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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Simplii bank, cash harvesting, Bonus offers

Money for nothing, and Cheques for free

If you don’t have a no-fee chequing account – It’s 2019, you probably should! And this offer from Simplii Financial is a great opportunity, with a nice bonus.

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Stock Picking Contest – First Quarter Update

Well, here we are, a little over one-quarter of the way through 2019 and the Mechanic’s Stock Picking contest. You might remember that the Economist and the Accountant didn’t like the Mechanic’s strategy for this contest and the FI Garage…

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What’s in My Wallet? – The Economist

This is the first of a series of posts where each of us in the FI Garage is going to tell you about the credit cards we use. We’re also likely to write a post as an introduction to credit…

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Oh, the Cars I’ve Owned

We probably all have a repertoire of inspirational, disappointing, motivating or just plain ridiculous car stories. Some we share for the humor, some for the lesson learned. Some just so we can see how far we’ve come.

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Spoiled for (ETF) Choice

If you look at my 4 brokerage accounts you’d see that so far on my journey to FI I have not decided on my long term retirement portfolio. Because of this I have a bunch of different Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) that I bought for free, but that are going to cost me a lot when I sell them.

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What is the Most Efficient Job to Choose?

Here you are, young and knowing that Financial Independence is your ultimate goal. Great choice of a goal! But now it is time to choose a job to help you navigate your path to FI. What is the best job…

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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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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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