Podcasts

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conservative

Episode #14 – Are We Too Conservative?

fi approved drinks, drinks

Episode #13 – FI Garage Approved Drinks

Interview #5 – Money Mechanic’s Spouse Weighs in on FI and Money

Episode # 12 – Credit Card Choices

Bob Lai, TAWCAN

Interview #4 – Bob Lai from Tawcan.com

Episode 11 – Alternative Investments

In this episode, the FI Garage discusses alternative investment choices.

part-time, BARISTA FIRE

Episode 10 – Part-time Your Way to FI

In this episode, the Mechanic, the Accountant, and the Economist discuss BaristaFIRE.

Food, Savings

Episode 9 – How to Take a Bite Out of Your Food Costs

In this episode, the Mechanic, the Accountant, and the Economist discuss how to take a bite out of your monthly food costs. 

dividends, coins, money, investing

Episode 8 – Dividend Investing

In this episode, the Mechanic, the Accountant, and the Economist discuss dividend investing.


Interview #3 – Phia from Freedom101.ca

transportation

Episode 7 – How to Save on Transportation

In this episode, the Mechanic, the Accountant, and the Economist continue their discussion about how to save money on transportation.


The Franklin FI, Shane Dillon

Interview #2 – Author Shane Dillon.

Today on the FI Garage The Economist and The Accountant have a beer with Shane Dillon, author of The Franklin FI. He managed to get himself up at 3:00 am from Malaga, Spain so he could have a beer with us and tell us about his new book.


Episode 6– The FI Garage finally talks about cars.

How much do you spend on your Car? We’re going to identify where can you save some money DIY and give you some things to think about when buying a car.


Interview #1 with Chrissy from Eat Sleep Breathe FI

Well, the Financial Independence Garage finally got their collective technical shit together and lined up an interview! 


Episode 5 – Reducing Your Housing Expenses

In this episode, we tackle the #1 expense in most peoples month spending. Housing costs, and how both renters and owners can reduce and save.


Episode 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. 


Episode 3 – Locating yourself on the path to FI

In this episode, the Mechanic, the Accountant, and the Economist sample a couple of beers and discuss how to locate yourself on the path to FI by assessing your knowledge and analyzing your financial situation with our Canadian twist. We outline the directions you’ll need to take on the way to FI.


Episode 2 – First steps on the path to FI

In this episode, the Mechanic, the Accountant, and the Economist sample a couple of 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.


Episode 1 – Why FI?

In this episode, the Mechanic, the Accountant, and the Economist sample a couple of beers and have a discussion about what FI is and what it means to us. It’s a philosophy you can action now to improve your personal finances and ultimately improve your happiness.


Are you curious? Meet the FI Garage.


Here we are….The Mechanic, The Accountant and the Economist.

6 Comments

  1. I stumbles across your site thinking it was F1 Garage and you were going to give me information on the up coming year of F1 racing. But instead the Fi garage gave me something else. I perused a bit of content and found it very interesting but maybe too late for me. I am already retired with little investments (250K) and am curious if I should be doing something to improve my savings now that my income generating days are over. I’m 62

    1. Hi Dale, sorry we couldn’t shed any insight into the 2019 F1 racing season!! Really the #1 question is can anyone beat Lewis Hamilton? I’ve lost track of F1 over the years, but I’m a big fan of motorsports in general. One of the biggest bucket list checks for me was getting to drive 7 laps around the Nuremberg Nordschleife a few years ago. What an unbelievable thrill. As for your current investments, it’s very hard to say if you need to improve anything. Firstly, we are not experts and do not give out any financial advice. The keys to improving your investment performance/income, are making sure you are not paying high fees on what you hold, and that you have an effective tax strategy. Talking to a fee-only financial advisor might be a great idea especially as you are dealing with pensions and CPP/OAS. There are quite a few Baby Boomers out there that have not maxed out their TFSA, this would be the best place to put any additional savings you can generate. Thanks for listening and commenting, fire us off a specific question and we’ll do a little research for you. Money Mechanic.

  2. Hi gentlemen. Just listened to the podcast dated Jan 31 2019. I enjoyed it a lot, kudos for getting the website and the podcasts up and going.

    I’m waiting for Hoyne to go public.

    Then I can reinvest by buying growlers and I can get my workouts by walking over there(Kidding). I have some obvious expenses I need to reduce.

  3. Hello from the East Coast. Love what you’re doing. Both incredibly entertaining and informative.

    I stumbled across it after being introduced to the idea of FI in a good book I picked up recently called “Digital Minimalism”. As an accountant myself I’ve always been a bit of a planner financially (understatement) but hadn’t wrapped it up in the context of FI until very recently.

    Regarding future topics, I would love to hear some hacks and strategies on FI with kids. I get the sense that none of you are parents yet. With four little ones myself, I appreciate the fundamentals are unchanged but the dynamics and approaches may.

    Todd

    P.s. if you ever get a chance to sample east coast beers, I’ve never had a been from Grimross or Picaroons that I’ve disliked. Both are out of Fredericton, NB (I think).

    1. Hi Todd,

      Thanks for the topic suggestion and beer recommendation! I think we will probably have to attack your topic in our interview series to give it the best shot at being informative.

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