Cheap School Supplies: Where Can You Get the Most Bang For Your Buck

Cheap School Supplies: Where Can You Get the Most Bang For Your Buck

Here we go again! It doesn’t seem like summer should fly by this fast, but it has. Which can only mean one thing–it’s back to school time! And with that comes the time to begin the hunt for cheap school supplies. There was a great thread on the ChooseFI Facebook group that had everyone’s best tips for saving money on school supplies. Every kid who goes to school needs the … Read more

139 | Reaching FI With Real Estate With Sunny Burns

139 | Reaching FI With Real Estate With Sunny Burns

Sunny and his wife are 88.92% of their way to FI at only age 28 while living just 15 minutes outside of New York City. Sunny’s Financial Beginning As one of four children in a home with a below-average income, Sunny grew into a naturally thrifty person. That base of financial awareness has led to an extremely successful financial life. Paying For College  After a successful high school career filled … Read more

138R | My Daughter’s Mindset

138 | How To Get Paid To Go To College

Jonathan talks to Brad’s daughter Anna about her can-do mindset and review Monday’s episode with Anthony. Equifax Data Breach Johnathan and his wife made $250 for less than 10 minutes of work. The Equifax data breach affected over 140 million people. Each of those affected people is entitled to a settlement. It is worth taking the five minutes to check it out! df You can find out if you were … Read more

62 Restaurants Where Kids Eat Free

62 Restaurants Where Kids Eat Free

Learning to cook and meal prepping is a very useful skill to help your family reach FI faster. But where FI differs from traditional personal finance, is that we don’t subscribe to the “latte factor” mentality–which takes an all or nothing approach to indulgences. If eating out for your family is a necessity from time to time, or simply a mindful treat–we want to do it, but do it smarter! … Read more

“Follow Your Passion” Might Be Bad Advice: Here’s Why

Follow Your Passion Might Be Bad Advice: Here's Why

On the Choose FI Facebook page, there’s a lively debate about whether or not following your passion is a good idea or not. Hint: It’s probably not. “Follow your passion” is common advice when deciding what to do for your career. But is it always the best way? Maybe not. Following Your Passion Doesn’t Always Pay Off The best person to talk about this topic is Mike Rowe, host of … Read more

Cell Service Starting At $5 A Month: Gen Mobile Review

Cell Service Starting At $5 A Month: Gen Mobile Review

If you’re on the road to FI, you know you need to cut some expenses. One of the best budget-friendly moves you can make is to find a cheaper phone plan. This can be an easy way to cut your expenses while not sacrificing any of your lifestyle. Here’s a look at , a new cell phone carrier that offers cell phone plans starting at just $5! What Is Gen … Read more

The Global Entry Program: Everything You Need To Know

The Global Entry Program: What It Is And How To Make It Work For You

It seems like every time I go to the airport, at least one person in the security line claims “it never used to be like this.” “This,” of course, refers to lengthy wait we experience before reaching the front of the line. And, once there, we find ourselves greeted by metal detectors and a handful of underpaid, annoyed security workers. Doesn’t really set a great tone for your travel, does … Read more

138 | How To Get Paid To Go To College With Anthony Gary

138 | How To Get Paid To Go To College

Anthony talks about the strategy he used to go to college for profit in his senior year. The strategies he outlines could be used as early as freshman year to make college a profitable experience. High School In high school, Anthony had a relatively high GPA and solid standardized test scores but no means to pay for college. As a self-proclaimed “know-nothing” high schooler, Anthony headed into college relatively blind … Read more

Keep Your Coffee And Your Money By Making Coffee At Home

Keep Your Coffee And Your Money By Making Coffee At Home

From Suze Orman saying that your coffee habit is costing you $1 million to David Bach’s assault on premium coffee drinks in , it seems like everybody believes that coffee is your #1 financial problem. Even famous venture capitalist and Shark Tank star Kevin O’Leary (a.k.a. Mr. Wonderful) has gotten in on the coffee hate. We here at ChooseFI like to take more a balanced stance on coffee or any … Read more