College Hacks from the ChooseFI Community | Ep 230

What You’ll Get Out Of Today’s Show With the rising cost of college, what tips and tricks can help lower the cost of higher education? The community weighs in. Because Austin’s company paid up to $8,000 a year in tuition, he chose to attend Western Governor’s University, where tuition costs a little over $6,000 no matter how many credits are taken. He doubled up on his credits, taking advantage of … Read more

Managing Stress by Leveraging FI | The Fioneers | Ep 229

The Fioneers Website: Thefioneers.com Twitter: @TheFioneers Instagram: Thefioneers Facebook: Slow FI Enthusiasts What You’ll Get Out Of Today’s Show The path to FI doesn’t look the same for everyone. It’s a balancing act, designed with intention to regain freedom in a way that aligns with your values. The Fioneers, Jessica and Corey, aren’t racing toward FI. They believe that the journey to financial independence should be as remarkable as the … Read more

Overcoming the Debilitating Fear of Public Speaking | Ep 228

What You’ll Get Out Of Today’s Show Like many people, Brad once had a debilitating fear of public speaking. Through personal growth and overcoming limiting beliefs, he’s now more comfortable speaking to large groups. He finds he even thrives with some public speaking events, such as the ChooseFI Facebook live events, which last Saturday, drew an audience of 6,000. We can all lean in, look for what we are uniquely … Read more

The Golden Albatross | Grumpus Maximus | Ep 227

Grumpus Maximus Website:  grumpusmaximus.com What You’ll Get Out Of Today’s Show How can you calculate a pension’s value? Is it worth it? And how do you incorporate this future income into your retirement plan? The 10th year of employment in a pensionable career is frequently an inflection point. It’s this halfway point when people begin to consider sticking it out in a job for remaining time required to qualify for … Read more

Trip of a Lifestyle to All US National Parks | Ep 226

Lauren and Steven keys Website:  Trip of a Lifestyle Twitter: @TOALifestyle Instagram: tripofalifestyle What You’ll Get Out Of Today’s Show Steven and Lauren saved $100,000 in two years on entry-level salaries. Through a continuation of their college lifestyle, they were able to keep their expenses low and grow their savings quickly. After building a substantial amount of savings, they decided to take a six-month honeymoon to Hawaii. Although they did … Read more

The Power of The Staycation | Ep 225

What You’ll Get Out Of Today’s Show As the country begins to open up, people are looking to get out of their own homes. Sure, you can go on vacation, but before going out of state, it’s worth considering spending in your local community and small business who are still struggling. Jonathan and his wife recently celebrated their anniversary with a staycation in the Richmond area by transferring Chase Ultimate … Read more

Introducing Our FI Households!! Part 2 | Ep 224

What You’ll Get Out Of Today’s Show Meet the final 4 of our 8 Households of FI. Join this interactive experience where both subject matter experts and members of the community connect with and mentor these households to help reach their goals. All eight of the households recently found FI and are just starting out, learning how to align their choices and actions with their goals. The households come from … Read more

Slow Traveling the World The FI Way With Nomad Numbers | Ep 223

Mr. and Mrs. Nomad Numbers Website:  Nomadnumbers.com What You’ll Get Out Of Today’s Show As thirty-somethings, Mr. and Mrs. Nomad walked away from lucrative jobs and are living a financially independent lifestyle traveling the world. While researching ways to travel long term, they stumbled upon the concept of FI and discovered that despite being naturally frugal, their investments were suboptimal. With substantial investments in single stock tech companies, they opted … Read more

The mid life crisis | Ep 222

What You’ll Get Out Of Today’s Show Does living a FI lifestyle help to avoid experiencing a midlife crisis? Use intentionality to balance tradeoffs and choose a life by design to escape the stereotypical midlife crisis. Become comfortable being uncomfortable, build a resilient mindset, and get rid of the fear of failure. The FIRE movement has a theme song! Check out the sneak peek on We Want Guac. Inspired by … Read more

Introducing our households of FI!! Part 1 | Ep 221

What You’ll Get Out Of Today’s Show Meet the first 4 of our 8 Households of FI. Join this interactive experience where both subject matter experts and members of the community connect with and mentor these households to help reach their goals. Troy and Lindsey are married with one child and recently paid off $88,000 in debt but are unsure of what to do next to set themselves up for … Read more