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How Did You Calculate That Return? | EP 347

In this week’s episode, Brad and Jonathan discuss how critical it is to fully understand what the statistics and numeric values describing your investment returns actually represent. They do so by describing what compound annual growth rate is, explaining the logic behind the 4 percent rule, and by referencing helpful

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How Do I Figure Out the Taxes on This? | EP 346

In this week’s episode, Brad and Jonathan examine the concept of assets and where they fit in your general tax strategy. Together, they discuss the different factors that effect how and when you pay your taxes, compare the differences between Roth IRA’s and 401k’s, and explore potentially beneficial ways in

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The Art Of The Career Pivot | EP 345

In this week’s episode, Brad and Jonathan talk about the benefits behind creating the space needed in life for you to challenge yourself. While it may be tempting to relax in place with your new-found free time, you should be using it as an opportunity for growth! Who knows, you

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Risk Avoidance and Deworsification | EP 344

In this week’s episode, Brad and Jonathan discuss how risk avoidance can weigh down your returns in the form of opportunity costs. While your savings may be safe, you could be missing out on opportunities for your money to work on your behalf! Join the guys as they discuss the

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Firing the Haters with Jillian Johnsrud | EP 343

In this week’s episode, Brad and Jonathan are joined for the “many-ith” time by Jillian Johnsrud to discuss her new book, “Fire The Haters.” Together, they dissect some of the themes from Jillian’s book, which leads to discussions about overcoming imposter syndrome, taking action, acknowledging valid feedback, and identifying the

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Don’t Let Good Be the Enemy of Great | EP 342

When things are good, is it the right move to settle in place? In this week’s episode, Brad and Jonathan discuss the nature of good, and how things being good is often the biggest obstacle standing in the way of things being great. After all, there is no opportunity for

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Worthwhile Splurges | EP 341

In this week’s episode, Brad and Jonathan discuss the benefits of slightly diverting from the FI mindset and spending more on meaningful purchases. While splurging can be a slippery slope, calculated splurging can yield large returns in terms of enjoyment, opportunity, and time! Resources Mentioned In Today’s Conversation PaperKarma Opt

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Diamonds in the Rough | EP 340

In this week’s episode, Brad and Jonathan reopen the mailbag which prompts a discussion examining the true monetary value behind collectable items, and why finding that diamond in the rough could inherently be more valuable than actual diamonds! We also hear about some fantastic wins the community has experienced, plus

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Close the Loop | EP 339

In this week’s episode, Brad and Jonathan dive into the mailbag and respond to listener emails! Throughout the episode, you’ll hear about some of the wins those in our community have experienced, ranging from having the power to take back and optimize personal time, to 2nd graders discussing the FI

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10 Ways to Increase Your Income With Alan Donegan | EP 338

While slashing your expenses can certainly accelerate your path to financial independence, what if it also begins to slash at your own happiness and wellbeing? In this week’s episode, Brad and Jonathan are joined by Alan Donegan from the Rebel Entrepreneur podcast, who attempts to solve this dilemma by discussing

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Ordinary Sherpa with Heidi Dusek | EP 337

Does settling down and starting a family really mean that your days of adventuring are over? In this week’s episode, Brad and Jonathan are joined by Heidi Dusek from the Ordinary Sherpa Podcast, who firmly believes that having a family doesn’t mean that your ability to adventure disappears! Heidi shares

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$1K 100 Ways with Nick Loper | EP 336

In this week’s episode, Brad and Jonathan are joined by author, podcaster, and entrepreneur Nick Loper from Side Hustle Nation. In their conversation, Nick emphasizes that thinking creatively when looking to start an entrepreneurial journey can lead to a surprisingly successful endeavor. Nick also cited examples he has came across

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Is There a Housing Market Bubble with Paula Pant | EP 330

In this episode, Brad and Jonathan sit down with Paula Pant, author of the ebook Escape and creator of the blog and podcast Afford Anything. As a group, the trio discuss the current landscape of the housing market, what’s different between it now and 14 years ago, some tips and

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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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