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Jonathan & Brad explore the world of Financial Independence. They discuss reducing expenses, crushing debt, building passive income streams through online businesses and real estate. How to pay off debt, Crush your grocery bill and travel the world f...Show More
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131R | Building a Brick in Your Wall

54:50 | Jun 14th

A recap of our conversation with Mr. Money Mustache and Mr. 1500. Plus, Jonathan and Brad answer listener questions about compounding and drawdowns during retirement. For more information, visit the show notes at https://ChooseFI.com/131R
131 | Mr. Money Mustache & Mr. 1500 | Past, Present, Future

1:16:23 | Jun 10th

Mr. Money Mustache and Mr. 1500 discuss community building and second generation FI. For more information, visit the show notes at https://ChooseFI.com/131
130R | Simplifying The Ultimate Buy And Hold Strategy With M1 Finance

47:34 | Jun 7th

Brad and Jonathan just returned from the world premiere of Playing with FIRE in San Diego. They discuss future showings (visit choosefi.com/tugg) and then get into the ultimate buy and hold portfolio strategy. For the entire show notes, go to https:/...Show More
130 | Paul Merriman | The Ultimate Buy and Hold Portfolio

1:15:00 | Jun 3rd

Today we talk to Paul Merriman. The goal is to contrast the "Simple Path to Wealth Approach" with the "Ultimate Buy and Hold Portfolio." Paul is a proponent of the Ultimate Buy and Hold strategy and a legend in this space. The insights Paul provides ...Show More
129R | Focused Work Ethic

47:15 | May 31st

Earlier this week, Liz from Chief Mom Officer explained how she leveraged her work ethic and will to succeed into a successful six-figure career. Today we dig deeper into the work ethic topic with John, a 24 year old currently making 6-figures. We al...Show More
129 | Breaking the Glass Ceiling | Liz, Chief Mom Officer

47:47 | May 27th

Liz from Chief Mom Officer.org talks about working moms building careers from the ground up. In this episode we learn: ⁃ How To Grow Your Salary ⁃ Figure Out What You Should be Paid ⁃ Work Hard Strategically ⁃ How To Negotiate For more information, v...Show More
128R | Zone of Awareness

59:01 | May 24th

Multi-level marketing, side hustles, energy audits, and expanding your "Zone of Awareness" -- all in today's Friday Roundup! For more information, visit the show notes at https://choosefi.com/128r
128 | Building Your Suit of Armor on the Path to FI | Alan Donegan

53:22 | May 20th

Alan Donegan joins us to discuss leveraging the power of FI to pursue your dreams with the ability to be free to fail. For more information, visit the show notes at https://choosefi.com/128
127R | Cut through the Noise Diet and Debt Consolidation

51:15 | May 17th

Gina Pogel joins us to discuss different types of debt and how to tackle them. We also dive into tactics to optimize both your health and your debt. The goal is to simplify your finances and your health by stacking multiple optimization tactics toget...Show More
127 | Scott Scherr | Health Optimization

1:17:27 | May 13th

Brad and Jonathan discuss health optimization strategies with Dr. Scott Sherr. This episode is packed full of useful information, however, do not make life altering medical decisions based on this show alone. Although we are talking to a real doctor,...Show More
126R | What is an Annuity

1:02:46 | May 10th

Brad and Jonathan tackle a listener question about annuities and discuss some updates to the travel rewards landscape. For more information, visit the show notes at https://ChooseFI.com/126R
126 | Estate Planning Wills vs Trusts | Mark Moss

57:28 | May 6th

Last week, Brad and Jonathan talked to Chelsea Brennan about her Family Emergency Binder. In the same theme of planning for your family's future, today we talked to Mark Moss about estate planning. For more information, visit the show notes at https:...Show More
125R | Grocery Store Wars

51:31 | May 3rd

Ways to optimize your grocery shopping, the family emergency binder, and sharing stories from the community. For more information, visit the show notes at https://choosefi.com/125R
125 | The Family Emergency Binder | Chelsea Brennan

59:40 | Apr 29th

Chelsea Brennan from Smart Money Mamas and creator of the Family Emergency Binder is here to talk about her unconventional choices that led to a happier life. For more information, visit the show notes at https://choosefi.com/125
124R | Choose FI Your Blueprint to Financial Independence

58:58 | Apr 26th

Brad and Jonathan discuss the release date of a ChooseFI book, finding the best auto insurance rates, and Lynn Frair's path to FI. The book, "ChooseFI: Your Blueprint to Financial Independence" will be released on October 1, 2019. The goal of the boo...Show More
124 | Dirtbag Millionaire | Chris Mamula

50:42 | Apr 22nd

Chris Mamula, the "Dirtbag Millionaire," describes the mistakes he made on the way to FIRE, the challenges he facing in his early retirement, and the origin story of a book that will outline a Blueprint to financial independence based on the informat...Show More
123R | Hail Mary FI

49:33 | Apr 19th

Brad and Jonathan give us an update about the "Playing with FIRE" documentary, hail mary FI and how to build an escape route from the corporate hierarchy that doesn't make room for you. For more information, visit the show notes at https://choosefi.c...Show More
123 | Rich & Regular

50:35 | Apr 15th

Kiersten and Julien from Rich and Regular talk about the specific challenges that the black community faces on their journey to FI. Recognizing the fact that not everyone starts from the same spot is important, so we are diving deep into the differen...Show More
122R | Dividend Deep Dive

1:04:28 | Apr 12th

Brad and Jonathan are joined by Brian Feroldi and Karsten from Early Retirement Now. With the goal of gaining a deeper understanding of dividend investing, Brad and Jonathan ask the hard questions. As the devil's advocate, they uncover more informati...Show More
122 | Intro To Dividend Investing

1:05:55 | Apr 8th

Dividend investing has been a hotly debated topic in the FI community. Brad and Jonathan dive into the details of dividend investing with Craig from Retire Before Dad. For more information, visit the show notes at https://choosefi.com/122
121R | How to Get Any Job

55:00 | Apr 5th

Brad and Jonathan sleep habits, energy efficiency, and the best ways to land a job with Chris Hutchins from Grove. For details, visit the show notes at https://ChooseFI.com/121R
121 | Tread Lightly on the Path to FI

1:08:42 | Apr 1st

Angela from Tread Lightly Retire Early has been an active member of the ChooseFI community for around two years. She has built a life that combines FIRE with sustainability. Additionally, she is a leader that recognizes the women in the FIRE movement...Show More
120R | Find the Range

54:08 | Mar 29th

Jonathan and Brad discuss wielding the flexibility of money, how to move to the upper end of your salary range, and hunting with eagles in Mongolia. For more information, visit the show notes at https://ChooseFI.com/120R
120 | Your Money and Your Relationships | Jean Chatzky

1:04:55 | Mar 25th

Jean Chatzky is a well-respected figure in the personal finance community. The financial editor of the NBC Today Show and author of several books is recognized for a specialized understanding of the relationship between women and their money.  Howeve...Show More
119R | Position of Strength

54:21 | Mar 22nd

Jonathan and Brad discuss their favorite books from 2018, negotiating from a position of power, career hacking, and what they would do differently if they were recording episode 1 today. For more information, visit the show notes at https://ChooseFI....Show More
119 | Everything is Negotiable | Mr. Refined by Fire

1:10:20 | Mar 18th

Mr. Refined from Refined by Fire has overcome a staggering amount of debt that accumulated from student loans and medical bills. After finding the FI community, he was able to triple his net worth! Mr. Refined talks openly about his debt, how he nego...Show More
118R | What is Socially Responsible Investing?

49:30 | Mar 15th

Talent stacking, becoming a renaissance man, and financial infidelity: We recap Monday's show and highlight some listener comments. For more information, visit the show notes at  https://ChooseFI.com/118R
118 | From Financial Infidelity to His & Her Money

53:40 | Mar 11th

118 | Talaat McNeely from His and Her Money talks about how his money mistakes led to financial infidelity. Most importantly, he shares how he was able to rebuild trust with his wife Tai and successfully work towards common financial goals together. ...Show More
117R | Build a Portfolio

55:20 | Mar 8th

Brad and Jonathan discuss "the Kleenex" of low-cost mutual funds, Bradley Rice's story about choosing to move towards part-time work, and make an announcement about a new voice on the podcast. For more information, visit the show notes at https://cho...Show More
117 | Making the Case for Part Time | Bradley Rice

1:00:15 | Mar 4th

117 | Bradley Rice has successfully reclaimed the hours in his day by transitioning to part-time work. He made this unconventional choice to take back his time when his daughter was born to spend more time with her. Bradley works 20 hours a w...Show More
116R | Escape

59:22 | Mar 1st

116R | Karen Hoxmeier joins the show to share how and why she built a coupon-sharing website, Brad and Jonathan talk about optimizing food, taxes and home insurance, and a review of Monday’s episode with Wendy Mays. For more information, visit t...Show More
116 | Adoption, FFLC & the House of FI | Wendy Mays

53:44 | Feb 25th

116 | Wendy Mays, from House of FI, tells the story of growing her family from 4 to 8 through adoption all while moving states and changing careers, and ultimately kickstarting her family’s pursuit of financial independence. For more information,...Show More
115R | How to Get Out of Debt

