Saving Money on Liquor: A Poor Man’s Guide

A Poor Man's Guide to Saving Money on Liquor

WARNING: If you drink fancy liquor and are extremely particular about your drinking, I’d skip out on this post… Still reading? You’re in for some actionable tips to cut your alcohol expenditure WAY down.

For those who don’t know me, I’m 22 years old. During college, I liked to drink, party, and have fun. Simultaneously, I aimed to reduce my discretionary spending.… Read More

Blogress Report – June 2018

Welcome to the Fly to FI Blogress Report – June 2018! For those of you here for the first time, I post monthly reports detailing my blog stats, income statement, growth strategies, and more! I hope that you get some value out of this report and enjoy reading about my progress. Follow along each month as the Fly to FI community continues to grow!… Read More

Networking: The Key to Growth and Progress

Contrary to its generally negative connotation, networking is one of the key elements for growth and progress. No, I’m not referring to the sell-life-insurance-to-your-Facebook-friends type of “networking”.

I am talking about forming real connections, attending relevant events, and garnering genuine, meaningful relationships. I credit networking for a majority of my successes in business, relationships, and life in general.… Read More

The Bonus Effect

The Bonus Effect

One of the most genius marketing tactics is what I call The Bonus Effect. It’s so simple, yet so powerful. However, like everything good, there is a dark side. The Bonus Effect can trick the mind into a “good deal” and eradicate guilt in the blink of an eye. Have you experienced The Bonus Effect?

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How to Travel the World with Free Accommodation

How to Travel The World With Free Accommodation - Fly to FI

From January to June of 2018, I lived in Australia on working holiday. I paid a total of $1,800 for accommodation. If I had been a bit smarter, I could have paid close to $0. But how is this possible?! In this article, I will teach you how to unlock the synergies between credit card bonuses and Airbnb accommodation.… Read More

Advice: To Believe or Not to Believe?

Advice: To Believe or Not to Believe?

Since the birth of the internet, it has never been easier for people to share information and advice with one another. For the most part, this is great! We now have access to nearly every topic imaginable at the click of a button. However, the credibility of this information is uncertain at best. Always remember to do your research and don’t believe everything you hear!… Read More

Blogress Report – May 2018

May was the first full month that Fly to FI has been running! Every month from here on out, I will share the blog’s progress in a monthly Blogress Report. In this report, I will detail my monthly blog stats, income statement, growth strategies, future blog goals and more. Follow along each month as the Fly to FI community continues to grow!… Read More

Why You Should Never Trust Inflation Numbers

Why You Should Never Trust Inflation Numbers

I’m sure you’ve heard the term inflation before. But what does it mean? How is it calculated? I’m here to break down all the confusion about what inflation actually is. It might surprise you that your inflation number can be vastly different than somebody else’s!

Merriam Webster defines inflation as “a general increase in prices and fall in the purchasing value of money.” These prices are calculated by the Bureau of Labor Statistics using a metric called the CPI (Consumer Price Index).… Read More