Recommended Resources

Recommended Resources

There are many things I use that could be helpful to you on your journey to financial independence and this page describes those things!

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FIRE Planning

FI Laboratory

Track your progress to financial independence in the Mad Fientist's FI Laboratory!

FI Laboratory
FI Spreadsheet

Download the spreadsheet I used on my own journey to financial independence!

FI Spreadsheet

Money Tracking

Personal Capital

A powerful (and free!) web application for monitoring and managing your accounts and investments.

Personal Capital
Mint

Free online tool that automatically pulls your financial transactions from your banks and categorizes your spending.

Mint

Banking

Betterment

Betterment’s Cash Reserve account has a competitive interest rate and is FDIC insured up to $1,000,000 so it’s a great place to park your spare cash.

Betterment
Fidelity

The Fidelity Cash Management account reimburses all ATM fees and offers unlimited free checks so it’s a great account to have, if only for those two reasons.

Fidelity

Travel Hacking

Travel Cards

The credit-card search tool I created to help travel hackers find the best card signup bonuses!

Travel Cards
Card Email Series

Email series that shares the strategy I used to accumulate over one million frequent flyer points!

Card Email Series

Business

Dreamhost

The web-hosting company that has been serving up the Mad Fientist since the very beginning!

Dreamhost
ConvertKit

The application that powers all of the Mad Fientist's signup forms, email automations, etc.

ConvertKit

Books

The Simple Path to Wealth

This book will teach you everything you need to know to become a successful investor!

The Simple Path to Wealth
Your Money or Your Life

The classic book on financial independence and early retirement!

Your Money or Your Life
Atomic Habits

This book helped me, more than any other, with building my ideal post-FI life!

Atomic Habits
Deep Work

Another book that's helped me pursue my goals, especially after leaving my job.

Deep Work

FI Laboratory

FI Laboratory

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FI Spreadsheet

FI Spreadsheet

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FI Spreadsheet

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