54:35 | Feb 22nd

A how-to conversation about strategies for tackling consumer debt, a review of Monday’s episode with Bonnie Traux, and a few updates about the ChooseFI community. For more information, visit the show notes at https://ChooseFI.com/115R
115 | Poverty, Divorce and FI by 43 | Bonnie Truax

55:33 | Feb 18th

115 | Bonnie Truax, a blogger and early retiree, shares her story of growing up below the poverty line, scraping her way out of inherited debt, reaching financial independence without knowing what it was, and understanding how to talk about money wit...Show More
114R | Fine Tuning the College Equation

1:05:15 | Feb 15th

Brian Eufinger returns to fill the gaps and address questions from the community about PSATs and National Merit Scholars, Brad and Jonathan discuss the benefits of creating a college-hacking strategy early, and the ChooseFI community responds to Mond...Show More
114 | Demystify College Admission & Aid | Brian Eufinger | Edison Prep

1:16:30 | Feb 11th

Brian Eufinger, co-founder of Edison Prep, dives deep into the college admissions process and explains how a student should approach grades and test scores to give themselves the best college options, and how to pay for college without collecting a h...Show More
113R | Making your Retirement Plan Bullet Proof | Tanja Hester

1:07:50 | Feb 8th

Tanja Hester retired early 15 months ago and joins the show to share her experience of being work optional, Brad makes a decision about solar panels, and a review of Monday’s episode with Grant Sabatier. For more information, visit the show notes...Show More
113 | Swing for the Fences | Grant Sabatier

1:04:00 | Feb 4th

113 | Grant Sabatier from Millennial Money and author of Financial Freedom, shares his story of unemployment and entrepreneurship, and his strategies for increasing your income and optimizing your finances. In 2010, with a college degree in philosop...Show More
112R | Planned Obsolescence

55:19 | Feb 1st

An evaluation of the long-term savings that result from driving old cars, a review of how Naseema McElroy has optimized her finances and reversed lifestyle creep, and a series of voicemails and messages from the ChooseFI community. For more inform...Show More
112 | Zero Based Budgeting | How I paid off 1 million in Debt | with Naseema from Financially Intentional

49:00 | Jan 28th

112 | Naseema McElroy, a registered and practicing nurse and blogger at Financially Intentional, explains how to accumulate $1 million in debt, and how she earned her freedom through financial independence. How does someone accumulate $1 million of ...Show More
111R | Make the Impossible Possible

58:21 | Jan 25th

111R | Jillian from Montana Money Adventures gives advice for laying out roadmap in your life, right after and Brad and Jonathan review Monday’s episode and highlight activities from several local groups around the globe.   Brad and Jonathan reflect...Show More
111 | The Lost Decade | From Prison to FI | Wealth Well Done

48:28 | Jan 21st

111 | Billy Banholzer, a writer, entrepreneur and blogger at Wealth Well Done, shares his story of finding freedom in prison, starting over in his 30s and pursuing financial independence despite the setbacks. For more information, visit the show note...Show More
110R | Change the Input

58:05 | Jan 18th

110R | Voicemails from the ChooseFI community about saving on grocery bills, making life changes to optimize your circumstances, and a travel suggestion, as well as a review of Monday’s episode and updates from Brad and Jonathan about bills, travel, ...Show More
110 | A Millionaire Next Door Case Study | Rocky Lalvani

1:03:53 | Jan 14th

Rocky Lalvani, blogger at Richer Soul, shares his story of growing up as an immigrant’s child, learning how to save money in his early years, and how he’s teaching his own children about finances now. For more information, visit the show notes at htt...Show More
109R | “Bear” Perspective

1:10:25 | Jan 11th

Big ERN, from Early Retirement Now, joins the show to talk about the current market climate – how it’s impacting investors, who could benefit, and what markers he uses to evaluate its actual condition – and a voicemail from Abby H. provides a few mor...Show More
109 | Exploring International Teaching Opportunities | Scott & Rob

1:03:17 | Jan 7th

109 | Scott, a math teacher in Santiago, Chile, and Rob, a blogger at Getting Canned, share their experiences teaching abroad, including the financial and lifestyle benefits, and the how-to for making it happen. For more information, visit the show n...Show More
108R | How to Calculate Your Savings Rate

1:00:30 | Jan 4th

Brad and Jonathan talk through the various methods of calculating a yearly savings rate and the numbers necessary to do so, and review Monday’s episode about setting up special needs accounts. For more information, visit the show notes at https://...Show More
108 | Setting up a Special Needs Trust

1:01:45 | Dec 31st, 2018

108 | William McVey, ChooseFI’s Chief Technology Officer, walks through investment options available to meet the financial demands of special needs children, and the strategies he’s used to prepare for his children’s future.  For more information, vi...Show More
107R | The One Thing 2018 | End of Year Episode

1:04:44 | Dec 28th, 2018

107R | A year-end episode featuring voicemails and messages from the ChooseFI community sharing successes, progress, exciting discoveries, and hopes for next year of our journey toward financial independence. For more information, visit the show note...Show More
107 | Entrepreneur Case Study | Craig Attkinson | GreenSide Up Landscaping

46:19 | Dec 24th, 2018

Craig Attkinson, owner and founder of Green Side Up, a landscaping company in Richmond, Va., explains how he started his business in his mid-20s, what it took to grow and optimize the business, and how he’s optimized other aspects of his life as well...Show More
106R | Agency

46:13 | Dec 21st, 2018

A series of suggestions and questions from the ChooseFI community, including HSA funds, capital gains distributions, and Traditional versus Roth IRAs, and follow up from Monday’s episode with Deanna.
106 | From Addiction to Financial Independence | Ms Fiology

55:40 | Dec 17th, 2018

106 | Deanna, blogger at msfiology.com, shares her journey from drug and alcohol addiction to recovery, paying off six-figures of personal debt, and getting started on her path toward financial independence. For more information, visit the show notes...Show More
105R | Solar Panel Cost Analysis

59:50 | Dec 14th, 2018

105R | Brian Feroldi joins the show to talk about the costs and benefits of installing solar panels and answers questions about his investment strategies, and Brad and Jonathan recap Monday’s episode with Paula Pant before announcing a new ChooseFI p...Show More
105 | You can Afford Anything but not Everything | Paula Pant

1:10:14 | Dec 10th, 2018

Paula Pant, creator of Afford Anything podcast and blog, dives into her love for travel, her rejection of the traditional 9-5, and how she built an income to match her lifestyle. For more information, visit the show notes at https://ChooseFI.com/...Show More
104R | Travel Rewards | End of Year Planning

1:01:00 | Dec 7th, 2018

An update from Marla Taner on 2018’s best travel reward options, a hack for keeping your bills low, a review of Monday’s episode with Doc G. For more information, visit the show notes at https://ChooseFI.com/104R
104 | Ultimate Advice To my Younger Self | DiverseFI

52:19 | Dec 3rd, 2018

Doc G, writer at DiverseFI.com, shares his experience and mindset as he considers stepping away from his career as a doctor, and highlights the value of building purpose, identity and connection. For more information, visit the show notes at http...Show More
103R | The Apprentice

52:00 | Nov 30th, 2018

Captain DIY returns to recommend some accessible projects for the beginning DIYer, Jonathan highlights two recipe and meal organization apps, and several messages from the ChooseFI community. For more details, visit the extensive list at https://C...Show More
103 | The Trades Path to FI – Captain DIY

54:50 | Nov 26th, 2018

103 | Tinian Crawford, blogger at DIY2FI and licensed electrician, talks about his path to licensure, the advantages of trade jobs and his transition to pursuing financial independence.     What jobs are represented in the FI community? Base salary ...Show More
102R | The Triple Tax Savings of Health Savings Account

50:20 | Nov 23rd, 2018

102R | Brad and Jonathan explain the long-term tax benefits of using a Health Savings Account to pay for medical expenses, discuss the benefits of new index fund investing options, review Monday’s episode with Timika Downes.   Brad and Jonathan are ...Show More
102 | From 90K of Debt to 6-figure Side Hustle | Timika

48:02 | Nov 19th, 2018

102 | Blogger and podcaster Tamika Downes reveals how she went from $94K of debt to owning a six-figure income-earning side hustle while continuing her job as a school nurse and raising three children. Timika’s early financial experiences came throu...Show More
101R | Side Hustle Coaching Series Part 4

51:34 | Nov 16th, 2018

101R | Brad and Jonathan talk about their experiences with W2 jobs and building side hustles, Jose shares his own side hustle tip, and Alan and Tallis wrap up the 4-part Side Hustle Coaching Series.   Brad and Jonathan are jumping into planned spont...Show More
101 | Finding your Side Hustle Idea | Nick Loper

55:15 | Nov 12th, 2018

101 | Nick Loper, founder of Side Hustle Nation, talks about the benefits of developing a side hustle, and methods to actually develop a good side hustle idea.   You can only cut so much from your expenses; a side hustle helps you expand your earnin...Show More
100R | Know the Rules

43:45 | Nov 9th, 2018

100R | Brad and Jonathan explain how simply knowing the rules can save you thousands on taxes and college financing, Brad talks through the IRA Conversion Ladder and Capital Gains Harvesting, and a few updates from the community. The financial indep...Show More
100 | Welcome to the FI community

