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Is There a Housing Market Bubble with Paula Pant | EP 330

In this episode, Brad and Jonathan sit down with Paula Pant, author of the ebook Escape and creator of the blog and podcast Afford Anything. As a group, the trio discuss the current landscape of the housing market, what’s different between it now and 14 years ago, some tips and tricks for buyers, and whether …

Discovering the Power of FU Money | EP 321

Watch Listen Read Households of FI-Zach and Marilyn What You’ll Get Out Of Today’s Show Picking back up with our ChooseFI Households of FI family, Zach and Marilyn to hear about all of the incredible progress they’ve made since their last episode. Like most people, the last year has turned Zach and Marilyn’s life upside …

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 …

Using Rental Property to Accelerate FI with Coach Carson

If Jillian needs real estate advice, she goes straight to trusted friend Chad “Coach” Carson. What was meant to be a pause before med school turned into a full time pathway to financial independence for Coach Carson.  While Chad has been active in developing a large real estate portfolio in the last two decades, when …

“Nothing Gold Can Stay” | Brad’s Carvana Experience | What Is A Heloc | EP 261

What You’ll Get Out Of Today’s Show After 18 years of ownership, Brad says goodbye to his beloved Honda Civic, Golden Boy. When it comes to car ownership, ChooseFI often talks about only buying a new car every 15 years. Over a 45 year adult lifetime, the savings, when invested, can amount to almost $750,000 …

Households of FI-Zach and Marilyn Talk Real Estate Investing With Paula Pant | Ep 247

Households of Fi-Zach and Marilyn What You’ll Get Out Of Today’s Show Continuing the financial independence case study series, Households of FI family, Zach and Marilyn are a married couple with young kids. Using Dave Ramsey’s baby steps, they no longer have any debt but have wondered what to do next. Looking to explore investing …

Is A Tiny House The Way To Go? Here’s What To Consider

Tiny house living has moved from a fringe movement to a trend. It meets the concerns for many who want to simplify their lives, experience homeownership without a mortgage, or take on a new adventure. And with several television shows, magazine covers, and social media glamorizing the lifestyle, taking the plunge might be hard to …

Federal Vs Private Student Loans: How To Choose

Unless you’ve earned a ton of scholarships or your parents are helping to pay for your education, your likely considering student loans. Currently, over 45 million Americans are dealing with student debt. There are many different types of student loans and they all fall into one of two categories: federal vs private student loans. Federal …

DIY Home Security For The Frugal Homeowner

According to 2018 FBI Crime Statistics, all forms of property crime declined across the United States between 2017 and 2018. However, homes without an alarm system are 300% more likely to be burglarized. So, let’s look at some DIY home security systems with no monthly fee. So, while crime rates are down across the country, …

167R | Should I Refinance My Mortgage?

Dropping mortgage rates prompt a conversation that explores the pros and cons of refinancing your mortgage at a lower rate. Plus, Steve Chen from NewRetirement joins the show to share the comprehensive retirement planning tools that his company has to offer. Jonathan was able to lower the interest rate attached to his mortgage by a …

167 | Learn Hustle Grow

Rob and Reshawn from Learn Hustle Grow discuss combining their finances and building a real estate portfolio. Money Mindsets Rob and Reshawn came from similar backgrounds with teenage single mothers. However, they developed very different opinions about money. Rob’s Journey Rob grew up poor and found his way out of a bad situation through the …

What Is House Hacking?

House hacking. You’ve heard about it, and people in the ChooseFI community gush over how awesome it is. So, what the heck is house hacking and how can you do it? House hacking is a term used by both real estate investors and the Choose FI community pretty regularly. More Than One Way To House …