How To Start A Successful YouTube Channel

How To Start A Successful YouTube Channel

“It’s too late to start a channel. It’s oversaturated. Nobody is going to care about what I want to share…” These might be some of the thoughts that cross through your mind as you think about how to start a YouTube channel, especially in this day and age. Luckily, it’s not too late. The platform is growing and anyone can have a voice on YouTube today. How To Start A … Read more

The 4 Worst FI Tax Hacks (And What To Do Instead)

The 4 Worst FI Tax Hacks (And What To Do Instead)

This is a guest post from Sean Mullaney. As always, the below commentary is general and educational in nature and does not constitute tax, investment, legal, or financial advice with respect to any particular taxpayer. There are many great tax ideas in the FI community. I believe some of them are fraught with danger if not properly applied and understood. Here are what I call the four worst FI tax … Read more

How To Make Your Current Job Your Dream Job

How To Make Your Current Job Your Dream Job

I’ve often observed how some members of the Financial Independence (FI) community view work as a means to an end. For some, it’s a burden they can’t wait to shed. While others enjoy their work but become hyper-focused on the goal, losing an appreciation for the day to day process. I have experienced the latter. As a practicing physician, I find myself in a tumultuous and changing field. I love … Read more

Bridging The Gap Between Dave Ramsey And The FIRE Community

Bridging The Gap Between Dave Ramsey And The FIRE Community

“You know who Dave Ramsey is?” That simple question can cause a lot of controversy or instant bonding. The same might occur when the topic of FIRE comes up. For those of us that belong to one of these communities, it is easy to feel as though you found something special. Something that is truly life-changing. But what happens when you discover the other community and aren’t sure where to … Read more

How To Stay Motivated For The Long Term

How To Stay Motivated For The Long Term

When you first start pursuing Financial Independence it’s obviously very exciting–you’re thinking about all you’ll be able to do when you’re free from financial obligations. But what happens a few years down the road? Cutting your expenses, saving more than half your income, investing, being as frugal as possible–it can be exhausting. When pursuing FI, it’s important to find ways to stay motivated. Motivation can come in many forms, so … Read more

Short Term Side Hustles: Get The Financial Boost Without The Commitment

Short Term Side Hustles: Get The Financial Boost Without The Commitment

You are busy living your life, working your regular job, but every once in a while you have a thought–what if I could make a few extra bucks, and get our savings to grow even faster. Maybe it is time to consider a short-term side hustle. Short term side hustles are perfect for those of whose day job is seasonal. If you can find a side hustle during your slow … Read more

Ink Business Preferred Credit Card Review: Best Credit Card For Side Hustles

Ink Business Preferred Credit Card Review: Best Credit Card For Side Hustles

One of the most frequently recommended travel rewards cards in the ChooseFI travel course is the Ink Business Preferred Credit Card. Check it out. And now, back to the Ink Business Preferred Credit Card. The Ink Business Preferred Credit Card Sign-Up Bonus Right now you can earn a bonus of 100,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards Points after spending at least $15,000 within three months of account opening. Those 100,000 Ultimate Rewards … Read more

Why Nursing Is Great Job For FI (And 3 Ways To Get Started As A Nurse)

Why Nursing Is Great Job For FI (And 3 Ways To Get Started As A Nurse)

If you want to become a nurse while pursuing FI, two things will be key to your success. First, you’ll want to save as much money as you can on your education. Second, you’ll want to find ways to increase your earnings potential. Nursing allows for both. Nurses are in high demand. Nursing is expected to grow 15% between 2016 and 2026, that’s over double the average job growth rate. … Read more

How To Overcome Negative Money Beliefs

How To Overcome Negative Money Beliefs

As a child, I was constantly exposed to negative money sayings. I still remember that saying, “Money doesn’t grow on trees” from my childhood. It was used to argue against buying an item. I had created my own world where money was constantly tight. That was just the way life was. But on the other hand, I had another negative belief: to have money is something negative, something to hide. Why? … Read more

Asset Allocation When You Plan To Retire Early

Asset Allocation When You Plan To Retire Early

Asset allocation is fundamental to successful investing. We can think of it as being an essential part of Investing 101. But is asset allocation different for the retire early crowd? Absolutely. The retire early crowd has two primary objectives that the traditional retirement crowd doesn’t: Accumulate a large retirement portfolio as quickly as possible, and make it last for many decades. That’s what we’re going to discuss in this article, … Read more