You Can Retire Sooner Than You Think

The following is an approximate transcript of the talk I gave at the London ON FIRE meetup in London, Ontario on Oct 30, 2018: You Can Retire Sooner Than You Think. 1. Good evening everybody. It’s great to see so many of you out here tonight. My name is Chris Urbaniak, and I’ve been part […]

What Would Future You Think?

********** Hot off the press! I’ll be speaking at the London ON FIRE meetup on Tue Oct 30, 6:30pm at 195 Dufferin Ave, London, ON. Come on out, say hi, and learn more about how you can retire sooner than you think! Event info: https://www.facebook.com/groups/LDNonFIRE/events/ And now back to our regularly scheduled programming… ********** How […]

What’s the Anchor Holding You Back?

I’m no naval expert, nor do I have any special knowledge about hanging stuff on walls. And I’m guessing you’re probably in the same boat. I’m also guessing that you know that the main purpose of an anchor is to hold something in place. This can be a good thing in the case of artwork […]