Donor-Advised Funds: Pay Fewer Taxes On Your Charitable Giving

Donor-Advised Funds: Pay Fewer Taxes On Your Charitable Giving

There are a lot of differing opinions in the FI community–but one thing that everyone can usually agree on is the fact that giving to charity is something that everyone who has the means to do so, should do. People on the path to Financial Independence often want to find a way to donate to charitable causes close to their hearts. It’s an innovative way to donate to charity. What … Read more

FI After College: Best Money Moves After Graduation

FI After College: Best Money Moves After Graduation

Pursuing FI is well and good if you have an established job that pays you well. But what about those fresh out of college?  I know when I graduated, I barely had enough in the bank to put a downpayment on an apartment, let alone start pursuing Financial Independence.  It may not seem possible, but even recent college grads can start pursuing FI right now. Here’s how. Start Saving In … Read more

Everything You Need To Know About Emergency Funds

Everything You Need To Know About Emergency Funds

It’s happened to all of us at one time or another. You lost your job, a pipe bursts during the winter, ruining your basement, or your old clunker finally dies on your way to work. Emergencies suck. And they often cost a lot of money. That’s why you need to have an emergency fund. Here’s everything you need to know about emergency funds–from where to put them and how to … Read more

Honey App Review: How I Use Honey To Get The Best Prices

Honey App Review: How I Use Honey To Get The Best Prices

If you’ve ever tried finding coupon codes online, you know what a pain that can be. Most of the time they don’t work and, when they do, they might only save you a few cents. Fortunately, there’s a fix for this. You need to install the Honey browser extension. I started using Honey over a year ago, and now nearly every time I shop online, I get coupon codes and … Read more

Lose Weight And Build Healthier Habits With Noom

Lose Weight And Build Healthier Habits With Noom

Every January, folks make resolutions to lose weight and then promptly quit a few weeks into the new year. Or, if you’re like me, every summer you vow to lose a few pounds by eating local vegetables and getting more exercise. While this year I’ve been successful, that hasn’t always been the case. In fact, most years I’ve failed and wound up at the local ice cream shop more than … Read more

The Best Audiobook Services For Readers And Non-Readers

The Best Audiobook Services For Readers And Non-Readers

Thanks to technology, everything is evolving, including the way we read books. In fact, many people don’t read physical copies of books at all. Audiobooks have become more popular in recent years, and for good reason. After all, who wouldn’t want to listen to Stephen Fry read the Harry Potter series? It’s pretty great. Audiobooks offer a variety of options that traditional books don’t. Here are which audiobook services have … Read more

How To Shop For Car Insurance: Compare.com Review

How To Shop For Car Insurance: Compare.com Review

No one particularly enjoys the idea of car insurance. It costs too much, you never get all the coverage you want, and it’s mandatory. Although you might not want to take the time to understand car insurance, it’s important that you do. You need to understand what you’re paying for, why you’re paying for it, and how it can help you in the event of an accident. Our guide is … Read more

How To Earn Money With Your Car (Without Driving!)

How To Earn Money With Your Car

You don’t have to drive your car in order to make money with your car. You can rent out your car, RV, or even your parking space and earn some extra money sitting on your couch. Below we have six companies that offer a sure-FIRE (pun intended) way to earn some extra money using your car. Turo is one of the best in the car rental industry right now. They … Read more

“Follow Your Passion” Might Be Bad Advice: Here’s Why

Follow Your Passion Might Be Bad Advice: Here's Why

On the Choose FI Facebook page, there’s a lively debate about whether or not following your passion is a good idea or not. Hint: It’s probably not. “Follow your passion” is common advice when deciding what to do for your career. But is it always the best way? Maybe not. Following Your Passion Doesn’t Always Pay Off The best person to talk about this topic is Mike Rowe, host of … Read more

Cell Service Starting At $5 A Month: Gen Mobile Review

Cell Service Starting At $5 A Month: Gen Mobile Review

If you’re on the road to FI, you know you need to cut some expenses. One of the best budget-friendly moves you can make is to find a cheaper phone plan. This can be an easy way to cut your expenses while not sacrificing any of your lifestyle. Here’s a look at , a new cell phone carrier that offers cell phone plans starting at just $5! What Is Gen … Read more