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How To Calculate Your Savings Rate… And Why It’s Important

Savings Rate is the most important factor to determine how long it’ll take you to reach financial independence. The higher your savings rate, the faster your path to Financial Independence. Find out everything you need to know about savings rate, and how to calculate your personal savings rate. This is Part 2 in our Financial …

The Best Personal Finance Books For Kids Of All Ages

From tying their shoelaces to opening those tricky milk cartons, there’s no doubt that kids have a lot to learn. And if you’re a parent, it can feel overwhelming. How can you find time to teach your kids about money management and financial responsibility when there are so many other things for them to learn? …

Starting Your FI Journey and Investing Later in Life | Community Q&A

Every week we here at ChooseFI get hundreds of emails from our community. There have been so many engaging and thought-provoking questions that we created a series dedicated to answering the most frequently asked each week. This week’s question comes from Evelina, who asks: Question: “I don’t have any debt and have six months saved …

Inflation and Withdrawal Rates | Community Q&A

Every week we here at ChooseFI get hundreds of emails from our community. There have been so many engaging and thought-provoking questions that we created a series dedicated to answering the most frequently asked each week. This week’s question is about inflation’s impact on the Safe Withdrawal Rate (SWR) or the 4% Rule and comes …

FI Number and Withdrawal Rates | Community Q&A

Every week we here at ChooseFI get hundreds of emails from our community. There have been so many interesting and thought-provoking questions that we created a series dedicated to answering the most frequently asked each week. This week’s question is about calculating your FI number and withdrawal rates, and comes from YandaPanda, who writes: Question: …

M1 Plus Review 2022: Is this M1 Finance Upgrade Worth It?

First of all, we want to apologize to our friends outside the United States. The cash optimization, debt demolition, and investment automation strategies discussed in this article work only within the USA. With that out of the way, let’s get to what you will get out of this article. We’re going to take a deep dive into M1 …

How to Open a Vanguard Account | Community Q&A

Every week we here at ChooseFI get hundreds of emails from our community. There have been so many interesting and thought-provoking questions that we’ve decided to create a series dedicated to answering the most frequently asked each week. This week’s question is about Vanguard and VTSAX and comes from David R., who writes: Q. I …

9 Consignment Shops Near You To Buy And Sell Clothes

For a couple of months now, I’ve wanted to go shopping for new clothes. I’ve been in a mall several times and stopped into stores, but I haven’t pulled the trigger. But, I am aware of all the consignment shops near me.  Why? I’m waiting to visit my favorite consignment store, which is a little …

Vanguard Review 2022: Low-Cost Investing On The Path To FI

We have updated our Vanguard review for 2022 to clearly lay out the most notable pros and cons of this investing platform and why it’s a FI community favorite year after year. We’ll look at why people so often recommend it as the best place to invest your FI funds, what types of accounts you …

Where does Entrepreneurship fit on your path to FI? with Alan Donegan | EP 327

In this episode, Brad and Jonathan are joined by Alan Donegan, an entrepreneurial guru and host of the “Rebel Entrepreneur” podcast. Together, the trio discuss their own entrepreneurial journeys, tips and strategies for up and coming entrepreneurs, and where entrepreneurship could fit within your FI journey! Alan Donegan Website:  Alan Donegan Podcast: Rebel Entrepreneur Resources …