Love Your Life And Career On The Path To FI

I think it’s no secret that many people in the FIRE (Financial Independence Retire Early) movement have a hankering to quit their 9-5 job. However, there are some of us who want the choices that Financial Independence (FI) will bring but don’t necessarily plan on the RE part. I fall in this latter camp. Whatever your flavor, make sure to love the journey. Life is too short to be miserable … Read more

Talent Stacking To Fast-Track FI

The concept of “talent stacking” was originally coined by the creator of the Dilbert comics, Scott Adams, who touted the value of taking a set of connected (or even some unconnected, but relevant), ordinary talents and combining them to create one extraordinary person. An example of a talent stacker would be an insurance broker with a podcast and a knack for public speaking, or a school teacher who knows how … Read more

7 Careers With Six Figure Earning Potential–No College Degree Required

7 career earning potential

Achieving financial independence quickly requires saving the largest percentage of your income possible. While you could cut your spending back to the bare bones minimum, it’s often easier and more productive to focus on earning more income. After all, it’s easier to save a large percentage of your income if your job pays you well. Unfortunately, many of the highest paying jobs require advanced college degrees. Sadly, obtaining a four … Read more

An Interview With FI-nancial Planner About Becoming A Financial Advisor

An Interview With FI-nancial Planner About Becoming A Financial Advisor

One of my highest priority 2018 goals is to start down the path towards becoming a financial advisor. I’ve always said that I wanted to help people with money once I was financially independent. After I started my blog Winning Personal Finance, I realized that it would be a mistake to delay this goal (that I’ve already had for 12 years) much longer. If I was still a student, becoming … Read more

Career Hacking As A FIRE Power

Career hacking As A FIRE Power

I absolutely loved the ChooseFI episode about career hacking with ESI from ESI Money.  I listened to it a couple times and realized this is probably my biggest FIRE power right now. ESI was kind enough to give me some career advice specific to my situation. This article is a reflection of that advice and the action I took. Career archive It shouldn’t surprise you that Ms. Fiology has a … Read more

Hack Into The Middle Class–How To Become A RN For Less

Solid middle class jobs can be found in many different fields of study. ChooseFI has featured opportunities for entry into the middle class from being a golf caddy, an air traffic controller, or a Registered Nurse. Or, you could forego college and find excellent opportunities in trade professions. Workers can start as an apprentice, receive on the job training, and work their way up to journeymen. Community and tech colleges also … Read more

A Diploma May Land You A Job, But It Won’t Guarantee Your Success

Obviously, I am a big supporter of the skilled trades as a career path. It is the path I have chosen, even after I spent four years getting a bachelor’s degree in General Business Management. My college education did get me a job working for a fortune 500 company, making around $42k/year. This is somewhere around the average income for the U.S. But in order to achieve the level of wealth … Read more

Why Skilled Trades Can Help You Become Financially Independent

Skilled Trades And Financial Independence Likely not words you hear from someone in their 30s, but that’s what were here to talk about. My name is Cory Kleinfeldt. I am 31, married with three kids, and I believe that you can reach early financial independence without being in IT, in engineering, or going to college. Say what? Why do I want to talk about the skilled trades and money? I … Read more

023 | Career Hacking with ESI Money

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ESI from ESI Money is on the podcast today talking about Career Hacking and how you can set yourself up to earn millions more over a working career with seven simple steps. In Today’s Podcast We Cover: ESI from ESIMoney.com is here to discuss ways you can increase your earnings through Career Hacking ESI retired at 52 and reaching “financial independence” in his early 40s. He lives in Colorado, which … Read more