Choose FI Podcast

Listen to the latest episodes from one of the top business and finance podcasts in the world!

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

Read More »
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

Read More »
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

Read More »
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

Read More »
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?

Read More »
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

Read More »
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

Read More »
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

Read More »
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

Read More »
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

Read More »
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

Read More »
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

Read More »
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

Read More »
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

Read More »