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How Do I Figure Out the Taxes on This? | EP 346

In this week’s episode, Brad and Jonathan examine the concept of assets and where they fit in your general tax strategy. Together, they discuss the different factors that effect how and when you pay your taxes, compare the differences between Roth IRA’s and 401k’s, and explore potentially beneficial ways in which after-tax investments and 401k’s …

Emergency Funds 101: The Ultimate Guide to Emergency Funds

Emergency funds aren’t a new concept to having a healthy financial life. Part of being responsible with your money is keeping a certain amount in an easily accessible place in case of an emergency. You should have at least six months of income tucked away in your emergency fund. The general recommendation is to keep …

Risk Avoidance and Deworsification | EP 344

In this week’s episode, Brad and Jonathan discuss how risk avoidance can weigh down your returns in the form of opportunity costs. While your savings may be safe, you could be missing out on opportunities for your money to work on your behalf! Join the guys as they discuss the rule of 72, inflation, and …

Diamonds in the Rough | EP 340

In this week’s episode, Brad and Jonathan reopen the mailbag which prompts a discussion examining the true monetary value behind collectable items, and why finding that diamond in the rough could inherently be more valuable than actual diamonds! We also hear about some fantastic wins the community has experienced, plus some insight on how to …

Debt 101: The Ultimate Guide to Debt

Are you struggling with debt? Well, we here at ChooseFI are here to help with our guide to debt! Debt is a major hazard to your goals, even if you are well on your way to Financial Independence. If you are here, you are not alone: the average American is just north of $90,000 in …

Experiments in FI: Inflation, Gardening, and Revocable Living Trusts | EP 334

In this week’s two-part episode, Brad and Jonathan provide personal examples and insight on relatively safe ways to experiment with your FI investment plan! Later in the show, Sean Mullaney joins the guys to discuss revocable living trusts and how they can fit in with the, “hard to think about,” side of future tax planning! …

Unlocking Your First Mini-Retirement with Jillian Johnsrud | EP 333

In this week’s episode, Brad and Jonathan are joined by Jillian Johnsrud, the host of the Everyday Courage podcast and fellow FI guru. Jillian shares with the guys the concept behind a mini-retirement, or in other words taking an extended period of time off outside of the so called “golden years.” Together, the trio discussed …

Transform Your Tax Return Into a Springboard for Financial Planning | EP 332

In this week’s episode, Brad and Jonathan are joined by none other than the “FI Tax Guy” himself, Sean Mullaney. Together, they highlight reasons why your tax return may not be such a great thing, and the different ways you can leverage your tax planning to your own advantage! Sean Mullaney Website: Fi Tax Guy …

What Does Inflation Mean for Investors? With Big ERN | EP 331

Big ERN (a.k.a. Karsten) from “Early Retirement Now” makes his return to the podcast in this week’s episode! With Brad and Jonathan, Big ERN gives us the lowdown on what inflation is, the role inflation plays in the world economy, and the effect inflation can have on a variety of investments! Karsten aka Big ERN …

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 …

The Investing Horse Race | EP 329

In this episode, Brad and Jonathan take a look at popular portfolios in the financial independence community and lay down a structure of comparison for them in a fashion similar to that of a horse race! Join us during the longitudinal study to find out which of these various investment strategies is the right fit …

Watch the Business Not the Stock with Brian Feroldi | EP 328

In this episode, Brad and Jonathan discuss investment strategies with Brian Feroldi, a seasoned veteran of the stock market and author for The Motley Fool. Brian shares with Brad and Jonathan some insight into the current landscape of the market, why some stocks perform the way they do, and why it is important to take …