Choose FI Podcast

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The Investing Horse Race | EP 329

In this episode, Brad and Jonathan take a look at popular portfolios in the financial independence community and lay down a structure of comparison for them in a fashion similar to that of a horse race! Join us during the longitudinal study to find out which of these various investment

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Watch the Business Not the Stock with Brian Feroldi | EP 328

In this episode, Brad and Jonathan discuss investment strategies with Brian Feroldi, a seasoned veteran of the stock market and author for The Motley Fool. Brian shares with Brad and Jonathan some insight into the current landscape of the market, why some stocks perform the way they do, and why

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Credibility and Boundaries for Winning at Life | EP 325

In this episode, Brad and Jonathan reexamine the stages and checkpoints of Financial Independence. In our community, many people are just trying to figure out where they are on this path to FI. While every individual’s journey will be unique, when you can gamify the process, the journey can be

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The Stages and Checkpoints of FI | EP 324

In this episode, Brad and Jonathan reexamine the stages and checkpoints of Financial Independence. In our community, a lot of people are just trying to figure out where they are on this path to FI, and while every individual’s journey is going to be unique, when you can gamify the

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Pump and Dump | EP 323

Watch Listen Read What You’ll Get Out Of Today’s Show Curious about cryptocurrencies? Is it investing or is it gambling? It’s a topic the community has a lot of questions on, so in this episode we create. framework for the conversation and explore the nuances. In the US, we generally

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Financially Bulletproof in a Pandemic | EP 322

What do you do when your career pivot flops due to a pandemic?  Dennison rebounded with the Talent Stacker Salesforce 5-Day Challenge and launched a new lucrative career.  https://vimeo.com/547695243 Dennison, a member of the FI community and recent Salesforce success story, joined the guys today for a special interview. He expressed

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Discovering the Power of FU Money | EP 321

Watch Listen Read Households of FI-Zach and Marilyn What You’ll Get Out Of Today’s Show Picking back up with our ChooseFI Households of FI family, Zach and Marilyn to hear about all of the incredible progress they’ve made since their last episode. Like most people, the last year has turned

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Make Your Kid a Millionaire | EP 319

Watch Listen Read What You’ll Get Out Of Today’s Show Do you want to give your children the tools they need to guarantee their path to financial independence? If you give them the right skills, becoming a millionaire can be a mathematical certainty. Achieving the objective of becoming a millionaire

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100 Ways to Get 1% Better | EP 318

Watch Listen Read What You’ll Get Out Of Today’s Show After four years of talking about the aggregation of marginal gains and the idea of getting 1% better, ChooseFI has accumulated quite a lengthy list that you can stack together. If you can invest a little bit of time to

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All The Hacks | Chris Hutchins | EP 317

Watch Listen Read Chris Hutchins Website:  All the Hacks Podcast: All The Hacks What You’ll Get Out Of Today’s Show Life gets busy when you have a new baby, so Chris Hutchins is on a quest to learn all the hacks, optimize his life, and share what he’s learned with

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Is Your Pension Healthy? | EP 316

Watch Listen Read Lindsay and Troy from Households of FI with Grumpus Maximus Website: Grumpusmaximus.com What You’ll Get Out Of Today’s Show Back in another installment of ChooseFI’s Households of FI series are Troy and Lindsay. In episode 241, Brad helped them calculate their FI number, but Lindsay is a

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Is This the Golden Age of Investing? | EP 315

Watch https://youtu.be/KmGcnzQasCYListen Read What You’ll Get Out Of Today’s Show In last week’s Facebook Live episode with Frank Vasquez, he pointed out that we are in the Golden Age of Investing. In this episode, we explore what that means and if we appreciate how good we have it. In an

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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

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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

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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

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Finding Your Locus of Control | Stereo Live Q&A | EP 305

Watch Clip: Long Term Investing Advice to a 7-year-old The Full Episode Listen Read What You’ll Get Out Of Today’s Show It’s the third edition of ChooseFI’s live and interactive show via Stereo. You can submit a question, feedback, or comment, and find out how to join us for the

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Structuring Your Emergency Fund | Stereo Live Q&A | EP 303

Watch Listen Read What You’ll Get Out Of Today’s Show In the second episode of our series taking the show online via the Stereo app, listeners ask questions and interact during a replay of this live podcast from Tuesday evening. Experimenting with this new show format, Brad and Jonathan are

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Money and Relationships | Part 2 | EP 301

Watch Listen Read Jillian Johnsrud Website:  JillianJohnsrud.com Podcast: Everyday Courage What You’ll Get Out Of Today’s Show What are you getting hung up on with relationships and money? We continue the conversation in Part 2 of the Relationships and Money series with Jillian Johnsrud. Although March is finally here and

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Relationships and Money with Jillian Johnsrud | EP 300

Watch Listen Read Jillian Johnsrud Website:  JillianJohnsrud.com Podcast: Everyday Courage What You’ll Get Out Of Today’s Show Money is one of the top three things people struggle to communicate with, falling right below sex and above our reasons and motivations for work. In her coaching practice, Jillian finds clients will

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What’s Stopping You from Reaching FI? | EP 299

