139R | Time Is On Your Side

139R Time is On Your Side

Jonathan and Brad discuss saving time and the secondary good market as a potential side hustle opportunity. Reclaim Your Time Last week, Jonathan ended up at the DMV on a Friday afternoon with a crazy wait time. What should have been a quick trip turned into an ordeal worth avoiding. After the painful trip, Jonathan did some research into when you should go to the DMV. You should avoid the … Read more

“Follow Your Passion” Might Be Bad Advice: Here’s Why

Follow Your Passion Might Be Bad Advice: Here's Why

On the Choose FI Facebook page, there’s a lively debate about whether or not following your passion is a good idea or not. Hint: It’s probably not. “Follow your passion” is common advice when deciding what to do for your career. But is it always the best way? Maybe not. Following Your Passion Doesn’t Always Pay Off The best person to talk about this topic is Mike Rowe, host of … Read more

Short Term Side Hustles: Get The Financial Boost Without The Commitment

Short Term Side Hustles: Get The Financial Boost Without The Commitment

You are busy living your life, working your regular job, but every once in a while you have a thought–what if I could make a few extra bucks, and get our savings to grow even faster. Maybe it is time to consider a short-term side hustle. Short term side hustles are perfect for those of whose day job is seasonal. If you can find a side hustle during your slow … Read more

How To Become A Financial Advisor

How To Become A Financial Advisor

After spending a decade in one career, I recently decided it was time to make a change. I wanted to take my love of personal finance and helping people with money and combine them into one job. So I considered all kinds of ideas in the finance field. One of the options I strongly considered was becoming a financial advisor. My father-in-law, Wade Rowdon, has been a financial advisor for … Read more

132 | Downsizing Your Life And Financial Coaching With Lisa Duke

Jonathan and Brad talk to Lisa Duke about her mindset shift and turning liabilities to assets. Where Lisa Started Lisa and her husband owned their own IT consulting business. The business was doing well, but it felt like something was missing. No matter how much they were able to spend, it did not really bring them lasting pleasure. We were sort of on that “hedonic treadmill” where you buy something … Read more

How To Become An Airbnb Superhost

How To Become An Airbnb Superhost

Being an Airbnb host can be a very lucrative side hustle. But, if you become an experienced enough host, you can reach the coveted title of Superhost. A Superhost is an experienced Airbnb host that has been rated highly by many guests. There are some other requirements you’ll need to meet to become a Superhost, but if you do, you’ll get access to a ton of perks. You may even … Read more

128R | Expand Your Zone Of Awareness

128R | Zone of Awareness

Brad and Jonathan discuss multi-level marketing, side hustles, expanding your zone of awareness, and energy audits. Multi-Level Marketing Recently, Jonathan was approached by an old friend with the offer of going to lunch. At less than five minutes into the lunch, the MLM pitch started. Amway was the MLM of this pitch, but Jonathan pushed back on the pitch and asked questions about the business model and the products. The … Read more

FreshBooks Review–The Perfect Accounting Software For Freelancers

Freshbooks review

Owning your own business comes with a lot of perks, but it also comes with tons of responsibility. Using an accounting software is a must for many business owners. It can help you pay your employees, keep track of time clocks, send invoices, and much more. But many accounting software platforms are clunky and don’t really help make your life easier. Today, I’ll go through the sign-up process and discuss … Read more

128 | Building Your Suit Of Armor On The Path To FI With Alan Donegan

Why a side hustle is like a suit of armor

Brad and Jonathan discuss leveraging the power of FI and the pursuit of FI to allow you to pursue your dreams with the ability to be free to fail with Alan Donegan. Alan Donegan Goes To Hollywood Many of you may already be familiar with Alan and his path to FI. After several appearances on the podcast, today he is sharing more on how to build your suit of armor. … Read more