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Why ChooseFI?


Somewhere ages and ages hence:

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I-

I took the one less traveled by,

And that has made all the difference.

-Robert Frost


 Life is beautiful and complicated but it is the sum of a million choices. This series of choices builds a tapestry. Hopefully you look back with satisfaction at the choices you made to this point

Most of us spend our time on earth thinking that we know the rules. We stumble through life making the same choices as our peers and our parents. We stay inside the lines and we make safe choices. Predictable choices like a 9-5 job, a 30 year fixed mortgage and a 4% savings rate in our 401K

What if you woke up one day and realized that these normal choices were horrible and there was a better way?


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