157R | The Compound Interest Of Self Improvement

157R | The Compound Interest Of Self Improvement

After learning more about habits with James Clear this week, Brad and Jonathan discuss the compounding interest of self-improvement and turning intention into action. Building Habits James Clear outlined the four stages of building habits in Monday’s episode. If you haven’t listened yet, then check out the full episode here. Exploring those steps allows you to either build good habits or break bad habits. As you explore your habits, you … Read more

156R | Coming Back From A Gap Year

Coming Back From A Gap Year

A gap year might seem unthinkable for some but Noah and Becky share exactly how they navigated their gap year. Plus, Brad and Jonathan discuss emergency funds and your risk tolerance. Grab Our Year-End Tax Checklist We created a tax checklist to help ensure that you are ready for tax time! Grab that here. Start With A Goal Earlier this week, Rob Berger joined the podcast to share his journey. … Read more

155R | Year End Tax Planning With Sean Mullaney

year end tax planning

Sean Mullaney joins the show to discuss year-end tax planning. He goes into deductions, self-employment income, and how to get the most from your deductions. Insights From Leslie Tayne In this week’s episode, Leslie has a very frank conversation with Brad and Jonathan about balancing family and money as a single parent. If you haven’t listened yet, you can find the full episode here. Leslie has overcome an abusive financial … Read more

154R | Inception

Inception

Tim and Amy from GoWithLess join Brad and Jonathan to discuss their unique travel strategy. Plus, tips on how to design your dream life. Build Your Dream Life Rethinking your current life and finding ways to create your dream life is an admirable goal. As you go through the different stages of your life, a dream life might change. However, you can always take steps to make your life more … Read more

153R | Navigating Health Insurance

153R | Navigating Health Insurance

Medical debt is a big financial burden for many people. Brad and Jonathan spoke with Craig and Jerry from RIP Medical Debt to find out more about their solution to this problem. If we can continue to foster these kinds of conversation, not only we win but also those around us, those in our zone of awareness, those whose lives we have some impact on, they also benefit. Check out … Read more

152R | Can I Retire Yet?

152R | Can I Retire Yet

Big ERN comes on the show today to break down the numbers of Becky’s retirement plan. He works through their real numbers to determine how solid their retirement plan is. Taking Stock A lot of retirees have this fear of touching their principal and part of it is justified. But there is also part of it that is unjustified, right, because unless you have a constraint that you have to … Read more

151R | Fit Waist Fat Wallet

151R | Fit Waist Fat Wallet

Using David Hauser’s framework from last week of decision making through split testing, Brad and Jonathan look at their sleep, fitness, and diet. Split Testing Split testing allows you to test small differences to determine what can make a big impact. Little input differences or little changes in wording can make an enormous difference in your actual results. For example, if you were split testing a website design, then you … Read more

150R | Goals vs Systems

150R | Goals vs Systems

Building your blueprint to FI starts with the basics. A simple thing like tracking your spending can set you on a path that will change your life forever. Today, we get back to FI 101 and uncover the stark difference between goals and systems. What Will Life After FI Look Like For You? As you approach your goal of FI, you may start to daydream about your newfound freedom. The … Read more

149R | Whole Life Insurance

149R | Whole Life Insurance

Jonathan digs deep comparing whole life insurance and term insurance. Laura gets over $130 of clothes from Old Navy for 80 cents! How Laura Broke Old Navy According to Brad, this may be Laura’s best shopping experience of all time. She only paid 80 cents for goods that would normally cost $132.92! The girls and Laura have eight new activewear items to add to their wardrobe for the price tag … Read more

148R | FI 101| Expense Ratios and House Hacking

FI 101 Expense Ratios and House Hacking

House hacking, takeaways from this week’s episode with Andréa Motenko, and the tenents of FI. ChooseFI: Your Blueprint To Financial Independence Our book, ChooseFI: Your Blueprint to Financial Independence, launched this week. The plan has taken all of the information from our podcasts and turned it into a linear path to FI. Overall, the book aims to keep the tenents of FI at its core. FI 101 Topic Of The Week: Expense … Read more