021R | Our First Ever Crowd-Sourced Case Study | Paul

021R | Our First Ever Crowd-Sourced Case Study | Paul

In today’s episode of the Friday Roundup we review our discussion of the Pillars of Financial Independence, take questions and comments from the community and go in-depth on Paul’s live case study. In Today’s Podcast we cover: Review of Episode 21, the Pillars of Financial Independence What areas of financial independence did we leave out of the episode? Might have under-discussed savings rate as a pillar of FI Choose FI … Read more

021 | The Pillars of FI

021 | The Pillars of FI

In this episode of the Choose FI Radio Podcast we focus on the essential Pillars of Financial Independence including index investing, affordable housing, the psychology of FI, tax optimization and more.

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019R | Index Investing | How to buy VTSAX

019R | Index Investing | How to buy VTSAX

In our Friday roundup Jonathan and Brad discuss the highlights and takeaways from the Monday episode with JL Collins. Then the podcast is opened up and crowd sourced to the community. Find out the specific travel reward perks that are available for active duty military and how to get started with VTSAX if you don’t have $10,000 to invest The Friday Roundup #8: Review of podcast with Jim Collins Jonathan’s … Read more

019 | JL Collins | The Stock Series | Part 1

019 | JL Collins | The Stock Series | Part 1

In Today’s Podcast JL collins from JLcollinsnh.com joins Jonathan & Brad on the podcast to bring the Stock Series to life. The Power of Index Investing is one of life’s greatest secrets & JL Collins is the ultimate travel guide. This multi part series turns the stock series into an interactive audio companion and this first part is sure to compel you to stick around for each additional entry The … Read more

F.I.R.E. Essentials: Low Cost Index Fund Investing

F.I.R.E. Essentials: Low Cost Index Fund Investing

Intro to Low Cost Index Fund Investing   Have you heard of low cost index fund investing? Investing your money in the stock market doesn’t have to be difficult or stressful and you certainly don’t have to spend dozens of hours researching to succeed for the long-term. In fact, I would argue that the most effective long-term wealth building strategy for the stock market also happens to be the simplest. … Read more

003 | Let’s Talk About Fees | Why Investment Fees Are Evil and How to Avoid Them

003 | Let’s Talk About Fees | Why Investment Fees Are Evil and How to Avoid Them

In Today’s Podcast we cover: Avoiding fees when investing How to invest your 401k?  Nobody knows! Index funds and low cost ETFs are the way to go Readings that changed our investing trajectory Who outperforms the market?  Nobody.  Hold the course and buy the entire US market. You aren’t going to find a brilliant financial advisor who can outperform the market Running an investment scenario and seeing the impact of … Read more

Early Retirement: 20 Must Read Websites To Retire In 5 Years

Early Retirement: 20 Must Read Websites To Retire In 5 Years

Interested in Early Retirement

Early Retirement should be attainable for everyone. Do you want to be financially independent in 5 years. Not sure where to start? These 20 websites will give you all the information you need. for free. This is a living list and will be subject to change as the quality of content available continues to grow.

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Congratulations! You’re Broke

Congratulations! You’re Broke

Well, maybe things aren’t so bad. As of July 4th, 2016 my retirement accounts matched the remaining balance on my student loans. Neither of those numbers is particularly impressive but it allows me to claim a net worth of $0. Net worth is a snapshot in time, it does not define you or even give you a good idea of where you are going. Instead, we need to look at savings rate and the trend over time

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