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Because Money | Season 3 Episode 4 | Alberta Then and Now with Robb Engen

A list of the interesting stuff we mentioned in this episode of Because Money

You can find Robb on the internet at: Boomer and Echo

A Canadian personal finance blog with smart ideas on how you can achieve financial freedom at any age. 

Sandi wants you to read: Why I (Kinda, Sorta, Sometimes) Hate Calling Myself a Minimalist

A few weeks ago, I shared a list of my initial thoughts from the road. Some were silly (like noticing all the different license plate designs in Montana), some were fun (tallying up the presidential yard signs in every state) and some were about money (oh how I am missing your cheap gas prices, America). But fairly early on into the trip, I also came face-to-face with a fact I couldn’t ignore: that minimalism is a privilege. And while I wasn’t ready to write about it then, I’ve since gathered my thoughts and had enough conversations with friends that I can finally share how I feel about it now.

Robb wants you to read: Zen and the Art of Wealth

Alex and Dave have been friends for over 50 years. Dave who owns and operates a medical equipment manufacturing company is having serious business problems and he’s gone from being quite wealthy to being on the verge of bankruptcy. His parents and his adult children who are at different ages and different levels of financial security are all asking for investment advice. Dave is stressed and doesn’t know what to do. Then he remembers that his good friend Alex has an extensive investment background and also has a philosophy of life which seems to allow him to enjoy life regardless of the challenges that come his way. He decides to visit Alex over the weekend.