The Savings Paradox

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This post was inspired by a discussion I recently read in one of my active Facebook groups. Some members of the financial independence community felt targeted by the stereotypes attributed to the “typical non-FI” person. These stereotypes include eating at restaurants frequently, paying for cable, indulging in daily lattes, going out for drinks, and many more.… Read More

Cracking the Nest Egg

Cracking the Nest Egg - Fly to FI

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Get ready to go head to head with one of the most sacred tenets in the financial independence community: The nest egg. *Gasps* Find out why I disagree with the traditional nest egg, what the alternatives are, and how to build your ideal lifestyle.… Read More

M1 Finance – Start Investing Today

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If you haven’t heard of M1 Finance, it’s the best new online investment platform. The company offers the perfect blend of self-directed and robo-advised investment options. In late 2017 the investment firm decided to cut all robo-advising and management fees from their platform.… Read More

UberEats Bicycle – Skinny Waist, Skinny Wallet

Cody of Fly to FI delivering UberEats

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“But Cody, you’re supposed to be cool and successful, not some UberEats delivery guy!”

Don’t worry, I have a perfectly good explanation for this. Let me tell you the backstory as to why I currently deliver UberEats as a side hustle. I will also highlight the ups and downs of UberEats on a bicycle (pun intended).… Read More

Change the Societal “Do Nothing” Default

Change the Societal Do Nothing Default

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Has someone ever told you that they were going to do something and then did it? Did it surprise you?

In today’s society, “do nothing” is the default and taking action comes as a surprise. Let’s pretend your friend told you that she wanted to start a YouTube channel for cooking.… Read More

The Ultimate College Guide

The Ultimate College Guide

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I created The Ultimate College Guide to help students maximize their college experience. The most common question I am asked during interviews is “What is your best college advice?” Now, I can confidently point to this article when asked that same question and know that I haven’t missed any crucial information.… Read More

Vanguard 101

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Welcome to Vanguard 101! This course was built to help new investors get started on Vanguard.com by following a simple, step-by-step guide. In my personal opinion, Vanguard is the best option for new investors looking to grow their wealth. However, the platform can be quite difficult to navigate with no prior experience.… Read More

The Journey Begins

Fly to FI The Journey Begins

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Hey There!

So you’ve stumbled across my blog… Welcome! I am here to guide you toward financial independence, self-fulfillment, and life optimization. Here I will share every valuable piece of information I have learned and continue to learn. I’ll break down all the technical mumbo-jumbo and present the information in an easy-to-digest and actionable form.… Read More