Net worth: Well, the nice fat tax return from 2017 was over $5000. This is the last year it . I’m really still spending more than saving, but I’m okay with that. Hence the uptick on the money I haven’t spent yet lol
ROE: Finally! Three months after handing in my resignation, Human Resources finally submitted an Record of Employment to Service Canada. I had noticed that it still hadn’t been sent at the beginning of April and I had to bother HR about it … sigh. Last week, I got an update which confirmed that I am not eligible for Employment Insurance for the summer of 2017, which is what I expected. It stated “regular benefits not payable” since this was a “voluntary leave”. At least now, I can start to get my EI applications properly approved based on my current employment status.
Pension transfer: Now that my ROE has been submitted. I have to reapply again.
GICs: Two years ago, I bought a 2-year GIC on Tangerine. The rate was higher than other major banks, but still low (as GICs have been for quite a while). I bought it because as I was reading Bruce Sellery’s book, The Moolala Guide to Rockin’ Your RRSPs and considering where to have some fixed investments based on “your age approximately equal to the percentage of your investments”. It felt like a good decision at the time, since Tangerine had an easy-to-use interface and made it easy to set it up.
Looking back, it was a nice baby step. I could have thrown it somewhere else. Honestly, I know I should not feel regret; I made a positive step based on what I learned and also beat the rate of inflation, putting money into a credit union that had a lot of stability. All in all, it’s better than letting it sit in cash. Reflecting back on all this allows me to consider what my next steps should be.
Personal training at Goodlife: Going well. Have had 6 sessions so far and feeling good. I like that I don’t have to design the workout and am just told what to do. It’s nice to be challenged too and be pushed past my limits. I’m also slowly making a habit of enjoying the dry sauna after my post-workout shower.