49:06 | Nov 5th, 2018

100 | Brad and Jonathan look back at the ChooseFI’s growth during the past 100 episodes and hit the highlights of financial independence for new community members and recap their own financial independence journeys.   Jonathan considers himself a re...Show More
099R | Market Fluctuations | Stick to Your Plan

1:05:25 | Nov 2nd, 2018

099R | Brad and Jonathan review Monday’s episode about generous giving and resource stewardship, then catch up on voicemails and updates from the community about dental school, fall activity ideas, and the recent dip in the stock market.     Jonatha...Show More
099 | Generous Giving on the Path to FI | Michael Peterson

57:25 | Oct 29th, 2018

099 | Michael Peterson, owner of a bacon-themed concession stand in California, talks about downsizing his family expenses, spending 8 months of the year managing a non-profit in El Salvador, and why generous giving is important to him. For more info...Show More
098R | A Cautionary Tale in HyperDebt

57:37 | Oct 26th, 2018

098R | An exciting conversation with Jared about his path to FI as a traveling physical therapist and his current 5-month trip abroad, as well as a voicemail about healthcare planning and a review of Monday’s episode. For more information, visit the ...Show More
098 | HyperDebt | The Debtist

55:25 | Oct 22nd, 2018

098 | Samantha Keith, author of The Debtist blog, explains what it means to have more than half a million dollars of student debt, and how she plans to pay it off in less than 10 years. For more information, visit the show notes at https://ChooseFI.c...Show More
097R | The Good Dad Project

1:05:13 | Oct 19th, 2018

A conversation with Larry Hagner from The Good Dad Project updating Brad on the recent financial changes he’s made in pursuit of more financial independence and his family’s budgeting strategies, as well as highlight’s from Monday’s episode from The ...Show More
097 | The White Coat Investor | Origin Story

1:06:11 | Oct 15th, 2018

Dr. James Dahle, founder of The White Coat Investor, talks about getting his start as a doctor and a blogger, setting up inheritance funds for his children, thinking through his investing strategies, and the motivation that keeps him working on the W...Show More
096R | The Money Matriarch of the World & the Godfather of FI | Suze Orman & JLCollinsNH

57:44 | Oct 12th, 2018

An in-depth conversation with JL Collins about a recent controversial interview given by Suze Orman, and clarification of what concepts are truly at the heart of the financial independence movement. For more information, visit the show notes at h...Show More
096 | Drift | Dominick Quartuccio

1:16:27 | Oct 8th, 2018

096 | Dominick Quartuccio defines life ‘drift’, advises Brad & Jonathan on how to take inventory of their habits, and evaluates the role technology plays in helping or hindering progress toward our goals. For more information, visit the show notes at...Show More
095R | Call to Action

46:17 | Oct 5th, 2018

Brad and Jonathan get an update about the “Playing with FIRE” documentary, they recap FinCon 2018, and review feedback from the community about Monday’s episode with the Military Dollar. For more information, visit the show notes at https://choose...Show More
095 | A Military Path to FI | Military Dollar

1:01:11 | Oct 1st, 2018

095 | The author of the Military Dollar joins Brad and Jonathan to discuss the various ways that service members can optimize their finances and choose financial independence, including retirement plans, financial planning, health care benefits and t...Show More
094R | Transitioning to Entrepreneurship | A Case Study in Estimated Taxes

53:33 | Sep 28th, 2018

094R | The logistics of estimating and paying taxes as an entrepreneur, Brad’s frugal win of the week, and emails from the ChooseFI community. Brad and Jonathan are at FinCon in Orlando, Fl. Brad describes his family’s frugal win of the week at Old ...Show More
094 | Solo 401K vs SEP with Waffles on Wednesday

1:14:40 | Sep 24th, 2018

094 | Mr. and Mrs. Waffles on Wednesday (WoW) talk about winning on a TV game show, starting their own business, learning the tax code to maximize 401K contributions, and volunteering internationally. How did Ray win on the Price is Right, and what ...Show More
093R | Other Mountains to Climb | With Joe Saul-Sehy from Stacking Benjamins

1:09:19 | Sep 21st, 2018

093R | Brad, Jonathan and Joe Saul-Sehy, from Stacking Benjamins, talk about what is rewarding to your soul, give feedback to a ChooseFI community member who’s considering selling his business, and recap Harry, the Ride Share Guy’s strategies for bec...Show More
093 | Look at the Problem Differently | The RideShare Guy

1:11:21 | Sep 17th, 2018

093 | Harry Campbell, The Rideshare Guy, talks about what it takes to be a successful Lyft and Uber driver, the strategies he used to start his blog, and how he transitioned from aerospace engineering to full-time blogging. For more information, visi...Show More
092R | It's not the Idea, it's the Process

52:47 | Sep 14th, 2018

092R | Plans for ChooseFI to support education, the value of a life resume, travel rewards tips for active duty military, and hurricane preparation.  For more information, visit the show notes at https://ChooseFI.com/092R
092 | Will Boland | CarLotz and Entrepreneur Case Study

1:13:39 | Sep 10th, 2018

092 | CarLotz co-founder Will Boland talks about making the leap from investment banking to entrepreneurship, the challenges and benefits of leading a growing company, and what it means to build a life resume. How did Will become an entrepreneur? Wh...Show More
091R | Real Estate Inside an IRA

59:59 | Sep 7th, 2018

091R | An overview of how to own a house with an IRA, Jonathan attempts to optimize his recipes and shopping list, a list of the top 5 ChooseFI episodes and a travel rewards win. ——————-   Thank you for being a part of the ChooseFI community!  🙂 ...Show More
091 | Rich Carey Real Estate | Building a Rental Real Estate Snowball Machine without Debt

1:18:35 | Sep 3rd, 2018

091 | Rich Carey, officer in the U.S. Air Force, talks about learning to live frugally, buying his first townhouse, and building his real estate empire from one to 20 houses in Montgomery, AL. ——————-   Thank you for being a part of the ChooseFI c...Show More
090R | Longest Vacation Ever

51:46 | Aug 31st, 2018

090R | Brad gets back from vacation, Jonathan talks about bringing vegetarianism into his diet, and voicemails from the community highlighting CLEP tests and a 401k win. Brad is back from a month-long vacation in the U.K. Is this Brad’s first experi...Show More
090 | Vegan Path to FI

1:12:55 | Aug 27th, 2018

James and Steven pull back the curtain on veganism, talking about the health, lifestyle and financial benefits of veganism, alongside the practical details of how to actually make it work. ——————- For more information, visit the show notes at ...Show More
089R | Let Me Check With My Accountant

1:03:06 | Aug 24th, 2018

089R | An introduction to the Family Bank and what ChooseFI’s accountant-on-call thinks about it, as well as how to navigate rental car insurance, and what soft skills are crucial to a career in retail? ——————-   Thank you for being a part of the ...Show More
089 | Retail Path to FI with College Investor

1:01:23 | Aug 20th, 2018

089 | Robert, from The College Investor, talks about his lucrative job as a Target store manager, building his blog into a highly profitable side hustle, his relationship with frugality, and the keys to success in a retail interview. For more informa...Show More
088R | What Have You Built?

56:00 | Aug 17th, 2018

088R | Cities that are the best for pursuing financial independence, how to hack your career, ideas for building a side hustle and how to assess the return on your college investment. For more information, including resources, visit the show notes at...Show More
088 | Career Hacking the Tech Industry | Millennial Boss

1:10:47 | Aug 13th, 2018

088 | Millennial Boss and FIRE Drill podcaster, J talks about becoming a creator, career hacking, and salary negotiation, alongside of pursuing FI, side hustles, and a growing podcast. ——————- Thank you for being a part of the ChooseFI community!  🙂...Show More
087R | Autonomy Mastery Purpose

48:55 | Aug 10th, 2018

087R | How to teach children lessons that set them up for success, discussion about using duel-enrollment and university co-ops to optimize college, and a strategy for cash flow balance transferring. For more information, visit the show notes at http...Show More
087 | Education Through Innovation | Don Wettrick

56:07 | Aug 6th, 2018

Don Wettrick, CEO and co-founder of StartEdUp Innovation program, and a current high school teach, talks about the cultivating innovation and creativity in the classroom, harnessing a learner’s internal motivation, and giving students opportunities t...Show More
086R | Pretirement | Roger Whitney

1:05:02 | Aug 3rd, 2018

086R | A live-recorded conversation with Roger Whitney, the Retirement Answer Man, from Podcast Movement, questions for a potential accountant, and takeaways from Monday’s live case study with Allison Goddard.   Brad is departing for a month-long fa...Show More
086 | A Live Case Study with Physician on FIRE and Allison Goddard

1:15:06 | Jul 30th, 2018

086 | Allison Goddard, a dermatologist from Chattanooga, Tenn., chats with ChooseFI and Physician on FIRE to review her journey through medical school and receive advice to clarify the next steps in her path toward financial independence. ——————-  ...Show More
085R | Sidehustle Coaching Series Part 3 | Learn to Pitch and Lean into the Uncomfortable Pause

1:23:14 | Jul 27th, 2018

Catch up with Alan and Tallis as they zero in on the key elements of a successful pitch, and the importance of uncomfortable silence, as well as a home improvement update from Jonathan and review of Monday’s episode with author M.K. Williams. For ...Show More
085 | From Passion to Profit | M.K. Williams

