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Are You as Diversified as You Think You Are? With Frank Vasquez | EP 313

Watch Listen Read Frank Vasquez Website:  Risk Parity Radio Podcast: Risk Parity Radio Podcast What You’ll Get Out Of Today’s Show The goal of diversification is to ensure access to a lot of upside without being exposed to an unacceptable downside. But are you as diversified as you think you are? Long-time community member, Frank …

First-Time Home Buyer | BiggerPockets | EP 312

Watch https://youtu.be/Jc-pObmsscEListen Read Scott and Mindy Website: BiggerPockets Podcast: BiggerPockets Podcast What You’ll Get Out Of Today’s Show In 2008-2009, the American dream of a home with a white picket fence turned into a financial nightmare, sending many families underwater for a decade. After looking at the numbers, there’s an ongoing debate over homeownership. Owning may …

How to Travel For Free | Stereo Live Q&A | EP 311

Watch https://youtu.be/wkMrBx-bFVAListen Read What You’ll Get Out Of Today’s Show After a year when many of us canceled travel plans, hope is on the horizon that travel can resume again. Are travel rewards still a workable strategy? Brad and his family recently traveled down to Orlando, but because travel rewards haven’t been on the top …

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“. — …

100 Ways To Get 1% Better With Your Finances

Shaving 10 to 20 years off of your retirement date is one of those eye-opening ideas that might keep you up at night. It’s just so exciting! In fact, it’s so exciting, that trying to get 1% better with your finances may sound like a rather boring goal. But anybody on the path to FI …

How to Factor My Mortgage into My FI Number | Live Stereo Q&A | EP 307

Watch Listen Read What You’ll Get Out Of Today’s Show After four weeks of hosting the live weekly show via Stereo, Brad and Jonathan continue to refine the format and come up with ideas for improving the experience. Jonathan needs some specialized dental work performed and the dentist he found is out-of-network. Insurance isn’t going …

How To Calculate Your Savings Rate

When starting your Financial Independence (or “FI”) journey, one of the first concepts you’ll come across is “savings rate.” You may be wondering what that is and how to calculate your own. However, there is no black and white way to do it. While it’s an easy concept on the surface, once you dig into …

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. …

Structuring Your Emergency Fund | Stereo Live Q&A | EP 303

Watch Listen Read What You’ll Get Out Of Today’s Show In the second episode of our series taking the show online via the Stereo app, listeners ask questions and interact during a replay of this live podcast from Tuesday evening. Experimenting with this new show format, Brad and Jonathan are adding to their talent stack …

Navigating a Multigenerational Household | The Financial Tortoise | EP 302

Vivian with Tae Website:  Financial Tortoise What You’ll Get Out Of Today’s Show We are checking back in with Vivan from our Households of FI series who has been paired with mentor, Tae from Financial Tortoise, to go over strategies, best practices, and considerations for multiple generations living under one roof. In many Asian cultures, …

Money and Relationships | Part 2 | EP 301

Watch Listen Read Jillian Johnsrud Website:  JillianJohnsrud.com Podcast: Everyday Courage What You’ll Get Out Of Today’s Show What are you getting hung up on with relationships and money? We continue the conversation in Part 2 of the Relationships and Money series with Jillian Johnsrud. Although March is finally here and the sunshine is motivating Jonathan …