Join The Compare.com Challenge And Enter To Win $500!

Join the compare.com challenge

The FI community is always looking to slash expenses and bump up savings rates. That’s why we know we should get competitive quotes for the services we pay for as often as we can. Doing it in real life, however, can be a chore. Most times, we get two or three quotes, pick the cheapest, and call it good. Compare.com–which brokers auto insurance policies–rightly believes most people leave savings on … Read more

Career Hacking: Speed Up Your Path To FI

Career Hacking: Speed Up Your Path To FI

The traditional approach to building a career is a passive one. After college or vocational training, most people never pick up a book again. Some simply clock their time from 9-5 year over year, keeping pace with inflation without much thought. Most workers hope to earn a 2-3% yearly raise, and many don’t take advantage of other employer benefits available to hack their savings and aggressively grow their earnings. Although … Read more

Chase Freedom Review–One Of The Best 5% Cash Back Cards On The Market

Chase Freedom Review--One Of The Best 5% Cash Back Cards On The Market

The Chase Freedom is my favorite credit card in my wallet. The 5% cash back rewards categories are easy to activate (in fact, Chase sends an email every quarter to remind you), and the reward options are flexible. And, since I’m a stickler for avoiding cards with an annual fee, the Chase Freedom is perfect! Here’s a quick overview of what the Chase Freedom offers: 5% back in select categories 1% … Read more

125 | The Family Emergency Binder

125 | The Family Emergency Binder | Chelsea Brennan

Today Chelsea Brennan from Smart Money Mamas and creator of the Family Emergency Binder is here to talk about her unconventional choices that led to a happier life. How Chelsea Became A Hedge Fund Manager As a hedge fund manager, Chelsea worked her way into a $450,000 per year salary and managed $1.4 billion for a hedge fund. If your goal is to increase the income side of the equation … Read more

Mini Cheesecake Surprise: Delicious Cheesecake At Only 88 Cents Per Serving

Mini Cheesecake Surprise: Delicious Cheesecake At Only 88 Cents Per Serving

When it comes to desserts, there are so many choices! But, one of my favorites to make is cheesecake. Cheesecake seems to be a crowd pleaser, no matter where it’s brought. Not only is it pretty easy to make, but it doesn’t require many ingredients either. This means that the cost to make it ends up being pretty low per batch, and per individual serving. Which makes it easier to … Read more

124R | Your Blueprint To Financial Independence

124R | Choose FI Your Blueprint to Financial Independence

Brad and Jonathan discuss the release date of a ChooseFI book, finding the best auto insurance rates, and Lynn Frair’s path to FI. ChooseFI: Your Blueprint To Financial Independence The ChooseFI: Your Blueprint to Financial Independence will be released on October 1, 2019. The goal of the book is to outline options for your path FI. Everyone’s journey will be different because the concept of FI is really based on … Read more

How To Use Your HSA To Provide Income In Retirement

How To Use Your HSA To Provide Income In Retirement

Utilizing an HSA (Health Savings Account) is a smart strategy to add to your overall nest egg. If that made your head spin while also totally exciting you, read on. We will discuss Health Savings Accounts to get you familiar with these FI-friendly accounts, and how to best utilize this type of account to help you generate some tax-free income once you’ve reached FI. A Primer On HSAs In order … Read more

How To Open Accounts With Vanguard, Fidelity, And Schwab

How To Open Accounts With Vanguard, Fidelity, And Schwab

Most everyone has heard of Vanguard, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab. After all, they are the three top investment management firms in the U.S. Since they are three of the best in their field, it may be hard to decide which will work best for you. Well today, I’ll talk about the differences between the three and show you step-by-step how to sign-up for an account with each. That should help … Read more

Longest Lasting Cars On The Road Today

Longest Lasting Cars On The Road Today

When it comes to buying a car, most consumers focus on things like brand, model, color, size, and possibly even eco-friendliness. Of course, here at ChooseFI, we think this tiny factor called price is kind of important too. Which is why we’re big advocates of buying used over new. But there’s another factor that can tend to be overlooked but is critical to getting the most bang for your buck … Read more