1:07:07 | Jul 23rd, 2018

085 | Science-fiction author M.K. Williams talks about her journey toward financial independence, the decisions she’s made along the way, and self-publishing her first three novels. For more information, visit the show notes at https://ChooseFI.com/0...Show More
084R | Mindset of FI

1:04:40 | Jul 20th, 2018

The essential steps to a FI mindset, travel rewards updates from Brad, voicemails from the community, and highlights from Monday’s episode with Jillian with Montana Money Matters. For more information, visit the show notes at https://ChooseFI.com/...Show More
084 | Montana Money Adventures

1:13:13 | Jul 16th, 2018

084 | Jillian, from Montana Money Adventures, talks about simplifying her life while raising five children, valuing grit and resilience, taking risk, and the value of financial independence. What you'll hear in today's episode: What does Jillian mea...Show More
083R | The Hobby Checkbox

54:26 | Jul 13th, 2018

083R | A checklist to optimize your hobbies, a highlight on the San Diego local group, and messages from the ChooseFI community: All of this while we recap Monday's episode with Cody Berman. For more information, visit the show notes at https://Choos...Show More
083 | A Second Generation FI Case Study | Cody Berman

59:13 | Jul 9th, 2018

083 | 22-year-old recent college graduate and second generation FI, Cody Berman, talks about embracing frugality, saving and investing in his youth, optimizing a path through college, and getting his Disc Golf business off the ground. ——————-   Th...Show More
082R | The Paradox of Choice

1:04:32 | Jul 6th, 2018

Discussion of Brad and Jonathan’s purchasing habits, messages from the ChooseFI community, benefits and drawbacks of roboadviors, and a summary of capital gains harvesting. For more information, visit the show notes at https://ChooseFI.com/082R
082 | A Wife's Perspective | Laura Barrett and Dani Mendonsa

1:11:01 | Jul 2nd, 2018

Brad and Jonathan’s wives, Laura and Dani (respectively), talk about their introduction to FI, combining finances, budgeting with children, and maintaining balance. For more information visit https://ChooseFI.com/082
081R | The Fear of Letting Go

58:15 | Jun 29th, 2018

Strategies for decluttering and living with less (reflecting on Cait Flander's interview with us on Monday), life hacks from the community, and a winner for the free ticket to CampFI in Joshua Tree! For more details, or to send in your own FI feed...Show More
081 | The Year of Less | Cait Flanders

1:06:19 | Jun 25th, 2018

081 | Cait Flanders, author of “The Year of Less”, talks about building $30k of consumer debt, challenging herself to go two years without shopping, and learning how to be comfortable in her own skin without the distractions of consumerism. For more ...Show More
080R | A Case for Survivor Compost and 2nd Generation FI.output

1:06:47 | Jun 22nd, 2018

080R | Conversation about teaching your children to save and invest, healthcare options, and an argument in favor of home gardening and composting. Brad contemplates applying for “Survivor”. Review of Monday’s episode with Khai from AlabaMalaysia. H...Show More
080 | FI is an Amazing Race | AlabaMalaysia

55:23 | Jun 18th, 2018

Khai Shing, a former contestant on The Amazing Race, and blogger at ALABA+MA+LAYSIA, talks about balancing her pursuit of FI while finding ways to travel, worldwide, at discount prices. For more details and resources mentioned in the show, visit t...Show More
079R | Personal Brand

1:03:43 | Jun 15th, 2018

079R | Highlights of Monday’s episode with Tim & Amy Rutherford, discussion about healthcare, additional podcast recommendations, and voicemails from the ChooseFI community. For more information, visit the show notes at http://ChooseFI.com/079R
079 | Embracing Retirement | Amy and Tim Rutherford

1:00:14 | Jun 11th, 2018

079 | Tim & Amy Rutherford talk about early retirement, living with lower expenses and a busier schedule of fun, free activities, and what life changes they made to get there.   How did Amy and Tim meet and what were their spending habits at the tim...Show More
078R | College Hacking Toolbox

59:51 | Jun 8th, 2018

078R | Lots going on in this episode with a recap of Episode 78 with Travis Hornsby about Student Loan Debt Repayment Options. But also, Brad sold his house and Jonathan has become a “rockstar” at selling things on Craigslist. For more information, v...Show More
078 | Student Loan Debt Repayment | Travis Hornsby

1:11:51 | Jun 4th, 2018

078 | Travis Hornsby, founder of StudentLoanPlanner.com, talks early retirement, traveling Europe, and developing a passion for helping people crawl out of student loan debt. What you'll hear on today's show: Why did Travis attempt retirement at 25?...Show More
77R | Side Hustle Coaching Series Part 2 | Alan & Tallis

1:00:55 | Jun 1st, 2018

An second part to the conversation between ChooseFi community member Tallis, who teaches dance classes in retirement facilities, and Pop-Up Business School founder Alan Donegan, to help get Tallis’ side hustle off the ground. For more information...Show More
077 | Advanced Travel Rewards From 3rd Generation FI | Marla Taner

1:20:18 | May 28th, 2018

077 | Experienced travel hacker and world traveler Marla Taner shares story of reaching financial independence, and her best tips for getting to Hawaii, Costa Rica and the Caribbean with minimal expenses, using credit cards points and air miles. ———...Show More
076R | Race or Journey?

1:00:16 | May 25th, 2018

Brad and Jonathan brainstorm ways to implement local adventure into their own lives and the lives of the ChooseFI community, chat about high school reunions and local libraries, and offer a few clarifications about 401k contributions. For more in...Show More
076 | Planned Spontaneity | Mrs Adventure Rich

1:02:35 | May 21st, 2018

076 | Mrs. Adventure Rich talks about making the choice to live an adventurous life, her family’s pursuit of financial independence, and finding a balance between maximizing financial opportunities and living a happy, fulfilling, high quality of life...Show More
075R | Mainstream Adoption

50:16 | May 18th, 2018

075R | “Personal finance is becoming financial independence.” Financial independence doesn’t necessarily mean retiring early; it means allocating your resources in the way you see fit. This is just a taste of what we discuss in this recap from Monday...Show More
075 | The Unfair Advantage of the Individual Investor | Brian Feroldi

1:01:12 | May 14th, 2018

075 | Brian Feroldi talks through the advantages and disadvantages of individual investing, the realistic expectations for performance, and his strategies for beating Wall Street. Professional money managers operate under different parameters and mi...Show More
074R | ChooseFI Scholarship

54:16 | May 11th, 2018

An update the community on recent activities, discussion about the opportunity cost of college and potential alternatives, a ChooseFI scholarship announcement, and a few voicemails from the ChooseFI community. Brad recaps his trip to the Berkshir...Show More
074 | Ryan Carson | Learn to Code | Treehouse

56:34 | May 7th, 2018

Ryan Carson’s tech-education company, Treehouse, teaches computer coding as a trade skill, giving students an opportunity to enter the work force, or change careers in nine months, at a fraction of the cost of a four-year degree. In this episode, ...Show More
073R | How to Make Money Online

57:50 | May 4th, 2018

7 ways to make money online, plus a review of Monday's interview with Jamila Souffrant from Journey To Launch. Make money online: Membership sites, digital courses, create a product or service, advertising, sponsorship, listener/reader supported, ...Show More
073 | Jamila Souffrant | Fail Forward

59:49 | Apr 30th, 2018

Jamila Souffrant tells us about college internships, buying real estate right out of college, a few failed business ventures, and her decision to pursue FI, starting by saving $85,000 in the first year. We talk to Jamila about: How Jamila and ...Show More
072R | The Five Most Important Financial Conversations you need to have with your Child

1:01:12 | Apr 27th, 2018

Lively discussion about cryptocurrencies as investments, review of last week’s MidAtlantic Camp FI, and several exciting contributions and questions from the ChooseFI community. Review of Monday’s episode discussing Bitcoin with Myles Wakeham Wha...Show More
072 | Bitcoin| What Am I Missing? | Myles Wakeham

1:23:23 | Apr 23rd, 2018

Myles Wakeham tells us how he discovered Bitcoin, how and why cryptocurrencies have to value, and gives us a nuanced perspective of where cryptocurrency might go in the future. There's much more to this story - and to learn about cryptocurrencies,...Show More
071R | The Real Value of Soft Skills

1:03:52 | Apr 20th, 2018

Brad and Jonathan compare their college experiences to Chris Hutchins’ from the Monday episode, they discuss the importance of owning your own FI decisions, and we get updates from several members of the ChooseFI community. Brad considers startin...Show More
071 | Silicon Valley FI | Chris Hutchins | Grove

1:07:38 | Apr 16th, 2018

071 | Chris Hutchins, founder/CEO of Grove, a new, optimized financial planning company based in San Francisco, talks about how a life and career of entrepreneurship led him to the FI community, and his current business venture. And, how his new comp...Show More
070R | Left Behind

57:27 | Apr 13th, 2018

Updates from Brad and Jonathan, review of Vickie Robin’s episode, discussion of how ChooseFI aims to handle politics, and more updates from the ChooseFI community. Highlights: Brad is moving houses, making good community a priority in his famil...Show More
070 |Your Money or Your Life | Vicki Robin

1:07:31 | Apr 9th, 2018

Author and FI pioneer Vicki Robin discusses the cultural development of overconsumption, how much is enough, and what else, besides good investments, contributes to successful financial independence?
069R | How to Start a Blog

