Another book drops from our community today – and it’s a big one!
Choose FI: Your Blueprint to Financial Independence
by Chris Mamula, Brad Barrett, and Jonathan Mendonsa
A copy you 100% want to own if you’re a fan of the Choose FI movement ;) Or just FIRE in general! These guys have lived and breathed this stuff for years now, and this book is yet another extension of their message to get out there and TAKE CONTROL of your life. Something we’re all already doing here on $$$ blogs, but you can never have too much motivation! Or cheat codes to get there faster! ;)
Here’s more from Amazon:
Distilling the best of the popular ChooseFI podcast, this book pulls from the collective knowledge of those who have decided to build a lifestyle around their passions instead of allowing their finances to dictate their future. These stories demonstrate universal principles, giving you the opportunity to pick the elements that are the most applicable to your financial situation and “choose your own adventure.”
The book covers a wide range of topics that will help you build a strong financial foundation:
- Developing a growth mindset
- Defining your values and aligning them with your spending
- Cutting years from your estimated retirement date
- Questioning the status quo on “required expenses”
- Cutting travel expenses and putting family vacations within your reach
- Learning how to earn more and live with abundance
- Updating the common accepted wisdom on college education and the debt associated with it
- Cutting through the noise on investing to discover strategies that work
- Showing how to implement investment strategies that enable the lifestyle you desire while controlling downside risk
Whether you have mountains of debt now or are recently debt-free and wondering what to do next, Choose FI : Your Blueprint to Financial Independence will give you the information to guide your next move.
For more info and book tours: ChooseFI.com/book
Want a free copy??
Tell us what financial independence means to you in the comments or email, and you’ll be entered to win. I’ve got two copies to give away today (physical for those in the U.S., digital if you’re overseas), and we’ll run the giveaway until the end of the weekend and then randomly draw the winners shortly after.
FI to me means being able to wake up and work on whatever *excites* me that morning – whether that’s a blog or passion project or simply growing out my beard! I’ve had glimpses of this splendor during my many sabbaticals, and the day it becomes a reality *forever* will be a rather glorious one.
And I hope you’ll be there right along with me :)
UPDATE: Giveaway now over! Congrats to Amy V. and Margaret for winning!!
PS: I once met Brad years before the creation of Choose FI and he’s as real – and NICE – as he sounds, both in the show and at all the meetups he does around the country… A super sincere guy who genuinely just wants to help people get out of this damn rat race!
PPS: For those who aren’t as familiar with Chris Mamula, you might recall the blog – Eat The Financial Elephant – which he used to run anonymously and we constantly shared on Rockstar Finance… Another really nice – and smart! – guy who continues to spread the good message in all his free hours of early retirement ;) Here was my favorite article of his that’s still up online: “Dirtbag Millionaires”