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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Should I Take a Year Off?

For some time now, I have been considering taking a break from my day job. I guess this isn’t surprising since you’re reading a financial independence/ retire early blog. I’d love to take a year to work on the projects…

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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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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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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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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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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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WHY FI??

I think like many of us I started on my path to financial independence before I had even discovered the FI movement. I was never a fan of having to be at a 9-5 each day, yet I liked working,…

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