51:15 | Apr 6th, 2018

Michelle’s choice of lifestyle, benefits of having a blog and how to get started. Highlights include: Michelle’s key to creating content Her lifestyle choices and how she makes money How affiliate marketing works Benefits of having a blog H...Show More
069 | Make $100K a Month Blogging | Michelle from Making Sense of Cents

58:01 | Apr 2nd, 2018

An interview with Michelle on her journey to becoming a successful blogger, her lifestyle as a digital nomad and how she currently manages her business This episode covers: Michelle’s backstory with Making Sense of Cents How she first started ma...Show More
068R | 2 Worlds Collide

59:23 | Mar 30th, 2018

Steps to take after completing Dave Ramsey’s course, being intentionally present in the moment and food budget hacks. Highlights include: Dave Ramsey’s course How credit cards can be useful Working on a budget as a couple Advantages of payi...Show More
068 | Financial Peace Graduates | What Next? | Andy Hill

56:07 | Mar 26th, 2018

Bringing your spouse on with FI, the benefits of paying off your mortgage early and what to do once you have completed the Dave Ramsey’s Baby Steps Highlights from the show include: Andy’s blog and podcast How he brought his wife on bo...Show More
067R | Finding Your Superpower

55:51 | Mar 23rd, 2018

Saving money on everyday electronics, using donor advised funds to optimize tax returns and getting comfortable with being uncomfortable. Highlights include: Velvet ropes and optimizing habits Saving money on everyday electronics A success st...Show More
067 | Raptitude and Free to Pursue

1:13:44 | Mar 19th, 2018

067 | David and Helene talk about consumerism, getting out of one’s comfort zone and the importance of simplicity. What you’ll hear on today’s show: Discussion with David and Helene How consumerism makes us buy more Controlling impulses How Helene c...Show More
066R | Letting Go of the Emergency Fund

58:57 | Mar 16th, 2018

Understanding emergency funds, house investing and some college and library hacks. Highlights include: Emergency funds and where to put them Is your house an investment? Challenging going make-up free College and library hack For more inf...Show More
066 | The Emergency Fund...Is it a Bad Idea? | Big ERN The Reveal

1:11:27 | Mar 12th, 2018

Big Ern reveals his identity, explains the different risks when retiring and why a home is a good investment. Highlights from the show include: Big Ern’s identity reveal His blog on retirement The anxieties of retiring early Emergency funds ...Show More
065R | Don't Waste It

51:26 | Mar 9th, 2018

College hacks, credit card debt hack and not wasting one’s privileges. Highlights from the show include: Don’t waste your privileges Student loan debt movement College hacks Optimizing credit card debt Tax liability versus withholding Fo...Show More
065 | Meet the Frugalwoods | Achieving FI Through Simple Living

1:02:45 | Mar 5th, 2018

Mrs Frugalwoods talks on her book and blog, frugality as a lifestyle and the great benefits of being frugal. Highlights from the show include: Mrs Frugalwoods’ book and blog Her relationship with money Changing her lifestyle to frugality The...Show More
064R | Board games | The Resurgence

59:30 | Mar 2nd, 2018

064R | Chautauqua plans, board game recommendations and a discussion on optimizing travel rewards Highlights from the show include: Warren Buffett’s Annual Letter to Shareholders takeaways Chautauqua plans Board game recommendations Travel rewards d...Show More
064 | Chautauqua | Oh The Places We Will Go

53:24 | Feb 26th, 2018

Chautauqua organizers join us on a call to share what the event is about, the great community that attend Chautauqua, and plans for its future. Highlights from the show include: How Chautauqua got started The structure of the event and...Show More
063R | Create Your Own Luck

52:13 | Feb 23rd, 2018

How to create your own luck, the glidepath to success and some life lessons from Brad. Highlights from the show include: What luck and opportunity really mean Having high expectations from life Brad’s definition of creating luck ...Show More
063 | Scott Trench | Set For Life

1:20:58 | Feb 19th, 2018

An interview with Scott Trench from Bigger Pockets on the creation of good luck, his background and journey to FI and using house hacks to reach wealth. This episode covers: 1) Scott’s book and background 2) His definition of luck 3) The stag...Show More
062R | Change The World

1:04:15 | Feb 16th, 2018

We review Monday’s episode with Travis on the Playing with FIRE documentary, a voicemail about the new tax law and a discussion about tracking business expenses. This episode covers: The Playing with FIRE documentary How Scott and Travis are w...Show More
062 | Manifest Destiny of FI | Travis Shakespeare

59:38 | Feb 12th, 2018

Travis Shakespeare is creating the Playing with FIRE documentary. He talks about discovering FI, how FI has the power to change the world, and how one misinterpretation caused him to reach FI much sooner than he should have. For more informatio...Show More
061R | Bandwidth

51:56 | Feb 9th, 2018

We recap Monday’s episode with Cory Mascara about mindfulness with FI, a voicemail about a medical tourism hack and a method to teach your kids money management at a young age. This episode covers: An episode soon to come with Danielle and Laura ...Show More
061 | Mindfulness | Cory Muscara

1:11:19 | Feb 5th, 2018

Mindfulness Coach Cory Muscara shares his background as a monk, how mindfulness links with FI and the process of meditation. This episode covers: Cory’s background meditating for 6 months
 How he got through with it and the lessons learned
. ...Show More
060R | HealthCare Vs Health Insurance

55:41 | Feb 2nd, 2018

060R | We roundup Monday’s episode about medical tourism with a discussion on more hacks, having more power over your job and the importance of the talent stack. This episode covers: Jonathan’s new morning routine The impact of medical tourism and h...Show More
060 | Medical Tourism | Myles Wakeham

1:23:12 | Jan 29th, 2018

Myles Wakeham shares the little-known advantages of medical tourism, how he covers his medical bills and his personal journey to FI. This episode covers: Myles’ personal journey to FI How he discovered medical tourism The huge benefits of tra...Show More
059R | Challenge Yourself | Leverage the Power of the Hive Mind

57:38 | Jan 26th, 2018

A review of Vincent’s episode, a discussion on the satisfaction from DIY and several voicemails on financial coaching and international teaching. This episode covers: 1) Doing more DIY 2) Vincent and his change of outlook on life 3) How it lo...Show More
059 | Freelance to Freedom Vincent Pugliese

1:06:45 | Jan 22nd, 2018

Vincent Pugliese shares his journey to reaching FI after changing his mindset towards life and starting a business. This episode covers: Vincent’s backstory How he changed his thought process How his resilience got him opportuniti...Show More
058R | Dark Side of Value

1:11:12 | Jan 19th, 2018

A review of the CampFI episode as well as a discussion on pensions and some thoughts on the value of CFPs. This episode covers: The community of CampFI
Frugal wins and fails
Voicemail about pensions
How Grumpus communicates with his audience
Th...Show More
058 | Annual CFP Roundtable 2017 | Kyle Mast and Danny Kenny

1:23:21 | Jan 15th, 2018

A Q&A session with two CFPs on the importance of talking to a CFP, dealing with risk management and what financial planning looks like in practice. This episode covers: Kyle and Danny’s backstory How a CFP can help you manage your finances Ho...Show More
057R | CampFi Roundtable 2017

48:14 | Jan 12th, 2018

A roundtable discussion at CampFI on FI and the military, reaching FI as a couple and the flexibility of the FI plan. This episode covers: How helpful and inclusive the FI tribe is Military and FI The importance of keeping the FI plan flexible an...Show More
057 | The Golden Albatross | Grumpus Maximus

1:09:56 | Jan 8th, 2018

An interview with Grumpus Maximus on understanding pensions, quitting the military and seeking FI. This episode covers: Grumpus Maximus’ backstory The Golden Albatross Having to choose FI or the military Managing money as a couple How to un...Show More
056R | Choose FI Nation

1:01:36 | Jan 5th, 2018

We review Monday’s "Side Hustle Coaching Series Part 1" with some talk on the workings behind ChooseFI, as well as several voicemails on travel and career hacking. For more details, including links to resources mentioned in the show, go to https:/...Show More
056 | Popup Business Part 1 | Alan Donegan

1:05:00 | Jan 1st, 2018

Coaching call involving Alan from PopUp Business School walking Tallis through her plan to grow her business. This episode covers: • Tallis’ current business situation • How to determine her customers • The methods to fund her business •...Show More
055R | End of Year Review 2017

1:15:51 | Dec 29th, 2017

A review of ChooseFI’s 2017 on the great progress of the community, several voicemails on FI successes and plans for 2018 This episode covers: • How far the ChooseFI community has come • Eric’s great successes on his path to FI • How everyone...Show More
055 | Live from Fincon 2017 Dallas Tx

21:20 | Dec 25th, 2017

055 | Live from Fincon 2017 in Dallas Texas, it's ChooseFI! Hey there everyone, We recorded a special minisode that we wanted to share with you today. For those of you that found us this year and have been following us on this journey over the last 1...Show More
054R | And the Guest Host is...

