031R | The Friday Roundup

031R - The Friday Roundup

In today’s Friday Roundup we discuss travel rewards, flipping holidays upside down, buying presents, the upcoming FI Documentary and much more. In Today’s Podcast we cover: Submit your applications for the contest to win a one-on-one business coaching relationship with Alan Donegan from PopUp Business School Brad’s slow travel vacation through New York State this August How we’ll publish episodes while on vacation and living a FI lifestyle Discussion of … Read more

031 | Travel Rewards What Comes After Chase | Travel to Disney World for Free

Free Disney Vacations & Disney Credit Card

Learn how to Travel to Disney for Free. If you focus on these Disney Credit Cards you can put together the family vacation of a lifetime and save upwards of $4000 on travel.   This episode highlights which cards to work on after  you’ve finished with the Chase credit cards plus whether you should focus on one trip or a general strategy. In Today’s Podcast we cover: Part 2 of the travel rewards … Read more

030R | The Side Hustle “Unpacked” | Friday Roundup

030R - Unpacking the Side Hustle

In today’s podcast we have the biggest announcement in the history of ChooseFI thanks to Alan from PopUp Business School, so be sure to listen and get your responses in ASAP. In Today’s Podcast we cover: The Friday Roundup after Episode 30 with Alan Donegan of PopUp Business School Brad’s thoughts on not doing what everyone else is doing: July 4th, Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, etc. Jonathan’s wife loved the … Read more

030 | The Side Hustle | The Unspoken Lever of FI

030.The Side Hustle

The most commonly glossed over topic in the FI community | We Bring Alan Donegan on to talk about how a Side Hustle can be a powerful lever to help you reach FI In Today’s Podcast we cover: How Alan Donegan of PopUp Business School has turned starting businesses on its head similar to how FI has turned personal finance on its head and caused us to think differently How … Read more

029R | The Friday Roundup

Friday Roundup 029R

In today’s Friday Roundup we discuss our key takeaways from Episode 29: The Reluctant Frugalist vs. the Aspiring Minimalist, plus feedback from the audience as well as two of our in-house experts. In Today’s Podcast we cover: Friday Roundup after Episode 29 where we discussed the Reluctant Frugalist mindset versus the aspiring minimalist How Jonathan used travel rewards points to book two round-trip flights to South Africa to visit his … Read more

029 | The Aspiring Minimalist vs the Reluctant Frugalist

In today’s podcast we go through a discussion of the mindset differences between a ‘reluctant frugalist’ like Jonathan and an aspiring minimalist like Brad. In Today’s Podcast we cover: The reluctant frugalist (Jonathan) vs. the mindset of the aspiring minimalist (Brad) How both these mindsets are valid and strong approaches to the concept of Financial Independence How do you talk to your spouse or significant other about financial independence? Voicemail … Read more

028R | The Friday Roundup

Friday Roundup 028R

In today’s Friday Roundup we discuss tax-deferred accounts, the Roth IRA conversion ladder, frugal wins of the week, an ‘expert answer’ from the Millionaire Educator as well as the Hot Seat with community member Chad! In Today’s Podcast we cover: The Friday Roundup after Episode 28 where we discussed the order of operations for savings as well as the available ‘buckets’ Brad’s discussion of his new health targets: CrossFit and … Read more

028 | Order of Operations | The Buckets | The Roth IRA

028.Order of Operations.The Roth IRA

In today’s podcast we discuss the four different “buckets” available to savers plus an in-depth look at the Roth IRA and the ‘Backdoor Roth.’ In Today’s Podcast we cover: The order of operations for how you should approach the different “buckets” available to you both for retirement accounts and for your taxable savings Four basic ways for your retirement and investment funds to be taxed Best case is an account … Read more

027R | The Friday Roundup | Debunking the Value of the Mortgage Deduction

Friday Roundup 027R

In today’s podcast we highlight our takeaways from Episode 27 with Jay from Slowly Sipping Coffee, plus we discuss the ‘Mount Rushmore’ of FI and help debunk a lot of the misinformation surrounding the value of the mortgage interest deduction. In Today’s Podcast we cover: The Friday Roundup bringing in many aspects of our audience and community plus our thoughts on the Episode 27 with Jay from Slowly Sipping Coffee … Read more

027 | Slowly Sipping Coffee | FI vs Risk Tolerance

027.Slowly Sipping Coffee

Today we welcome Jay from Slowly Sipping Coffee to the podcast to talk about his reluctant path to FI, the amazing Mrs. SSC and a Fully Funded Lifestyle Change. In Today’s Podcast we cover: Our interview with Jay from Slowly Sipping Coffee How they came up with the name of their blog and how they’d enjoy ‘slowly sipping coffee’ in a more relaxed and free Friday morning The origin story of … Read more