042 | The Green Swan | Why Start a Business, When You Can Buy One?

042 | The Green Swan | Why Start a Business, When You Can Buy One?

In Episode 42 we have a wide ranging discussion with JW from The Green Swan about his FI path, going into business with family, buying an existing business and much more. In Today’s Podcast we cover: A discussion with JW from The Green Swan about financial independence and busing buying and ownership How JW got involved in the FIRE community A discussion of life insurance and how much someone in … Read more

030R | The Side Hustle “Unpacked” | Friday Roundup

030R | The Side Hustle “Unpacked” | Friday Roundup

In today’s podcast we have the biggest announcement in the history of ChooseFI thanks to Alan from PopUp Business School, so be sure to listen and get your responses in ASAP. In Today’s Podcast we cover: The Friday Roundup after Episode 30 with Alan Donegan of PopUp Business School Brad’s thoughts on not doing what everyone else is doing: July 4th, Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, etc. Jonathan’s wife loved the … Read more

030 | The Side Hustle | The Unspoken Lever of FI

030 | The Side Hustle | The Unspoken Lever of FI

In Today’s Podcast we cover: How Alan Donegan of PopUp Business School has turned starting businesses on its head similar to how FI has turned personal finance on its head and caused us to think differently How starting a business is truly one of the ‘pillars of Financial Independence’ Brad and Jonathan started up their own business with ChooseFI based on similar principles to what Alan is teaching You need … Read more

006 | The Power of Partnerships | ChooseFI Origin Story

006 | The Power of Partnerships | ChooseFI Origin Story

In Today’s Podcast we cover: The Power of Partnerships How Brad and Jonathan met Our decision to partner up on Choose FI The importance of taking action The value of personal relationships in an online world What to look for in a partner Complementary skills and how it can help beat the learning curve How to find a partner in your niche Find people you connect with and meet in … Read more

Welcome to the Fishbowl: FI Experiments for 2017

Welcome to the Fishbowl: FI Experiments for 2017

We started ChooseFI.com as a financial independence laboratory.  While many aspects of your journey to FI are simple (save a significant percentage of your income, invest most of your money in low-cost index funds, max out your 401k, etc., etc.) there is still a lot of room for experimentation, especially on the making money side of the equation. We know you might not have the time or resources to run … Read more