Keep Your Coffee And Your Money By Making Coffee At Home

Keep Your Coffee And Your Money By Making Coffee At Home

From Suze Orman saying that your coffee habit is costing you $1 million to David Bach’s assault on premium coffee drinks in , it seems like everybody believes that coffee is your #1 financial problem. Even famous venture capitalist and Shark Tank star Kevin O’Leary (a.k.a. Mr. Wonderful) has gotten in on the coffee hate. We here at ChooseFI like to take more a balanced stance on coffee or any … Read more

Beginner’s Guide To Reaching Financial Independence

Beginners guide to FI-ChooseFI

Hello! New to Financial Independence, A.K.A. FI? Welcome, we’re happy you’re here. This guide will walk you through the basics of Financial Independence but if something doesn’t fit for your life that’s ok. This is your journey and your life. Use the tips you find helpful and toss the rest. We know as a group we can get a little extreme (ok, a lot extreme), but our community is full … Read more

Hacking College With Zero Debt

College Hacking

A recent opinion-piece in the New York Times caught my eye. The column was applauding a college cost calculator published by several top-ranked private universities. I gave it a shot and liked the calculator well enough. It was simple, needing only 7 sets of information, required no personal information, and gave enough information to be useful. Here’s the link if you want to check it out. While several universities participated … Read more

How my son saved 2 years and $18,258 in college tuition

College Hacking Dual Enrollment

One of the most difficult things that will slow down your path to FIRE is debt. And one of the most common sources of debt is the student loan. It sets your financial independence timeline back by years, and even worse, you gotta pay it off using post-tax dollars. Smarter people than me have figured out ways to optimize for financial aid and scholarships. Those tips are awesome, and we’ll … Read more

Travel Rewards | Part 3 : Sweet Redemption

To maximize your travel rewards check out ChooseFI’s free travel rewards course. Congratulations you have now learned how to earn more points in one year than your neighbors or Facebook friends will earn in a lifetime. Now, what the heck do you do with them? Let’s discuss the 3 options for redeeming these Chase Ultimate Rewards points These Chase Ultimate Rewards Points are chilling in your account until you choose … Read more

Travel Rewards | Part 1 :Travel The World for Free An Introduction

To maximize your travel rewards check out ChooseFI’s free travel rewards course. My Wife Is From Zimbabwe. Her Family Still Lives There. Anyone that marries someone from another country might appreciate what I am about to share. We try to visit her family every other year, and there are financial implications for that decision. A flight to Zimbabwe cost anywhere from $2500 to $4000 depending on the time of year. … Read more