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The FI Planner

Dec 28, 2021

We’ve already alluded to the idea that entrepreneurship may be one of the best ways to achieve and sustain FI. But starting a business is complicated - How do you know that your business idea will make money? 

Statistically, over 50% of businesses fail within the first five years. And if you are on the road to...

Dec 14, 2021

Doesn’t it sound awesome to be financially independent, have enough money saved, and be able to live the life you’ve always wanted? Many people feel like this is a pipe dream or something they might get to experience in their 60s. 

However, the FI movement is all about enjoying this kind of freedom and choice now,...

Nov 30, 2021

Do you have to have a certain personality type to be an entrepreneur? This week Ben and Deb explore their own personality types on air, laugh about their differences, and dissect the sixteen various Myers-Briggs personality types and how knowing your personality type can inform your entrepreneurial journey.  

They also...

Nov 16, 2021

As we graduate through the seven stages of FI (explanation of all 7 in episode 3, linked below), there are three main levels of Financial Independence.

You might want to dine, travel, shop, and live comfortably while being financially independent which is called Fat FI. In contrast, one might achieve Lean FI, which...

Nov 2, 2021

As we continue our journey to financial independence, where should we be focusing our attention? A great tool to help with this question is a list of the seven stages of financial independence. (Ben and Deb discovered this through Joshua Sheats’ podcast Radical Personal Finance.)


The 7 Stages

  1. Financial Dependence