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Voicemails from the ChooseFI community about saving on grocery bills, making life changes to optimize your circumstances, and a travel suggestion, as well as a review of Monday’s episode and updates from Brad and Jonathan about bills, travel, solar panels and more.

  • Brad reviews his experience at CampFI in Florida last week.
  • The community aspect of CampFI is really rewarding for Brad, who already knew a handful of attendees and was excited to meet some new faces.
  • Jonathan used Bill Fixers to reduce his cable bill from $86 to $45 and improved his internet speed.
  • When should someone use Bill Fixers to negotiate their bills?
  • Brad’s wife, Laura, is investigating solar panels for their home, near Richmond, Va., and will report back how it’s going. For a reference, listen to Episode 105R.
  • To see Brad’s net worth tracking schedule, sign up for the email list on the ChooseFI website.
  • A review of Monday’s episode with Rocky Lalvani, who grew up in an immigrant family where conversations about finances were commonplace. Listen to the full episode with Rocky Lalvani here.
  • Generally, Rocky noticed that second- and third-generation immigrants aren’t managing finances well.
  • Jonathan brainstorms ways that ChooseFI can help people who are interested in getting started on their FI journey to learn about the basics and feel confident in their decisions.
  • With a growth mindset, why can’t children learn to be good at standardized tests and set themselves up for more financially optimized opportunities.
  • Common struggles Jonathan has observed in the community:
    • Getting your spouse on board
    • Increasing your income
  • Sales is the most essential job, because at its core it’s really about communication skills.
  • How does someone practice good communication skills?
  • Good listeners are better communicators because you can connect with someone on a deeper level.
  • What is the talent stack, and how is Jonathan making use of it?
  • Voicemail from Quinn, who explains how he and his wife decreased their grocery by nearly 50% by eliminating meat from their diet.
  • How is Brad’s wife, Laura, optimizing dinner planning?
  • Cody shares the ways he and his family are taking ownership of their circumstances with new jobs, cutting expenses, finding freelance opportunities, securing cheaper housing and prioritizing health.
  • Nick adds to the ChooseFI travel conversation, pointing out that hostels are an economic choice that often gives someone opportunities to understand the culture better and meet international friends.
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