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About ChooseFI

Home of the Financial Independence Community

Led by Co-Founders and Co-Hosts Brad Barrett and Jonathan Mendonsa, ChooseFI has become home to the largest Financial Independence community in the world. Every podcast episode, video, and blog article is packed with relatable, real-life content crowdsourced from the FI community. Join the guys each week as they share the best life hacks, strategies, stories, tools, and resources to help you take control of your money and get 1% better each day on your journey to FI.

Hosts of ChooseFI podcast are Brad and Jonathan
"The Financial Independence movement has grown to be a movement in large part because of a podcast called ChooseFI."
Jean Chatzky
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CEO of HerMoney and Financial Editor of NBC’s TODAY Show
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Our community helps people discover and accelerate their path to Financial Independence with the goal of earning more, spending less and enjoying the journey.

Meet Brad

After years in public accounting as a CPA, Brad reached financial independence at the age of 35 through diligent savings and investing. Brad Is passionate about everything from saving money, to living a more healthy lifestyle, to ‘boring’ things like tracking your finances and cutting down on your tax bill. But his favorite topic is leveraging credit card rewards to save more money, and take trips you never would have dreamed possible for pennies on the dollar.

Meet Jonathan

Prior to discovering the financial independence/ early retirement movement, Jonathan Mendonsa followed the “normal path,” which ultimately led him to graduate pharmacy school at the age of 28 with $168,000 in student loans. Now, four years later, he has clawed his way out of debt and is aggressively pursuing financial independence. From his own experience, Jonathan is passionate about the pursuit of financial independence and its power to change lives.