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Brad gets back from vacation, Jonathan talks about bringing vegetarianism into his diet, and voicemails from the community highlighting CLEP tests and a 401k win.

  • Brad is back from a month-long vacation in the U.K.
  • Is this Brad’s first experience with “slow travel”?
  • Where will Brad’s family go next?
  • If you can optimize small things, they add up.
  • Brad joined a ChooseFI meet up in London, with Barney from The Escape Artist and Ken from The Humble Penny.
  • Is there a more efficient way to be active than slaving away on the treadmill?
  • Are your health and exercise habits actually adding value to your life?
  • Brad thinks maybe he’ll try a vegan diet for a short time, as was recommended on Monday’s episode.
  • How has Jonathan incorporated additional spices into his family’s meals?
  • “Eat food, not too much, mostly plants” – Michael Pollan
  • How much money could Jonathan save if his family went vegetarian?
  • What is intermittent fasting?
  • Email from Alex, confirming the advantage and benefits of veganism.
  • Does veganism have a PR issue?
  • What tools will Jonathan use to increase his vegetable diet during the next few weeks.
  • Voicemail from Ben, about using CLEP tests, which are free for members of the military, to decrease the time it takes to complete a university degree.
  • Voicemail from Michael: strategically moving money from taxable investment accounts into non-taxable accounts will move him into a 0% tax bracket.

 

Recipes Mentioned by Jonathan

Vegan Pad Thai

Instant Pot Refried Beans

Links Mentioned on Show

Araminta Financially Mint

James | Rethink the Rat Race

 

 

Products Mentioned in Episode

Instant Pot DUO Plus 60, 6 Qt 9-in-1 Multi- Use Programmable Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Yogurt Maker, Egg Cooker, Sauté, Steamer, Warmer, and Sterilizer Price: Instant Pot DUO Plus 60, 6 Qt 9-in-1 Multi- Use Programmable Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Yogurt Maker, Egg Cooker, Sauté, Steamer, Warmer, and Sterilizer Full Disclosure: We earn a commission if you click this link and make a purchase, at no additional cost to you. Last Updated: 11/03/2020

Paderno World Cuisine 6-Blade Vegetable Slicer/Spiralizer, Counter-Mounted and Includes 6 Different Stainless Steel Blades Price: Paderno World Cuisine 6-Blade Vegetable Slicer/Spiralizer, Counter-Mounted and Includes 6 Different Stainless Steel Blades Full Disclosure: We earn a commission if you click this link and make a purchase, at no additional cost to you. Last Updated: 11/03/2020

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