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Navigating the Possible Vs. Probable of Personal Finance | EP 354

In this week’s episode, Brad and Jonathan discuss planning your short and longterm FI goals in a manner that is realistic to your current situation. By taking an approach that favors longterm success as opposed to rapid growth, you can position yourself in a manner that will allow for luck to strike as you continue …

Top 10 Best Cities For Financial Independence (2022)

As we’ve always said, Financial Independence is for everyone. However, geoarbitrage is a powerful FI tool. The vast costs of living, price inequality, asymmetrical taxes, and the ilk; where you live makes a difference in how you prepare and live for FI. So, just like we did last year – we put together a Top …

Cost-Benefit Analysis and Financial Independence

Cost-Benefit Analysis…Don’t panic! You’re not back at your Econ 102 class. All is well. Breathe deeply. When deciding on the next tool to recommend adding to your FI tool chest, we decided upon a cost-benefit analysis introduction/refresher. Don’t worry, it’s not as difficult as it sounds. In fact, cost-benefit analysis by definition is designed to …

Emergency Funds 101: The Ultimate Guide to Emergency Funds

Emergency funds aren’t a new concept to having a healthy financial life. Part of being responsible with your money is keeping a certain amount in an easily accessible place in case of an emergency. You should have at least six months of income tucked away in your emergency fund. The general recommendation is to keep …

Close the Loop | EP 339

In this week’s episode, Brad and Jonathan dive into the mailbag and respond to listener emails! Throughout the episode, you’ll hear about some of the wins those in our community have experienced, ranging from having the power to take back and optimize personal time, to 2nd graders discussing the FI movement with their teacher! Resources …

Debt 101: The Ultimate Guide to Debt

Are you struggling with debt? Well, we here at ChooseFI are here to help with our guide to debt! Debt is a major hazard to your goals, even if you are well on your way to Financial Independence. If you are here, you are not alone: the average American is just north of $90,000 in …

The Stages and Checkpoints of FI | EP 324

In this episode, Brad and Jonathan reexamine the stages and checkpoints of Financial Independence. In our community, a lot of people are just trying to figure out where they are on this path to FI, and while every individual’s journey is going to be unique, when you can gamify the process, the journey can be …

Pump and Dump | EP 323

Watch Listen Read What You’ll Get Out Of Today’s Show Curious about cryptocurrencies? Is it investing or is it gambling? It’s a topic the community has a lot of questions on, so in this episode we create. framework for the conversation and explore the nuances. In the US, we generally want for nothing and true …

Discovering the Power of FU Money | EP 321

Watch Listen Read Households of FI-Zach and Marilyn What You’ll Get Out Of Today’s Show Picking back up with our ChooseFI Households of FI family, Zach and Marilyn to hear about all of the incredible progress they’ve made since their last episode. Like most people, the last year has turned Zach and Marilyn’s life upside …

How Many Days a Month Do You Experience Stress Related to Work? | EP 320

Watch Listen Read What You’ll Get Out Of Today’s Show The nature of work has drastically changed over the last year. Has its impact on you been negative or positive? And does that impact your choices on the path to financial independence? As a result of these changes, how we do work is something we …

100 Ways to Get 1% Better | EP 318

Watch Listen Read What You’ll Get Out Of Today’s Show After four years of talking about the aggregation of marginal gains and the idea of getting 1% better, ChooseFI has accumulated quite a lengthy list that you can stack together. If you can invest a little bit of time to fix something, you’ll never have …

All The Hacks | Chris Hutchins | EP 317

Watch Listen Read Chris Hutchins Website:  All the Hacks Podcast: All The Hacks What You’ll Get Out Of Today’s Show Life gets busy when you have a new baby, so Chris Hutchins is on a quest to learn all the hacks, optimize his life, and share what he’s learned with you in his new podcast, …