145 | Turn Key Real Estate Investing And How To Build A Team With Paula Pant

Turn Key Real Estate Investing And How To Build A Team With Paula Pant

Paula Pant of Afford Anything returns to dive deeper into real estate investing. In this second conversation, Paula covers turnkey, deal syndication, and building a team. Turnkey Real Estate Investing In traditional real estate investing, the investor would buy a house and rent it to tenants after any necessary repairs. In turnkey real estate investing, you no longer have to go through the process of getting a property “rent ready.” … Read more

144R | Guard Rails and Dumpster Fires

A recap from Jonathan and Brad’s visit to FinCon, FI Military, YNAB, and “what if my finances are like a dumpster fire?” FinCon Recap Last week, Brad and Jonathan were at FinCon. Although it was originally intended to be a business to business conference, it has turned into an annual community event. At Brad’s first FinCon six years ago, there were just a dozen other self-identified FIRE community members, now … Read more

Why You Should Look At Retirement As An Expense

Why You Should Look At Retirement As An Expense

Recently, the ChooseFI team received an email from Anders Skagerberg, a fee-only financial planner based in Salt Lake City. Anders describes himself as a “ChooseFI faithful” and says that he and his business partner, Brett, are always trying to motivate young people to get excited about financial independence. One of the strategies that Anders uses with his clients is to get them to think of “retirement as an expense.” In … Read more

Attention Students! 33 Discounts Just For You

Attention Students! 33 Discounts Just For You

If you’re a student pursuing FI, you know how important saving money is. And you definitely don’t want to miss out on the savings that student discounts can provide you. Many businesses offer varying reductions in price, with some even offering freebies! Sometimes small discounts don’t seem worth it, but they can add up fast and keep your budget on track. From food to technology, here is our list of … Read more

Honey App Review: How I Use Honey To Get The Best Prices

Honey App Review: How I Use Honey To Get The Best Prices

If you’ve ever tried finding coupon codes online, you know what a pain that can be. Most of the time they don’t work and, when they do, they might only save you a few cents. Fortunately, there’s a fix for this. You need to install the Honey browser extension. I started using Honey over a year ago, and now nearly every time I shop online, I get coupon codes and … Read more

144 | Junior Achievement: 100 Years Of Financial Education With Crystal Law And Laura Goodman

Junior Achievement

Crystal Law, Director of Financial Literacy Experiences, and Laura Goodman, VP of Volunteer Engagement join us to discuss Junior Achievement. Junior Achievement Junior Achievement has been around for 100 years. In the beginning, Junior Achievement started as an after school program where students would learn more about business from a company. Since then, it has expanded to include entrepreneurship and financial literacy in its programs. Our programs are taught by … Read more

143R | Is This The Top?

Is This The Top?

A discussion of community and market volatility. NYC Playing With FIRE Premiere Brad just returned from a trip to Long Island to visit family. While he was there, he was able to attend the sold-out Playing with FIRE premiere in NYC. It was a great night full of community connections. As we always say, it’s not about us, it’s about them getting up off the couch and taking action. And … Read more

Awesome And Frugal Fun Things To Do When It’s Cold

Awesome And Frugal Fun Things To Do When It's Cold

With the winter season right around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about what to do when it’s cold outside. Depending upon where you live, getting outside to stay active or engage in fun activities can really be difficult. And if you’re not careful, it can get expensive with your more limited indoor choices. So what are some fun things to do when it’s cold? Take a look at … Read more

Best Ways To Find Cheap Gas (And How To Pay For It)

Best Ways To Find Cheap Gas (And How To Pay For It)

When searching for cheap gas near me, I began thinking about all the ways there are to save money on gas. From apps to rewards programs to credit cards, there are a number of ways to reduce the cost of fuel. Some are easier to use than others, but they’ll all save you in the long run. Whether you’re saving money driving around town or on a long-distance road trip, … Read more

Lose Weight And Build Healthier Habits With Noom

Lose Weight And Build Healthier Habits With Noom

Every January, folks make resolutions to lose weight and then promptly quit a few weeks into the new year. Or, if you’re like me, every summer you vow to lose a few pounds by eating local vegetables and getting more exercise. While this year I’ve been successful, that hasn’t always been the case. In fact, most years I’ve failed and wound up at the local ice cream shop more than … Read more