Make A Difference With Junior Achievement–Here’s How

Make A Difference With Junior Achievement--Here's How

Years ago when I worked in banking, a co-worker and I spent several weeks volunteering in a local high school classroom. The goal? To teach kids about the banking business. It was a great experience for the kids and an equally great experience for my coworker and me. The program we participated in is called Junior Achievement, or JA for short. JA works hard to help kids of all ages … Read more

154 | Hacking The FAFSA | Brian Eufinger And Seonwoo Lee

154 | Hacking The FAFSA | Brian Eufinger And Seonwoo Lee

Graduating from college debt-free can accelerate the path to FI dramatically. Brian Eufinger and Seonwoo Lee share their best tips on hacking the FAFSA on today’s episode. Hacking The FAFSA The FAFSA, Free Application for Federal Student Aid, helps colleges determine how much student aid your student will receive. Understanding how the FAFSA works could save your child thousands with preparation. It’s about knowing the rules. Right, there are very … Read more

151R | Fit Waist Fat Wallet

151R | Fit Waist Fat Wallet

Using David Hauser’s framework from last week of decision making through split testing, Brad and Jonathan look at their sleep, fitness, and diet. Split Testing Split testing allows you to test small differences to determine what can make a big impact. Little input differences or little changes in wording can make an enormous difference in your actual results. For example, if you were split testing a website design, then you … Read more

Why You Definitely Want The Southwest Companion Pass

Why You Definitely Want The Southwest Companion Pass

The Southwest Companion Pass is one of the most valuable airline benefits available. And you can earn it before even stepping foot inside one of Southwest’s planes. Southwest is expanding rapidly and recently launched service to Hawaii and Cozumel, Mexico. Here’s what the Southwest Companion Pass is, why it is so valuable, and how you can earn it. What Is The Southwest Companion Pass? How Do You Qualify For The … Read more

151 | Unstoppable Decision Making | Creating A Framework For Decision Making With David Hauser

151 | Unstoppable | Creating A Framework For Decision Making With David Hauser

As a successful start-up founder, David Hauser felt mercilessly driven to create success through extreme measures. He joins us to talk about his drive to succeed and how he has applied an experimentation framework to his health and wellness. David’s Story In grade school, David realized that he had a learning disability. This realization lead to the fruition of two skills. First, his drive to succeed was developed at an … Read more

How To Make Your Current Job Your Dream Job

How To Make Your Current Job Your Dream Job

I’ve often observed how some members of the Financial Independence (FI) community view work as a means to an end. For some, it’s a burden they can’t wait to shed. While others enjoy their work but become hyper-focused on the goal, losing an appreciation for the day to day process. I have experienced the latter. As a practicing physician, I find myself in a tumultuous and changing field. I love … Read more

How To Get Reimbursed For Your Time And Expenses When Caring For Aging Parents

How To Get Reimbursed For Your Time And Expenses When Caring For Aging Parents

It’s inevitable that our parents will age. And, whether we’re prepared or not, there will come a time when we have to seriously think about plans for their long-term care. As that happens, we need to figure out how caring for them will affect both our finances and our lifestyle. There are quite a few government plans that will allow you to pay you for your time and to have … Read more

How To Make Your First Budget

I used to cringe when I heard the word “budget.” It conjured up images of prison and shackles for me–of a life where fun was nowhere to be found and responsibility was the one and only goal. Believe it or not, I love budgeting today. I make my budget faithfully before the first of each month, and I visit it often just to check-in. How did I go from budget … Read more

Fantastic Ways To Destress Without Spending Money

Fantastic Ways to Destress Without Spending Money

In today’s fast-paced world we all feel stressed out. This isn’t a great state of mind to be in though, because when stressed, we are much less productive, effective, and connected our lives. That is not only detrimental to us individually, but also to everybody else around us. Finding great ways to destress is something I am always looking for, particularly ways to destress inexpensively or for free. Fortunately, there … Read more

How To Stay Motivated For The Long Term

How To Stay Motivated For The Long Term

When you first start pursuing Financial Independence it’s obviously very exciting–you’re thinking about all you’ll be able to do when you’re free from financial obligations. But what happens a few years down the road? Cutting your expenses, saving more than half your income, investing, being as frugal as possible–it can be exhausting. When pursuing FI, it’s important to find ways to stay motivated. Motivation can come in many forms, so … Read more