7 Of The Best Personal Finance Tools To Help You Control Your Money

7 Of The Best Personal Finance Tools To Help You Control Your Money

There’s no end of personal finance tools and apps in sight to get your money right. The very thought of doing the research to compare apps and finance trackers could stop you dead in your tracks! We’ve done some research for you. Here’s a bird’s eye view of some of the best personal finance tools out there. Some of these tools come with a monthly fee, others are completely free. So … Read more

Estate Planning: Wills Vs Trusts

Estate Planning: Wills Vs Trusts

When you’re chasing financial independence, you might spend a lot of time tweaking your calculations and investments to reach FI faster. However, one part of financial planning that often gets ignored is estate planning. Wills and Trusts are important parts of financial planning, yet not enough people know what they do. Here’s a high-level overview of what you need to know. Wills Are Relatively Simple Most people think of a will … Read more

The Best New FI-Friendly Financial Books Of 2019

The Best New FI-Friendly Financial Books Of 2019

There are a few books out there that are foundational staples of the FI community–namely JL Collin’s and Vicki Robbin’s , just to name two. Most of us read through these favorites every so often. But occasionally, we want some new perspectives on personal finance topics to help us optimize our lives just a little bit more, or spark new ideas to get us excited about our path all over again. … Read more

Millennial FIRE Bloggers To Check Out In 2019

Millennial FIRE Bloggers To Check Out In 2019

“Millennial” is a seemingly dubious title, with the media blaming this age group as ruining just about everything from the wedding to the paper napkin industry–but we’re pretty stoked to find Millennials who are using the disruptor reputation to fuel their FIRE dreams. The term “Millennial” refers to anyone born between 1981 and 1996–which is a huge age range and can encompass a lot of different people! Of course, as the … Read more

10 Money Hacks For 2019

The start of anything is an exciting place to be. Whether it’s a fresh new year, new city, or starting any new chapter of your life, it can be refreshing to turn the page. No matter how far along or fresh your journey to FI may feel, there are plenty of FI-Friendly money hacks to help you supercharge your progress, grow your savings rate, and be happier with your optimizations … Read more

FI Community Events To Check Out in 2019

FI Community Events To Check Out in 2019

Financial Independence can be lonely sometimes. But there is actually a huge community of others on this journey. Being part of the FI community can make a major impact on your finances. Not only do FI friends help you stay motivated over the long term but they can also give you great financial advice. Or at least give you a different perspective on your situation. It can be great having … Read more

Single And Rich: The Benefits Of Pursing FI While Single

Single And Rich: The Benefits Of Pursing FI While Single

While plenty of people are pursuing FI on two incomes, there are also plenty of us entering the space as a single person on the path to FI. Truly, being single and working towards early retirement has its perks. There are some great things to consider in pursuing FI while single, whether you plan to stay single or not! You May Only Have One Income, But Also One Budget! While … Read more

12 Money Challenges For 2019

12 Money Challenges For 2019

In the spirit of Cait Flander’s shopping ban, where she gave up buying stuff for a year, described on episode 81; we’re bringing you some challenges to get your new year started off right! While you may not want to try a new way of living for an entire year or give up something you love for twelve calendar months–what would mixing things up for just a month or a quarter … Read more

Avoiding Peer Pressure On The Path To FI

Avoiding Peer Pressure On The Path To FI

The world at large does not want you to be financially independent. It wants you to spend, consume, and fuel the fires of commerce. It will try to break your will at every turn. But as sinister as that may sound, it’s not shadowy corporations who are the biggest threat to your FI commitment. It’s your friends and family, the people you trust, respect, and listen to. In a world … Read more

How To Get Your Kids On The FI Bandwagon

How To Get Your Kids On The FI Bandwagon

The benefits of a FI lifestyle don’t click for most people until a certain age. Some get the message early on, but it’s usually not until we reach our 30’s, 40’s, or even 50’s that we start questioning the cycle of consumerism and debt that comprises most people’s financial habits. That’s why it can be so hard to get your kids on board. They just don’t have the life experience … Read more