Best Financialindependence podcasts we could find (Updated March 2019)
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ChooseFI
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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 for free. Every episode is packed with content and actionable tips and no topic is too big or small as long as it speeds up the process of reaching financial independence.
 
Join the Mad Fientist as he interviews personal-finance icons like Mr. Money Mustache and Vicki Robin to discover the strategies they used to achieve financial independence and retire early! Learn about investing, tax avoidance, entrepreneurship, travel hacking, real estate, and all things related to financial independence and early retirement!
 
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Afford Anything
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You can afford anything, but not everything. We make daily decisions and create habits around how to spend money, time, energy, focus and attention – and ultimately, our life. Every decision is a trade-off against another choice. But how deeply do we contemplate these choices? Are we settling for the default mode? Or are we ruthlessly optimizing around a deliberate life? Are we creating financial independence, early retirement and debt freedom? Are we managing money wisely? Host Paula Pant i ...
 
Joshua J Sheats, MSFS, CLU, ChFC, CASL, CAP, RHU, REBC is a financial planner who teaches people how to live a rich life now while building a plan for financial freedom in 10 years or less. He mixes creative approaches to lifestyle design, deep-dive financial planning techniques, and hard-core business strategy to equip you with the knowledge and inspiration you need to build financial independence.
 
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Start Over Coder
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I'm taking up a new career as a professional developer in pursuit of financial independence. On the podcast I share all of my experiences and lessons learned, from learn-to-code resources to getting paid for your work, and all of the wins and losses along the way.
 
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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 negotiated his way out of debt, and why he is pursuing FI. For more information, visit the show note ...…
 
#183: Should a newlywed couple with two cash flowing rental properties sell one to pay off $92,000 of student loan debt? What percentage of your portfolio should you have in rental properties? What's the smartest way to approach rental property investing, particularly if you get anxiety thinking about tenant requests? How much should high inter ...…
 
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 | 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. Through Talaat and Tai’s story, you will learn practical ways to build the financial trust that ...…
 
#182: Millions of smart, educated and successful people make dumb mistakes with their money ... and they don't realize it. I'm not talking about obvious dumb mistakes, like spending 85 percent of your income on a fleet of Ultra-Luxe-Fancymobiles for your 16-car garage. That's clearly a bad idea. Instead, I'm talking about hidden dumb mistakes t ...…
 
1:20 Should I change my whole life insurance policy because my income is going down? 18:40 Why do you think Walmart has done more good for poor people than any non-profit organization? 30:00 How should I adjust my asset allocation now that I'm retiring? 42:40 Should I pay off my mortgage on my retirement house? 49:15 Where should I keep my medi ...…
 
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://choosefi.com/117R
 
Yesterday, I released to you a discussion on the Federal Debt in the United States. That show should be your introduction to this problem. But in thinking about it, I felt like it was incomplete. I wanted to present some useful materials, in audio format, for listeners who don't have a firm background in the fundamentals of the problem. So I de ...…
 
We face a massive problem in the United States right now. Put simply: We are borrowing more money than ever before. There's no plan for us to borrow less money in the future. There's [almost] no mathematically sound plan that can be created to have us borrow less money in the future. No major, national politician is loudly, consistently talking ...…
 
On today’s episode of the Financial Independence Podcast, I’m very excited to introduce author Cal Newport! I’ve been a huge fan of Cal’s writing for many years so it was a treat to get to talk to him. We explore many important issues related to early retirement that aren’t often talked about so if you’re thinking about retiring early (or if yo ...…
 
#181: Imagine that you’re going to take a 6-month to 9-month mini-retirement. How should you plan? What should you do? Sure, you’ll need to have enough savings to cover your expenses. You might want to find some part-time work. You may need to sell off a few investment. And of course, you’ll need to think about health insurance. But what else s ...…
 
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 week, while still earning a high salary. Bradley openly talks about the path that allowed him to reclaim his ti ...…
 
Nearly two decades ago, Stacy Berman, a personal trainer, launched a fitness bootcamp in New York City. She called it Stacy’s Bootcamp. She invited her clients to join her for 5:30 am outdoor workout classes in Central Park. At first, only three or four people showed up. Then the group grew to 10 people. Then 20 people. Then demand grew beyond ...…
 
