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019R | Index Investing | How to buy VTSAX

In our Friday roundup Jonathan and Brad discuss the highlights and takeaways from the Monday episode with JL Collins. Then the podcast is opened up and crowd sourced to the community. Find out the specific travel reward perks that are available for active duty military and how to get started with VTSAX if you don’t …

019 | JL Collins from jlcollinsnh | The Stock Series | Part 1

In Today’s Podcast JL collins from jlcollinsnh joins Jonathan & Brad on the podcast to bring the Stock Series to life. The Power of Index Investing is one of life’s greatest secrets & JL Collins is the ultimate travel guide. This multi part series turns the stock series into an interactive audio companion and this …

018R | Capital Gains Harvesting | Never Pay Taxes Again

Podcast Episode Summary how to harvest long term capital gains tax free. Friday Roundup 7 Review of Monday’s episode with Jeremy from Go Curry Cracker Brad and his family just visited Washington DC for the weekend and used Chase Ultimate Rewards points to stay at the Hyatt Place National Mall Brad’s trip to Walt Disney …

018 | Go Curry Cracker | Capital Gains, Losses and The Roth Conversion Ladder

Introducing Capital Gains Harvesting Podcast Episode Summary Our guest: Jeremy from Go Curry Cracker Jeremy and Winnie are living the geo-arbitrage life: currently in Taipei, Taiwan and then on to a four month trip to Europe They are using travel rewards points to get nearly free business class flights from Taipei to Europe. “Retiring in …

017R | The Roth IRA Conversion Ladder | A Case Study

The Roth Conversion Ladder… Let’s talk about what it looks like in a real world example Podcast Episode Summary This is our 23rd episode and providing a home for the FIRE community Thank you for our 50th review on Itunes (from Chad Carson!) – we plan to implement the voicemail feature on the website so …

017 | Mad Fientist an Origin Story

Introducing the Roth Conversion Ladder Podcast Episode Summary Today’s guest: Brandon from MadFientist.com and the origin story of the Mad Fientist How did the Mad Fientist website come about? He first stumbled on the Early Retirement Extreme website He thought there’d be investing strategies to get him to financial independence more quickly, but he realized …

What’s the Right Way to Calculate Net Worth? | 014R

Let’s celebrate the Odometer with 100,000 miles Podcast Episode Summary Highlights from the guest episode with Carl from 1500 Days Could you reach financial independence with a 10 to 15 year timeline? Jonathan’s timeline is much shorter than 10 to 15 years The mechanics of FI are easy, but we discussed the larger questions in …

014 | The Phases Of FI With 1500 Days

The Phases of FI with 1500 Days (Mr 1500) Our Guest: Carl from 1500 Days The Phases of Financial Independence Close-knit community at Fincon and FI generally, Its amazing how much you have in common with somebody when you share a philosophy about money What is your philosophy about money? It isn’t about money – …

How to Invest in Index Funds in 2020

Investing your money in the stock market doesn’t have to be difficult or stressful and you certainly don’t have to spend dozens of hours researching to succeed for the long-term. In fact, I would argue that the most effective long-term wealth building strategy for the stock market also happens to be the simplest. We love …

013 | The Unfair (FI) Advantage Of Teachers | 457b

Millionaire Educator Shares the Secrets of the 457b Our guest: Millionaire Educator shows us how to invest your money. He shows how teachers, firefighters, police officers and public employees can leverage the power of pretax savings to supercharge their retirement , and become millionaires. Take this information to learn how to invest your money and retires decades …

005 | Why Everyone Needs Dave Ramsey and Why You Should Ignore Him

We discuss where ChooseFI and Dave Ramsey agree and disagree. Dave Ramsey and Jonathan’s history following him Dave’s unyielding stance on debt: don’t do it Review and evaluate Dave’s teaching philosophies Baby Step 1: Get an emergency fund of $1,000 Baby Step 2: Pay off all your debt except for your mortgage Explanation of the …