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We review Monday’s episode featuring Todd Tresidder discussing the different ways to reach FI through different asset classes, goals for 2018 and how to invest in yourself to create a happier life.

What we cover:

  • Recap of Monday’s episode with Todd: our most commented podcast
  • How Todd makes us rethink FI and the way his mind works
  • Why things are not as simple as the FI community make it out to be
  • What other assets there are apart from index funds
  • The 2 ways of getting into the entrepreneur game
  • How FI is not a lottery ticket, the work to be put in.
  • Why starting a business does not mean reaching FI
  • How to choose which asset class is your path to FI
  • How Brad’s bad experience in real estate makes him nervous about starting again
  • 2018 goals: taking the next step with real estate
  • The importance of not being dogmatic and broadening horizons
  • Feedback from Trent on real estate, stocks and bonds
  • How real estate can be a good plan for retirement
  • Big Ern’s thoughts on Monday’s episode
  • Active asset allocation: can it work for FI?
  • Why investing in yourself will always make you win
  • Christian’s voicemail on his 2018 goals
  • The 80/20 analysis: why reaching level 2 understanding doesn’t have to be necessary
  • How we’re now learning more about FI with our audience, not just teaching
  • A voicemail from Jason about his big change: FIPE (Financial Independence Partial Retirement)
  • iTunes review and book giveaway


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