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

Blogress Report – December 2018 (and End of Year Recap!)

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Welcome to the Fly to FI Blogress Report – December 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

How to Achieve a 50% Savings Rate (or Better!)

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The legendary 50% savings rate – for some it seems unattainable. But, the truth of the matter is that it’s just simple math. The math is the easy part, though. In order for this to actually work you will have to (1) track your spending, (2) control each expense category, and (3) save the difference.

This post will show you exactly how much you can spend at various income levels in each of your expense categories in order to achieve a 50% savings rate (or better).… Read More

The Zero-Based Budget Side Hustle Game

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The word “budget” often has a negative connotation because it limits or restricts. But what if I told you that a budget didn’t have to be this way?

For the past year or two, I have been playing what I call ‘The Zero-Based Budget Side Hustle Game’. This style of creative budgeting has allowed me to fully enjoy my life while aggressively pursuing financial independence.… Read More

Frugality and Entrepreneurship: An Unstoppable Combination

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Lately, I have been closely studying a lot of the hyper-successful people within and around my niche – personal finance, but more specifically, financial independence and entrepreneurship. What makes these individuals so successful? Well, after reflecting on this question over the past several weeks, I think I’ve finally figured it out. The magic formula for rapid financial independence is the combination of frugality and entrepreneurship.… Read More

What I’d Tell my 20-year Old Self about Financial Freedom | Joseph Hogue

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Today I get to share a guest post with you from Joseph Hogue. He explains what financial freedom means to him, and how he discovered and later re-discovered FIRE. Join him as he shares all the financial lessons he’s learned from the FIRE movement. Enjoy!


Financial freedom can mean different things to everyone. Find your definition early and you’ll be one step closer to achieving it.… Read More

Dispelling the FIRE Movement Misconceptions

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After hearing Suze Orman on the Afford Anything podcast, I realized something important. The FIRE (financial independence, retire early) movement is wildly misunderstood.

Although many of my friends in the community have already chimed in on this issue, I feel that I can add value to the conversation.

In this post, I intend to shed light upon all of the misconceptions about the FIRE movement.… Read More