I'm so excited that you are here. Hopefully, I can help you on your journey to retirement, or as I like to call it. "The years you can do whatever you want to do with your time." The key is to have enough cash flow to live your life without having to do a day job or run your business for income.
Since you don't know me well yet, I thought it would be a good time to share my story and journey so far.
At 26, I was a Telecom Account Executive living the 'corporate dream'.
I was earning six figures and thinking "Wow" I'm making all this money.
I'm doing the "right" things, I was contributing to my RRSP's and I purchased my first home.
I'm very fortunate as I have an Uncle who lives in Australia, and he has always shared his Rental Property stories with me. He always refers to himself as 'playing houses'. I watched him living a happy, calm life. He appeared to "retire" at 42 and continue to just play houses.
I am secretly desiring his very simple, calm, beautiful life.
I purchased my first student rental houses when I was 28. I then sold those and bought land in Costa Rica and build a pretty cute house on top of the mountain overlooking the ocean at 35. In between there I bought a little single family home in Windsor. Eventually - and it is a longer story that you'll surely hear about as we get to know eachother better, I sold the house and invested in more rental properties in Canada. That is a VERY good decision, and I'm not fortunetly reaping the rewards of the simple rental proeprty strategy. It is not a get quick rich strategy, but it certainly is a get really wealthy long term strategy.
I will be very transparant about my own portfolio. I want to share, I want to help you.