059 | Freelance to Freedom Vincent Pugliese

059 Freelance to Freedom Vincent Pugliese.wordpress

Vincent Pugliese shares his journey to reaching FI after changing his mindset towards life and starting a business. On today’s episode we cover: Interview with Vincent Pugliese His recent book: Freelance to Freedom Vincent’s backstory as a student How supportive his dad was His journey of changing his thought process Why it’s all about giving first How photography was his first time finding focus How his passion and dedication got … Read more

058R | Dark Side of Value

058R _ The Dark Side of Value.wordpress

Our Friday Roundup of Monday’s CampFI episode, a discussion on pensions and of the value of CFPs. On today’s episode we cover: • CampFI • How easier it is to communicate with people in the same community • Why the entire community is about life optimization • Amy’s Facebook post on why more change happens in groups • Write a review to win a ticket to the next CampFI • … Read more

058 | Annual CFP Roundtable 2017 | Kyle Mast and Danny Kenny

choosefi annual cfp roundtable

A roundtable discussion with two CFPs, Kyle Mast and Danny Kenny, on what financial planning looks like in practice, the importance of talking to a CFP and managing different types of risk. On today’s episode we cover:   Roundtable Q&A with two Certified Financial Planners Kyle and Danny’s backstory How they learned about FI Why you should use the services of a CFP How they act as an educator and therapist … Read more

057R | CampFI Roundtable 2017

057R _ CampFI Roundtable

A live roundtable discussion at CampFI including talks on the military, the flexibility of the FI plan and reaching FI before your partner. On today’s episode we cover:   Camp FI roundtable discussion Everyone’s different stage in FI in the community Doug Nordman talks about the military and FI How Doug manages his time Miss Mazuma talks about the value of resilience Natalie talks about the importance of keeping the … Read more

057 | The Golden Albatross | Grumpus Maximus

The Golden Albatross Grumpus Maximus Pension

Grumpus Maximus shares his military background, his blog about understanding pensions, and his path to FI.   In this episode we cover: Interview with Grumpus Maximus about pensions and the military Where the name Grumpus Maximus comes from The Golden Albatross Grumpus Maximus’ backstory How he discovered the FI movement How he wanted to quit the military but would then lose all the benefits His relationship with Mrs Grumpus about … Read more

056R | Choose FI Nation

056R _ ChooseFI Nation WP

We review on Monday’s episode with some talk on the workings behind ChooseFI, as well as several voicemails on travel and career hacking. Review of Monday’s episode How these coaching calls are like Reality Internet Taking those lessons and applying them to your personal life How the ChooseFI business works The process of scaling a business Yolanda’s Facebook comment on not buying stuff she doesn’t need How the community has … Read more

Coming Soon

Hi there! We are super excited to announce that starting January 2nd we are going to be releasing the first article from a team of writers who are going to be telling their story, and how they’re pursuing Financial Independence here at ChooseFI We put the call out to our community last fall and we have had over 30 people step forward, every single one has a different story line and … Read more

056 | Popup Business Part 1 | Alan Donegan

056. The Side Hustle Coaching series part 1

A slightly different episode as it consists of a coaching call between Alan Donegan from the PopUp Business school and Tallis, who wishes to grow her business and make it profitable. In this episode we cover: First episode the year: Coaching call Call between Alan Donegan and Tallis on her new business idea Alan will walk her through ideas to grow her business Tallis’ business: dance classes for people with … Read more

055R | End of Year 2017 Review

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A review of ChooseFI’s progress over 2017 about the great community, how open everyone is to helping each other and several voicemails on people’s paths to FI. In today’s episode we cover: A walk through the past 12 months How to help the second generation FIRE Richmond’s article on how far the ChooseFI community has come The different processes of FI How FI is about getting a bit better every … Read more

055 | Live from Fincon 2017 Dallas Tx

ChooseFI Live From FINCON DALLAS

Live from Fincon 2017 in Dallas Texas, it’s ChooseFI! Hey there everyone, We recorded a special minisode that we wanted to share with you today. For those of you that found us this year and have been following us on this journey over the last 12 months. Thank you 🙂 We recorded this at the #Amazing FINCON in Dallas that we attended at the end of October, the conference was … Read more

