041R | Extreme Ownership

041R | Extreme Ownership

In this Friday Roundup we discuss Episode 41 with Paige and Sam on extreme frugality, radical insourcing and the high cost of living path to FI plus a voicemail from Big Ern and members of our community. In Today’s Podcast we cover: The discussion of Episode 41 with Paige and Sam about reaching early retirement through extreme frugality and radical insourcing in a high cost of living city like Los … Read more

041 | The High Cost of Living Path to FI

041 | The High Cost of Living Path to FI

In today’s podcast we discuss the High Cost of Living Path to FI with ChooseFI community members Paige and Sam who live in Los Angeles and have been pursuing FI in a HCOL with sub-$50,000 per year jobs. In Today’s Podcast we cover: Episode 41: A conversation with Paige and Sam about pursuing Financial Independence in a high cost of living area on a lower income Paige pushed back on … Read more

040R | The Power of the Reset Button

040R | The Power of the Reset Button

In today’s Friday Roundup we discuss our takeaways from Episode 40 with Noah and Becky from Money Metagame, plus voicemails from the ChooseFI community and our in-house expert Keith from the Wealthy Accountant. In Today’s Podcast we cover: Discussion of Episode 40 with Noah and Becky from Money Metagame about the Gap Year Jonathan took action and followed Geoff’s advice to start culling his closet and decluttering his life Jonathan … Read more

040 | Take a Gap Year | Money Metagame

040 | Take a Gap Year | Money Metagame

Today we have Noah and Becky from Money Metagame on the podcast to discuss their story, their upcoming ‘Gap Year’ of travel plus an incredible college hack they used to get full-tuition scholarships. In Today’s Podcast we cover: A discussion with Noah and Becky from Money Metagame Noah and Becky’s history behind their path to FI Travel Rewards was what initially got them into the world of Financial Independence How … Read more

039R | Cruise Control

039R | Cruise Control

In today’s podcast we discuss Episode 39 with Gwen from Fiery Millennials, plus a ‘Cruise Control Path to FI’ case study example and voicemails from our community members. In Today’s Podcast we cover: The Friday Roundup after Episode 39 with Gwen from Fiery Millennials A whole new FI world for Brad and Laura after their youngest daughter went to kindergarten They have the opportunity to live more of a FI … Read more

039 | Millennial path to FI | Fiery Millennial

039 | Millennial path to FI | Fiery Millennial

In today’s podcast we have a conversation with Gwen from Fiery Millennials about her millennial path to FI plus some hacks that she used to save on college and increase her savings rate. In Today’s Podcast we cover: Our guest on Episode 39 is Gwen from Fiery Millennials Was Gwen from the generation that grew up with electronics from day 1? A background on Gwen’s story saving money when she … Read more

038R | Firewalker

038R | Firewalker

In today’s podcast we discuss Episode 38 The Why of FI plus we announce three of the finalists for the business building competition with Alan Donegan of PopUp Business School and a voicemail from community member Geoff. In Today’s Podcast we cover: Discussion of Episode 38 on the Why of FI Jonathan’s Frugal Win of the Week at Costco by saving on protein bars Jonathan’s nutrition goals and the underlying … Read more

038 | The Why of FI

038 | The Why of FI

In today’s podcast we discuss one of our most important topics: The Why of FI. Why we pursue this path, why we think it’s a life ‘superpower’ and how it can help you escape the hamster wheel of life decades earlier than most people could ever dream. In Today’s Podcast we cover: Discussion of the Why of FI as an introduction to the concept of Financial Independence and why we’ve … Read more

037R | The Friday Roundup

037R | The Friday Roundup

Today we discuss Episode 37 with Scott Rieckens, the filmmaker behind the FI documentary Playing with FIRE, plus emails and voicemails from the community and a discussion of reaching FI in a high cost of living area. In Today’s Podcast we cover: Discussion of Episode 37 with Scott Rieckens, the documentary filmmaker behind the upcoming FI documentary called Playing With FIRE The great American Eclipse and our viewing Brad’s vacation … Read more

037 | Playing With FIRE | Documentary | Scott Rieckens

037 | Playing With FIRE | Documentary | Scott Rieckens

In today’s podcast we speak with Scott Rieckens, the creative force behind the upcoming FI documentary called ‘Playing With Fire’ and we learn about his FI journey and this exciting project. In Today’s Podcast we cover: A discussion with Scott Rieckens, the creative force behind the upcoming FI documentary ‘Playing With Fire’ we’ve discussed on previous episodes Scott is devoting the next year of his life to create this documentary … Read more

036R | The Friday Roundup

036R | The Friday Roundup

In today’s podcast we discuss the power of community and future meetups and events for the FI community, plus voicemails from the ChooseFI community and frugal wins of the week. In Today’s Podcast we cover: Discussion of the community aspect of Episode 36 with JL Collins There is a yearning and desire for community meetups with other members of the Financial Independence community The spread of these community meetups and … Read more

