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How would your life change if you reached Financial Independence and got to the point where working is optional? What actions can you take today to make that not just possible but probable. Jonathan & Brad explore the tactics that the FI community uses to reclaim decades of their lives. They discuss reducing expenses, crushing debt, tax optimization, building passive income streams through online businesses and real estate and how to travel the world for free. Every episode is packed with actionable tips and no topic is too big or small as long as it speeds up the process of reaching financial independence.

278 |Retire Early...For You | Amy Blacklock
Don't fall for the misconception that financial independence is just for 20 and 30-year-olds. It is for everyone at any age and it's not too late to get started. Amy had a wake-up call in her early 40s. Starting with no net worth, through flexibility and adaptability, she got started and reclaimed decades of her life. Amy describes herself as a trier of many things. She used to wonder how other people do it. How do other people drive new SUVs, live in a large home, dine out, and save for their kids' educati...

277 | Gauging the Weight of your Portfolio
Setting up your financial life includes updating your investor policy statement and examining the rationale for equal weighting inside your index funds. Brad is giving his physical fitness a boost in December with a month-long burpee challenge. A full-body exercise that can be done quickly at home without any equipment, Jonathan asks what would change about your life if you took the challenge of doing 10 burpees every day for the next year? Brad was inspired to take on the burpee challenge after watching Al...

276 | How to Set up Your Financial Life | Investing and Banking
Continuing the conversation discussing financial basics, today's episode covers how to get started investing, banking, and setting up your financial life. As a recent college graduate, Brad had the motivation to get his financial life together but didn't really know how to go about doing it. During his first job, he wanted to open up a Roth IRA after learning about the power of compound interest. Unfortunately, the investment advisor who helped get him set up invested in a fund with a 5% upfront load. That ...


275 | Board games and War Games
It's no secret that Brad and Jonathan's families are board game fans. One way they can typically save 20-60% on the cost of board games is by watching for price drops on Amazon using CamelCamelCamel. Brad was able to save a substantial amount on the purchase of a squat rack simply by being able to stand by and wait for the price to drop. Listener Liz heard about CamelCamelCamel on the podcast and added a list of board games to her watchlist. She was eventually able to purchase all of them at roughly half th...

274 | Tax Planning 2020 | Sean Mullaney
It's end-of-year tax planning time. As you get further along in your financial independence journey, there are likely more end-of-year tax planning items you'll need to be aware of. Having a checklist to review annually is useful. It's been an unusual year and December is that time to begin making end-of-year tax considerations. In addition to the normal checklist, there may be additional items to consider in this remarkably different year. Sean Mullaney says unique to 2020 are Roth conversions. While Roth ...

273 | What's an Emergency?
We're going back to basics and taking a deep dive into the Roth IRA and the levers, tools, and investing strategies available to investors. Although ChooseFI offers the free FI101 course, taking small actions are important. Get up to speed and start taking action with the free five-day challenge by going to ChooseFI/start. ChooseFI has presented basic investing strategies over the years and will revisit in the coming months to distill and hash out all of the different methods to understand the fundamentals....


272 | Understanding Compound Interest & Investing for Beginners
As the ChooseFI community continues to grow, it's necessary to discuss some fundamental basics that serve the audience who are just getting started, as well as provide a refresher for those who have been on the path for a long time. In this episode, we revisit the magic of compound interest and investing for beginners. Getting to financial independence where work becomes optional and your investments are producing enough income to live off of for the rest of your life is easier when you understand why savin...

271 | Future Proof
In a world of uncertainty, how can we future-proof our skillset and also create an environment to help our kids thrive as adults? Growing up, Brad never thought about entrepreneurship, but as he has gotten more into this FI mindset, the concept has shifted for him and how he is a model and mentor for his girls. While Brad initially thought virtual learning might not be good, he has reframed it and now believes his daughters will look back on this year as a time when they were living their best life. Both gi...

270 | Designing your Year for 2021 | Dominick Quartuccio
One of ChooseFI's most popular guests is back! Dominick Quartuccio returns to talk about after the shock of 2020, how to bounce back and what it looks like to design your life for next year. Brad's relationship with Dominick goes back to when they were in college together. After reconnecting several years ago, Dominick has become a source of inspiration and a mentor to Brad. In previous episodes, conversations with Dominick have centered around the idea of drift. It's the state of existence where we think w...


269 | Let's make Lemonade with a Twist
ChooseFI Facebook Community Manager recently posted a meme that hit home with Brad. It said, “Plot twist: 2020 has actually been the best year of your life. You faced challenge after challenge, you've adapted, and you've overcome. 2020 has forced you to grow exponentially. Don't take that for granted.“ 2020 had been Jonathan's best year ever. Instead of giving in to fear, doubt, and insecurity, he decided to lean in. By being more intentional with the things that were important to him, like his health, Jona...

