Garry's cheapness dates back to as early as age seven, when he swallowed a dime and demanded the folks at the Hospital for Sick Children return it. He covers the real estate beat and personal finance. He started out his journalism life at the Peterborough Examiner, where his crime stories got him hired by the tabloid Sun chain. He joined the Financial Post in 1998 just in time to be part of the new National Post. He is a graduate of the Canadian Securities Course and holds a Master of Arts degree in journalism from the University of Western Ontario.