Flying the Findependence Flag

Jonathan Chevreau is a veteran financial columnist, blogger and author based in Toronto. He was the Financial Post’s personal finance columnist between 1993 and 2012, and editor-in-chief for MoneySense Magazine from 2012 to 2014.  

Since declaring his Findependence Day [aka Financial Independence Day] in May 2014, he has columnized for the Financial Post, Globe & Mail, and Motley Fool Canada, as well as his own website: Launched in November 2014, the “Hub” covers the topic of financial independence from a North American perspective. It is aimed at both baby boomers and their children, the millennials. The site has now published more than 1,700 blogs.

As you’ll learn in this episode, Jonathan has written and co-authored many books on the subject of financial independence, and the debt-averse, investment-diverse approach he has taken to achieving his own “findependence” has served him well. As one of the top social media influencers in finance in Canada, Jonathan also sees the inherent value of purchasing investment real estate and the long-term benefits it can produce. Jonathan and Patrick discuss the fundamental importance of creating multiple streams of income, guerilla frugality, stocks, crypto currency and a healthy blend of “clicks and bricks”. Listen in to discover more about Jonathan’s journalism journey, the motivations behind his work and his enduring passion for achieving one’s financial independence day.

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