Launch: Planet FI, from The FI Guys

Planet FI
As part of the FI Guys launch, we also released a secondary web site we’re calling Planet FI to aggregate blog posts from the FI community. It’s become a daily one stop for me for all the latest finance independence advice and hopefully it will be for others too.

Launch: The FI Guys website

The FI Guys
The FI Guys

So ever since I decided to pursue financial independence, I’ve gotten good feedback and encouragement for the plan. I’ve also met a lot of people who are also interested in FI as well. One of them was so into it that we decided to team up and start our own financial independence site. So presenting to you, The FI Guys, our new space for tips on finance and saving money. We’re hoping to discuss a variety of topics and ideas there and hopefully share them with you. The first post will look familiar to readers of this blog as it’s a rehash of my first post on financial independence, but I felt that provided a good introduction to the new blog and can shape the content further along. We’ll have more going on in the days and weeks ahead. Hope you enjoy and stay tuned to it. Suggestions are of course welcome, and be sure to follow on Facebook and Twitter.

2018 New Years Resolution: Achieve the Pillars of Financial Independence

So I’ve been blessed to be able to make and save a decent amount of money and it’s allowed me to live comfortably in a new country for a bit of time, but I started to wonder what else I could do with my money. It doesn’t make sense to spend it on things I don’t need or want, but I felt like there were better ways to save it too (and maybe eventually give it). I had read about personal finance before and then I started reading more advanced finance techniques, the goal of which is to achieve what is called Financial Independence or FI for short. As I’ve read more and more about what people have done to achieve Financial Independence, I realized it was a rather big topic, but luckily I found the Choose Fi podcast and found an episode they did called The Pillars of FI. This episode summed just about everything that needs to be accomplished to achieve FI and since I heard it right around New Years, I decided to make achieving all the pillars my new year’s resolution for 2018. Yeah, I think I’m kind of cheating a bit, because I’ve already done a few of things and no I won’t achieve FI this year, but I think putting these things in place will get me closer to that goal, so I felt like I should just try to wrap it up now. Let’s review shall we:

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