Podcast – Interview #1 – Chrissy from Eat Sleep Breathe FI

Well the Financial Independence Garage finally got their collective technical shit together and lined up an interview! Today we are very excited to welcome Chrissy to the show. Chrissy is a Canadian and the author at eatsleepbreathfi.com where you will find…

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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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Podcast #5 – Reducing Your Housing Expenses

In this episode, the Mechanic, the Accountant, and the Economist sample a couple of beers and discuss minimizing their housing expense.

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Federal Budget 2019, Who Cares?

I don’t want to get too political, but I’ll just come out and say it. Government is terrible, they all do a bad job, and we would be better off with monkeys throwing feces at each other. (I mean if…

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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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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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Podcast #4 – Investing in ETFs in Canada

In this episode, the Mechanic, the Accountant, and the Economist sample a couple of beers and discuss how they have decided to invest within the limitations of the Canadian investment system.

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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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