Episode 145: Retire Early and Choose Financial Independence with ChoosFI Co-Founder Jonathan Mendonsa

Posted Sep 09, 2020 | Chris Petrie

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Have you heard of the #ChoosFI Movement?

The Retire Early and Choose Financial Independence movement is taking over the personal finance world and for good reason.

It’s an amazing community of people looking to earn more, spend less, and build wealth so they can reach financial independence.

Today I am bringing their co-founder Jonathan Mendonsa on the show to talk all about it.

Most interviews I do last between 25 and 30 minutes, but Jonathan was so good during this interview that we just kept going….and you won’t be disappointed.

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Financial Independence Starts with a Simple Budget

The first step to reaching financial independence is to have a plan for every dollar in your life. Whether you are looking to cut expenses, increase income, save more, or all of the above — a budget comes first.

You can have the same one I use everyday (free).

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Today’s show was brought to you by OneAZ Credit Union — my very own credit union I have been proud a member of since 2011. 

If you live in Arizona and are looking for a large credit union with a local, customer-focused feel for your personal or business banking needs, look no further than OneAZ Credit Union.

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Chris Petrie

Chris (Peach) Petrie is a personal finance expert, money coach, speaker and podcaster.

In 2011, Chris and his family were exhausted from living paycheck-to-paycheck and facing a mountain of debt. They started going against the society standards of misbehaving with money and made the decision to take back control of their lives and money. Within seven months they paid off $52,000, started saving like crazy and began building real wealth.

The word spread fast and Chris started showing friends how to create a budget over dinner. Soon after he started showing their friends how to do the same and eventually Chris started teaching personal finance classes around the community. As the need for the classes grew, Chris launched Money Peach in 2015.

Money Peach was created to help everyday people remove the stress and fear of money by showing them how to save more, make more, and keep more of their money.

Chris Peach has been featured in places like Business Insider, The Huffington Post, Elite Daily, and CheddarTV.

When Chris isn’t at “work” he can be found at the Crossfit gym or riding on the fire truck — Chris is also a full-time firefighter in Phoenix, Arizona.

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