268 | We Want Guac | Financial Independence for Gen Z
Optimize your finances during your 20s, no matter what your income is, and build significant wealth. But what are your options when working an entry-level job when you have a large amount of student loan debt? Amy's first job out of college was an entry-level position earning $30,000. By the age of 25 had a $100,000 net worth and has tripled her salary in the last few years by learning how to market herself. The average cost of a four-year college degree in 2019 is $122,000. Amy was fortunate that her paren...

267 | Timing the Market
Following US Election Day results, it's important to remember the alligators and kittens, a concept to approach overall mental wellbeing. The negative influences in life are alligators and all of the things that make life better are kittens. Focus on getting rid of the alligators. It's a human bias to focus on the negative. How do you focus time and attention on the things that make life better? For Brad, he cut watching the news out of his life which has helped him to achieve a better mental framework for ...


266 | Breaking the Cycle of Poverty | Yanely Espinal
Yanely grew up in a low-income household in Brooklyn and then attended Brown University. But by the time she graduated, she had accumulated a bunch of credit card debt that she was hiding from her family. She tried to figure out dealing with her debt on her own by reading books, listening to podcasts, and watching YouTube videos. After paying it off, she thought it was ridiculous she had never learned it in school and started her own YouTube channel to share her story. That eventually led to her landing the...

265 | Talent Stacker
What's in your talent stack? Inspired by content discovered over the last four years while producing ChooseFI, Jonathan has spent the last couple of months hard at work on the side on a new passion project. As said many times here on the show, financial independence isn't about doing less, like sitting on a beach sipping cocktails. It's about aligning your what you value with your life and having the freedom to pursue what you are passionate about. ChooseFI has given Jonathan the opportunity to look at and ...

264 | Recognizing Scarcity and Uncertainty | Leisa Peterson
Your money story informs so much of your life even if you're not aware of it. For 30 years, Leisa Peterson has been researching and studying how trauma in early life contributes to the money challenges faced later in life. Growing up with a scarcity mindset, money became an escape that gave her motivation. Leisa decided in her mid-twenties that she was going to have money in her life and not have any stresses about it as her parents did. Earning money became an all-consuming response to the trauma she had e...


263 | Pick Your Five: Accountability & Decision-Making
Jonathan draws a parallel between the episode on Monday with professional poker player Annie Duke and hitting his weight loss goals. Finding himself well over his desired weight, Jonathan took a health challenge and has kept the weight off for six months making him a weightloss statistical abnormality. Where most people diet and get to a goal weight, because the effort was a diet, they end up regaining the weight. What Jonathan did was make a lifestyle change. Tying to the discussion with Annie Duke, Jonath...

262 | How to Decide | Annie Duke
Annie Duke is a world champion poker player and author of Thinking in Bets, a book which makes the case for embracing uncertainty in our decision-making framework. In Annie's latest book, How to Decide: Simple Tools for Making Better Choices, she answers the question, what does a good decision-making process look like and how to incorporate that into your own life. The only way we can become better at making decisions is from our own experience, and our experience is going to be the outcomes of past decisio...

261 |"Nothing Gold Can Stay" | What is a HELOC?
After 18 years of ownership, Brad says goodbye to his beloved Honda Civic, Golden Boy. When it comes to car ownership, ChooseFI often talks about only buying a new car every 15 years. Over a 45 year adult lifetime, the savings, when invested, can amount to almost $750,000 when compared to someone who leases or just manages a constant car payment. Although Brad wanted to keep the car, it had been having some mechanical issues and his family was no longer comfortable riding in it anymore. The impact it was ha...


260 | What's your Survival Number? | Jully-Alma Taveras
Immigrating to the United States as a child, by early adulthood, Jully found herself caught up in our consumer culture and had acquired five figures worth of debt. After working to dig her way out and starting on her path to finical independence, she's become an advocate. Drawing from her experience, she now help Latinas become financial powerful through investing. At the age of four, Jully moved from the Dominican Republic to New York. Her extended family all began making the move as well, but as many immi...

259 | Kristi & Big ERN
In our eighth Households of FI touchpoint episodes, Kristi was successfully following the standard path with a six-figure job and keeping up with the Joneses but waiting to take a breath and enjoy life. After finding FI, she realized the money was no longer the goal but simply a tool. Kristi has been connected with Big ERN, from Early Retirement Now, and over several conversations, they discuss Employee Stock Purchase Plans, 401K contribution strategies, the phase of retirement, and more. While wealth accum...

