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Welcome to Million Dollar Journey! If you’re new here, you can learn about me and even follow my financial journey to becoming a millionaire by 35 through my net worth updates. Since hitting the Million Dollar milestone, I’ve been documenting my journey towards financial freedom that you can follow here. If you are just starting your own financial journey, you can start with Financial Freedom 101 located in the navigation bar above. Before you leave, check out my latest articles listed below and don’t forget to subscribe to my updates!

My 3 Favorite Electric Vehicles for 2017

Electric vehicles (EV) are slowly becoming more accepted and perhaps even becoming mainstream. Being a technology and money geek, the idea of owning an electric vehicle has me intrigued and even a little excited.  There aren't a lot of options for electric vehicles, but it looks like 2018 will offer a number of options for… Read More

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Welcome to the Million Dollar Journey September 2017 Financial Freedom Update – the third update of the year.  For those of you new here, since achieving $1M in net worth in June 2014 (age 35), I have shifted my focus to achieving financial independence.  How?  I plan on building my passive income sources to the point… Read More

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The bloggers behind Young and Thrifty have organized a virtual Canadian Financial Summit (CFS) starring 25+ personal finance experts in the country.   Some of these experts include: Andrew Hallam (Author of Millionaire Teacher);  Jon Chevreau (former editor of MoneySense Magazine); Peter Hodson (CEO of 5i Research Inc); Preet Banerjee (CBC's The National Commentator); Ellen… Read More

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Welcome to the Million Dollar Journey August 2017 Net Worth Update – Team MDJ edition. A select group of readers were selected to be part of Team MDJ which was conceived after the million dollar net worth milestone was achieved in June 2014. Nobleea – the Oil and Gas Engineer, was selected as a team… Read More

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With the mandate of leveling the playing field between the rich and the middle class, the latest proposal from the Trudeau government is to make drastic changes to the way that small business is taxed, specifically, Canadian Controlled Private Corporations (CCPC).  I will admit that as a small business owner, there are a number of… Read More

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I was speaking to a co-worker recently about some concerns she had about retirement. Since government work isn't a stable environment right now (at least here in NL), she started to talk about the number of pension contributing years she needs in order to retire.  With a typical defined benefit pension plan (pensions explained), the… Read More

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Welcome to the Million Dollar Journey August 2017 Net Worth Update – Team MDJ edition. A select group of readers were selected to be part of Team MDJ which was conceived after the million dollar net worth milestone was achieved in June 2014. SmilingSaver was selected as a team member and will post net worth… Read More

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dogs of the tsx

At the beginning of the year, I wrote an article about the Dogs of the TSX also known as the Beating the TSX stock strategy (BTTSX). In this strategy, the largest publicly traded companies in Canada are sorted by dividend yield, then the top 10 positions are purchased annually (remove former income trusts and stocks… Read More

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