Summer Update

The boys are finding it hard to spend time in front of the computer on these long summer days. We’re out camping and boating, and we hope you are safely enjoying the weather and outdoors. Our website is slowly coming back together. The next official release on Aug 18th will…

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Jan 1st is an exciting day for the TFSA

So here we are, the start of a new year! Symbolically, we get a fresh start. We get to set some new goals and resolutions. I’m not really into all that jazz, but I do look forward to Jan 1st so I can dump another wheelbarrow of cash into the…

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Beat the Bank

I recently read Larry Bates book “Beat the Bank: The Canadian Guide to Simply Successful Investing” and was very impressed by how well Larry lays out just how destructive fees can be to your investment returns. The book discusses the three wealth builders (savings rate, rate of return, and time)…

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WHY FI??

I think like many of us I started on my path to financial independence before I had even discovered the FI movement. I was never a fan of having to be at a 9-5 each day, yet I liked working, the satisfaction of getting a job done well can’t be…

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The FI Garage, and how we got here…

Basically we enjoy having a beer in the garage and chatting about personal finance and interesting topics throughout the blog-o-sphere. One day we decided to record ourselves, and the FIgarage Podcast was born!! It’s raw and un-edited PG content. We introduce a couple micro-brews, mmm we like that part, and…

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06 – The FI Garage Finally Talks About Cars

In this episode, the Mechanic, the Accountant, and the Economist begin tackling the huge subject of transportation costs. We’ll sample a few new beers as usual too. 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…

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Interview 01 – 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 a collection of great articles and her FI School series….

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05 – 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. As usual the Mechanic, the Accountant, and the Economist sample a couple of beers. This week we’re trying some ‘low cost’ options. If you found…

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04 – 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. If you found this podcast you’re probably familiar with the FI/RE movement that has grown in popularity recently. Here…

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03 – Locating Yourself on the Path to FI

In this episode, the guys in the FI Garage sample some fresh beers and discuss how to locate yourself on the path to Financial Independence 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…

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