Stock Picking Contest

So the Mechanic entered FI Garage in a stock picking contest – which is great – but then he went rogue! He started picking stocks! Can you believe it? He put the whole portfolio into stocks…UGH. All three of us…

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Robo-Avisors, Where’s the robot?

Damnit, we thought some uber smart robot is going to beat the market and make us FI! Unfortunately, the name is a bit of a misnomer. Like us, you’re probably a bit confused. We recently pulled out the ole wheelbarrow of FI Garage cash and put a load of spondulix into Wealthsimple*.

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FU Money

I first heard the term FU money from JL Collins the author of The Simple Path to Wealth*. He described a situation in which his job would not allow him to go travel in Europe but because he had enough…

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Worry-Free Money

I ‘ve just finished reading Shannon Lee Simmons’ book “Worry-Free Money: The Guilt-Free Approach to Managing your Money and Your Life”. I would recommend it to anyone who is just getting started on their FI journey. It’s also useful if…

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Hello.. Telco calling

So there I am discussing cell phone plans again. And I mean again, because this is a topic that comes up A LOT! People are always posting in the Choose FI Canada or Canadian Mustachians FB groups and asking what…

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Canadian Index ETF Reveiw

In a recent post The Accountant said “I know that we usually recommend investing in low cost index funds” – well ACTUALLY, we have never recommended that in a post – it is just what we talk about amongst ourselves….

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Generating Extra Income With Your Home

As you might know, I am always looking for ways to increase my income and as an Economist renting my home through Airbnb is probably my favourite.  I get to take one of my liabilities and use it to generate…

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December TFSA Portfolio Update

I know that we usually recommend investing in low cost index funds, and I do mostly invest this way. That being said, I do enjoy stock picking. I mean come on, its just plain fun. So what I won’t beat…

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Jan 1st is an exciting day for the TFSA

So here we are, the start of a new year! Symbolically, we get a fresh start. We get to set some new goals and resolutions. I’m not really into all that jazz, but I do look forward to Jan 1st…

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