123R | Hail Mary FI

123r Hail Mary FI

Brad and Jonathan give us an update about the “Playing with FIRE” documentary, Hail Mary FI, and how to build an escape route from the corporate hierarchy that doesn’t make room for you. Playing With FIRE As many of you already know, the “Playing with FIRE” documentary has been released to those that funded the documentary through a Kickstarter campaign. For those that have not seen it yet, the plan … Read more

122R | Learn More About Dividend Investing

122R | Dividend Deep Dive

Brad and Jonathan are joined by Brian Feroldi and Karsten from Early Retirement Now. With the goal of gaining a deeper understanding of dividend investing, Brad and Jonathan ask the hard questions. As the devil’s advocate, they uncover more information about dividend stocks from passionate investors. If you are ready to learn more about dividend investing, then let’s dive in. What Is A Dividend? The first thing we need to … Read more

121R | How To Get Any Job

how to get any job

Brad and Jonathan talk about sleep habits, energy efficiency, and the best ways to land a job with Chris Hutchins from Grove. Sleep Habits To Improve Your Life In this week’s episode, Angela briefly mentioned the benefits of a full night’s sleep. Although many people struggle with sleep, it is not commonly talked about. To function at full capacity during the day, it is important to recharge with enough sleep … Read more

120R | Finding The Range

Finding The Range

Jonathan and Brad discuss wielding the flexibility of money, how to move to the upper end of your salary range, and hunting with eagles in Mongolia. The FI Lifestyle As many of us align our decisions with the goal of reaching FI, we start to realize the incredible power that financial independence can bring you. Instead of basing your life around the things that make you money, you can start … Read more

119R | Position Of Strength

Position Of Strength

Jonathan and Brad discuss their favorite books from 2018, negotiating from a position of power, career hacking, and what they would do differently if they were recording episode 1 today. 2019 Reading List Books can be an amazing source of information for anyone pursuing FI. Whether you want to glean valuable information or enjoy a low-cost form of entertainment, books are a great option! Try picking up an interesting title … Read more

118R | What Is Socially Responsible Investing

118R | Socially Responsible Investing

Jonathan and Brad discuss talent stacking, becoming a renaissance man, and financial infidelity. Talent Stacking Whether you know this or not, our very own Jonathan is an ultimate talent stacker. Although he has always been a talent stacker at heart, he has not had the time to develop such a wide skill set until recently. Remember, just two years ago, Jonathan was a pharmacist with hours that did not really … Read more

117R | Creating Your Dream Job

Build a portfolio

Brad and Jonathan discuss “the Kleenex” of low-cost mutual funds, Bradley’s story about choosing to move towards part-time work, and make an announcement about a new voice on the podcast. BBC Shout Out Brad became a BBC superstar this week with a short video that has already been viewed over 2 million times. In fact, it was the most watched video on the BBC website for three days! The video … Read more

116R | Escape

116R Escape

Karen Hoxmeier joins the show to share how and why she built a coupon-sharing website, Brad and Jonathan talk about optimizing food, taxes and home insurance, and a review of Monday’s episode with Wendy Mays. Brad and Jonathan are excited about a chicken shawarma recipe they hope Laura will add to the ChooseFI Vault soon. Wendy, from Monday’s episode, tackled her family’s grocery bill when she started pursuing financial independence. … Read more

115R | How to Get Out of Debt

How to Get Out of Debt

A how-to conversation about strategies for tackling consumer debt, a review of Monday’s episode with Bonnie Traux, and a few updates about the ChooseFI community. Brad’s wife no longer working as a CPA – although she was technically laid off, she’s excited for the extra time in her schedule. Being at FI gave Laura the ability to be happy for her previous employer and move on with a smile. Bonnie … Read more

114R | Fine Tuning the College Equation | PSAT and National Merit Scholarship

114R | Fine Tuning the College Equation

Brian Eufinger returns to fill the gaps and address questions from the community about PSATs and National Merit Scholars, Brad and Jonathan discuss the benefits of creating a college-hacking strategy early, and the ChooseFI community responds to Monday’s episode. Financial independence is generally about knowing the rules and making decisions according to what you value in life. Many colleges use an equation to award merit aid –> a specific GPA … Read more