5 Estate Planning Documents Every Family Needs To Protect Their Finances

5 Estate Planning Documents Every Family Needs To Protect Their Finances

Most of us don’t like talking about death. Heck, many people even shy away from using that word. They’ll say “he passed away” or “she’s in Heaven now.” If they can’t say the word, how much planning around a death do you think people actually do? Not enough, quite frankly. There are five estate planning documents that every couple needs to protect their money and ensure their heirs are taken … Read more

The Advantages Of The Individual Investor: Why You Can Beat Professional Money Managers

The Advantages Of The Individual Investor: Why You Can Beat Professional Money Managers

Many folks believe it’s difficult–or completely impossible–to beat the market without help from a professional. Well, if you tuned into episode 75 of the Choose FI podcast, you’d know that’s completely wrong. Brian Feroldi–a writer at Motley Fool–posits that individual investors can far surpass professional money managers. If you have the know-how, being an individual investor is far more advantageous than using a professional. Here are the advantages of being … Read more

Republic Wireless Vs. Other Cheap Cell Phone Plans

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Republic Wireless is a cell service provider that offers cheap cell phone plans. It is one of many such services, which are called mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs). Essentially, this means that these smaller cell phone service companies rent from a major cell service provider the ability to use their network. Because these companies don’t have to invest massive amounts of money in infrastructure and only have to rent the … Read more

122 | Intro To Dividend Investing

Intro To Dividend Investing

Dividend investing has been a hotly debated topic in the FI community. Brad and Jonathan dive into the details of dividend investing with Craig from Retire Before Dad. Craig’s Story Craig’s interest in the stock market started back when he was just eight years old. Back then, he would follow mutual funds in the paper. That interest led him to initially pursue a degree in finance with the intention of … Read more

Free Vacation In South Korea With Travel Rewards: Austin’s Story

Free Vacation In South Korea With Travel Rewards: Austin's Story

If pursued actively, travel rewards can help the disciplined spender and traveler make the most of their dollar. Austin braved the world of travel rewards and has booked an eleven day trip to South Korea, which includes flight and lodging for free! He’ll only pay out of pocket for dining and entertainment, which he will charge to his card, of course! Here’s how he did it. Identify The Target Most … Read more

121R | How To Get Any Job

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Brad and Jonathan talk about sleep habits, energy efficiency, and the best ways to land a job with Chris Hutchins from Grove. Sleep Habits To Improve Your Life In this week’s episode, Angela briefly mentioned the benefits of a full night’s sleep. Although many people struggle with sleep, it is not commonly talked about. To function at full capacity during the day, it is important to recharge with enough sleep … Read more

12 Cheap Summer Activities For Kids

12 Cheap Summer Activities For Kids

Summer is an awesome time of year for families. Kids are out of school and many families head out on vacation. Unfortunately, vacations can get expensive. Thankfully, there are plenty of free or cheap summer activities for kids. Explore Nature Near You Nature is awesome. There are so many fun and free things you can do outside. Check out your local community for things like nature trails, lakes, swimming holes, … Read more

How To Apply For Scholarships And Win

How To Apply For Scholarships And Win

As everyone is aware, college is getting more and more expensive every year. That said, scholarships are amazing and can be a huge help. If you or your child applies for scholarships and ends up winning a scholarship, you get free money to help pay for college. How To Apply For Scholarships Applying for scholarships is fairly easy, but they do require some time and effort. First, find scholarships you … Read more

How To Use 0% Intro Offers To Get Out Of Debt Fast

How To Use 0% Intro Offers To Get Out Of Debt Fast

Credit card debt sucks. Nobody likes it, and when you’ve woken up to the path of FI credit card debt can feel like a giant shackle around your ankle, chaining you to a lifestyle you no longer identify with. No matter what got you into credit card debt, whether it was common lifestyle inflation or a few unfortunate events. There are ways to make the most of your credit card … Read more

121 | Tread Lightly On The Path To FI

121 | Tread Lightly on the Path to FI

Angela from Tread Lightly Retire Early has been an active member of the ChooseFI community for around two years. She has built a life that combines FIRE with sustainability. Additionally, she is a leader that recognizes the women in the FIRE movement. Brad and Jonathan learn about Angela’s journey and practical sustainability advice that could help the FI community. How To Graduate College In Three Years Angela’s passion for sustainability … Read more