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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How to Make Clutter Work for Your Wallet

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Today’s guest post comes from Ainsley Lawrence, a writer who is passionate about topics like life, work, finance, and all the things that impact us on a day-to-day basis. As someone who is always striving for optimization (as I’m sure many of you are), I thought that a declutter post would resonate with you all as well.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

How to Be Frugal Without Depriving Yourself

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Frugality and deprivation are not synonymous. It’s plenty possible to be frugal without depriving yourself. In my personal life, I have found the perfect balance between spending and happiness.

From the outside, it looks like I’m living just the same as everyone else, but instead of spending every penny I earn, I save 85% of my income.… 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

How Minimalism Can Help Your Finances

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Today I’m excited to share a guest post from Jill at Five Senses of Living. She dives into the philosophy behind minimalism and how this concept can supercharge your path to financial independence. She challenges conventional consumerism and if you read until the end, she has a challenge for you. Enjoy!


The road to FI is so much more than just finances. … Read More

7 Frugal Holiday Gift Ideas You Didn’t Think Of

7 Frugal Holiday Gift Ideas You Didn't Think Of

It’s holiday season and you know what that means … all budgets are off. Wrong! The holidays don’t have to break the bank. In fact, there are plenty of frugal holiday gift ideas that your friends, family, coworkers, and wallet will all love!

In order to succeed this holiday season you just need to brainstorm frugal holiday gift ideas (done for you in this post), write down your budget plan, and execute!… Read More