154 | Hacking The FAFSA | Brian Eufinger And Seonwoo Lee

154 | Hacking The FAFSA | Brian Eufinger And Seonwoo Lee

Graduating from college debt-free can accelerate the path to FI dramatically. Brian Eufinger and Seonwoo Lee share their best tips on hacking the FAFSA on today’s episode. Hacking The FAFSA The FAFSA, Free Application for Federal Student Aid, helps colleges determine how much student aid your student will receive. Understanding how the FAFSA works could save your child thousands with preparation. It’s about knowing the rules. Right, there are very … Read more

153R | Navigating Health Insurance

153R | Navigating Health Insurance

Medical debt is a big financial burden for many people. Brad and Jonathan spoke with Craig and Jerry from RIP Medical Debt to find out more about their solution to this problem. If we can continue to foster these kinds of conversation, not only we win but also those around us, those in our zone of awareness, those whose lives we have some impact on, they also benefit. Check out … Read more

153 | RIP Medical Debt | An Inside Look At Debt Collection And Forgiveness

153 | RIP Medical Debt | An Inside Look At Debt Collection And Forgiveness

Medical debt has the power to seriously hurt your financial future. Many Americans are faced with unavoidable medical debt that has crippled their financial situation. RIP Medical Debt is a nonprofit working to forgive medical debt for pennies on the dollar. They share their background and the amazing progress they’ve made. Medical Debt Both Craig and Jerry worked in the debt collection industry for decades. With that experience, they saw … Read more

152R | Can I Retire Yet?

152R | Can I Retire Yet

Big ERN comes on the show today to break down the numbers of Becky’s retirement plan. He works through their real numbers to determine how solid their retirement plan is. Taking Stock A lot of retirees have this fear of touching their principal and part of it is justified. But there is also part of it that is unjustified, right, because unless you have a constraint that you have to … Read more

152 | Is It Too Late? | Becky Heptig

152 | Is it too late? | Becky Heptig

Becky Heptig shares her personal story to show that FI is an attainable goal at any age. It is an encouraging story because it shows no matter what age you find FI, it is not too late to change your life for the better. Watch the episode on ChooseFI TV:   Becky’s Story Growing up, neither Becky or her husband had a lot of extras. Although all of their needs … Read more

151R | Fit Waist Fat Wallet

151R | Fit Waist Fat Wallet

Using David Hauser’s framework from last week of decision making through split testing, Brad and Jonathan look at their sleep, fitness, and diet. Split Testing Split testing allows you to test small differences to determine what can make a big impact. Little input differences or little changes in wording can make an enormous difference in your actual results. For example, if you were split testing a website design, then you … Read more

151 | Unstoppable Decision Making | Creating A Framework For Decision Making With David Hauser

151 | Unstoppable | Creating A Framework For Decision Making With David Hauser

As a successful start-up founder, David Hauser felt mercilessly driven to create success through extreme measures. He joins us to talk about his drive to succeed and how he has applied an experimentation framework to his health and wellness. David’s Story In grade school, David realized that he had a learning disability. This realization lead to the fruition of two skills. First, his drive to succeed was developed at an … Read more

150R | Goals vs Systems

150R | Goals vs Systems

Building your blueprint to FI starts with the basics. A simple thing like tracking your spending can set you on a path that will change your life forever. Today, we get back to FI 101 and uncover the stark difference between goals and systems. What Will Life After FI Look Like For You? As you approach your goal of FI, you may start to daydream about your newfound freedom. The … Read more

150 | Accountability | Diania Merriam

Accountability

Diania Merriam discusses accountability, shifting perspectives, and community. She has a great perspective on building community and life with balance. Diania’s Money Story At an early point in Diania’s life, she aspired to be the highest-paid female CEO. Since then, she has realized this is no longer her goal. It was a reflection of her belief that status was critically important. You just kinda feel like you’ll figure it out … Read more

149R | Whole Life Insurance

149R | Whole Life Insurance

Jonathan digs deep comparing whole life insurance and term insurance. Laura gets over $130 of clothes from Old Navy for 80 cents! How Laura Broke Old Navy According to Brad, this may be Laura’s best shopping experience of all time. She only paid 80 cents for goods that would normally cost $132.92! The girls and Laura have eight new activewear items to add to their wardrobe for the price tag … Read more