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FI Number Adjustments | EP 367

In this week’s episode, Brad and Jonathan unpack the problems that lie within modern retirement calculations and provide examples of how you can work around these flaws. As opposed to focusing on income, maybe it is better to learn how much our lives cost us. Expenses appear and disappear as life goes on, it is important to factor that in to your FI number!


  • 1:01 – Introductions
  • 2:00 – Listener Feedback, Permaculture, and Libraries
  • 6:55 – Annual Expenses
  • 14:08 – The Retirement Smile
  • 16:53 – Addressing That FI Number
  • 22:21 – The Pile of Cash
  • 30:45 – Upcoming Events!
  • 32:07 – Major Purchases For Those Entering The Workforce
  • 41:40- Conclusion

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