131R | Building a Brick in Your Wall

131R | Building a Brick in Your Wall

Brad and Jonathan recap their conversation with Mr. Money Mustache and Mr. 1500. Plus, they answer listener questions about compounding interest and drawdowns during retirement. Community Building Jonathan recently moved closer to Brad’s home. Now they are only around five minutes apart. The move has already led to some positive movements in their life. One nice thing is having a workout buddy for mornings three days a week. At the … Read more

130R | Simplifying The Ultimate Buy And Hold Strategy With M1 Finance

Ultimate Buy And Hold Strategy With M1 Finance

Jonathan and Brad discuss Playing with FIRE updates and the ultimate buy and hold portfolio. Playing With FIRE update Brad and Jonathan just returned from the world premiere of Playing with FIRE in San Diego. Around 250 people showed up to the event and it was an eye-opening experience. You should not watch this at home on your couch in the living room. Right now, you have the opportunity and … Read more

129R | Focused Work Ethic

129R | Focused Work Ethic

Jonathan and Brad talk about focusing your work ethic and make an announcement. Travel Rewards Course Announcement As you likely know, travel rewards are a popular topic in our community. As a way to help everyone achieve their travel rewards goals, ChooseFI has created a travel rewards course. Hundreds, probably thousands of hours of travel ‘nerdery’…[Ed has] distilled it down into 18 super concise easy to read lessons… It’s not … Read more

128R | Expand Your Zone Of Awareness

128R | Zone of Awareness

Brad and Jonathan discuss multi-level marketing, side hustles, expanding your zone of awareness, and energy audits. Multi-Level Marketing Recently, Jonathan was approached by an old friend with the offer of going to lunch. At less than five minutes into the lunch, the MLM pitch started. Amway was the MLM of this pitch, but Jonathan pushed back on the pitch and asked questions about the business model and the products. The … Read more

127R | Cutting Through The Noise Of Dieting And Debt

Cutting Through The Noise Of Dieting And Debt

Brad and Jonathan dive into tactics to optimize both your health and your debt. The goal is to simplify your finances and your health by stacking multiple optimization tactics together. Make small changes in your life, that when done over many months and years are going to add up to a better life. Cutting Through The Noise Of Health Optimization Around the country, Americans are realizing that we need to … Read more

126R | What Is An Annuity

126R | What is an Annuity

Brad and Jonathan tackle a listener question about annuities and discuss some updates to the travel rewards landscape. Second Generation FI Many people in our community struggle with how to pass along the lessons of FI to their children. Brad shared stories about passing FI lessons along to his children. The little things really are the big things in life. Brad and Laura take the opportunities to teach their kids … Read more

125R | Optimize Your Online Grocery Shopping

125R | Grocery Store Wars

Jonathan and Brad discuss ways to optimize your grocery shopping, the family emergency binder, and share stories from the community. How To Optimize Online Grocery Shopping Recently, Jonathan decided to give online grocery shopping a try. Although he sometimes enjoys going to the grocery store, he has realized that it may not be the most effective way to spend his time. The more time you spend in a grocery store, … Read more

124R | Your Blueprint To Financial Independence

124R | Choose FI Your Blueprint to Financial Independence

Brad and Jonathan discuss the release date of a ChooseFI book, finding the best auto insurance rates, and Lynn Frair’s path to FI. ChooseFI: Your Blueprint To Financial Independence The ChooseFI: Your Blueprint to Financial Independence will be released on October 1, 2019. The goal of the book is to outline options for your path FI. Everyone’s journey will be different because the concept of FI is really based on … Read more

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