ChooseFI Logo

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 difference between procrastination and preparation! …

Negotiation 101: How to Negotiate Anything

Want to learn how to negotiate? Negotiation can be a scary word for a lot of people. It often evokes a feeling of challenge or even going to war with another person or persons. In reality, negotiations are crucial communication tactics that are necessary on almost every level of human existence. From personal relationships to …

In a world where you can do anything, why do we always do the same thing? | EP 335

In this week’s episode, Brad and Jonathan get introspective and examine the choices that everybody has laid out for them in their lifetimes. Together, they ponder why so many choose only the cookie-cutter options in life, and how taking the path less traveled can lead to happiness you never even knew was possible. Resources Mentioned …

Credibility and Boundaries for Winning at Life | EP 325

In this episode, Brad and Jonathan reexamine the stages and checkpoints of Financial Independence. In our community, many people are just trying to figure out where they are on this path to FI. While every individual’s journey will be unique, when you can gamify the process, the journey can be more rewarding and enjoyable. Resources …

Get Good With Money | Tiffany Aliche the Budgetnista | EP 310

Tiffany Aliche Website:  The Budgetnista Podcast: Brown Ambition What You’ll Get Out Of Today’s Show “When you are financially whole in the way I’ll teach you to be, you won’t have to live in fear. You’ll have a plan for each area of your finances so that they are constantly working on your behalf“. — …

Myths and Misconceptions | Diania Merriam | EP 306

Watch Listen Read Diania Merriam Website:  EconoMe Conference Podcast: Optimal Finance Daily What You’ll Get Out Of Today’s Show Diania Merriam is the Chief Economeist behind the EconoMe conference, a two-day event at the University of Cincinnati whose roots are in the FIRE movement. In 2019, Diania was preparing for the launch of EconoMe in …

Finding Your Locus of Control | Stereo Live Q&A | EP 305

Watch Clip: Long Term Investing Advice to a 7-year-old The Full Episode Listen Read What You’ll Get Out Of Today’s Show It’s the third edition of ChooseFI’s live and interactive show via Stereo. You can submit a question, feedback, or comment, and find out how to join us for the live event by visiting ChooseFI.com/live. …

Relationships and Money with Jillian Johnsrud | EP 300

Watch Listen Read Jillian Johnsrud Website:  JillianJohnsrud.com Podcast: Everyday Courage What You’ll Get Out Of Today’s Show Money is one of the top three things people struggle to communicate with, falling right below sex and above our reasons and motivations for work. In her coaching practice, Jillian finds clients will be very open in one-on-one …

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 would have found more free …

6 Listeners Best of 2020

Some years are more complicated than others to find the silver lining, but even in 2020, Jillian and her clients and friends have much to be grateful for. From personal development to living the FI life, 2020 brought many “best of” moments during a challenging year.  This year was the year Jillian started the podcast, …

10 Year Time Capsule: Year End Recap

Reflecting on 2020 reveals more than just a struggle. It also brings encouragement from Jillian, Adam, and six of her friends and clients who share how the last decade of growth has led them to find success in one of the most challenging years in modern history.  Financial independence and the pursuit of it are …

Telling Your Truth With August Cabrera

Ten years ago, Jillain and August met through a Mothers of Preschoolers program in Germany. August was diagnosed in 2001 as bi-polar, but she didn’t tell anyone. How could she? Her husband was the behavioral health specialist. What would people think? When she and Jillian bonded over their shared diagnosis, they created a blog, “Crazy …