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078 | Student Loan Debt Repayment | Travis Hornsby

Travis Hornsby, founder of StudentLoanPlanner.com, talks early retirement, traveling Europe, and developing a passion for helping people crawl out of student loan debt. What you’ll hear on today’s show: Why did Travis attempt retirement at 25? If you’re unhappy before reaching FI, will you be happy afterward? Where did Travis’ frugal tendencies come from? How …

074R | ChooseFI Scholarship

An update the community on recent activities, discussion about the opportunity cost of college and potential alternatives, a ChooseFI scholarship announcement, and a few voicemails from the ChooseFI community. What you’ll hear in the show: Brad recaps his trip to the Berkshire Hathaway shareholders meeting in Omaha, and a visit with the ChooseFI local group …

Hiking Through Student Loans And A Career To Financial Freedom

This is a guest post by Millionaire Mob, a blog focused on investing in dividend growth stocks and travel hacking. We have helped thousands of people with bettering their financial future through passive income and dividend investing. Hiking Through A Student Loans And A Career To Financial Freedom It was gloomy, rainy day at a …

071R | The Value of Soft Skills

Brad and Jonathan compare their college experiences to Chris Hutchins’ from the Monday episode, they discuss the importance of owning your own FI decisions, and we get updates from several members of the ChooseFI community. What you’ll hear in today’s show: Brad considers starting a blog for his daughter as second-generation FI. Review of Chris …

5 Questions To Ask Yourself When Deciding To Pursue A Master’s Degree

Should you get a Masters Degree?  The short answer is: it depends. This isn’t the sort of question where sweeping generalizations can be made. I can’t say “Everyone must have an advanced degree!” or, the opposite, “Universities are evil and you may as well light your money on fire!” The fact of the matter is there …

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 …

040 | Take A Gap Year | Money Metagame

Today we have Noah and Becky from Money Metagame on the podcast to discuss their story, their upcoming ‘Gap Year’ of travel plus an incredible college hack they used to get full-tuition scholarships. Podcast Episode Summary A discussion with Noah and Becky from Money Metagame Noah and Becky’s history behind their path to FI Travel …

039 | Millennial Path To FI | Fiery Millennial

In today’s podcast we have a conversation with Gwen from Fiery Millennials about her millennial path to FI plus some hacks that she used to save on college and increase her savings rate. Podcast Episode Summary Our guest on Episode 39 is Gwen from Fiery Millennials Was Gwen from the generation that grew up with …

Hacking College With Zero Debt

A recent opinion-piece in the New York Times caught my eye. The column was applauding a college cost calculator published by several top-ranked private universities. I gave it a shot and liked the calculator well enough. It was simple, needing only 7 sets of information, required no personal information, and gave enough information to be …