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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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Gauging the Weight of Your Portfolio | EP 277

What You’ll Get Out Of Today’s Show Setting up your financial life includes updating your investor policy statement and examining the rationale for equal weighting inside your index funds. Brad is giving his physical fitness a boost in December with a month-long burpee challenge. A full-body exercise that can be

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How to Set Up Your Financial Life | Investing for Beginners | EP 276

What You’ll Get Out Of Today’s Show Continuing the conversation discussing financial basics, today’s episode covers how to get started investing, banking, and setting up your financial life. As a recent college graduate, Brad had the motivation to get his financial life together but didn’t really know how to go

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Board Games and War Games | EP 275

What You’ll Get Out Of Today’s Show It’s no secret that Brad and Jonathan’s families are board game fans. One way they can typically save 20-60% on the cost of board games is by watching for price drops on Amazon using CamelCamelCamel. Brad was able to save a substantial amount

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Tax Planning 2020 | EP 274

Sean Mullaney Website: Mullaneyfinancial.com Blog: The FI Tax Guy What You’ll Get Out Of Today’s Show It’s end-of-year tax planning time. As you get further along in your financial independence journey, there are likely more end-of-year tax planning items you’ll need to be aware of. Having a checklist to review annually is

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What’s an Emergency? | EP 273

Sean Mullaney Website: Mullaneyfinancial.com Blog: The FI Tax Guy What You’ll Get Out Of Today’s Show We’re going back to basics and taking a deep dive into the Roth IRA and the levers, tools, and investing strategies available to investors. Although ChooseFI offers the free FI101 course, taking small actions

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Future Proof | EP 271

What You’ll Get Out Of Today’s Show In a world of uncertainty, how can we future-proof our skillset and also create an environment to help our kids thrive as adults? Growing up, Brad never thought about entrepreneurship, but as he has gotten more into this FI mindset, the concept has

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Designing Your Year For 2021 | Dominick Quartuccio | EP 270

Dominick Quartuccio Website:  The Great Man Within Podcast: The Great Man Within What You’ll Get Out Of Today’s Show One of ChooseFI’s most popular guests is back! Dominick Quartuccio returns to talk about after the shock of 2020, how to bounce back and what it looks like to design your

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Let’s Make Lemonade With A Twist | EP 269

What You’ll Get Out Of Today’s Show ChooseFI Facebook Community Manager, Jennifer, recently posted a meme that hit home with Brad. It said, “Plot twist: 2020 has actually been the best year of your life. You faced challenge after challenge, you’ve adapted, and you’ve overcome. 2020 has forced you to

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Breaking the Cycle of Poverty | EP 266

Yanely Espinal Website:  Miss Be Helpful YouTube: Miss Be Helpful Instagram: missbehelpful What You’ll Get Out Of Today’s Show Yanely grew up in a low-income household in Brooklyn and then attended Brown University. But by the time she graduated, she had accumulated a bunch of credit card debt that she

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Talent Stacker | EP 265

What You’ll Get Out Of Today’s Show What’s in your talent stack? Inspired by content discovered over the last four years while producing ChooseFI, Jonathan has spent the last couple of months hard at work on the side on a new passion project. As said many times here on the

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Recognizing Scarcity And Uncertainty | Leisa Peterson | EP 264

Leisa Peterson Website:  Wealth Clinic Book: The Mindful Millionaire What You’ll Get Out Of Today’s Show Your money story informs so much of your life even if you’re not aware of it. For 30 years, Leisa Peterson has been researching and studying how trauma in early life contributes to the

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Pick Your Five: Accountability And Decision-Making | EP 263

What You’ll Get Out Of Today’s Show Jonathan draws a parallel between the episode on Monday with professional poker player Annie Duke and hitting his weight loss goals. Finding himself well over his desired weight, Jonathan took a health challenge and has kept the weight off for six months making

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How To Decide With Annie Duke | EP 262

Annie Duke Website: Alliance for Decision Education Books: Thinking in Bets: Making Smarter Decisions When You Don’t Have All the Facts and How to Decide: Simple Tools for Making Better Choices What You’ll Get Out Of Today’s Show Annie Duke is a world champion poker player and author of Thinking

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What’s Your Survival Number With Jully-Alma Taveras | EP 260

Jully-Alma Taveras Website:  Investing Latina Instagram: Investing Latina YouTube: Investing Latina What You’ll Get Out Of Today’s Show Immigrating to the United States as a child, by early adulthood, Jully found herself caught up in our consumer culture and had acquired five figures worth of debt. After working to dig

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Kristi & Big Ern | EP 259

Households of FI – Kristi What You’ll Get Out Of Today’s Show In our eighth Households of FI touchpoint episodes, Kristi was successfully following the standard path with a six-figure job and keeping up with the Joneses but waiting to take a breath and enjoy life. After finding FI, she

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Back To Basics: Getting Started With FI | Ep 257

What You’ll Get Out Of Today’s Show In this ChooseFI Back to Basics episode, we review Health Savings Accounts (HSA). What happens when you need to finally pull money out after funding it year after year? ChooseFI Chief Content Officer, MK, is just weeks away from having her baby. For

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Back to basics | EP 253

What You’ll Get Out Of Today’s Show Going back to the basics of ChooseFI being a crowdsourced show, Brad and Jonathan address what’s going on in the FI community with a wild card Friday episode. Why revisit content that’s already been discussed? After several years of introducing new ideas, the

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Life rebuilt with Julia | EP 252

Julia Harder What You’ll Get Out Of Today’s Show Everyone’s path to FI is going to look a little bit different and there is so much we can learn from each other. Hoping to inspire and share lessons learned through conversations with community members, Brad and Jonathan speak with Julia

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Brad connects with Martin and Ayesha | EP 251

What You’ll Get Out Of Today’s Show Martin and Ayesha are both natural savers who have been great about living below their means but lacked a real plan. Their goals are to maximize investments for retirement and finding ways to utilize dividend funds. After stumbling across the ChooseFI podcast, they

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Money Lessons From My Grandparents | Ep 250

Anne Zonca Facebook:  Anne Zonca What You’ll Get Out Of Today’s Show Once you realize financial independence is possible for you, how do you ensure the money lessons you’ve learned are consistently passed down to future generations? Anne Zonca’s family is well ahead of their time when it comes to

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You Are More Than Your Financial Capital | Laura Oldanie | Ep 248

Laura Oldanie Website:  Rich & Resilient Living What You’ll Get Out Of Today’s Show What does it look like when you are invested in building wealth, environmentalism, sustainability, and racism? How do you combine raising your net worth while optimizing these other areas of your life? You build a holistic

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