A Quick Reminder That It’s RRSP Season

Well, we got the first month of 2019 under our belts which means that tax time is right around the corner. If you’re like me you hate having to hand over your hard earned cash in order to cover your…

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How to Track Your FIRE Progress

I always like to be able to set goals and track my progress with anything that I am doing. I find it is a good motivator and a great way to stay focused. With this in mind, I made a…

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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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First steps on the path to FI – Podcast

In this episode we sample some new beers and build on their first episode by discussing how to get on the path to FI. We outline the directions you’ll need to take on the way to FI. The first steps are always the hardest.

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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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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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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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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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Why FI??? Let’s explain

Financial Independence Retire Early. If you found this podcast you’re probably familiar with the FI/RE movement that has grown in popularity recently. Here at the FI Garage, we’re all on the path to FI, however, we consider the RE part…

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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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