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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020: Mortgage vs. Investing | Maria from Handful of Thoughts

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In this episode of Explore FI Canada, Ryan and Chrissy debate the merits of paying down your mortgage vs. investing. Our guest, Maria from Handful of Thoughts, is an experienced homeowner and real estate investor from Edmonton.

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018: The Physician Path to FI | Dr. FIREfly

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In this episode, Money Mechanic and Chrissy interview Dr. FIREfly, a Canadian trainee doctor. We discuss Canadian student loans, lifestyle creep, and much more. It’s a revealing look into the life of a young doctor and how pursuing FI has influenced her career and life choices.

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013: Financial Freedom at 33 and 34 | Phia from Freedom 101

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In this episode, Money Mechanic and Chrissy interview Phia and Mike from Vancouver. They write about their financial freedom journey at their blog, Freedom101.ca. Phia and Mike achieved financial freedom in their thirties—with two kids, living in a high-cost-of-living area, and each having been divorced!

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010: Moving From Florida to Alberta | Court from Modern FImily

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In this episode, Ryan and Chrissy interview Court from Calgary, Alberta. We talk about why she and her wife moved from sunny Florida to snowy Alberta, the benefits of living in Canada, how coming out as lesbians was easier than coming out as FIRE… and so much more!

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008: Reaching FI in Downtown Toronto | Archie

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In this episode, Chrissy and Ryan discuss the FIRE journey with Archie from Toronto, Ontario. They touch on the advantages of living downtown, her grocery bill, how she got her partner on board, and her experience as a Camp Mustache and Chataqua attendee. She is also an admin on the ChooseFI Canada Facebook group.   

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