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022R | Friday Roundup | Huge Announcement

In today’s Friday Roundup we discuss the True Cost of Car Ownership, how to maximize your travel rewards points plus a big announcement on a new in-house ‘expert’ for ChooseFI! Podcast Episode Summary Episode review of our podcast Episode 22 on The True Cost of Car Ownership Your best-case scenario

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022 | The True Cost Of Car Ownership

Do you know what your car is actually costing you each year? What about over an investing lifetime? In this episode of the ChooseFI Radio Podcast we cover the True Cost of Car Ownership and you’ll be absolutely amazed at the numbers. Podcast Episode Summary ChooseFI: The Ultimate Guide to

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021R | Our First Ever Crowd-Sourced Case Study | Paul

In today’s episode of the Friday Roundup we review our discussion of the Pillars of Financial Independence, take questions and comments from the community and go in-depth on Paul’s live case study. Podcast Episode Summary Review of Episode 21, the Pillars of Financial Independence What areas of financial independence did

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021 | The Pillars Of FI

In this episode of the Choose FI Radio Podcast we focus on the essential Pillars of Financial Independence including index investing, affordable housing, the psychology of FI, tax optimization and more. Not a good time for a podcast? You can read the article inspired by this episode here. Podcast Episode

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019R | Index Investing | How to buy VTSAX

In our Friday roundup Jonathan and Brad discuss the highlights and takeaways from the Monday episode with JL Collins. Then the podcast is opened up and crowd sourced to the community. Find out the specific travel reward perks that are available for active duty military and how to get started

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018R | Capital Gains Harvesting | Never Pay Taxes Again

Podcast Episode Summary how to harvest long term capital gains tax free. Friday Roundup 7 Review of Monday’s episode with Jeremy from Go Curry Cracker Brad and his family just visited Washington DC for the weekend and used Chase Ultimate Rewards points to stay at the Hyatt Place National Mall

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017R | The Roth IRA Conversion Ladder | A Case Study

The Roth Conversion Ladder… Let’s talk about what it looks like in a real world example Podcast Episode Summary This is our 23rd episode and providing a home for the FIRE community Thank you for our 50th review on Itunes (from Chad Carson!) – we plan to implement the voicemail

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017 | Mad Fientist an Origin Story

Introducing the Roth Conversion Ladder Podcast Episode Summary Today’s guest: Brandon from MadFientist.com and the origin story of the Mad Fientist How did the Mad Fientist website come about? He first stumbled on the Early Retirement Extreme website He thought there’d be investing strategies to get him to financial independence

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016R | Friends of the Library

Do you utilize the most powerful source of free knowledge and entertainment in your community? We Do!! Podcast Episode Summary Friday Roundup #5 Recap of house hacking episode with Chad Carson from CoachCarson.com Real estate investing is one of the pillars of Financial Independence ‘Keep it super simple and try

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016 | House Hacking With Coach Carson

Have you heard of House Hacking? Break the game with this powerful lever Podcast Episode Summary Real estate investing and house hacking with Chad “Coach” Carson. On the path to financial independence, how much of your own budget is going towards housing? After Chad graduated college at Clemson, he got

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015R | The ‘Joneses’ Are Bankrupt

Why are you spending so much effort keeping up with the Jone’s? They Are Bankrupt!! How much we appreciate our listeners and the feedback and comments we’re receiving Recap of guest appearance of Justin from Root of Good Justin is living a relaxing and chill life set for himself in

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015 | Root Of Good | 2nd Generation FIRE And College

Let’s talk about 2nd Generation FI. What changes when you are raising kids after hitting FI yourself or on the path to FI? How do we do college smartly? Podcast Episode Summary Our guest: Justin from Root of Good Justin had access to 401k and the 457 retirement plans 457

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What’s the Right Way to Calculate Net Worth? | 014R

Let’s celebrate the Odometer with 100,000 miles Podcast Episode Summary Highlights from the guest episode with Carl from 1500 Days Could you reach financial independence with a 10 to 15 year timeline? Jonathan’s timeline is much shorter than 10 to 15 years The mechanics of FI are easy, but we

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014 | The Phases Of FI With 1500 Days

The Phases of FI with 1500 Days (Mr 1500) Our Guest: Carl from 1500 Days The Phases of Financial Independence Close-knit community at Fincon and FI generally, Its amazing how much you have in common with somebody when you share a philosophy about money What is your philosophy about money?

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Control Your Tax Rate |013R

  Let’s discuss a practical example of how to control your tax rate Highlights from the Millionaire Educator Episode The benefits for teachers and public employees: 403(b) and 457 How the Millionaire Educator controlled his tax liability down to almost $0 The benefits of keeping your expenses below $30,000 per

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013 | The Unfair (FI) Advantage Of Teachers | 457b

Millionaire Educator Shares the Secrets of the 457b Our guest: Millionaire Educator shows us how to invest your money. He shows how teachers, firefighters, police officers and public employees can leverage the power of pretax savings to supercharge their retirement , and become millionaires. Take this information to learn how to invest

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Introducing the Friday Roundup | 012R

Introducing the Friday Roundup a crowd sourced community feedback based show Our first Friday Roundup Highlights from Frugalwoods episode Frugality is not about deprivation Freedom is the goal of financial independence Different perspectives: Brad the naturally frugal and Jonathan the ‘reluctant frugalist’ Your life is so much less stressful with

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012 | Living Frugal Frugalwoods | Save 75% Of Your Take Home Pay

Living Frugal is a Powerful FI Tool Liz from Frugalwoods coaches us through the ultimate guide to frugal living The benefits of minimalism and living frugal Frugalwoods family saving 70%+ of their income Their conscious decision in March 2014 to pursue financial independence Entirely possible to pursue living frugal anywhere including large metro

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011 | Welcome To The Hot seat

  Jonathan and Brad introduce a new segment called… “The Hotseat” then answer the questions ourselves Future guests and how our interviews will be different than other podcasts Introduction to the “hot seat” What’s your favorite blog that you’re currently reading? What is your favorite article of all time Favorite

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008 | Avoid Bank Fees at All Cost

  Bank Fees and fees generally are the financial equivalent of death by a thousand cuts. AVOID THEM – Here’s how Don’t piss off the accountant: Bank Fees Americans spent $32 Billion in overdraft fees in 2016 Bank accounts and credit cards should be financial tools you use for free

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006 | The Power Of Partnerships | ChooseFI Origin Story

We share the origin story of ChooseFI. The how and why we decided to partner on this The Power of Partnerships How Brad and Jonathan met Our decision to partner up on Choose FI The importance of taking action The value of personal relationships in an online world What to

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004 | Get Off The Hamster Wheel | Jonathan Backstory

Podcast Episode Summary Jonathan shares his origin story from and how he graduated from pharmacy school in 2013 with $168,000 student loan debt and how he payed them off in less than 5 years How did he get to that point? ‘Followed the rules’ to get his pharmacy degree but came

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002 | Why Failure Matters | Brad Backstory

Brad Barrett’s shares his entrepreneurial journey online Learning about online business from Tim Ferriss Drop shipping business online with firewood racks bought from Flippa SEO strategies and getting crushed for black hat tactics Skills learned, even from ‘failures’: ability to create websites Takeaways for Brad in failures. Starting a new

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