4 Alternative Investment Ideas That Aren’t Stocks

4 Alternative Investment Ideas

The following is a guest post from Greg Johson at Club Thrifty.

What do you think about when you hear the word “investing?” If you’re like most people, stocks and bonds are probably the first items that come to mind. Or, perhaps mutual funds and ETFs are more your style.

Although “traditional” investments are still a great way to grow your wealth, these days, there are tons of ways to grow your money – many of which have nothing to do with the traditional methods of investing you’re probably familiar with.… Read More

Financial Freedom Book Tour: Week 7

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We have officially passed the halfway mark for the book tour! This past week was definitely different than anticipated, but I had a great time hanging out in Seattle with J from Millennial Boss and her husband, Doug. Unfortunately, Grant was back in NYC for most the week, but we were able to reconnect in Calgary for the book tour event.… Read More

Financial Freedom Book Tour: Week 6

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What a crazy week we’ve had. The beginning of the week was filled with extraordinary nature — driving along Highway 1 and camping in the Redwood forest. By the middle of the week, we had made it Portland and started to catch up with friends and host some fun meetup events. Unfortunately, toward the end of the week, Grant was forced to fly home for a family emergency while I hung out in Seattle.… Read More

Financial Freedom Book Tour: Week 3

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Another week on the road and we’re still having a great time. This community has made so many amazing events possible and we could not be more grateful. It’s crazy to think we made it all the way from Montgomery to Albuquerque this week! The weather has been great as we move westward through the South — definitely better than home in the Northeast!… Read More

February 2019 Blogress Report – $672.95

February 2019 Blogress Report

Welcome to the Fly to FI February 2019 Blogress Report! 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

Frugality Buys Freedom: How and Why I Quit my Corporate Banking Job

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This post was first published on RockStar Finance. Some minor edits have been made to accurately reflect the timeline.


I was 7 months into my first corporate job and I just couldn’t take it anymore — the long commute, the unfulfilling work, the lack of autonomy. This couldn’t be what the next 40 years look like, could it?Read More

8 Creative Ways to Save Money With Family and Friends

Saving Money with Friends and Family

My mom is always thinking of new, creative ways to save money with family and friends. So, as a blogger, of course I asked her to share these hacks with all of you! Hopefully you can implement one (or all) of these strategies into your own life and discover new-found expense reductions. Enjoy!

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Behind the Scenes of the Financial Freedom Book with Grant Sabatier

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Over the past several months, I have had the good fortune of working directly with Grant Sabatier to launch his latest book, Financial Freedom. Since we’ve been in the trenches together this past week for the book launch, I thought it would be interesting to take you behind the scenes.

I took the time to sit down with Grant and pick his brain about the writing process behind Financial Freedom.… Read More

January 2019 Blogress Report – $311.81

January 2019 Blogress Report

Welcome to the Fly to FI January 2019 Blogress Report! 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

“What is My Time Worth?”

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Everybody has a price. If I asked you to write me one paragraph for $100,000, of course, you’d say yes, right? However, if I offered you $0.01 to write that same paragraph I can’t imagine you’d jump on the opportunity.

But how do you decide when the opportunity is right? When is it “worth it” to do a certain job?… Read More