097 | The White Coat Investor | Origin Story

097 The Whitecoat Investor's origin story

Dr. James Dahle, founder of The White Coat Investor, talks about getting his start as a doctor and a blogger, setting up inheritance funds for his children, thinking through his investing strategies, and the motivation that keeps him working on the White Coat Investor. Dr. Dahle describes his childhood in Alaska, and his early financial influences. Why did Dahle’s father encourage him to go to medical school? Dr. Dahle finished … Read more

096R | The Money Matriarch of the World & the Godfather of FI | Suze Orman & JLCollinsNH

Money Matriarch Suze Orman and Jim Collins NH

An in-depth conversation with JL Collins about a recent controversial interview given by Suze Orman, and clarification of what concepts are truly at the heart of the financial independence movement. Frugal wins of the week from Brad & Jonathan: garbage pickup and cell phone batteries. What questions did Dominick Q, from Monday’s episode, ask that were most impactful for Jonathan? Jonathan explains how he uses a planner at night to … Read more

Four Ways To Monetize A Blog

Four Ways To Monetize A Blog

Starting a blog can be a great low-cost way to experiment in side hustling and entrepreneurialism. Since you can still maintain a day job, blogging allows you to work a day job. During your nights, weekends, or between errands with family, you can write articles, build an audience, and start conversations on social media to build your brand. It’s a great way to also pick up some extra skills (a … Read more

How To Save Incredible Money By Learning One New Skill Every Month

How To Save Incredible Money By Learning One New Skill Every Month

I’m normally a do-it-yourself kind of guy. There’s a certain sense of pride knowing that I was able to fix this or built that. And it is totally frustrating to me when I have to pay someone for a simple task that I could have done myself. I bet you feel the same way! So, I’m challenging each and every one of you to learn one new skill every month … Read more

Books To Kick Start Your Side Hustle

Books To Kick Start Your Side Hustle feat-min

Side hustling truly is FI’s secret weapon. Working your day job can help build security into your life, and of course–perks like health insurance, a 401k match, and a reliable paycheck. As great as that security is, it can be deflating to realize you may be locked into a pay grade for some time, and you won’t be able to grow your income as fast as you’d like. Side hustling … Read more

You Can Pursue FI–Even On One Income

You Can Pursue FI Even On One Income

There are a variety of reasons why a couple might consider living off of one income. It may be one parent wants to stay home with a new baby. Or perhaps you have an aging loved one who needs more care. Or maybe even one spouse is going through some health problems or job loss. Whatever your reason, it may mean widdling down your earnings to one income for a … Read more

096 | Drift | Dominick Q

096 Drift Dominick Quartuccio

Dominick Quartuccio defines life ‘drift’, advises Brad & Jonathan on how to take inventory of their habits, and evaluates the role technology plays in helping or hindering progress toward our goals. Best place to start is Episode 33 What is “drift”? Who is Napoleon Hill, and how did it impact Dominick? How in control of your life are you really? How does Dominick evaluate his own habits to evaluate which … Read more

The Allowance Envelope: The Best Budget Around

The Allowance Envelope: The Best Budget Around

I absolutely love budgeting. Call me strange, but I love it. And, the allowance envelope is probably the budget I use the most. As a single person, it was the cornerstone of my budget, and it was the easiest budget in the world to follow. Now that I’m married, it’s a relationship saver! I don’t think my wife would say that she loves budgeting as much as I do, but … Read more

095R | Call to Action

095R Call to Action

Brad and Jonathan get an update about the “Playing with FIRE” documentary, they recap FinCon 2018, and review feedback from the community about Monday’s episode with the Military Dollar. Brad and Jonathan just returned from FinCon in Orlando, Fl. The meet up during FinCon was a huge success. ChooseFI won the “Best Personal Finance/Retire Early Blog or Podcast” at the conference. Potentially as much as 20% of ChooseFI’s community are … Read more

My Top 2 Comfort Food Instant Pot Recipes

My Top 2 Comfort Food Instant Pot Recipes

I must admit, when Instant Pot first appeared on the market, I was really skeptical about getting yet another appliance for my kitchen. I’m so glad I gave in and got it, I can’t imagine my life without it now. When you’re cooking with an instant pot, you can eliminate many in-between steps. You can brown the meat for stews and roasts and sauté vegetables right in your Instant Pot, … Read more