Book Review – The Simple Path to Wealth

After one of our early podcast recordings, the Mechanic brought out some books from his library for the Accountant and me to borrow. I choose JL Collins’ The Simple Path to Wealth because I had yet to read it and…

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dividends, coins, money, investing

Podcast #8 – Dividend Investing

Show notes for episode #8 In this episode, the Mechanic, the Accountant, and the Economist discuss dividend investing. We’ll sample a few new beers as usual too. If you found this podcast you’re probably familiar with the FI/RE movement that…


Podcast – Interview #3 – Phia from

Today on the FI Garage The Mechanic and The Accountant have a beer and get to speak with Phia, author of Freedom101 Blog. We have a few beers and discuss how Phia and her husband Mike reached FIRE and why…

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shaving, lifestyle

Shaving Slower than the Speed of Sound

I used to shave at MACH 3, then I discovered the safety razor and the slow shave. This was all before I had discovered FIRE. Back in those days, saving money was still important to me – not because I…


Should I Take a Year Off – Follow Up

A little while ago I wrote a post about how I was considering taking a year off of work to explore other things. A lot has changed over the past few months and I am excited to say I’m doing…

The Franklin FI, Shane Dillon

Podcast – Interview #2 – Shane Dillon Author of The Franklin FI

Today on the FI Garage The Economist and The Accountant have a beer with Shane Dillon, author of The Franklin FI. He managed to get himself up at 3:00 am from Malaga, Spain so he could have a beer with…

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Mechanic check in…

It’s been awhile, hasn’t it? What the heck has been happening around here? Well, Money Mechanic has been busy mechanic-ing and such. If you’re looking for a post full of numbers, this ain’t it! We recently spent some time with…

comfort, etfs

How Comfortable are TD Comfort Funds?

A retired couple I know recently asked me to look at their finances and make any recommendations that I might have.  I anticipated that this might be my first opportunity to share some of the great wisdom I gained by…

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Podcast #7 – How to Save on Transportation

In this episode we continue our transportation series and look at alternate transportation and look for ways to save money.

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