50:01 | Dec 22nd, 2017

A discussion on Jonathan quitting his job and living ChooseFI, some questions about college hacking and the changeover of Rockstar Finance. This episode covers: Jonathan talking about his future with ChooseFI
 Risk tolerances and risk ca...Show More
054 | Fully Funded Lifestyle Change

44:45 | Dec 18th, 2017

054 | Jonathan has a BIG announcement. We also discuss the power dynamics behind FI and the financial transition of quitting a job. This episode covers: Jonathan announces quitting his job Why Jonathan is in a good situation to make this decision The...Show More
053R | End of Year Checklist

1:01:01 | Dec 15th, 2017

053R | We discuss the importance of building trust and creating a tribe as well as how to use your talent stack for business. In today’s episode we cover: Another side hustle: narrating books Review of Monday’s episode with Bobby from Millennial Mone...Show More
053 | Millennial Money Man | Do you want to be rich?

58:38 | Dec 11th, 2017

053 | This episode was an interview with Bobby from Millennial Money Man on attacking debt, becoming a full-time blogger, methods to teach finance in schools and how to scale side hustles.     In today’s episode we cover: Bobby’s story starting as a ...Show More
052R | Bring It | We Are Just Getting Started

52:41 | Dec 8th, 2017

052R | We review Monday’s episode featuring Todd Tresidder discussing the different ways to reach FI through different asset classes, goals for 2018 and how to invest in yourself to create a happier life. What we cover: Recap of Monday’s episode with...Show More
052 | FIRE State of the Union | Todd Tresidder | Risk Management

1:19:10 | Dec 4th, 2017

052 | Todd Tresidder from Financial Mentor comes on the show to share his perspective on the traditional way FI is taught ( FIRE State of the Union)  and where it could be improved. We discuss the unique characteristics of all three asset classes and...Show More
051R | Be Coachable

49:42 | Dec 1st, 2017

051R | In this podcast we do a recap of episode 51 with Mrs Money Monster discussing the importance of getting past limiting beliefs as well as how to use the community to your benefit and take action in pursuing FI. In Today’s Podcast we cover: Reca...Show More
051 | Mad Money Monster | A Roller Coaster Path to FI

56:51 | Nov 27th, 2017

051 | In today's podcast we discuss the Roller Coaster Path to FI with Lisa from Mad Money Monster, including a new term she coined: F.I.O.R In Today’s Podcast we cover: A conversation with Lisa from Mad Money Monster on the ‘Roller Coaster Path to F...Show More
050R | Impact | The Stealth Wealth Community

50:52 | Nov 24th, 2017

050R | The Impact of FI, A New FI Curriculum being piloted in a university, and holiday hacks just in time for Christmas. In today’s Friday Roundup we talk a bit about Thanksgiving and how to work on being thankful for all we have (yes it’s about you...Show More
050 | Domestic GeoArbitrage | Freedom is Groovy

1:06:22 | Nov 20th, 2017

050 | In this podcast we discuss domestic geographic arbitrage with Mr. Groovy from Freedom is Groovy. In Today’s Podcast we cover: A conversation with Mr. Groovy from Freedom is Groovy to discuss domestic geographic arbitrage How Brad made a similar...Show More
049R | FI Festival

50:23 | Nov 17th, 2017

049R | In the Friday Roundup we discuss our big takeaway from Episode 49: The Aggregation of Marginal Gains. Plus, upcoming plans for the ChooseFI website, a FI Festival and local meetups. In Today’s Podcast we cover: A review of Episode 49 with Alan...Show More
049 | Alan Donegan & The Escape Artist | The Aggregation of Marginal Gains

1:26:21 | Nov 13th, 2017

049| We discuss The UK Path to FI with Barney of The Escape Artist and Alan Donegan of PopUp Business School, plus much more in the way of life optimization hacks from both Alan and Barney.    In Today’s Podcast we cover: An interview with Barney fro...Show More
048R | The Roadmap to FI

48:04 | Nov 10th, 2017

048R | In this podcast we recap Episode 48 with Jeff from The Happy Philosopher plus a life hack update from Brad and a question on how to present the FI concept to others. In Today’s Podcast we cover: Recap of Episode 48 with Jeff from The Happy Phi...Show More
048 | The Happy Philosopher | The Happiest Man in the Room

1:07:27 | Nov 6th, 2017

048 | Jeff from The Happy Philosopher joins us on the show to discuss the pursuit of happiness including how he reached a burn out point in his job as a radiologist and how his focus on happiness helped him find a path forward. In Today’s Podcast we ...Show More
047R |The Rule of 72

42:29 | Nov 3rd, 2017

047R | In today's podcast we recap Episode 47 with Bryce and Kristy from Millennial Revolution including talk of home ownership and world travel, but a reader case study and voicemail. In Today’s Podcast we cover: A recap of our main takeaways from E...Show More
047 | The Cult of Home Ownership & Crushing Geoarbitrage | Millennial Revolution

1:16:27 | Oct 30th, 2017

047 | Today we have Kristy and Bryce from Millennial Revolution on the podcast to discuss home ownership, international geographic arbitrage and much more... In Today’s Podcast we cover: A discussion with Kristy and Bryce from Millennial Revolution T...Show More
046R | Selectively Hardcore

49:52 | Oct 27th, 2017

046R | In today's podcast we discuss our takeaways from Episode 46 with Ms. ONL from Our Next Life plus community feedback and voicemails and a discussion of travel rewards. In Today’s Podcast we cover: A recap of Episode 46 with Tanja from Our Next ...Show More
046 | Our Next Life | The Reveal | Are you Ready for Early Retirement?

1:20:45 | Oct 23rd, 2017

046 | In today's podcast we have a wide-ranging conversation with Ms. ONL from Our Next Life on her decision to stop being anonymous on the blog to what their journey looked like to FI plus what they expect life to be like after FI and much more. In ...Show More
045R | The Journal

51:26 | Oct 20th, 2017

045R | In this podcast we discuss our takeaways from Episode 45 with JD Roth of Get Rich Slowly, including the big news that he just purchased GRS back, as well as our frugal wins of the week and the elegance of simplicity. In Today’s Podcast we cove...Show More
045 | JD Roth | Get Rich Slowly | Breaking News | Full Circle

1:01:13 | Oct 16th, 2017

045 | Today we discuss JD Roth's backstory behind his financial journey, Get Rich Slowly and Money Boss, plus JD's philosophy AND a very special announcement... In Today’s Podcast we cover: A discussion with JD Roth from Money Boss and Get Rich Slowl...Show More
044R | The One Way Ticket

1:06:06 | Oct 13th, 2017

044R | Today we discuss our takeaways from Episode 44 with Brandon Pearce from Pearce on Earth plus feedback from the community and our thoughts on international travel with our families. In Today’s Podcast we cover: A discussion of Episode 44 with B...Show More
044 | Brandon Pearce | Into the Wind

1:06:41 | Oct 9th, 2017

044 | Today we discuss how Brandon Pearce went from a call center job to being a full time entrepreneur, traveling the world with his wife and children and how he started the Family Adventure Summit. In Today’s Podcast we cover: Episode 44 with Brand...Show More
043R | Mega Backdoor Roth | Should I Ever Consider Using the Roth?

1:08:02 | Oct 6th, 2017

043R | In this podcast we discuss our takeaways from Episode 43 with Fritz from the Retirement Manifesto plus an in-depth discussion of the Roth IRA conversion and Mega Backdoor Roth, and taxable income scenarios for retirement contributions.  In Tod...Show More
043 | Drawdown Strategy | The Retirement Manifesto

1:15:32 | Oct 1st, 2017

043 | In this podcast we have a far-ranging conversation with Fritz from the Retirement Manifesto about retirement drawdown strategies, his 'buckets' system, and his upcoming retirement. In Today’s Podcast we cover: Retirement drawdown strategies wit...Show More
042R | Perfect Utilization

52:53 | Sep 29th, 2017

042R | In today's Friday Roundup we discuss Episode 42 with JW from The Green Swan, plus various discussions about community and feedback from the audience. In Today’s Podcast we cover: A discussion of Episode 42 with JW from The Green Swan Scott Rie...Show More
042 | The Green Swan | Why Start a Business, When You Can Buy One?

