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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 …

The Ultimate Guide to Credit Card Travel Rewards | Part 6

How to Unlock Elite Status and Lounge Access Closing out our Ultimate Guide to Travel Reward series, we are going to walk you through the best ways to get access to loyalty programs and other tools that will expedite the process of flying. If you’ve found your way here through a Google rabbit hole, you …

The Ultimate Guide to Credit Card Travel Rewards | Part 5

You’ve made it to part 5 of our 6 part Ultimate Guide to Credit Card Travel Rewards – gold stars all around. Now let’s take a look at flight availability, what to do when your flight isn’t available, and some “on the grind” processes you can score when in a pinch. Remember: plan ahead and …

The Ultimate Guide to Credit Card Travel Rewards | Part 4

Welcome to part 4 of our 6 Ultimate Guide to Credit Card Travel Rewards series. So far, in part 1 and part 2, we’ve laid out the basics of travel rewards, when to apply for travel reward credit cards, and the basics of travel reward gains. Then we moved on to tackle the different travel …

The Ultimate Guide to Credit Card Travel Rewards Part 3

If you’re just now joining us, we are diving into part 3 of our 6 part Travel Rewards series. In part 1 we laid out the basics of travel rewards, when to apply for travel reward credit cards, and the basics of travel reward gains. Part 2 tackled the different travel rewards strategies, the best …

Travel Rewards 101: The Ultimate Guide to Credit Card Travel Rewards | Part 2

In part 1 of our Ultimate Guide to Credit Card Travel Rewards series, we laid out the basics of travel rewards, when to apply for travel reward credit cards, and the overall basics of our approach to getting those reward gains.

In part 2 of this series, we’ll tackle the different strategies of using travel points, the best credit cards for travel rewards, and the importance of flexibility.

The Ultimate Guide to Credit Card Travel Rewards | Part 1

This six-part ‘ultimate guide’ to maximizing both earning and redeeming credit card rewards points is intended for you if: you’re new to travel rewards, you want to learn the simplest ways to efficiently earn and redeem your miles & points and, most importantly, you want to take 1-2 (nearly) free vacations each year.

Emergency Funds 101: The Ultimate Guide to Emergency Funds

Emergency funds aren’t a new concept to having a healthy financial life. Part of being responsible with your money is keeping a certain amount in an easily accessible place in case of an emergency. You should have at least six months of income tucked away in your emergency fund. The general recommendation is to keep …

Debt 101: The Ultimate Guide to Debt

Are you struggling with debt? Well, we here at ChooseFI are here to help with our guide to debt! Debt is a major hazard to your goals, even if you are well on your way to Financial Independence. If you are here, you are not alone: the average American is just north of $90,000 in …

Investing 101: How to Start Investing the FI Way

This Ultimate Guide on How to Start Investing aims to take out a lot of the mystery/unknown variables for beginning and advanced investors alike. The mantra is to make your money work for you. There are so many technological and psychological tools that will help you on your journey to investing well on your journey to FI.

Credit 101: The Ultimate Guide to Credit

Our guide to credit will help you understand what credit is, what it can do, how to responsibly use it, and how to optimize it. Unfortunately, many people don’t take the time to grow their depth of knowledge when it comes to credit and everything it touches in their lives. This guide will help lay …

Banking 101: The Ultimate Guide to Banking Basics in 2022

Whether you’re just starting to get money in order, understanding the basics of banking and budgeting are life lessons. You’ll need these, along with good spending habits to be on your path to Financial Independence. We at ChooseFI are dedicated to educating and guiding you every step of the way on your journey to FI. …