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. Brad and Jonathan are excited about a chicken shawarma recipe they hope Laura will add to the ChooseFI Vault soon. Wendy, from Monday’s e ...…
 
#179: Should a couple in New Orleans sell their single-family home and use the sale proceeds to househack into a duplex? What do you think about turnkey investments? What tax consequences will someone face if they transfer their property to their parents? How do you handle tough situations related to the way some home renovation contractors tre ...…
 
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. Wendy and her family first learned about financial independence about 4 years ago. Wendy was commuting from Phoenix, Az., ...…
 
A personal chat with Joshua with some show updates and a few juicy personal life updates. (a bit rambly)
 
115R | 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. Brad’s wife no longer working as a CPA – although she was technically laid off, she’s excited for the extra time in her schedule. Being at FI gave Laura the ability to be happy ...…
 
Today, we continue the Asset Protection series with an in-depth look at health and education accounts. Specifically, we cover: Health Savings Accounts / Medical Savings Accounts Flexible Spending Accounts Health Reimbursement Arrangements Qualified Tuition Programs (529 Plans) Coverdell Educational Savings Accounts UTMA / UGMA accounts…
 
#178: Tanja Hester retired at age 38. She had a negative net worth until her late 20's, thanks to a combination of student loans, buying expensive cocktails and clothes, living far beyond her means, and not paying attention to her money. If you were to have met the 27-year-old version of Tanja, you wouldn't guess that she'd be a likely candidat ...…
 
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 with your spouse. Bonnie grew up with family income that was technically half of the poverty level, ...…
 
1:45 - Is it moral to support the current capitalist system of economics? 32:20 - How can I figure out how much umbrella liability insurance to purchase? 39:00 - Does having a higher umbrella liability insurance policy make you the target of a lawsuit? 46:05 - I want to buy a house but I'm in the middle of paying off debt (on Dave Ramsey's Baby ...…
 
114R | 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 Monday’s episode. Financial independence is generally about knowing the rules and making deci ...…
 
114 | 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 huge student loan debt. Most merit aid that students earn comes directly from the universit ...…
 
#177: Imagine that your job is extremely well-paying, but you don’t enjoy it. You’d like to switch employers, even though this will probably require a paycut. But before you make the switch, you want to accomplish two goals: buy a home and catch up on retirement savings. Should you pursue both goals? Or should you defer the home purchase, given ...…
 
1:00 - Should I roll my 401(k) over to my new job or into an IRA? 11:30 - How should I prepare for a meeting with an estate planning attorney? 17:55 - How should I decide to indulge myself with a luxury expense? 35:45 - Life insurance advice for a newlywed couple. 48:05 - How can I maximize the value of my business for sale?…
 
113R | 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. Brad shares some updates with his car malfunctions and follows up about his solar panel cost analysis. Brad anticipates a 9.6% return o ...…
 
On today’s episode of the Financial Independence Podcast, my buddy Grant from Millennial Money joins me to talk about how he went from having $2.26 in the bank to $1.25 million in just 5 years, 3 months, and 6 days! We dive into the strategies and tactics he used but we also go deeper and discuss some of the unexpected challenges of FIRE. We al ...…
 
The future will be one of the following: 1. Same as now or better 2. Similar to a recession 3. Similar to a depression 4. Similar to mad max 5. Void of humans due to asteroid hitting earth or similar calamity
 
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 philosophy Grant had been laid off twice and found himself living at home as 24-year-old. Grant sent out ...…
 
#176: Cal Newport created a philosophy called digital minimalism, which is idea of reducing your digital life down to only the most important core essentials. Remove the apps from your phone, then slowly re-introduce only the ones that are the most useful and beneficial. Take control of your smartphone, rather than letting it control you. Digit ...…
 
2:00 - Life insurance advice for a recently married husband 6:15 - How can I make a back-door Roth contribution without being subject to the pro rata rule? 11:35 - How can I protect the money in my taxable brokerage accounts? 20:50 - How can I optimize my tax situation as an expat living in Bermuda? 47:20 - I live in China and am returning to t ...…
 