56:26 | Sep 25th, 2017

042 | In Episode 42 we have a wide ranging discussion with JW from The Green Swan about his FI path, going into business with family, buying an existing business and much more. In Today’s Podcast we cover: A discussion with JW from The Green Swan abo...Show More
041R | Extreme Ownership

1:02:29 | Sep 22nd, 2017

In this Friday Roundup we discuss Episode 41 with Paige and Sam on extreme frugality, radical insourcing and the high cost of living path to FI plus a voicemail from Big Ern and members of our community. In Today’s Podcast we cover: The discussion of...Show More
041 | The High Cost of Living Path to FI

1:10:07 | Sep 18th, 2017

041 | In today's podcast we discuss the High Cost of Living Path to FI with ChooseFI community members Paige and Sam who live in Los Angeles and have been pursuing FI in a HCOL with sub-$50,000 per year jobs. I n Today’s Podcast we cover: Episode 41:...Show More
040R | The Power of the Reset Button

1:03:59 | Sep 15th, 2017

040R | In today's Friday Roundup we discuss our takeaways from Episode 40 with Noah and Becky from Money Metagame, plus voicemails from the ChooseFI community and our in-house expert Keith from the Wealthy Accountant. In Today’s Podcast we cover: Dis...Show More
040 | Take a Gap Year | Money Metagame

1:00:15 | Sep 11th, 2017

040 | Today we have Noah and Becky from Money Metagame on the podcast to discuss their story, their upcoming 'Gap Year' of travel plus an incredible college hack they used to get full-tuition scholarships. In Today’s Podcast we cover: A discussion wi...Show More
039R | Cruise Control

55:14 | Sep 8th, 2017

039R | In today's podcast we discuss Episode 39 with Gwen from Fiery Millennials, plus a 'Cruise Control Path to FI' case study example and voicemails from our community members. In Today’s Podcast we cover: The Friday Roundup after Episode 39 with G...Show More
039 | Millennial path to FI | Fiery Millennial

58:55 | Sep 4th, 2017

039 | In today's podcast we have a conversation with Gwen from Fiery Millennials about her millennial path to FI plus some hacks that she used to save on college and increase her savings rate. In Today’s Podcast we cover: Our guest on Episode 39 is G...Show More
038R | Firewalker

59:08 | Sep 1st, 2017

038R | In today's podcast we discuss Episode 38 The Why of FI plus we announce three of the finalists for the business building competition with Alan Donegan of PopUp Business School and a voicemail from community member Geoff. In Today’s Podcast we ...Show More
038 | The Why of FI

35:14 | Aug 28th, 2017

038 | In today's podcast we discuss one of our most important topics: The Why of FI. Why we pursue this path, why we think it's a life 'superpower' and how it can help you escape the hamster wheel of life decades earlier than most people could ever d...Show More
037R | Slow Travel

1:04:19 | Aug 25th, 2017

037R | Today we discuss Episode 37 with Scott Rieckens, the filmmaker behind the FI documentary Playing with FIRE, plus emails and voicemails from the community and a discussion of reaching FI in a high cost of living area. The great American Eclipse...Show More
037 | Playing With FIRE | Documentary | Scott Rieckens

1:04:00 | Aug 21st, 2017

037 | In today's podcast we speak with Scott Rieckens, the creative force behind the upcoming FI documentary called 'Playing With Fire' and we learn about his FI journey and this exciting project. In Today’s Podcast we cover: A discussion with Scott ...Show More
036R | The Country Club of FI

56:05 | Aug 18th, 2017

036R | In Today’s Podcast we cover: Discussion of the community aspect of Episode 36 with JL Collins There is a yearning and desire for community meetups with other members of the Financial Independence community The spread of these community meetups...Show More
036 | Community, Chatauqua & AMA with JL Collins

51:59 | Aug 14th, 2017

036 | In today's podcast with Jim Collins from The Simple Path to Wealth and JL Collins NH, we discuss the Chautauquas, in-person events plus an 'Ask Me Anything' series of questions from our ChooseFI community. In Today’s Podcast we cover: Part 3 wi...Show More
035R | The 4% Rule

1:00:40 | Aug 11th, 2017

035R | In today's podcast we discuss our takeaways from Episode 35 with Big Ern from Early Retirement Now, plus paying off mortgages and student loans early and frugal wins of the week from the community. In Today’s Podcast we cover: The Friday Round...Show More
035 | Sequence of Return Risk | Early Retirement Now

1:12:20 | Aug 7th, 2017

035 | In today's conversation with Big Ern from Early Retirement Now we discuss safe withdrawal rates, sequence of returns risk and much more. In Today’s Podcast we cover: A wide ranging discussion with Big ERN from Early Retirement Now on sequence o...Show More
034R | What’s Your Risk Tolerance?

1:12:00 | Aug 4th, 2017

034R | In today's podcast we discuss our thoughts on Part 2 of the Stock Series conversation with JL Collins, risk tolerance, doomsday scenarios and rebalancing. In Today’s Podcast we cover: The Friday Roundup and the episode Part 2 of our discussion...Show More
034 | The Stock Series Part 2 | JL Collins

1:01:26 | Jul 31st, 2017

034 | This podcast is Part 2 of the Stock Series discussion with JL Collins, author of The Simple Path to Wealth and the website JLCollinsNH; we discuss the Great Depression and the mindset you need to be a successful long-term investor, plus how to ...Show More
033R |Highlighting the Hamster Wheel

1:14:34 | Jul 28th, 2017

033R | In Today’s Podcast we cover: Unpacking Episode 33 with Dominick Quartuccio and our takeaways from the episode Intentionality allows you to purchase your freedom, and we want to expand that intentionality beyond just personal finance Our focus ...Show More
033 | Design Your Future | Dominick Quartuccio

1:18:12 | Jul 24th, 2017

033 | In today's podcast we speak with Dominick Quartuccio from DominickQ.com and the author of the book Design Your Life about disrupting your behaviors and 'creating a future you can't wait to live into.' In Today’s Podcast we cover: Our guest is D...Show More
032R | The Checkpoints of FI

1:01:33 | Jul 21st, 2017

032R | In today's Friday Roundup we discuss Episode 32 with Joel from FI 180 on the 'Milestones of FI', plus a life hack voicemail from Noah and Frugal Wins of the Week from our Facebook community. In Today’s Podcast we cover: The Friday Roundup afte...Show More
032 | The Milestones of FI

48:28 | Jul 17th, 2017

032 | In today's podcast we discuss the Milestones of FI with Joel from FI 180; this is a new look at the path to FI and the milestones along the way. In Today’s Podcast we cover: The ‘Milestones of FI’ with Joel from FI 180 We welcome Joel as our fi...Show More
031R | FI Documentary?

59:11 | Jul 14th, 2017

031R | In today's Friday Roundup we discuss travel rewards, flipping holidays upside down, buying presents, the upcoming FI Documentary and much more. Submit your applications for the contest to win a one-on-one business coaching relationship with Al...Show More
031 | Travel Rewards What Comes After Chase | Teach Me How To Disney

33:08 | Jul 10th, 2017

031 | In today's podcast we discuss Part 2 of our Travel Rewards series including what to do after you've focused on 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...Show More
030R | The Side Hustle “Unpacked”

47:24 | Jul 7th, 2017

030R | 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.   Brad’s thoughts on not doing what everyone else is doing: July 4th...Show More
030 | The Side Hustle | The Unspoken Lever of FI

1:08:57 | Jul 3rd, 2017

030 | 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 starting a business is truly one ...Show More
029R | Valuist

1:06:51 | Jun 30th, 2017

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. How Jonathan used travel rewards points to boo...Show More
029 | The Aspiring Minimalist vs the Reluctant Frugalist

52:29 | Jun 26th, 2017

029 | 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 ...Show More
028R | Lending money to Family

1:09:11 | Jun 23rd, 2017

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 cov...Show More
028 | Order of Operations | The Buckets | The Roth IRA

42:25 | Jun 19th, 2017

028 | 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 “bucket...Show More
027R | Debunking the Value of the Mortgage Deduction

1:00:19 | Jun 16th, 2017

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....Show More
027 | Slowly Sipping Coffee | FI vs Risk Tolerance

47:54 | Jun 12th, 2017

027 | 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 ...Show More
026R | Case Study | Part 5 | Final

1:00:05 | Jun 9th, 2017

026R | In today's podcast we discuss our takeaways from Episode 26 with Physician on FIRE plus some exciting developments in the Financial Independence world as well as feedback, questions and comments from the ChooseFI community. In Today’s Podcast ...Show More
026 | Physician on FIRE | FI for Medical Professionals | Financial Freedom vs Financial Independence

48:07 | Jun 5th, 2017

026 | Today we welcome the Physician on FIRE to the podcast to talk about his path to FI as well as tips and hacks for other high income and medical professionals to get on the path to Financial Independence. In Today’s Podcast we cover: Our guest on...Show More
025R | Case Study | Part 4

1:09:20 | Jun 2nd, 2017

025R | In today's Friday Roundup we discuss Episode 25 with Keith from the Wealthy Accountant, Part 4 of the case study with Paul including a look at his line-by-line expenses, plus questions and feedback from the audience. In Today’s Podcast we cove...Show More
025 | The Wealthy Accountant

1:13:05 | May 29th, 2017

025 | In today's podcast we have Keith from The Wealthy Accountant on the show to discuss tax optimization for individuals and small businesses with plenty of tax tips for your FI tool chest. In Today’s Podcast we cover: Keith from the Wealthy Accoun...Show More
024R | How to Hack Your ESPP

1:00:02 | May 26th, 2017

024R | In today's Friday Roundup we discuss Episode 24 with Joel and Alexis from FI180 as well as some expert voicemails from Chad Carson about real estate plus Ken talking about ESPP options. In Today’s Podcast we cover: Friday Roundup after Episode...Show More
024 | FI180 | Make a U-Turn and Choose FI

56:19 | May 22nd, 2017

024 | Today we have Joel and Alexis from FI180.com on the podcast.   They changed their financial lives dramatically, going from spending over $100,000 per year to having an 85% savings rate and on the path to FI in just a few short years. In Today’s...Show More
023R | Case Study | Part 3 | Paul

1:00:55 | May 19th, 2017

023R | In today's Friday Roundup we discuss career hacking with ESI Money, Big ERN's analysis of Paul's case study, plus hear our answers to an interesting question posed by audience member Jason about the value of frugality. In Today’s Podcast we co...Show More
023 | Career Hacking with ESI Money

