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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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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In this episode, Bob Lai from Tawcan.com shares his dividend investing knowledge with Money Mechanic and Chrissy. He tells us how to get started, what he invests in, and why he takes a hybrid approach by also investing in index funds.
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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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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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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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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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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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In this episode, Money Mechanic and Chrissy interview Ricky Zhang from Prince of Travel! We talk miles and points in Canada, how to optimize your earning, and what to focus on now, during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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In this episode, Money Mechanic and Chrissy interview Explore FI Canada’s first international guest! Listen in as Jessica from The Fioneers joins us to discuss Slow FI, Coast FI, and more.
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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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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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Listen in as we discuss Canadian real estate with Megan, Mr. Prairie FIRE and Shaidah. In this fun, lively conversation, we discuss how they got started and found success with real estate investing in Canada.
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As we shelter at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, many parents have been thrust into the role of ‘accidental homeschooler’. If you’re feeling overwhelmed with this gargantuan task, have no fears—we’re here to help!
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When we released our last episode a couple of weeks ago, COVID-19 was barely making waves in Canada. But in the blink of an eye, it seems as if our entire world has been turned upside down.
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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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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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On today’s episode, Chrissy, Money Mechanic and Ryan discuss their favourite personal finance and FIRE books. These top picks are sure to grow your knowledge and speed your path to FI!
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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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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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