054R | And the Guest Host is…

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Fritz from The Retirement Manifesto joins Jonathan to cover the topic of risk tolerance and capacity, Jonathan taking action to make ChooseFI happen, voicemails about college hacking, and ESI Money taking over Rockstar Finance.   This episode covers: Review of Monday’s episode with Fritz The financial love letter How ChooseFI is now happening in real time The different risk tolerances in the FIRE community Sam from the Facebook group: Jonathan’s … Read more

054 | Fully Funded Lifestyle Change

054 _ Fully Funded Lifestyle Change

Jonathan makes a HUGE announcement about quitting his job. We discuss this big transition, how Jonathan will be planning for the future and the power dynamics behind FI.   In today’s episode we cover: Huge announcement: Jonathan quitting his job The reasons for doing this change His thought process before taking action Why Jonathan is able to take this decision How his situation is optimal to take this leap What … Read more

053R | End of Year Checklist

053R End of year Checklist

We discuss Monday’s podcast featuring Bobby from Millennial Money Man, the importance of building trust and creating a tribe as well as how to use your talent stack for business. In today’s episode we cover: Another side hustle: narrating books Review of Monday’s episode with Bobby from Millennial Money Man How blogging is a way to give back to the community Why you just need true fans to be successful … Read more

053 | Millennial Money Man | Do you want to be rich?

053 Millennial Money Man

This episode was an interview with Bobby from Millennial Money Man on attacking debt, becoming a full-time blogger, methods to teach finance in schools and how to scale side hustles.   In today’s episode we cover: Bobby’s story starting as a high school music director Him quitting his job to be a full-time blogger How he paid off his student loans His mentor teaching him the basics of managing money … Read more

052R | Bring It | We Are Just Getting Started

052R _ Bring It

We review Monday’s episode featuring Todd Tresidder discussing the different ways to reach FI through different asset classes, goals for 2018 and how to invest in yourself to create a happier life. What we cover: Recap of Monday’s episode with Todd: our most commented podcast How Todd makes us rethink FI and the way his mind works Why things are not as simple as the FI community make it out … Read more

052 | FIRE State of the Union | Todd Tresidder | Risk Management

Risk Management

Todd Tresidder from Financial Mentor comes on the show to share his perspective on the traditional way FI is taught ( FIRE State of the Union)  and where it could be improved. We discuss the unique characteristics of all three asset classes and the advantages and disadvantages of each. Create a framework for your wealth plan and understand the importance of risk management. In Today’s Podcast we cover: An in-depth … Read more

051R | Be Coachable

051R _ Be Coachable

In this podcast we do a recap of episode 51 with Mrs Money Monster discussing the importance of getting past limiting beliefs as well as how to use the community to your benefit and take action in pursuing FI. In Today’s Podcast we cover: Recap of Monday’s episode with Mrs Money Monster. The importance of getting past those limiting beliefs Why we should learn to embrace the growth mindset, to … Read more

051 | Mad Money Monster | A Roller Coaster Path to FI

Mad Money Monster

In today’s podcast we discuss the Roller Coaster Path to FI with Lisa from Mad Money Monster, including a new term she coined: F.I.O.R In Today’s Podcast we cover: A conversation with Lisa from Mad Money Monster on the ‘Roller Coaster Path to FI’ Lisa grew up in a trailer, but in a great school district on the ‘right side of the tracks’ She only recently started telling people she … Read more

050R | Impact | The Stealth Wealth Community

050R Impact | The Stealth Wealth Community

The Impact of FI, A New FI Curriculum being piloted in a university, and holiday hacks just in time for Christmas. In today’s Friday Roundup we talk a bit about Thanksgiving and how to work on being thankful for all we have (yes it’s about your family). We also look back on our previous episode with Mr Groovy about moving out of an expensive living area to reach FI faster and … Read more

050 | Domestic GeoArbitrage | Freedom is Groovy

Domestic GeoArbitrage Freedom is Groovy

In this podcast we discuss domestic geographic arbitrage with Mr. Groovy from Freedom is Groovy. In today’s Choose FI we cover: A conversation with Mr. Groovy from Freedom is Groovy to discuss domestic geographic arbitrage How Brad made a similar decision to Mr. Groovy to move from Long Island to a lower cost of living area How Mr. Groovy was a “financial moron” until he was in his 40s until … Read more

