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The Platinum Card from American Express Review

The Platinum Card® from American Express, one of our favorite cards here at ChooseFI, has leveled up for 2022 by adding even more benefits and rewards to its already stacked deck. So, let’s take a look at precisely what the new card has to offer and what you can do to make the most of …

Vanguard Review 2022: Low-Cost Investing On The Path To FI

We have updated our Vanguard review for 2022 to clearly lay out the most notable pros and cons of this investing platform and why it’s a FI community favorite year after year. We’ll look at why people so often recommend it as the best place to invest your FI funds, what types of accounts you …

Emergency Funds 101: The Ultimate Guide to Emergency Funds

Emergency funds aren’t a new concept to having a healthy financial life. Part of being responsible with your money is keeping a certain amount in an easily accessible place in case of an emergency. You should have at least six months of income tucked away in your emergency fund. The general recommendation is to keep …

The Chase Sapphire Preferred Card Review

Here is our Chase Sapphire Preferred review for 2021! We loved the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card before, now we love it even more with the additional Chase Sapphire Preferred new benefits that were just invited to the party. These new perks, which come in the form of Chase Ultimate Rewards® points (URs), are still the …

M1 Pies: Level Up Your Dividend Strategy and Optimize Your Portfolio Like a Pro

M1 Pies, M1 Finance’s flagship portfolio tool, allows you to follow in the footsteps of some of the heaviest hitters in finance today. It is a completely human hands-off fund manager. Not only does this give you the tools necessary to step up your market game, but it also gives you a nuanced advantage to …

Learn to Market Yourself and Your Skills in 2021 and Beyond | EP 326

In this episode, Brad and Jonathan take a look at the ways in which people aren’t properly marketing themselves. By running through a thought experiment, Brad and Jonathan uncover skills, abilities, and valuable traits that may be absent from your resume. They also discuss imposter syndrome and how it can lead to selling yourself short. …

Credibility and Boundaries for Winning at Life | EP 325

In this episode, Brad and Jonathan reexamine the stages and checkpoints of Financial Independence. In our community, many people are just trying to figure out where they are on this path to FI. While every individual’s journey will be unique, when you can gamify the process, the journey can be more rewarding and enjoyable. Resources …

The Stages and Checkpoints of FI | EP 324

In this episode, Brad and Jonathan reexamine the stages and checkpoints of Financial Independence. In our community, a lot of people are just trying to figure out where they are on this path to FI, and while every individual’s journey is going to be unique, when you can gamify the process, the journey can be …

Financially Bulletproof in a Pandemic | EP 322

What do you do when your career pivot flops due to a pandemic?  Dennison rebounded with the Talent Stacker Salesforce 5-Day Challenge and launched a new lucrative career.  https://vimeo.com/547695243 Dennison, a member of the FI community and recent Salesforce success story, joined the guys today for a special interview. He expressed to us that being adaptable …

Teaching Kids About Money

Did you know that a 2013 University of Cambridge study found that many of our money behaviors are formed by the time we are seven years old? No wonder it’s so important to talk to kids about money. For a lot of us, it’s difficult to know where to start…but getting started is so important. …

How To Calculate Your Savings Rate

When starting your Financial Independence (or “FI”) journey, one of the first concepts you’ll come across is “savings rate.” You may be wondering what that is and how to calculate your own. [highlight]To calculate your savings rate, divide your savings by your income and you get the percentage of income you save. Or written another …

M1 Finance Review: Completely Free Automated Investing

It’s no secret that investing can be complicated. So, when something comes along that both demystifies and simplifies it, as well as making it financially accessible to nearly everyone, people tend to get pretty excited. That’s why there’s been a lot of hype about M1 Finance – a completely free investing robo-advisor brokerage hybrid. The …