123R | Hail Mary FI

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Brad and Jonathan give us an update about the “Playing with FIRE” documentary, Hail Mary FI, and how to build an escape route from the corporate hierarchy that doesn’t make room for you. Playing With FIRE As many of you already know, the “Playing with FIRE” documentary has been released to those that funded the documentary through a Kickstarter campaign. For those that have not seen it yet, the plan … Read more

123 | Rich And Regular

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Today Kiersten and Julien from Rich and Regular talk about the specific challenges that the black community faces on their journey to FI. Recognizing the fact that not everyone starts from the same spot is important, so we are diving deep into the differences today. Where Did Your FI Journey Start? The couple met at work back in 2012. Early in their relationship, they stumbled onto an uncomfortable conversation about … Read more

5 Estate Planning Documents Every Family Needs To Protect Their Finances

5 Estate Planning Documents Every Family Needs To Protect Their Finances

Most of us don’t like talking about death. Heck, many people even shy away from using that word. They’ll say “he passed away” or “she’s in Heaven now.” If they can’t say the word, how much planning around a death do you think people actually do? Not enough, quite frankly. There are five estate planning documents that every couple needs to protect their money and ensure their heirs are taken … Read more

120R | Finding The Range

Finding The Range

Jonathan and Brad discuss wielding the flexibility of money, how to move to the upper end of your salary range, and hunting with eagles in Mongolia. The FI Lifestyle As many of us align our decisions with the goal of reaching FI, we start to realize the incredible power that financial independence can bring you. Instead of basing your life around the things that make you money, you can start … Read more

When A Normal Life Isn’t Good Enough: Playing With FIRE Book Review

When A Normal Life Isn't Good Enough: Playing With FIRE Book Review

The book, “” is a welcomed addition to the growing arsenal of books on the modern FIRE movement. In tandem with the Playing With Fire movie, the book is personally penned by the movie’s heroes–Scott and Taylor Riecken. The Spark That Led To FIRE Author Scott Rieckens begins his book as a husband and father of a young daughter. They seem to be living “the life.” With an income over … Read more

118 | From Financial Infidelity To His & Her Money

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Talaat McNeely from His and Her Money talks about how his money mistakes led to financial infidelity. Most importantly, he shares how he was able to rebuild trust with his wife Tai and successfully work towards common financial goals together. Through Talaat and Tai’s story, you will learn practical ways to build the financial trust that many couples hope to achieve. Financial Infidelity Before Talaat proposed to Tai, he described … Read more

How To Get Started With House Hacking

How To Get Started With House Hacking

House hacking comes in a variety of modalities, and anyone can make the most out of their living situation by taking on roommates to cover some or all of their monthly payments. With a little bit of ingenuity, you can optimize your living situation and offset one of your biggest recurring expenses and even create an income stream. First, Decide Your Terms What is the best way to approach house … Read more

My Favorite Budgeting Software: You Need A Budget (YNAB) Review

My Favorite Budgeting Software: You Need A Budget (YNAB) Review

When someone finds the world of personal finance, and FI, the first thing they will likely need to do is come up with some sort of budget. This can feel overwhelming if your system of budgeting in the past has simply been checking your account balance and doing some quick mental math. That’s where You Need A Budget, commonly referred to as YNAB, comes in. YNAB is a popular subscription … Read more

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