036 | Community, Chatauqua & AMA with JL Collins

036 | Community, Chatauqua & AMA with JL Collins

In today’s podcast with Jim Collins from The Simple Path to Wealth and JL Collins NH, we discuss the Chautauquas, in-person events plus an ‘Ask Me Anything’ series of questions from our ChooseFI community. In Today’s Podcast we cover: Part 3 with JL Collins from JLCollinsNH, the Simple Path to Wealth and Stock Series fame Jim’s discussion of Alan from PopUp Business School and how the UK Chautauqua came to … Read more

035R | The 4% Rule | Friday Roundup

035R | The 4% Rule | Friday Roundup

In today’s podcast we discuss our takeaways from Episode 35 with Big Ern from Early Retirement Now, plus paying off mortgages and student loans early and frugal wins of the week from the community. In Today’s Podcast we cover: The Friday Roundup after Episode 35 with Big Ern from Early Retirement Now This episode was long awaited, but was necessary to wait for until we provided the background of FI … Read more

035 | Sequence of Return Risk | Early Retirement Now

035 | Sequence of Return Risk | Early Retirement Now

In today’s conversation with Big Ern from Early Retirement Now we discuss safe withdrawal rates, sequence of returns risk and much more. In Today’s Podcast we cover: A wide ranging discussion with Big ERN from Early Retirement Now on sequence of return risk and safe withdrawal rates This is Big Ern’s first podcast! And a thank you to him for helping with Paul’s case study Ern’s thoughts on social security … Read more

034R | What’s Your Risk Tolerance | The Friday Roundup

034R | What’s Your Risk Tolerance | The Friday Roundup

In today’s podcast we discuss our thoughts on Part 2 of the Stock Series conversation with JL Collins, risk tolerance, doomsday scenarios and rebalancing. In Today’s Podcast we cover: The Friday Roundup and the episode Part 2 of our discussion with JL Collins from The Simple Path to Wealth and JLCollinsNH What do you do when there’s a large crash in the stock market? Big takeaway from Jim’s episode You … Read more

034 | The Stock Series Part 2 | JL Collins

034 | The Stock Series Part 2 | JL Collins

This podcast is Part 2 of the Stock Series discussion with JL Collins, author of The Simple Path to Wealth and the website JLCollinsNH; we discuss the Great Depression and the mindset you need to be a successful long-term investor, plus how to allocate between equities and bonds. In Today’s Podcast we cover: Part 2 of the Stock Series conversation with Jim Collins If you have not yet listened to … Read more

033 | Design Your Future | Dominick Quartuccio

033 | Design Your Future | Dominick Quartuccio

In today’s podcast we speak with Dominick Quartuccio from DominickQ.com and the author of the book Design Your Life about disrupting your behaviors and ‘creating a future you can’t wait to live into.’ In Today’s Podcast we cover: Our guest is Dominick Quartuccio the author of Design Your Future who is here to talk about ‘designing a future you can’t wait to live into’ This is a very personal episode … Read more

032R | The Friday Roundup

032R | The Friday Roundup

In today’s Friday Roundup we discuss Episode 32 with Joel from FI 180 on the ‘Milestones of FI’, plus a life hack voicemail from Noah and Frugal Wins of the Week from our Facebook community. In Today’s Podcast we cover: The Friday Roundup after the Milestones of FI episode with Joel from FI 180 We’re having a FI get together in Richmond and hope to expand beyond Richmond The gamification … Read more

032 | The Milestones of FI

032 | The Milestones of FI

In today’s podcast we discuss the Milestones of FI with Joel from FI 180; this is a new look at the path to FI and the milestones along the way. In Today’s Podcast we cover: The ‘Milestones of FI’ with Joel from FI 180 We welcome Joel as our first repeat guest on Choose FI The Milestones of FI as a ‘master’s degree’ journey after Dave Ramsey’s baby steps Joel … Read more

031R | The Friday Roundup

031R | The Friday Roundup

In today’s Friday Roundup we discuss travel rewards, flipping holidays upside down, buying presents, the upcoming FI Documentary and much more. In Today’s Podcast we cover: Submit your applications for the contest to win a one-on-one business coaching relationship with Alan Donegan from PopUp Business School Brad’s slow travel vacation through New York State this August How we’ll publish episodes while on vacation and living a FI lifestyle Discussion of … Read more

031 | Travel Rewards What Comes After Chase | Teach Me How To Disney

031 | Travel Rewards What Comes After Chase | Teach Me How To Disney

In today’s podcast we discuss Part 2 of our Travel Rewards series including what to do after you’ve focused on Chase credit cards plus whether you should focus on one trip or a general strategy. In Today’s Podcast we cover: Part 2 of the travel rewards podcast series on where to go when you’re done with the Chase credit card options Does it make sense to go after cards for … Read more

