Are you Credit Card Optimized?

Not that long ago we released our podcast episode on Canadian credit cards. It got me thinking about my own strategy for harvesting cash back points. Like Chess, I need…

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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….

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Mechanic check in…

It’s been awhile, hasn’t it? What the heck has been happening around here? Well, Money Mechanic has been busy mechanic-ing and such. If you’re looking for a post full of…

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Mechanic on duty

Are we spending an appropriate amount on our cars? Well, I guess that depends. I always offer to do a little work on my mum’s car when she visits with…

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What’s in the Money Mechanic’s Wallet?

The Economist recently wrote a post about what’s in his wallet. Although it was informative, I saw through the guise. He really was just compelling me to actually sit down…

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The FI Chocolate savings plan

Will the Chocolate savings plan help you achieve FI? Possibly, but saving money at the grocery store sure will.

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Book Review – Wealthing Like Rabbits

Wealthing Like Rabbits is written in an engaging, straight forward manner. The author (Robert R. Brown) approaches personal finance, a topic which can quickly become dry and boring, in a unique way turning the lessons into more of a story.

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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…

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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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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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