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

Why Aren’t People Investing?

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Why aren’t people investing? Are you nervous about making your first investment? Fortunately, today’s guest post from Just Start Investing and highlights the significant role that investing plays in our financial journey. The best time to invest was yesterday, but the second best time is right now. Enjoy!


Investing, in my view, is a basic right.Read More

How to Get Started in Real Estate Investing to Become Financially Independent

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Today’s guest post comes from Ben Mizes, who generously offered to write some great content on how to get started in real estate investing to become financially independent. Although I currently own only one rental unit, real estate will most definitely play a factor in my financial independence journey. Enjoy!


20 years ago, you needed serious money to get started in real estate investing.… 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!

This content may contain affiliate links.Read More

6 Essential Personal Finance Apps for 2019

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Looking to take control of your finances in 2019? These 6 essential personal finance apps will help you get there. Explore 2019’s best applications for wealth accumulation, investing, expense tracking, budgeting, cash transfers, and travel rewards.

I have personally used all of the apps listed below and many of them on a daily basis. If you’re looking to improve your financial position, gathering the right tools is a great place to start.… 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

Should You Eliminate Debt Before Reaching Retirement?

Should You Eliminate Your Debt Before Retirement

Today on the blog we have a guest post from Good Nelly about eliminating debt before retirement. She shares some solid advice about the best ways to handle your debt and all of the benefits of becoming debt free. If debt is something that is burdening your financial journey, this article is definitely one you should read.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

Giving Back This Holiday Season – Support our Homeless Veterans

Cody at Veterans Inc - Support Our Homeless Veterans

First, I want to give a huge shout out to John over at ESI Money and the whole Rockstar Finance crew. In early November, I saw a post from ESI about a chance to win a $100 gift card to use toward a charitable cause of my choice. Applicants sent over their ideas and the best were selected to receive a gift card.… Read More

Frugality and Entrepreneurship: An Unstoppable Combination

Frugality and Entrepreneurship Combination

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