030R | The Side Hustle “Unpacked” | Friday Roundup

030R | The Side Hustle “Unpacked” | Friday Roundup

In today’s podcast we have the biggest announcement in the history of ChooseFI thanks to Alan from PopUp Business School, so be sure to listen and get your responses in ASAP. In Today’s Podcast we cover: The Friday Roundup after Episode 30 with Alan Donegan of PopUp Business School Brad’s thoughts on not doing what everyone else is doing: July 4th, Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, etc. Jonathan’s wife loved the … Read more

030 | The Side Hustle | The Unspoken Lever of FI

030 | The Side Hustle | The Unspoken Lever of FI

In Today’s Podcast we cover: How Alan Donegan of PopUp Business School has turned starting businesses on its head similar to how FI has turned personal finance on its head and caused us to think differently How starting a business is truly one of the ‘pillars of Financial Independence’ Brad and Jonathan started up their own business with ChooseFI based on similar principles to what Alan is teaching You need … Read more

029R | The Friday Roundup

029R | The Friday Roundup

In today’s Friday Roundup we discuss our key takeaways from Episode 29: The Reluctant Frugalist vs. the Aspiring Minimalist, plus feedback from the audience as well as two of our in-house experts. In Today’s Podcast we cover: Friday Roundup after Episode 29 where we discussed the Reluctant Frugalist mindset versus the aspiring minimalist How Jonathan used travel rewards points to book two round-trip flights to South Africa to visit his … Read more

029 | The Aspiring Minimalist vs the Reluctant Frugalist

029 | The Aspiring Minimalist vs the Reluctant Frugalist

In today’s podcast we go through a discussion of the mindset differences between a ‘reluctant frugalist’ like Jonathan and an aspiring minimalist like Brad. In Today’s Podcast we cover: The reluctant frugalist (Jonathan) vs. the mindset of the aspiring minimalist (Brad) How both these mindsets are valid and strong approaches to the concept of Financial Independence How do you talk to your spouse or significant other about financial independence? Voicemail … Read more

028R | The Friday Roundup

028R | The Friday Roundup

In today’s Friday Roundup we discuss tax-deferred accounts, the Roth IRA conversion ladder, frugal wins of the week, an ‘expert answer’ from the Millionaire Educator as well as the Hot Seat with community member Chad! In Today’s Podcast we cover: The Friday Roundup after Episode 28 where we discussed the order of operations for savings as well as the available ‘buckets’ Brad’s discussion of his new health targets: CrossFit and … Read more

028 | Order of Operations | The Buckets | The Roth IRA

028 | Order of Operations | The Buckets | The Roth IRA

In today’s podcast we discuss the four different “buckets” available to savers plus an in-depth look at the Roth IRA and the ‘Backdoor Roth.’ In Today’s Podcast we cover: The order of operations for how you should approach the different “buckets” available to you both for retirement accounts and for your taxable savings Four basic ways for your retirement and investment funds to be taxed Best case is an account … Read more

027R | The Friday Roundup | Debunking the Value of the Mortgage Deduction

027R | The Friday Roundup | Debunking the Value of the Mortgage Deduction

In today’s podcast we highlight our takeaways from Episode 27 with Jay from Slowly Sipping Coffee, plus we discuss the ‘Mount Rushmore’ of FI and help debunk a lot of the misinformation surrounding the value of the mortgage interest deduction. In Today’s Podcast we cover: The Friday Roundup bringing in many aspects of our audience and community plus our thoughts on the Episode 27 with Jay from Slowly Sipping Coffee … Read more

027 | Slowly Sipping Coffee | FI vs Risk Tolerance

027 | Slowly Sipping Coffee | FI vs Risk Tolerance

Today we welcome Jay from Slowly Sipping Coffee to the podcast to talk about his reluctant path to FI, the amazing Mrs. SSC and a Fully Funded Lifestyle Change. In Today’s Podcast we cover: Our interview with Jay from Slowly Sipping Coffee How they came up with the name of their blog and how they’d enjoy ‘slowly sipping coffee’ in a more relaxed and free Friday morning The origin story of … Read more

026R | The Friday Roundup | Paul Case Study – Part 5 | Final

026R | The Friday Roundup | Paul Case Study – Part 5 | Final

In today’s podcast we discuss our takeaways from Episode 26 with Physician on FIRE plus some exciting developments in the Financial Independence world as well as feedback, questions and comments from the ChooseFI community. In Today’s Podcast we cover: The Friday Roundup after the Physician on FIRE interview from Episode 26 Information for the high income professionals and how it’s important to give details for that aspect of our audience … Read more