1:03:45 | May 15th, 2017

023 | ESI from ESI Money is on the podcast today talking about Career Hacking and how you can set yourself up to earn millions more over a working career with seven simple steps. In Today's Podcast We Cover: ESI from ESIMoney.com is here to discuss w...Show More
022R | Inhouse Expert

1:02:23 | May 12th, 2017

022R | In today's Friday Roundup we discuss the True Cost of Car Ownership, how to maximize your travel rewards points plus a big announcement on a new in-house 'expert' for ChooseFI! In Today’s Podcast we cover: Episode review of our podcast Episode...Show More
022 | The True Cost of Car Ownership

41:50 | May 8th, 2017

022 | Do you know what your car is actually costing you each year? What about over an investing lifetime? In this episode of the ChooseFI Radio Podcast we cover the True Cost of Car Ownership and you'll be absolutely amazed at the numbers. In Today’s...Show More
021R | Case Study | Paul | Part 2

54:39 | May 5th, 2017

021R | In today's episode of the Friday Roundup we review our discussion of the Pillars of Financial Independence, take questions and comments from the community and go in-depth on Paul's live case study. In Today’s Podcast we cover: Review of Episod...Show More
021 | The Pillars of FI

59:57 | May 1st, 2017

021 | In this episode of the Choose FI Radio Podcast we focus on the essential Pillars of Financial Independence including index investing, affordable housing, the psychology of FI, tax optimization and more. In Today’s Podcast we cover: ChooseFI Epi...Show More
020R | Introducing Our First CrowdSourced FI Plan & Case Study | Part 1

50:15 | Apr 28th, 2017

020R | In today's Friday Roundup we introduce our first crowd sourced case study from a listener and we have a challenge to you:  Implement one life hack this week that will make your life easier and less stressful and send it to us at feedback@choos...Show More
020 | Entry Level Middle Class Lifestyle | Intro to Insurance

58:34 | Apr 24th, 2017

020 | The Entry Level Middle Class Lifestyle is a tool that you can use to supercharge your path to FI. Jonathan and Brad go through their expenses one line item at a time. Then they start the conversation about a FI approach to insurance, with an em...Show More
019R | Index Investing | How to buy VTSAX

52:01 | Apr 21st, 2017

019R | 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 availabl...Show More
019 | JL Collins | The Stock Series | Part 1

1:31:02 | Apr 17th, 2017

019 | In Today’s Podcast JL collins from JLcollinsnh.com 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...Show More
018R | Capital Gains Harvesting | Never Pay Taxes Again | Part 2

1:07:01 | Apr 14th, 2017

018R | In Today’s Podcast we cover 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 R...Show More
018 | Go Curry Cracker | Capital Gains, Losses and The Roth Conversion Ladder

1:06:18 | Apr 10th, 2017

018 | In Today’s Podcast we cover: Our guest: Jeremey 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...Show More
017R | The Roth IRA Conversion Ladder | A Case Study

1:02:58 | Apr 7th, 2017

017R | In Today’s Podcast we cover: Friday Roundup # 6 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 we ...Show More
017 | Mad Fientist an Origin Story

1:14:22 | Apr 3rd, 2017

017 | In Today’s Podcast we cover: 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 inves...Show More
016R | Friends of the Library

1:17:58 | Mar 31st, 2017

016R | In Today’s Podcast we cover: Friday Roundup #5 Recap of house hacking episode with Chad Carson from CoachCarson.com Real estate investing is one of the pillars of Financial Independence ‘Keep it super simple and try to do the fundamentals well...Show More
016 | House Hacking With Coach Carson

1:13:57 | Mar 27th, 2017

016 | In Today’s Podcast we cover: Real estate investing and house hacking with Chad “Coach” Carson. On the path to financial independence, how much of your own budget is going towards housing? After Chad graduated college at Clemson, he got started ...Show More
015R |The 'Joneses' Are Bankrupt

1:03:56 | Mar 24th, 2017

015R | In Today’s Podcast we cover: How much we appreciate our listeners and the feedback and comments we’re receiving Recap of guest appearance of Justin from Root of Good Justin is living a relaxing and chill life set for himself in early retiremen...Show More
015 | Root of Good | 2nd Generation FIRE and College

1:11:01 | Mar 20th, 2017

015 | In Today’s Podcast we cover: Our guest: Justin from Root of Good Justin had access to 401k and the 457 retirement plans 457 plan is an extremely valuable took for early retirement as there is no 10% early withdrawal penalty Justin’s early retir...Show More
014R | Introducing FWOTW

47:27 | Mar 17th, 2017

014R | In Today’s Podcast we cover: 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,...Show More
014 | The Phases of FI with 1500 days

50:24 | Mar 13th, 2017

014 | 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 abo...Show More
013R | Control Your Tax Rate | Keep the Money on Your Side of the Ledger

47:55 | Mar 10th, 2017

013R | In Today’s Podcast we cover: Highlights from the Millionaire Educator Episode The benefits for teachers and public employees: 403(b) and 457 How the Millionaire Educator controlled his tax liability down to almost $0 The benefits of keeping yo...Show More
013 | The Unfair (FI) Advantage of Teachers | 457b

50:05 | Mar 6th, 2017

013 | 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. Tak...Show More
012R | Introducing the Friday Roundup

42:33 | Mar 3rd, 2017

012R | In Today’s Podcast we cover: Our first Friday Roundup Highlights from Frugalwoods episode Frugality is not about deprivation Freedom is the goal of financial independence Different perspectives: Brad the naturally frugal and Jonathan the ‘relu...Show More
012 | Living Frugal Frugalwoods | Save 75% Of Your Take Home Pay

57:30 | Feb 27th, 2017

012 | Living Frugal is a Powerful FI Tool Liz from Frugalwoods coaches us through the ultimate guide to frugal living The benefits of minimalism and living frugal Frugalwoods family saving 70%+ of their income Their conscious decision in March 2014 t...Show More
011 | Welcome To The Hot seat

31:39 | Feb 20th, 2017

011 | In Today’s Podcast we cover: Future guests and how our interviews will be different than other podcasts Introduction to the “hot seat” What’s your favorite blog that you’re currently reading? What is your favorite article of all time Favorite ...Show More
010 | Skinny Waist, Fat Wallet (How to Lose 30 lbs in 3 months)

1:16:34 | Feb 13th, 2017

010 | In Today’s Podcast we cover: Fitness and nutrition from a financial independence mindset Jonathan’s quest to lose 30 pounds in the 3 months leading up to his son’s birth JD Roth’s talk at the Camp Mustache event to create a personal mission sta...Show More
009 | Travel Rewards: How To Travel The World For Free (The Easy Way)

58:42 | Feb 6th, 2017

009 | In Today’s Podcast we cover: Why Jonathan started with travel rewards: Wife’s family in Zimbabwe: $6,000 in flights every two years What is this travel rewards strategy all about? Minimum spending requirement defined Options to meet minimum spe...Show More
008 | Avoid Bank Fees at All Cost

15:31 | Jan 30th, 2017

008 | In Today’s Podcast we cover: Don’t piss off the accountant: Bank Fees Americans spent $32 Billion in overdraft fees in 2016 Bank accounts and credit cards should be financial tools you use for free Overdraft fees mean you have no money and the ...Show More
007 | America’s Food Obsession | How to Crush Your Grocery Bill

48:20 | Jan 23rd, 2017

007 | In Today’s Podcast we cover: America’s food obsession: We’re fat and broke How Brad’s family saves money on food Being smart with ingredients. How often does Brad’s family go out to eat? Go out for lunch instead of dinner Emergency meals in ext...Show More
006 | The Power of Partnerships | ChooseFI Origin Story

23:50 | Jan 16th, 2017

006 | In Today’s Podcast we cover: The Power of Partnerships How Brad and Jonathan met Our decision to partner up on Choose FI The importance of taking action The value of personal relationships in an online world What to look for in a partner Comple...Show More
005 | Why Everyone Needs Dave Ramsey and Why You Should Ignore Him

58:54 | Jan 9th, 2017

005 | In Today’s Podcast we cover: 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 y...Show More
004 | Get Off The Hamster Wheel | Jonathan Backstory

28:11 | Dec 27th, 2016

004 | In Today’s Podcast we cover: Interviewing Jonathan to hear his story August 2013 Jonathan graduated from Pharmacy School with $168,000 student loan debt How did he get to that point? ‘Followed the rules’ to get his pharmacy degree but came out ...Show More
003 | Let’s Talk About Fees | Why Investment Fees Are Evil and How to Avoid Them

16:51 | Dec 23rd, 2016

003 | In Today’s Podcast we cover: Avoiding fees when investing How to invest your 401k?  Nobody knows! Index funds and low cost ETFs are the way to go Readings that changed our investing trajectory Who outperforms the market?  Nobody.   Hold the cou...Show More
002 | Why Failure Matters | Brad Backstory

33:06 | Dec 20th, 2016

002 | Brad Barrett shares his entrepreneurial journey online The skills learned, even from ‘failures’: ability to create websites, The value of personal relationships, even in an online world. The value of being a “real” person and how people relate ...Show More
001 | ChooseFI Podcast: A Finance Podcast for the Middle Class

16:49 | Dec 18th, 2016

001 | Introducing the First Episode of the ChooseFI Radio Podcast. A Life Optimization podcast for the Financial Independence Community What are the skills you can learn for free (or close) to earn and invest in a smarter way? What steps do you need ...Show More