156 | Retire Before Mom And Dad | Rob Berger

DoughRoller

Rob Berger, founder of Dough Roller and Retire Before Mom and Dad, talks about the simple math of early retirement and more essential FI lessons that are important to talk about. Rob’s Personal Finance Story Before a total transformation, Rob thought about money in a similar way to his law partners. Rob had spent eight years at a law firm and recently made partner. With that promotion, he started doing … Read more

155 | FI For Single Parents| Leslie Tayne

155 | Boundaries As A Single Parent On The Path To FI | Leslie Tayne

Leslie Tayne opens up to Brad and Jonathan about her journey as a single parent, financial problems in her first marriage, and how to move forward from debt. Leslie’s Story Leslie’s money story starts in her childhood. In her parents’ marriage, her father controlled the money. So naturally, when Leslie got married she fell into a similar pattern. Leslie married her husband at age 24. Since he was older, he … Read more

154R | Inception

Inception

Tim and Amy from GoWithLess join Brad and Jonathan to discuss their unique travel strategy. Plus, tips on how to design your dream life. Build Your Dream Life Rethinking your current life and finding ways to create your dream life is an admirable goal. As you go through the different stages of your life, a dream life might change. However, you can always take steps to make your life more … 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

How To Be Thankful For Your Finances (No Matter What Stage You’re At)

How To Be Thankful For Your Finances (No Matter What Stage You’re At)

No matter what your situation, it’s easy to fall into a perspective of self-pity about your finances. After all, how can you be thankful for your finances when your financial goals are so far away? Goals such as paying off debt and reaching FIRE are often long and challenging. Roadblocks appear and mistakes get made. How To Be Thankful For Your Financial Situation Even in the most challenging of financial … Read more

FI After College: Best Money Moves After Graduation

FI After College: Best Money Moves After Graduation

Pursuing FI is well and good if you have an established job that pays you well. But what about those fresh out of college?  I know when I graduated, I barely had enough in the bank to put a downpayment on an apartment, let alone start pursuing Financial Independence.  It may not seem possible, but even recent college grads can start pursuing FI right now. Here’s how. Start Saving In … 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

Everything You Need To Know About Emergency Funds

Everything You Need To Know About Emergency Funds

It’s happened to all of us at one time or another. You lost your job, a pipe bursts during the winter, ruining your basement, or your old clunker finally dies on your way to work. Emergencies suck. And they often cost a lot of money. That’s why you need to have an emergency fund. Here’s everything you need to know about emergency funds–from where to put them and how 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

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