140 | FI Lifestyle Before FI Number With Nick True

140 | FI Lifestyle Before FI Number With Nick True

Nick True from Mapped Out Money talks about designing an FI lifestyle before reaching an FI number. Currently, Nick and his wife live in an Airstream trailer with the flexibility to live wherever they want to be. Quitting His Day Job For Life On The Road When Nick and his wife quit their jobs for a life on the road, it was not because they had achieved FIRE. However, the couple … Read more

Cell Service Starting At $5 A Month: Gen Mobile Review

Cell Service Starting At $5 A Month: Gen Mobile Review

If you’re on the road to FI, you know you need to cut some expenses. One of the best budget-friendly moves you can make is to find a cheaper phone plan. This can be an easy way to cut your expenses while not sacrificing any of your lifestyle. Here’s a look at , a new cell phone carrier that offers cell phone plans starting at just $5! What Is Gen … Read more

138 | How To Get Paid To Go To College With Anthony Gary

138 | How To Get Paid To Go To College

Anthony talks about the strategy he used to go to college for profit in his senior year. The strategies he outlines could be used as early as freshman year to make college a profitable experience. High School In high school, Anthony had a relatively high GPA and solid standardized test scores but no means to pay for college. As a self-proclaimed “know-nothing” high schooler, Anthony headed into college relatively blind … Read more

Earn More Interest On Your Emergency Fund: CIT Savings Builder Review

CIT savings builder

Once you start your FI journey you likely have a good amount of cash sitting in a savings account. Between saving up for purchases and filling up your emergency fund you may find yourself having quite the nest egg sitting there not doing much for you. Finding a high-yield savings account is a great way to get a little interest on your savings. About The CIT Savings Builder There’s a … Read more

Start Using A Meal Planning Calendar To Save On Groceries

Meal Planning Calendar

You’ve probably heard people talk about meal planning as a way to save money on groceries. It might even be something you’re considering but haven’t started yet. Maybe you’re confused or overwhelmed or feel like you can’t get a handle on what to do. It’s okay. I’ve been there, too. It took me a while to get into the groove of meal planning and really stick to it. What made … Read more

How To Start Buying Your Groceries Online

How To Start Buying Your Groceries Online

Grocery shopping–some people love it, some people hate it; either way, it’s something we all need to do. Eating out every day isn’t cost-effective, and it’s certainly not healthy. Luckily, there’s a very easy way to buy groceries these days–online. Here are the best places to buy groceries online, plus I’ll discuss if it’s really cheaper than going to the store yourself. Why You Might Want To Buy Groceries Online … Read more

The ‘Make Life Better Journal’ To Track Your Improvements (Free Spreadsheet Included)

Tracking Spreadsheet

A Community member of the ChooseFI Facebook group, Sharah M. shared her method for tracking optimizations and improvements: “Inspired by the weekly Choose FI “What did you do this week” posts, I started a Make Life Better journal last January (could also be called an Aggregation of Marginal Gains tracker). Each Friday I recorded the 1-4 things I did to make my life a little bit better that week. 2018 … Read more

Disability Insurance: The Most Important Insurance People Don’t Buy

Disability Insurance: The Most Important Insurance People Don't Buy

Buying insurance reminds us of our mortality. We could get sick, hit by a car, or have our home destroyed. However, we still buy medical, auto, and home insurance to protect against those risks. But there’s one policy that most people don’t buy even though there’s a 1 in 4 chance that they’ll need it–disability insurance. Why Is Disability Insurance Needed? Many people fear death, but disability should be a … Read more

131 | Community Building With Mr. Money Mustache And Mr. 1500

Community Building With Mr. Money Mustache And Mr. 1500

Jonathan and Brad take a short walk down memory lane with Mr. Money Mustache and Mr. 1500 to discuss community building and second generation FI. Personal Stories Although most in this community are familiar with Mr. Money Mustache content, many might not know his story and how his Financial Independence journey started. Pete was a software engineer from 1998 to 2005 before Financial Independence. Once he hit FI, he was … Read more

127R | Cutting Through The Noise Of Dieting And Debt

Cutting Through The Noise Of Dieting And Debt

Brad and Jonathan dive into tactics to optimize both your health and your debt. The goal is to simplify your finances and your health by stacking multiple optimization tactics together. Make small changes in your life, that when done over many months and years are going to add up to a better life. Cutting Through The Noise Of Health Optimization Around the country, Americans are realizing that we need to … Read more