Watch Listen Read What You’ll Get Out Of Today’s Show It’s ChooseFI’s first live radio show! Recorded live on Tuesdays at 7:30 pm Eastern using an app called Stereo, the live shows will be replayed as the Friday Roundup episode. The topic of this interactive live show is: “What is

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Habits for Wealth Building | Rich and Regular | EP 298

Watch Listen Read Martin and Ayesha with Julien and Kiersten Website:  rich and REGULAR YouTube: Money on the Table What You’ll Get Out Of Today’s Show We are checking back in with our Households of FI family, Martin and Ayesha, who have been paired with mentors, Julien and Kiersten of

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Emergency Fund for the Zombie Apocalypse | EP 295

What You’ll Get Out Of Today’s Show This Friday’s episode continues with the theme of looking back at our perspective has changed since the show began. What has changed, have we pivoted, and what do we feel more confident about now than we did then? Last Friday Brad shared the

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GameStop: Squeezed to the Max | Brian Feroldi | EP 293

Brian Feroldi What You’ll Get Out Of Today’s Show Wondering what happened with GameStop and confused about what a short squeeze is? The complexity of this kind of trading is far from the simple strategy of buy and hold investing. Even for those who have no plans to jump on

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The Complexity in Simplicity at M1 | Brian Barnes | EP 292

Brian Barnes, founder of M1 Finance Watch Listen Read Website:  M1 Finance What You’ll Get Out Of Today’s Show M1 Finance transformed Jonathan’s ideas about how simple complexity could be and has quickly become his favorite investing platform, especially for taxable accounts. Brian Barnes investing story begins at the age

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If I Could Turn Back Time | EP 291

What You’ll Get Out Of Today’s Show After four years of working on the ChooseFI podcast, Brad and Jonathan want to share their lessons learned, the list of things they might do differently, and highlight a few episodes to re-listen to. Brad is back in the studio after missing out

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Paul Merriman | EP 290

Paul Merriman Website:  Paulmerriman.com What You’ll Get Out Of Today’s Show Does your portfolio own enough of the companies that carry a lot of the growth over extended periods of time? When you buy index funds, you aren’t as diversified as you think you are. Cap weighted index funds mean

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The Roth 401K and Meal Planning Made Easy | EP 289

What You’ll Get Out Of Today’s Show For almost 12 months, we’ve all been trying to do the best that we can. As frequently discussed on the show, we try to do things slightly different, optimize in the ways that we can, and make the best of the situation. Jonathan’s

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Mad Fientist | EP 288

Brandon a.k.a. Mad Fientist Website:  Mad Fientist Podcast: Financial Independence Podcast What You’ll Get Out Of Today’s Show Should you rush to reach FI? Or use it as a map in a lifelong pursuit to master your relationship with time, money, and happiness? Brandon, from the Mad Fientist, wishes he

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The Examined Life | EP 287

What You’ll Get Out Of Today’s Show Are you the kind of person who sets New Year’s resolutions? Like many Americans, Jonathan used to set weight loss goals for the new year, but not this year. Instead, he and his accountability partner, JD Roth, spent the previous nine months working

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I Like to Dabble | EP 286

Daniella Website:  I Like to Dabble What You’ll Get Out Of Today’s Show Many industries we once believed were recession-proof have proven otherwise. What can we do to build multiple streams of income and the resilience needed so that we’re not reliant on anyone else for financial security? Side hustles

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Beginning of a New Era | EP 285

What You’ll Get Out Of Today’s Show 2021 kicks off the fifth year of the ChooseFI podcast. Despite being at different points in their own financial journeys, Brad and Jonathan have experienced the benefit of incremental growth with both their finances and self-improvement. While it may seem simple and even

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What is The Simple Path to Wealth? | JL Collins | EP 284

A Revisit With JL Collins Watch Listen Read Website:  JLCollinsnh.com Book: The Simple Path to Wealth What You’ll Get Out Of Today’s Show When it comes to investing strategies, one of the most influential books available says that if you keep it simple, you’ll actually do better. Here to talk

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End Of Year Wins | Part 3 | EP 283

What You’ll Get Out Of Today’s Show It’s Part 3 of ChooseFI’s end-of-year wins where we hear directly from our community members. During this live event, listeners shared the actions they’ve taken during the past year that have helped them to spend less, earn more, and enjoy the journey. This

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End Of Year Wins | Part 2 | EP 282

What You’ll Get Out Of Today’s Show It’s Part 2 of ChooseFI’s end-of-year wins where we hear directly from our community members. During this live event, listeners shared the actions they’ve taken during the past year that have helped them to spend less, earn more, and enjoy the journey. This

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End of Year Wins | Part 1 | EP 281

What You’ll Get Out Of Today’s Show It’s the ChooseFI Christmas Edition where we hear end-of-year wins direct from our community members. During this live event, listeners shared the actions they’ve taken during the past year that have helped them to spend less, earn more, and enjoy the journey. This

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THE DEBT FREE GUYS | EP 280

The Debt Free Guys – John and David Website:  Debt Free Guys Podcast: Queer Money Podcast What You’ll Get Out Of Today’s Show Is it possible to live fabulously without being fabulously broke? The Debt Free Guys say you can. After a year and a half of dating, John and

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