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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 …

145R | Stuck

A discussion of what to do with a windfall, a review of turnkey real estate investing, and a meditation for stock market investors when the market is falling. Fincon In Main Stream News In last week’s episode, Brad and Jonathan discussed their experience at Fincon. This week, Brad found two articles about Fincon in the …

143R | Is This The Top?

A discussion of community and market volatility. NYC Playing With FIRE Premiere Brad just returned from a trip to Long Island to visit family. While he was there, he was able to attend the sold-out Playing with FIRE premiere in NYC. It was a great night full of community connections. As we always say, it’s …

142 | Real Estate Investing Strategies With Paula Pant

Paula Pant comes back to the show to discuss real estate as a path to Financial Independence. Brad’s Real Estate Story Back in 2005, Brad bought a speculative property in North Carolina as an “investment opportunity.” [Buying and selling bare lots] was without question one of the biggest financial mistakes of my life. Brad was …

How Do You Know When To Sell A Rental Property?

Investing in real estate has been a winning strategy to build wealth for generations. The use of leverage when purchasing real estate allows you to supersize the returns for even greater net worth increases. Beyond your primary residence, investing in rental properties is the next logical step. So many people tell you to buy real …

140R | The Real Cost Of A Financial Advisor

Brad and Jonathan dive into the costs of a financial advisor and college hacking. Financial Advisors Jonathan recently recorded an episode with Pete Matthews from Meaningful Money. Pete mentioned that he had been at a financial planning conference where they told the audience that financial advisors need to be prepared to talk to people about …

Earn More Interest On Your Emergency Fund: CIT Savings Builder Review

Once you start your FI journey you likely have a good amount of cash sitting in a savings account. Between saving up for purchases and filling up your emergency fund you may find yourself having quite the nest egg sitting there not doing much for you. Finding a high-yield savings account is a great way …

Why Investing Conservatively Is Better

When working with clients, I have several ways to determine the correct allocation they should have to stocks and bonds. More often than not, I find that clients are over-allocated to stocks. Therefore, they are taking more risk in their portfolios than needed. Today, I want to discuss why investing more conservatively is usually better …

136 | How To Fund Your Child’s Roth IRA And Other Tax Optimizations With The FI Tax Guy

A dive into taxes with Sean Mullaney, the FI Tax Guy. Sean’s Career In Accounting When Sean started out as a rookie accountant, he had a plan to become a partner in an accounting firm in his home state. However, he learned that it is difficult to move up the ranks in large firms so …

135R | The Plot Thickens

Jonathan and Brad discuss life hacks and take another look at whether you should pay off your mortgage or invest. Spam Caller Life Hack Jonathan gave a quick shout out to an Andriod life hack that blocks spam callers. Basically, Google has the option for a call screening service. When you see a call, you …