#175: Larry Swedroe is one of the most respected investment thinkers and writers of our time. He's published 8 books on investing, including one of the first books to explain the science of investing to a layperson audience. He recently wrote an ultra-comprehensive guide to retirement planning. He joins us on the show today to discuss the nuanc ...…
 
112R | 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 information, visit the show notes at https://choosefi.com/112R…
 
In this episode of the Asset Protection Series, we do a deep-dive into annuities. Entry-level stuff at the beginning and some extra, hard-core bonuses at the end. Joshua
 
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 debt? Naseema is from West Oakland, Ca., where she was taught to either join the military or go t ...…
 
#174: Should a 48-year-old New Yorker who’s retiring next year buy more rental properties? Should a Michigan-based first-time homebuyer use an FHA loan to buy a duplex for $135,000 that rents for $1,800 per month? Should a 40-year-old music professor who owns a duplex transfer his property into an LLC? Should a New Jersey condo owner sell her u ...…
 
1:20 - How Can I Invest in Distressed Mortgage Notes Inside my Roth IRA? 8:05 - Should I Pursue a Chartered Financial Analyst Credential for My Own Investment Knowledge? 17:00 - Should I Contribute More Money to a Roth 401(k) than a Traditional 401(k)? 38:15 - How can I Balance Personal Privacy and Functionality in Building My Business? For ref ...…
 
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 on last week’s episode with Billy Banholzer. A video inspires Brad to learn swimming from his daug ...…
 
It’s easy to think that early retirement will be the answer to all your problems. After all, how could you not be happy when you don’t have to work anymore? I’ve written about why early retirement is not a magic bullet but what if it actually makes your life worse? On today’s episode of the Financial Independence Podcast, I interview a reader n ...…
 
This is a recording of an interview I gave for "In The Rabbit Hole." ITRH: E272: The Truth About Money and Preparedness Originally published: November 12, 2018 https://www.intherabbithole.com/e272/
 
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 notes at https://ChooseFI.com/111
 
#173: Paulette Perhach is a journalist who has been published in The New York Times, Slate, ELLE, Marie Claire, and Cosmo. But we’re not going to talk about that today. We’re going to talk about the fact that she’s made every decision by putting her life first, and then forcing her career to follow. She’s hiked through jungles and watched eclip ...…
 
1:25 - I just got married. What financial planning should I do now? 39:35 - My employer offers a 401(k) with no match. Should I participate? 55:35 - How can I save for my child's college education with a 529 plan or with a Roth IRA? For reference to any time-dated commentary, this show was recorded on 12/20/2018.…
 
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, solar panels and more. For more information, visit the show notes at https://ChooseFI.com/110R…
 
In Episode 616, I argued the point that if missing one paycheck is a problem for you, you're behaving stupidly. My guest on today's show took umbrage with my commentary on Twitter. So invited her on to discuss! Enjoy, Joshua Here's @CheapBohemian's Twitter thread: https://twitter.com/cheapbohemian/status/1084581032375001089…
 
Chris Moody and I have both spent the last 6 months traveling the width and breadth of the United States with an eye toward understanding the current moment. In this podcast, we discuss our findings. Life Opted Out www.instagram.com/lifeoptedout
 
110 | 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. Rocky’s parents came to the U.S. in 1968, when Rocky was 2 years old. Among Rocky’s parents’ friends and their community, money was an open ...…
 
#172: Should a 25-year-old homeowner with healthy savings and no debt (other than his mortgage) upgrade his car? Should he make this choice if his current car is fine, and upgrading puts him into new debt? Should a couple without access to an employer-sponsored retirement plan put their savings into a taxable account, or should they save for a ...…
 
1:45 - How can I give nice gift to people who are poorer than I am without creating a power imbalance? 15:20 - Can I contribute my salary into a 401(k) plan for my wife in order to maximize our retirement account contributions? 28:05 - How can I protect my non-qualified investment accounts that are exposed to the claims of creditors? 44:30 - I ...…
 
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