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Are You as Diversified as You Think You Are? With Frank Vasquez | EP 313

Watch Listen Read Frank Vasquez Website:  Risk Parity Radio Podcast: Risk Parity Radio Podcast What You’ll Get Out Of Today’s Show The goal of diversification is to ensure access to a lot of upside without being exposed to an unacceptable downside. But are you as diversified as you think you are? Long-time community member, Frank …

FI Weekly – March 30, 2021

​ What Was Your Best Decision Ever? Dr. Peter Attia asked Steve Levitt, Ph.D. the co-author of Freakonomics on Episode 154 of ‘The Drive’ podcast, “What’s the best decision you think you’ve ever made?” and Steve’s response was insightful:  “I don’t know if you’d actually call it a decision, but the decision to not care …

First-Time Home Buyer | BiggerPockets | EP 312

Watch https://youtu.be/Jc-pObmsscEListen Read Scott and Mindy Website: BiggerPockets Podcast: BiggerPockets Podcast What You’ll Get Out Of Today’s Show In 2008-2009, the American dream of a home with a white picket fence turned into a financial nightmare, sending many families underwater for a decade. After looking at the numbers, there’s an ongoing debate over homeownership. Owning may …

How to Travel For Free | Stereo Live Q&A | EP 311

Watch https://youtu.be/wkMrBx-bFVAListen Read What You’ll Get Out Of Today’s Show After a year when many of us canceled travel plans, hope is on the horizon that travel can resume again. Are travel rewards still a workable strategy? Brad and his family recently traveled down to Orlando, but because travel rewards haven’t been on the top …

FI Weekly – March 23, 2021

​ PSA: Tax Filing Deadline Extended The IRS just extended the filing date of your federal income tax return from April 15 to May 17, 2021. I was pleasantly surprised to see this from the IRS: “Individual taxpayers can also postpone federal income tax payments for the 2020 tax year due on April 15, 2021, …

Get Good With Money | Tiffany Aliche the Budgetnista | EP 310

Tiffany Aliche Website:  The Budgetnista Podcast: Brown Ambition What You’ll Get Out Of Today’s Show “When you are financially whole in the way I’ll teach you to be, you won’t have to live in fear. You’ll have a plan for each area of your finances so that they are constantly working on your behalf“. — …

College Hacking: The Comprehensive Guide | Stereo Live Q&A | EP 309

Watch Listen Read What You’ll Get Out Of Today’s Show Winter is over, spring is here, and Brad and Jonathan have hosted their fifth live event on Stereo! With the new season and sense of hope, people are beginning to think more about traveling and travel rewards points. Start thinking about a trip you want …

FI Weekly – March 16, 2021

​ Disrupting Higher Education I’ve become a fan of The Hustle’s email newsletter for the variety of business stories and their post this week, “Google Goes After Higher Ed,” caught my eye.  Last year, Google announced plans to offer certificate programs that would take the place of a college degree, for some roles, in their …

102 Business Ideas for Kids | Simple Startup with Arianna and Sheila | EP 308

Arianna and Sheila What You’ll Get Out Of Today’s Show Do you have a budding entrepreneur at home? Help them bring their business ideas to life, learn the value of money, and gain future-proof skills. About a year ago, Rob Phelan, launched The Simple StartUp workbook and live coaching series aimed at helping kids aged …

How to Factor My Mortgage into My FI Number | Live Stereo Q&A | EP 307

Watch Listen Read What You’ll Get Out Of Today’s Show After four weeks of hosting the live weekly show via Stereo, Brad and Jonathan continue to refine the format and come up with ideas for improving the experience. Jonathan needs some specialized dental work performed and the dentist he found is out-of-network. Insurance isn’t going …

FI Weekly – March 9, 2021

Expected Value in Decision Making I’m reading the book ‘DUCY? Exploits, Advice, and Ideas of the Renowned Strategist’ by poker player David Sklansky and he does a great job explaining a critical concept in decision making that you need to add to your list of mental models: Expected Value (EV)  “Expected value arises most frequently …

Myths and Misconceptions | Diania Merriam | EP 306

Watch Listen Read Diania Merriam Website:  EconoMe Conference Podcast: Optimal Finance Daily What You’ll Get Out Of Today’s Show Diania Merriam is the Chief Economeist behind the EconoMe conference, a two-day event at the University of Cincinnati whose roots are in the FIRE movement. In 2019, Diania was preparing for the launch of EconoMe in …