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How To Calculate Your Savings Rate… And Why It’s Important | EP 375

Brad and Jonathan continue along their, “Financial Independence A to Z,” journey by examining savings rates and the many different ways it can be calculated! One of the pillars that sets the FI community apart is the emphasis on saving money in order to unlock more in your life. So, by having the right tools …

Natural Remedies, Startup Economics, and Financial Literacy A to Z | EP 373

In this weeks episode, Brad and Jonathan discuss some natural remedies your may find useful in your life, the economics behind the modern startup scene, and most importantly the basics pillars of financial literacy! Join the guys as they share their philosophy towards tackling financial literacy and why it is such an important topic to …

Financial Independence A to Z

We’ve all heard how difficult personal finance can be. Going through life living paycheck-to-paycheck, chipping down balances of student loans and credit cards, all with the hopes that maybe someday we’ll be able to retire. Sounds pretty awful, right? The worldwide Financial Independence (FI) community rejects that tired nonsense and changes the starting point. In …

Timeline Your Goals | Stacked With Joe Saul-Sehy | EP 370

In this week’s episode, Brad and Jonathan sit down with Joe Saul-Sehy, co-author of the book “Stacked” and co-host of the “Stacking Benjamins” podcast. Together, the trio discuss how to properly set goals for yourself and ways you can continue to move that needle along! If you stick to your timeline and ask the right …

Our 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 …

The ChooseFI Podcast Essential Listening Guide

New to the Financial Independence movement and wondering where and how to start your journey? Here are the podcast episodes that introduce you to the core concepts and strategies of FI that you can’t afford to miss! Gateway to FI 038 | The Why of FI 21 | The Pillars of FI Entry Level 029 …

SWOT Analysis for Financial Independence | EP 359

Now that you’ve done your beginning of the year audit, it’s time to look at your finances through the lens of a SWOT analysis! In this week’s episode, Brad and Jonathan examine the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats that may arise as you continue along your FI journey. By getting a strong grasp on the …

2021 Year End Wins | Part 2 | EP 357

In our final episode of 2021, Brad and Jonathan pick up where they left off last week as they continue to listen to your end of year wins! It is truly amazing to hear about all the accomplishments our listeners met in 2021, and we hope you continue to ride that momentum into 2022! Thank …

2021 Year End Wins | Part 1 | EP 356

Happy Holidays! However, the holidays are not the only reason we are festive around this time of the year. Join Brad and Jonathan as they celebrate your end of the year wins! This episode is dedicated to all the amazing steps our community members have made throughout 2021, and we hope you continue to make …

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 significant difference on your journey to FI. So, just like we did last year – we put together a Top 10 Best …

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 …