Hello friends! I’m Ms. MoneyPenny. A Gen-X-er living with my significant other and two young boys in a large metropolitan city. We are on our way to financial independence (FI) and want our journey to be as amazing as the final destination.
I'm the Reluctant Frugalist, married mother of three, struggling in the daily balance of of frugalism vs wants.
My passion area of FI is helping others who are new to concepts and those who are on a lower income path. I am inspired by minimalism, stoicism, frugality, and selective discomfort.
I truly believe that a skilled trade is one of the most effective and efficient ways to get to early FI. Read along and I’ll explain!
I only found FI in my 40's but I'm on fire about it! My story is messy, but it's also one of redemption.
I want to be fit enough to enjoy my fire, and push for fire so I can focus on being fit. It’s not always a smooth path, but nothing good in life is easy.
By day CHGO FIRE suits-up as a nonprofit leader in a large Midwestern city by a lake. By night he's an indie music loving, spreadsheet tweaking, valueist dad with a lust for life.
I am a Mom of 2 and wife of 1 in a busy city! I look forward to sharing my journey with you as I juggle a career in education and support a family on one income, all while paying down debt and enjoying the ride along the way
Andy is 3 years away from FI and looks forward to trading in the corporate grind with the goal of finding a part-time gig and spending his life on meaningful projects that help others (people and animals) plus going on adventures with his wife and dog.
Love it! These guys can make frugality and lean living sound awesome. I am a huge fan of Tim Ferris and Dave Ramsey and this podcast fits right in with describing how to live smarter. I am hoping they do an episode at some point on their thoughts about hedging with silver, gold, and crytpo. Keep it up guys! Listened to every episode so far : )
I devoured every available episode in about a week and a half! I was honestly oblivious to the “FI/RE” lifestyle before I randomly searched financial podcasts in hopes of taking some control over my own financial situation. Thats where Jonathan and Brad stepped in and showed me there are alternitives to working 40+ years, paycheck to paycheck, trying to “keep up with the Jones'. ” Just as my father before me did. I'm excited to use their “actionable” tips to get started. It makes working 60 hours a week in a dirty factory have meaning and puts an end game in sight! Thanks, ChooseFI!
I've listened to personal finance podcasts for ~2 years now. I found ChooseFI early Jan 2017. I've been blown away with ChooseFI. Absolutely love it! I always look forward to the upcoming episode with excitement. Without question, ChooseFI has become the #1 podcast on my list. The content is relatable and they are honest in what they talk about. A well-deserved 5 stars!
- Haha, that is a very good point, Frank. Clearly, I am no structural engineer and should not attempt to play one on the internet. How about a combination of triangles...
- Thank you so much, Ms. Fi-ology. I should warn you, I am highly susceptible to flattery. Ha! Looking forward to your next article, too!
- Nicely done, Aardvark Advisor! You took the components of wealth building and presented in a simple, clear and analogous way. That is the sign of an excellent teacher. I look...
- I can’t believe the coincidence of listening to this podcast on the very day we arrived in San Miguel de Allende to begin furnishing our new home down here. We...
- Nice article and focus on the savings rate. Although I might take issue with you as to whether triangles are stronger than arches under load. 😉
- Where is the link to thread about the person who created a ring booklet to record their achievements? Am I looking in the wrong place? Thanks Sarah
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