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Are You Too Good For Casserole? | Ep 231

What You’ll Get Out Of Today’s Show Reboot your finances, start shopping your cabinets, and challenge yourself to think a little more creatively about your meals. Start a spending challenge and fill up your free time with physical activity. Keep track of how many times you choose to do something

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College Hacks from the ChooseFI Community | Ep 230

What You’ll Get Out Of Today’s Show With the rising cost of college, what tips and tricks can help lower the cost of higher education? The community weighs in. Because Austin’s company paid up to $8,000 a year in tuition, he chose to attend Western Governor’s University, where tuition costs

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Managing Stress by Leveraging FI | The Fioneers | Ep 229

The Fioneers Website: Thefioneers.com Twitter: @TheFioneers Instagram: Thefioneers Facebook: Slow FI Enthusiasts What You’ll Get Out Of Today’s Show The path to FI doesn’t look the same for everyone. It’s a balancing act, designed with intention to regain freedom in a way that aligns with your values. The Fioneers, Jessica

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Overcoming the Debilitating Fear of Public Speaking | Ep 228

What You’ll Get Out Of Today’s Show Like many people, Brad once had a debilitating fear of public speaking. Through personal growth and overcoming limiting beliefs, he’s now more comfortable speaking to large groups. He finds he even thrives with some public speaking events, such as the ChooseFI Facebook live

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The Golden Albatross | Grumpus Maximus | Ep 227

Grumpus Maximus Website:  grumpusmaximus.com What You’ll Get Out Of Today’s Show How can you calculate a pension’s value? Is it worth it? And how do you incorporate this future income into your retirement plan? The 10th year of employment in a pensionable career is frequently an inflection point. It’s this

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Trip of a Lifestyle to All US National Parks | Ep 226

Lauren and Steven keys Website:  Trip of a Lifestyle Twitter: @TOALifestyle Instagram: tripofalifestyle What You’ll Get Out Of Today’s Show Steven and Lauren saved $100,000 in two years on entry-level salaries. Through a continuation of their college lifestyle, they were able to keep their expenses low and grow their savings

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Help Fix My 403(b) | Ep 220

Nancy Bachety Website:  Fix My 403B Nancy joins the show to share what she has learned about the confusing world of 403(b)s. Based on her personal experience and hours of research, she shares how to avoid making some of the most common 403(b) mistakes. 403(b)s are often sold as an

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Covid Budget awakening | brandi Sellers | Ep 218

Brandi Sellers Instagram: @bstereo Website: Not So Private Parts What You’ll Get Out Of Today’s Show The third episode in our case study series featuring Brandi Sellers discussing how to be financially resilient and move forward when your job requires you to be there in person. She is a social media

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How to save thousands in Taxes using Geo-arbitrage | Ep 217

Download your Geo-Arbitrage Tax Guide here David Mckeegan Website:  Greenback Expat Tax Services What You’ll Get Out Of Today’s Show The difference between foreign earned income exclusion and foreign tax credit and how to qualify for each, and how US citizens and tax residents can use them to save thousands

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Your Self-Worth is Not Your Net Worth | Audrey Bellis | Ep 215

In Today’s Episode Audrey Bellis @AudreyBellis on all social media handles Audrey’s Email: hello @ audreybellis.com What You’ll Get Out Of Today’s Show It’s a difficult time for the country and the world right now. But Audrey Bellis, our second in our case study series, is making the most out

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How To Rock A Blog Without the Painful Learning Curve | Ep 214

In Today’s Episode Ashley Barnett Talks ABout Future Proofing Your skills Website: Hit Publish What You’ll Get Out Of Today’s Show How to start a business during a recession. How to future proof your skills. The value of networking. Resources Mentioned In Today’s Conversation How To Start A Blog Attend

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Is The Retirement Saver’s Credit Worth It In 2020? | Ep 213

In Today’s Episode What You’ll Get Out Of Today’s Show Memorial Day – Cooking with ChooseFI recipes. Enjoy some “FI-ne Dining” while saving in the process. Retirement Savers Credit – The guys detail this little known tax credit. Tax credits v tax deductions AND refunded v non-refundable credit. Sean mentioned

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Little Known Roth Hacks | Ep 210

In Today’s Episode Distributions from Roth 401(k)s are NOT the same as distributions from Roth IRAs. With Roth IRAs, contributions come out first tax and penalty free. With Roth 401(k)s, distributions are subject to the so-called “cream-in-the-coffee” rule – all distributions take out contributions and earnings (which is bad news

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What To Do When The Paycheck Stops With Fritz Gilbert Part 2 | Ep 209

In Today’s Episode Fritz Gilbert Discusses Investing During Retirement The Retirement Manifesto What You’ll Get Out Of Today’s Show How to use the bucket strategy to go from accumulation to withdrawal in retirement. How to handle large expenses, such as buying a car, during retirement. Asset allocation and rebalancing strategy

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The Creative Penn | Ep 181

Joanna Penn shares her story of building multiple income streams and becoming a writer. She outlines how anyone with the passion to be creative can do the same.

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The Art Of The Pivot | Ep 180

ChooseFI needs your help! If you get value from the work we do here at ChooseFI please consider using one of our affiliate partners. This gives us the resources we need to continue setting the world on FIRE. Cash back credit cards Travel rewards credit cards Credible CIT Bank M1

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Accidental Homeschooler | Ep 179

Resources Vincent Pugliese’s Homeschooler resources ChooseFI’s Accidental Homeschooler resources CIT Bank’s Savings Builder Account A lot of us have become Accidental Homeschoolers recently. Brad has said he’d never home school but is trying not to stress and find balance during the day. Vincent Pugliese, from the Total Life Freedom podcast,

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Important Tax Update | Ep 178

Brad discussed the aggregation of marginal gains and looks at all the little things he does to save money, like searching for coupon codes every time he buys something online. Jonathan encourages you to use this time to do that thing you know you should do but haven’t. He’s also

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This Is Not A Drill | Ep 177

We are starting to adjust to our new reality. Here in the FI community, we think a little bit differently. We can be creative and pivot to this new way of life for the time being. As an example, Brad’s daughters had their piano lessons via Skype. He challenges us

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Financial Resilience in a Bear Market | Ep 172

In this episode, the guys appreciate all the people who have decided to stay home to fulfill their civic duty, and give reasons why we should remain optimistic and to why our long-term investment plans remains the best plan for the future.

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170R | A Capital Gains Case Study For 2020

You’ll learn more about the implications of capital gains and the mechanics of tax optimization for these gains. With two case studies, you’ll start to realize the power of optimizing your capital gains strategy. On Monday, we saw the biggest daily drop in the DOW in history. With the extreme

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169R | Prepared, Not Scared

With a week of market scares, this episode revisits the importance of being prepared, not scared. Plus, you’ll hear about some exciting announcements from the ChooseFI community.

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Make Time | Ep 168

John Zeratsky, author of Make Time, joins Brad and Jonathan to share actionable tips to build a framework that cuts through your perpetual state of busyness. John Zeratsky joins the show to discuss the principles in his new book, Make Time.  The book outlines strategies to make time in your life for

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167R | Should I Refinance My Mortgage?

Dropping mortgage rates prompt a conversation that explores the pros and cons of refinancing your mortgage at a lower rate. Plus, Steve Chen from NewRetirement joins the show to share the comprehensive retirement planning tools that his company has to offer. Jonathan was able to lower the interest rate attached

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