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How to Make Fast Food at Home from the Chefs’ Themselves

A pillar of FI is lowering your grocery bill and lowering your eating expenses. Today, I wanted to spotlight some fast food favorites and show how you can make them at home, with directions from the head chefs at these eateries themselves. Now I know there are a lot of copycat recipes online, but to be as authentic as possible, I wanted to spotlight recipes made by folks working at these restaurants themselves. With that, let’s take a look at some of these.

McDonald’s Big Mac

The Big Mac is the signature hamburger of McDonald’s. Dan Coudreaut, the former head chef at McDonald’s, shows you the basics of making a Big Mac burger. He even shows you a recipe for the special sauce using ingredients you can buy at the grocery store.

Intro: Allen’s 2018 New Year’s Resolution

Welcome to I started documenting my personal FI journey on my personal blog in 2018. Now that I am documenting it here, I’m reposting my 2018 New Year’s Resolution: Achieve the Pillars of Financial Independence though slightly altered (and probably improved).

Achieve the Pillars of FI

So I’ve been blessed to be able to make and save a decent amount of money. It has allowed me to live comfortably in a new country for a bit of time. However, I started to wonder what else I could do with my money. It doesn’t make sense to spend it on things I don’t need or want, but I felt like there were better ways to save it too.

I had read about personal finance before. I then started reading more advanced finance techniques with goal of achieving Financial Independence or FI for short. As I’ve read more and more about what people have done to achieve FI, I realized I stumbled upon a rather big topic. Luckily I found the Choose Fi podcast and found an episode they did called The Pillars of FI. This episode summed just about everything that needs to be accomplished to achieve FI.

Since I heard it right around New Years, I decided to make achieving all the pillars my new year’s resolution for 2018. Yeah, I think I’m kind of cheating a bit, because I’ve already done a few of these things. And no I won’t achieve FI this year, but I think putting these things in place will get me closer to that goal. However, I felt like I should just try to put these steps in place for a good foundation now. Let’s review shall we: