Adapting To The New Normal

Adapting To The New Normal

Dominick Quartuccio from the podcast The Great Man Within joins us to talk about how to process our emotions during these stressful times. First things first, Dominick reminded us that we are all battling the same thing. Allow yourself some slack to feel whatever you are feeling. First, understand where you are. What is the one word that best describes what you are feeling right now? Common words: Anxious Uncertain Overwhelmed … Read more

Stimulus Package Breakdown

Stimulus

Brad has a few silver linings during this crisis all about human connection Texted an old friend and reconnected His family had a few Zoom calls with extended family His daughter’s elementary school teachers had a 40 car parade Shout out not only to the Accidental Homeschoolers out there but also to the teachers who have had to flip all their curriculum to fit a virtual system almost overnight. The … Read more

Is The FIRE Movement Over?

Is The FIRE Movement Over

The Financial Independence movement was born from the 2008 recession, so no, the movement is not going to go away because of another recession. We need this information now more than ever. It’s easy to think that living paycheck to paycheck, or even getting into debt, is ok during good times. It’s times like this that we need the FI lifestyle and many people will wake up to the fact … Read more

Escape From Wall Street

Escape From Wall Street

Rick Ferri, host of the Boglehead podcast, joins the show to talk about investing during these unprecedented times. Rick’s Story Rick Ferri got into finance after leaving the military to spend more time with his family. He became a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) in three years and then got his Masters in Finance. As he dove into learning more and more about investing and stock picking he realized that most … Read more

The Art Of The Pivot

The Art Of The Pivot

ChooseFI needs your help! If you get value from the work we do here at ChooseFI please consider using one of our affiliate partners. This gives us the resources we need to continue setting the world on FIRE. Cash back credit cards Travel rewards credit cards Credible CIT Bank M1 Finance Policygenius Personal Capital For the full set of resources see the Financial Resilience Toolkit on ChooseFI.com. If none of … Read more

Home Schooling

Home Schooling

Resources Vincent Pugliese’s Homeschooler resources ChooseFI’s Accidental Homeschooler resources CIT Bank’s Savings Builder Account A lot of us have become Accidental Homeschoolers recently. Brad has said he’d never home school but is trying not to stress and find balance during the day. Vincent Pugliese, from the Total Life Freedom podcast, joins the show to discuss homeschooling. He says homeschooling isn’t what you might think. It’s not making your own clothes … Read more

Important Tax Update

Tax Info

Brad discussed the aggregation of marginal gains and looks at all the little things he does to save money, like searching for coupon codes every time he buys something online. Jonathan encourages you to use this time to do that thing you know you should do but haven’t. He’s also getting into David Goggins and his book Can’t Hurt Me which is about how David Goggins completely transformed his body … Read more

This Is Not A Drill

This is Not a Drill

We are starting to adjust to our new reality. Here in the FI community, we think a little bit differently. We can be creative and pivot to this new way of life for the time being. As an example, Brad’s daughters had their piano lessons via Skype. He challenges us to rethink our own situations and get creative. What skills can you use to help people and make some money … Read more

Social Distancing With Style

Social Distancing With Style

Resources Stay active from home–check out these Free CrossFit Workouts Consider refinancing your student loans with today’s low-interest rates–check out Credible Keep your kids learning during this time with our Accidental Homeschooler resources. Keep Your Spirits Up Don’t get sucked into the gloom and doom of the media right now. Go outside, spend some time with your family, play games. If you are having trouble staying active WodPrep has released … Read more

Look Out For Your Community During This Uncertain Time

Look out for Your Community

Being on the path to FI puts us in a unique position–it’s time to come together as a community and help each other and our local communities. Jonathan gives some resources available in our local community and Brad gives examples of generosity he’s seen out in the world lately–such as Thrive Art. Thrive Art is an art studio that has made its premium art lessons available for free to all … Read more