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Year End Tax Planning 2021 | EP 351

In this week’s episode, Brad and Jonathan are joined by Sean Mullaney to get a jump start on 2021’s tax planning season. Together, they discuss managing Backdoor Roth IRAs before the 12/31 deadline, changes to the relevant tax regulations, amended returns, solo 401k’s for contractors and entrepreneurs, and so much more! Listen along to see …

Cost-Benefit Analysis and Financial Independence

Cost-Benefit Analysis…Don’t panic! You’re not back at your Econ 102 class. All is well. Breathe deeply. When deciding on the next tool to recommend adding to your FI tool chest, we decided upon a cost-benefit analysis introduction/refresher. Don’t worry, it’s not as difficult as it sounds. In fact, cost-benefit analysis by definition is designed to …

Runaway Winners and the Balanced Portfolio with Brian Feroldi | EP 350

With volatile assets like Tesla stock, Ethereum, and Bitcoin, how do you keep a level head while investing? In this week’s episode, Brad and Jonathan are joined by friend of the show Brian Feroldi to discuss managing your runaway winner investments and balancing your portfolio! Listen along as Brian shares his strategies for evaluating stocks, …

Paper Returns Vs. Real Returns | EP 349

In this week’s episode, Brad and Jonathan discuss the importance of knowing the difference between paper returns and real returns. If an asset has a certain value in the market, it does not mean that said value will exist once an attempt to liquidate the asset is made! Later in the episode, they dip into …

The Rules of the Game | EP 348

In this week’s episode, Brad and Jonathan discuss the rules that financially dictate how we all play the game of life. Together, they point out that knowing the rules can allow you to experience the beneficial side of tax planning, maximizing your benefits, and utilizing your travel rewards! The rules may seem complicated on the …

How Did You Calculate That Return? | EP 347

In this week’s episode, Brad and Jonathan discuss how critical it is to fully understand what the statistics and numeric values describing your investment returns actually represent. They do so by describing what compound annual growth rate is, explaining the logic behind the 4 percent rule, and by referencing helpful insights gained in previous episodes …

Vanguard Review 2022: Low-Cost Investing On The Path To FI

We have updated our Vanguard review for 2022 to clearly lay out the most notable pros and cons of this investing platform and why it’s a FI community favorite year after year. We’ll look at why people so often recommend it as the best place to invest your FI funds, what types of accounts you …

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 …