Podcast – Interview #4 – Bob Lai from

Today on the FI Garage The Economist and The Accountant have a beer and get to speak with Bob Lai, who writes at Introduction [0:40] Financial Epiphany (1:07) A…

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Defense Wins Championships

Defense Wins Championships

We have all heard the saying defense wins championships right? But does this also hold true in the world of personal finance? For this analogy let’s look at it this…

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Podcast #11 – Alternative Investments

Show notes for episode #11 * These notes contain referral links donated by an asterisk. In this episode, the FI Garage discusses alternative investment choices: what we’re experimenting with and…


Why I decided to learn how to build a Website?

Good Question! The Money Mechanic built this one, and it’s a good thing because I had no clue! It certainly was not quick or easy, but it was rewarding. You…

food, energy, FIRE

Book Review – Thriving During Challenging Times

After I finished reading The Simple Path to Wealth I was waiting for the Money Mechanic to do our book shopping at the annual used book sale in town. While…

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Stock Picking Contest – Second Quarter Update

Quarter two is in the books, and the Money Mechanic wants to know how his portfolio at Asset Based Life’s stock-picking contest is doing against our index fund portfolio. First, let’s…

part-time, BARISTA FIRE

Podcast #10 – Part-time your way to FI

Show notes for episode #10 In this episode, the Mechanic, the Accountant, and the Economist discuss BaristaFIRE. We’ll sample a few new beers as usual too. If you found this…

companion fare

Canadian Credit Cards Offering Companion Fares

*This post is for entertainment purposes only, you should confirm that the terms and conditions of the card suit your needs before applying. The Lawyer and I are planning a…


Take time to get nothing done.

If you’re anything like me you likely have a never-ending to-do list. Any “free” time is quickly filled with all of the things in life that I have been neglecting….


Mechanic on Fires

Well, I’ve just spent a week in High Level, Alberta. I was there looking after the maintenance on a helicopter while it does it’s part to ‘control’ the massive wildfires….