049R | FI Festival

049R FI Festival

In the Friday Roundup we discuss our big takeaway from Episode 49: The Aggregation of Marginal Gains. Plus, upcoming plans for the ChooseFI website, a FI Festival and local meetups. In Today’s Podcast we cover: A review of Episode 49 with Alan Donegan and Barney from The Escape Artist The growth of the FI community throughout the US and now the world Jonathan just returned from his 2 week trip … Read more

049 | Alan Donegan & The Escape Artist | The Aggregation of Marginal Gains

049.Alan Donegan and the Escape Artist

In today’s podcast we discuss The UK Path to FI with Barney of The Escape Artist and Alan Donegan of PopUp Business School, plus much more in the way of life optimization hacks from both Alan and Barney.    In Today’s Podcast we cover: An interview with Barney from The Escape Artist and Alan Donegan from PopUp Business School Voicemail from Sarah from the UK with questions about reaching FI … Read more

048R | The Roadmap to FI

048R The Roadmap to FI

In this podcast we recap Episode 48 with Jeff from The Happy Philosopher plus a life hack update from Brad and a question on how to present the FI concept to others. In Today’s Podcast we cover: Recap of Episode 48 with Jeff from The Happy Philosopher Jonathan and Brad’s recap of the Fincon conference How Brad and Jonathan brainstormed the future of ChooseFI at Fincon How the FI community … Read more

048 | The Happy Philosopher | The Happiest Man in the Room

048.The Happiest Man in the Room

In this podcast we discussion the pursuit of happiness with Jeff from The Happy Philosopher including how he reached a burn out point in his job as a radiologist and how his focus on happiness helped him find a path forward. In Today’s Podcast we cover: A discussion with Jeff from The Happy Philosopher An introduction to Jeff’s background story Jeff found himself burned out about four years into his … Read more

047R |The Rule of 72

047R The Rule of 72

In today’s podcast we recap Episode 47 with Bryce and Kristy from Millennial Revolution including talk of home ownership and world travel, but a reader case study and voicemail. In Today’s Podcast we cover: A recap of our main takeaways from Episode 47 with Kristy and Bryce from Millennial Revolution How Brad explained the concept of compound interest to his daughter Anna and it was a lightbulb moment How Brad’s … Read more

047 | The Cult of Home Ownership & Crushing Geoarbitrage | Millennial Revolution

047.Millennial Revolution

Today we have Kristy and Bryce from Millennial Revolution on the podcast to discuss home ownership, international geographic arbitrage and much more… In Today’s Podcast we cover: A discussion with Kristy and Bryce from Millennial Revolution They initially were contemplating buying a house and were shocked by the process This is what led them to finding the Financial Independence community Home ownership seemed like a “cult” to them What did … Read more

046R | Selectively Hardcore

046R Selectively Hardcore

In today’s podcast we discuss our takeaways from Episode 46 with Ms. ONL from Our Next Life plus community feedback and voicemails and a discussion of travel rewards. In Today’s Podcast we cover: A recap of Episode 46 with Tanja from Our Next Life Brad and Jonathan are on their way to Fincon – the annual financial bloggers conference Jonathan’s upcoming trip to South Africa with his family using travel … Read more

046 | Our Next Life | The Reveal | Are you Ready for Early Retirement?

Our Next Life | The Reveal | Are You Ready for Early Retirement

In today’s podcast we have a wide-ranging conversation with Ms. ONL from Our Next Life on her decision to stop being anonymous on the blog to what their journey looked like to FI plus what they expect life to be like after FI and much more. In Today’s Podcast we cover: A financial independence discussion with Ms. ONL from Our Next Life The big reveal: Their names are Tanja and … Read more

045R | The Journal

045R The Journal

In this podcast we discuss our takeaways from Episode 45 with JD Roth of Get Rich Slowly, including the big news that he just purchased GRS back, as well as our frugal wins of the week and the elegance of simplicity. In Today’s Podcast we cover: A review of Episode 45 with JD Roth from Get Rich Slowly and Money Boss Jonathan’s frugal win of the week on purchasing a … Read more

045 | JD Roth | Get Rich Slowly | Breaking News | Full Circle

045.Get Rich Slowly

Today we discuss JD Roth’s backstory behind his financial journey, Get Rich Slowly and Money Boss, plus JD’s philosophy AND a very special announcement… In Today’s Podcast we cover: A discussion with JD Roth from Money Boss and Get Rich Slowly How JD impacted Brad’s life and put him on the trajectory to becoming a travel rewards expert JD’s backstory and how he found the personal finance community JD started … Read more