Podcast #2 – First steps on the path to FI

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…

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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…

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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…

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Podcast #1 – 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…

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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…

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Canadian Index ETF Reveiw

In a recent post The Accountant said “I know that we usually recommend investing in low cost index funds” – well ACTUALLY, we have never recommended that in a post…

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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…

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Intro to the FI Garage

Here to tune up your finances are the Mechanic, the Accountant and the Economist.

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