My Money Moves

Welcome to My Money Moves!

This website explores the world of personal finance, and journals my personal money moves. Its goal is to provide information and resources in a fun and friendly way. I aim to cover a variety of money topics, and to share my personal financial mistakes, challenges, and lessons learned.

My philosophy is to save diligently for the future, but also to enjoy what life has to offer now. While my partner and I are working hard for financial freedom, we’re not about frugality at all costs. We don’t, for example, aspire to retire at 40, or dream of a 4-hour work week. Nor are we interested in get rich quick schemes, tracking the latest special deals, or prolific blogging just to build content.

Instead, My Money Moves will blog about enduring financial principles irrespective of how old you are, what your finances look like today, or where you live. It will strive to balance frugality against living for today. Finally, it is meant to be fun, friendly, and intended for a variety of readers with different goals, backgrounds, and knowledge levels.

Thank you for visiting, and welcome! I am excited to share My Money Moves with you!

Blog posts are separated into four categories:

Money Blogs deals with money topics ranging from building an emergency fund to tracking your net worth. Here you’ll find my keystone post Seven Financial Rules I Live By. Meanwhile, Savvy Saving Strategies explores tricks and techniques to save more. Then Money News covers personal finance stories in the media. Finally, Economics addresses larger policy and economic issues which impact the day to day finances of people and their families.

I also have a Free Financial Resources page full of handy links, tools, and helpful Excel templates which cover many money matters. If you enjoy what you read please subscribe and stay tuned for more free financial content.

A bit about me:

My name is Philip MacKellar and you can find me on Twitter @Rallekcam. I live on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. I’ve worked in finance or finance-adjacent sectors since graduating from university, and have been investing for much longer. Since 2011, I have worked for Contra the Heard Investment Newsletter which is based in Toronto and is geared towards the investment side of the personal finance equation. In my free time I try to stay active, enjoy the outdoors, and spend time with friends and family.

If you have questions, or if there are topics you’d like to know more about, please leave a comment or shoot me an email!


Please keep in mind I am not a financial advisor, and the opinions expressed are my own. My Money Moves does not provide financial advice – it is an informational website that details my own approach to my own money and personal finances. If you need specific financial help or guidance, please do your own research and seek out a professional who can work with you to reach your goals.

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