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…

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Mechanic on duty

Are we spending an appropriate amount on our cars? Well, I guess that depends. I always offer to do a little work on my mum’s car when she visits with my Grandma. It saves her money and it’s just the…

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What’s in the Money Mechanic’s Wallet?

The Economist recently wrote a post about what’s in his wallet. Although it was informative, I saw through the guise. He really was just compelling me to actually sit down and write something!! To be fair, I have not been…

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The FI Chocolate savings plan

Will the Chocolate savings plan help you achieve FI? Possibly, but saving money at the grocery store sure will.

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Book Review – Wealthing Like Rabbits

Wealthing Like Rabbits is written in an engaging, straight forward manner. The author (Robert R. Brown) approaches personal finance, a topic which can quickly become dry and boring, in a unique way turning the lessons into more of a story.

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It’s a “STOCK” picking contest!

All negotiations broke down in the FI Garage the other day. I had heard about a stock picking contest that is run by Paul over at Asset based Life. It features a few of the other Canadian PF bloggers that…

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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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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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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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The FI Garage, and how we got here…

Basically we enjoy having a beer in the garage and chatting about personal finance and interesting topics throughout the blog-o-sphere. One day we decided to record ourselves, and the FIgarage Podcast was born!! It’s raw and un-edited PG content. We…

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