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Tools to Simplify Budgeting and Tracking Finances | EP 374

In this week’s episode, Brad and Jonathan discuss a variety of tools that can help you stay on-top of your budget. Whether you create your own tracking systems or don’t have any expense tracking systems in place yet, there likely is a tool mentioned in this episode that can help

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Can I Get An Extension, Please? | EP 372

It’s officially tax season! In this week’s episode, Brad and Jonathan discuss tax extensions and share some of their experiences paying taxes in the past. No matter what walk of life you are in, at the end of the day we all have to pay taxes. As members of the

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Timeline Your Goals | Stacked With Joe Saul-Sehy | EP 370

In this week’s episode, Brad and Jonathan sit down with Joe Saul-Sehy, co-author of the book “Stacked” and co-host of the “Stacking Benjamins” podcast. Together, the trio discuss how to properly set goals for yourself and ways you can continue to move that needle along! If you stick to your

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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

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Day 0 Self | EP 366

In this week’s episode, Brad and Jonathan discuss the importance behind moment you decide it is time to make a change in your life. While making the decision to alter your life for the better is often easy, actually consistently carrying out that goal can be tough to do. We

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What If You Didn’t Need to Escape? | EP 365

In this week’s episode, Brad and Jonathan question the notion of needing to escape from your life. While we all get tired of the mundane nuances that life throws at us, we often escape these constrictions by frivolously spending money during the hours in which we own our time. Taking

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What’s All The Hoopla About? | EP 364

In this week’s episode, Brad and Jonathan fixate on many different areas in life where improvements can be made and ways you could go about doing it! Whether it’s your own cybersecurity, managing anxiety, or physical health, it is important for us to take care of ourselves in order to

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First to a Million with Dan Sheeks | EP 363

In this week’s episode, Brad and Jonathan sit down with Business and Marketing teacher, personal finance advocate, and author of “First to a Million: A Teenager’s Guide to Achieving Early Financial Independence” Dan Sheeks. Together, the trio discuss strategies that can help a teenager jump start their path to FI!

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Blockchain, Smart Contracts, and NFT’s Part 2 | EP 362

In this week’s episode, Brad and Jonathan continue their discussion from last week about digital asset investment! This time, they are taking a deeper look into decentralized finance and different ways that you can get involved in the digital asset realm if that is something you wish to do on

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Blockchain, Smart Contracts, and NFT’s | EP 361

In this week’s episode, Brad and Jonathan take a look at the blockchain and try to find where the actual value is within cryptocurrencies and digital asset investing. Join the guys as they define what certain digital assets are, discuss strategies for navigating the murky waters that is blockchain investing,

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A Primer for Success | EP 360

In this week’s episode, Brad and Jonathan discuss different ways in which you can position yourself to experience as many positive outcomes in your life as possible. Whether it’s building credit, saving, investing, education, understanding the true meaning behind the word “compounding,” or really any other aspect of your life,

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SWOT Analysis for Financial Independence | EP 359

Now that you’ve done your beginning of the year audit, it’s time to look at your finances through the lens of a SWOT analysis! In this week’s episode, Brad and Jonathan examine the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats that may arise as you continue along your FI journey. By getting

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Getting Started Audit | EP 358

Welcome to 2022! In this week’s episode, Jonathan and Brad discuss starting your year by doing an audit of your current financial situation to highlight areas in which you can improve! It is critical to know how much you’re taking home in income and what your expenses over the coming

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2021 Year End Wins | Part 2 | EP 357

In our final episode of 2021, Brad and Jonathan pick up where they left off last week as they continue to listen to your end of year wins! It is truly amazing to hear about all the accomplishments our listeners met in 2021, and we hope you continue to ride

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2021 Year End Wins | Part 1 | EP 356

Happy Holidays! However, the holidays are not the only reason we are festive around this time of the year. Join Brad and Jonathan as they celebrate your end of the year wins! This episode is dedicated to all the amazing steps our community members have made throughout 2021, and we

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Making Bold Moves with Dominick Quartuccio | EP 355

In this week’s episode, Brad and Jonathan are joined by Dominick Quartuccio from “The Great Man Within” to discuss making bold moves while on the path to bettering yourself. Although it may be inconvenient, making one bold move can snowball into a life full of adventure, self-development, and unexpected happiness!

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Families Fly Free | EP 353

In this week’s episode, Brad and Jonathan are joined by Lyn Mettler from “Families Fly Free” to discuss optimizing your travel rewards when traveling with family! Join the trio as they discuss different ways to utilize travel rewards programs so you can be one step closer to finally taking the

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The DIY Financial Plan | EP 352

In this week’s episode, Brad and Jonathan are joined by Measure Twice Money’s founder Cody Garrett! Together, they discuss important details about DIY financial planning, such as identifying where you do and don’t need help with your financial planning, exercising the rational and reasonable approach when financial planning, and ways

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Year End Tax Planning 2021 | EP 351

In this week’s episode, Brad and Jonathan are joined by Sean Mullaney to get a jump start on 2021’s tax planning season. Together, they discuss managing Backdoor Roth IRAs before the 12/31 deadline, changes to the relevant tax regulations, amended returns, solo 401k’s for contractors and entrepreneurs, and so much

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Paper Returns Vs. Real Returns | EP 349

In this week’s episode, Brad and Jonathan discuss the importance of knowing the difference between paper returns and real returns. If an asset has a certain value in the market, it does not mean that said value will exist once an attempt to liquidate the asset is made! Later in

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The Rules of the Game | EP 348

In this week’s episode, Brad and Jonathan discuss the rules that financially dictate how we all play the game of life. Together, they point out that knowing the rules can allow you to experience the beneficial side of tax planning, maximizing your benefits, and utilizing your travel rewards! The rules

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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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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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