Financial Independence Made Easy | Brad Barrett | Episode #637

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Brad Barrett went from being a full-time CPA to retiring with complete financial independence by the age of 35 through diligent savings and investing. Now, as co-host and co-founder of ChooseFI, he’s empowering others to reach for a life of purpose, intention and ultimately happiness through the journey to Financial Independence. Brad led the outwardly “successful” life into his 20s: Succeeded in school, elite university acceptance, job at a top international accounting firm, CPA designation. But he had no plan other than the standard American narrative. His first year at work he saw what “success” looked like for the firm’s partners -- working 80-hour weeks and not taking vacations – so Brad looked for a different path. He and his future wife also had an epiphany: eventually, they would want to have kids, but with high-pressure jobs in a high cost of living area, they wouldn’t have the time or freedom they desired to spend with those future kids. This led him to the concept of financial independence. While they knew saving money would revolutionize their finances, the unexpected part of the financial independence journey was how it reset everything in life: his mindset, health, relationships and entire outlook on what brings happiness and contentment. In 2017, he teamed up with Jonathan Mendonsa to launch the ChooseFI podcast, sharing his own ups and downs, stories and expertise so others could begin to lead their own lives of abundance. In just over two years, Brad and Jonathan have produced 200+ podcasts, have been downloaded over 9 million times with 2,000+ 5-star reviews that call this message “life-changing,” have 200+ local ChooseFI chapters throughout the world and in the words of Jean Chatzky, The Today Show's Financial Editor, "it (the FI movement) has grown to be a movement in large part because of a podcast called ChooseFI.” Brad relishes spending his days with his wife and two daughters as well as focusing on his health, fitness and growing the relationships in his life.

Connect with Brad:

Website: https://www.choosefi.com/

Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ChooseFI/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChooseFi

Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/choosefi/id1187770032?mt=2

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCD48MgOLoqfPml3C31PhXqA

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