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How To Pay For Christmas Using Credit Card Rewards

The key to paying for Christmas with credit card rewards is having a budget and making a plan to earn enough rewards to pay for that budget. In 2017, the average consumer planned to spend $906 on gifts according to Statista. Of course, people working toward financial independence definitely aren’t the average consumer. Instead, you …

Captain DIY Podcast Episode Followup

Hi there! If you’re reading this, it’s probably because you just heard my interview on the ChooseFI podcast, and you’re wondering if there are any things to add to the story. Wouldn’t you know it, I have a few things to add right here! Some More Trade School Tips Literally the day after recording the …

103 | The Trades Path To FI – Captain DIY

Tinian Crawford, blogger at DIY2FI and licensed electrician, talks about his path to licensure, the advantages of trade jobs and his transition to pursuing financial independence. What jobs are represented in the FI community? Base salary for an electrician is $70 minimum. Many people go to trade school in high school or immediately after, so …