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The Wealthy Educator | Chris Travers | Ep 486

In this episode: public service accounts, side hustles, making FI possible, frugality, giving yourself freedom, and side hustles.

This week, we are joined by Chris Travers, a New York City public school teacher, and FI community member, to discuss his journey from being a natural saver to becoming a savvy investor, talk about the advantages and disadvantages of some of the retirement accounts provided to teachers, as well as discuss some ways he has been able to grow his net worth in the last ten years. Frugality is a term that often comes up while on the FI path, and finding a balance between saving and spending is crucial to reaching your financial goals. Remember that where you decide to save and spend and how you do so will evolve throughout your FI journey! While it can be hard to cut the costs of the things you enjoy in the present, being willing to cut out what you don’t need can set you up for success in the future! 

Chris Travers:


  • 0:54 – Introduction
  • 6:47 – Public Service Accounts
  • 11:38 – Diving Into FI
  • 15:08 – Side Hustles/Making FI Possible
  • 22:17 – Renting vs Buying
  • 26:43 – Frugality and Loosening the Purse Strings
  • 32:25 – Giving Yourself Freedom
  • 37:53 – Conclusion

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