123R | Hail Mary FI

123r Hail Mary FI

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

123 rich and regular

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

122R | Learn More About Dividend Investing

122R | Dividend Deep Dive

Brad and Jonathan are joined by Brian Feroldi and Karsten from Early Retirement Now. With the goal of gaining a deeper understanding of dividend investing, Brad and Jonathan ask the hard questions. As the devil’s advocate, they uncover more information about dividend stocks from passionate investors. If you are ready to learn more about dividend investing, then let’s dive in. What Is A Dividend? The first thing we need to … Read more

122 | Intro To Dividend Investing

Intro To Dividend Investing

Dividend investing has been a hotly debated topic in the FI community. Brad and Jonathan dive into the details of dividend investing with Craig from Retire Before Dad. Craig’s Story Craig’s interest in the stock market started back when he was just eight years old. Back then, he would follow mutual funds in the paper. That interest led him to initially pursue a degree in finance with the intention of … Read more

121R | How To Get Any Job

how to get any job

Brad and Jonathan talk about sleep habits, energy efficiency, and the best ways to land a job with Chris Hutchins from Grove. Sleep Habits To Improve Your Life In this week’s episode, Angela briefly mentioned the benefits of a full night’s sleep. Although many people struggle with sleep, it is not commonly talked about. To function at full capacity during the day, it is important to recharge with enough sleep … Read more

121 | Tread Lightly On The Path To FI

121 | Tread Lightly on the Path to FI

Angela from Tread Lightly Retire Early has been an active member of the ChooseFI community for around two years. She has built a life that combines FIRE with sustainability. Additionally, she is a leader that recognizes the women in the FIRE movement. Brad and Jonathan learn about Angela’s journey and practical sustainability advice that could help the FI community. How To Graduate College In Three Years Angela’s passion for sustainability … 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

120 | Your Money And Your Relationships With Jean Chatzky

120 | Your Money and Your Relationships | Jean Chatzky

Jean Chatzky is the financial editor of the NBC Today Show and author of . She is recognized for a specialized understanding of the relationship between women and their money. However, both men and women can learn something for Chatzky’s insights. Brad and Jonathan delve into the relationships that each of us has with money. Women with Money With the release of Women with Money: The Judgement-Free Guide to Creating … Read more

119R | Position Of Strength

Position Of Strength

Jonathan and Brad discuss their favorite books from 2018, negotiating from a position of power, career hacking, and what they would do differently if they were recording episode 1 today. 2019 Reading List Books can be an amazing source of information for anyone pursuing FI. Whether you want to glean valuable information or enjoy a low-cost form of entertainment, books are a great option! Try picking up an interesting title … Read more

119 | Everything Is Negotiable

Everything is negotiable

Mr. Refined from Refined by Fire has overcome a staggering amount of debt that accumulated from student loans and medical bills. After finding the FI community, he was able to triple his net worth! Mr. Refined talks openly about his debt, how he negotiated his way out of debt, and why he is pursuing FI. We All Face Challenges Every single one of us has faced obstacles on the journey to … Read more