038: Demystifying Pensions | Ed Rempel

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If pensions have you confused, this episode’s for you! Ed Rempel returns to the show to discuss DC and DB pensions, commuting, LIRAs, and more. Ed shares simple, clear info to help demystify the whats, hows, whys behind pensions in Canada.

**Special thanks to listener Kate, who provided us with the show idea and most of the questions for Ed!

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037: The Money Master | Sandy Yong

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Sandy Yong is the author behind The Money Master. Today on EFIC, she discusses her book and her journey into FIRE. Sandy also shares her experiences as a keynote speaker, real estate and stock investor, and financial coach—all of which she does on the side, along with her day job!

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035: Financial Superpowers | Cici from Toronto

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Cici is a lawyer and mom of three who lives near Downtown Toronto. She and her husband are on the path to “I don’t fit into my last year’s clothes FIRE”. We discuss her financial superpowers, real estate investments, and more! We hope you enjoy Cici’s inspirational, down-to-earth story.

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034: The Real Estate Empire Path to FIRE | Matt McKeever

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Today, we’re chatting with Matt McKeever—a FIRE and real estate YouTuber, CPA, and entrepreneur who achieved FIRE at age 31. Matt shares his journey to FIRE and tells us how he built his Canadian real estate empire to over 120 units!

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033: All About RESPs (Part 2) | Money in Your Tea and Modern FImily

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On this episode, we’re continuing our deep dive into RESPs with Kari from Money in Your Tea and Court from Modern FImily. In this second of two parts, we discuss RESP withdrawals, payments, and taxation. Get your notepads ready—we’re once again covering a lot of ground!

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It’s Our Podiversary | EFIC Turns One!

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That’s right, Explore FI Canada is celebrating its birthday today! One year ago, we launched this little podcast, and we recorded this special minisode to mark the occasion.

We hope you enjoy hearing about what we’ve learned, and how our FI journeys have changed in the last year. Thanks for being a listener—we appreciate every one of you!

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032: All About RESPs (Part 1) | Money in Your Tea and Modern FImily

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On this episode, we’re taking a deep dive into RESPs with Kari from Money in Your Tea and Court from Modern FImily. In this first of two parts, we discuss RESP basics, grants, contributions, and investments. Get your notepads ready—we’re covering a lot of ground!

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029: How to Easily Outperform Investment Advisors and Robo Advisors | Ed Rempel

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On this episode, financial planner Ed Rempel tells us how to easily outperform investment and robo advisors. (Hint: it’s simpler and easier than you think—no tricks or secrets required!)

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028: Smith Manoeuvre Case Study and Q&A | Robinson Smith

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In today’s episode, Ryan and Chrissy go in-depth with the Smith Manoeuvre—with none other than Robinson Smith. Listen in as Robinson tells Ryan how much investment growth he’s missed out on, and answers questions from you, our listeners!

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025: FI School Lesson 2 | Frugality and Saving

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In this lesson, Ryan and Chrissy discuss the low-hanging fruits of FI—frugality and saving. We define frugality, what it means to us, and how you can implement it in your own FI journey. We’ll also share our favourite frugality content and give updates on the goals we shared in the intro episode of FI School.

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024: The Fringe Path to FIRE | Fringe Doc

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In this week’s episode, Chrissy and Money Mechanic talk to the Fringe Doc about his atypical life choices and how they’ve benefited his medical career and FIRE journey. We discuss the medical officer training program, what it’s really like to work in a prison, and more!

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022: FI School Lesson 1 | FI 101

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FI School’s in session again! In this episode, Ryan and Chrissy give an overview of FI: what it is, what it isn’t, and why you might want to consider pursuing it. We’ll also discuss our whys of FI and bust a few FI myths (one of Chrissy’s favourite things to do!) Listen in to get the 101 on FI!

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021: Online Meetup | Getting Your Spouse on Board With FIRE

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Listen in as Ryan, Archie, Kyle, and Ali discuss how they got their spouses on board with FIRE. Learn what NOT to do, and how the FIRE Persuasion Checklist can help you have a successful FIRE conversation with your spouse!

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