258 | Back to Basics Part 2: The Income Side of the Equation
Brad has been taking part in a mastermind group and teaching its members about financial independence. While they understood the “Why of FI”, how to get started wasn't as clear. The Back to Basics series of episodes covers just that, how to get started on the path to FI. The journey to financial independence is not about deprivation. It is about a life of personal choice and abundance. Its starts with understanding your “why” and then setting goals for the next 5, 10, or 15 years. There's a difference betwe...


257 | Back to Basics: Getting Started with FI
In this ChooseFI Back to Basics episode, we review Health Savings Accounts (HSA). What happens when you need to finally pull money out after funding it year after year? ChooseFI Chief Content Officer, MK, is just weeks away from having her baby. For years, she and her husband, Jason, have been funding separate HSA accounts without making any withdrawals. They now contribute to a family plan HSA and decided it was a good time to test out how complicated the process was to withdraw HSA funds. They discovered ...

256 | Double Your Income by Flipping the Second-Hand Market | Flea Market Flippers
How can you recognize the value in the secondhand market, begin optimizing a strategy, and turn it into income? Today's guests, Rob and Melissa Stephenson, the Flea Market Flippers, have built a six-figure business flipping the bargains they find. Rob spent weekends as a child with his parents visiting yard sales. They bought items and then listed them for sale to a bigger market using the newspaper classified section. Rob followed in their footsteps, flipping items as another side job without realizing the...

255 | If People Can Do it Then I Can Do it Too | Leslie Tayne Connects with Vivian
Picking back up with the Household of FI series, Vivian is a single mom who found FI in the last year, but initially, it seemed impossible. It wasn't until she was introduced to the ChooseFI podcast and saw real people reaching financial independence that she believed she could do it too. Vivian has been dealing with a number of challenges: a cancer diagnosis, a child custody battle, and caring for parents who have no savings of their own. As a pharmacist, she earns a significant income. She's already manag...


254 Creating a lifestyle not a Job | Corbett Barr
Building a business online has never been easier than right now, but Corbett Barr was forging his path in the early 2000s when it was hard. We're diving into his origin story to learn what gave him motivation and why he believed entrepreneurship was for him. Working as a consultant in Fortune 500 companies, Corbett had the kind of job a lot of people really wanted and could build a career around. Though he wasn't aware of financial independence at the time, he didn't want to climb the ladder only to find it...

253 | Back to Basics
Going back to the basics of ChooseFI being a crowdsourced show, Brad and Jonathan address what's going on in the FI community with a wild card Friday episode. Why revisit content that's already been discussed? After several years of introducing new ideas, the ChooseFI audience may be in a different place financially and ready for a refresher on some of the more advanced concepts presented earlier in the show's history. And newer listeners may not have combed through the archives and missed out on topics rel...

252 | Life Rebuilt | Julia Harder
Everyone's path to FI is going to look a little bit different and there is so much we can learn from each other. Hoping to inspire and share lessons learned through conversations with community members, Brad and Jonathan speak with Julia Harder, an active duty member of the Coast Guard, is already well on her path to FI. Always a natural saver, Julia was influenced by her dad, who stressed the importance of investing, and Dave Ramsey's teachings that debt is bad. She was on a good financial path, yet she st...


251 | Should I Pay off the Mortgage on the Path to FI? | Brad Connects with Martin and Ayesha
Martin and Ayesha are both natural savers who have been great about living below their means but lacked a real plan. Their goals are to maximize investments for retirement and finding ways to utilize dividend funds. After stumbling across the ChooseFI podcast, they felt like their financial independence number and retirement seemed obtainable which has helped push them to commit and make even bigger changes. While Martin and Ayesha had a 20-25% savings rate before finding FI, Brad commended them on what a g...

250 | Money Lessons From My Grandparents | Anne Zonca
Once you realize financial independence is possible for you, how do you ensure the money lessons you've learned are consistently passed down to future generations? Anne Zonca's family is well ahead of their time when it comes to financial independence. When many are focused on second-generation FI, Anne herself is third generation FI working to pass along her family's lessons to her own children. Children of the Great Depression, Anne's grandparents were deeply effected by having lived through it. Starting ...

249 | Carol connects with The Retirement Answer Man Roger Whitney
Brad is back after taking August off of work as his Red X month. Though his original vacation plans were changed because of COVID, he made the best of it. They spent three weeks in Long Island visiting family, enjoying the pool, board games, and a digital detox. While Brad was away relaxing, Jonathan used that time to work on a couple of big passion projects. During the month of August, Jonathan created a podcast course and membership group. He also started a new podcast as a way to demonstrate to the group...


248 | You Are More Than Your Financial Capital | Laura Oldanie
What does it look like when you are invested in building wealth, environmentalism, and sustainability? How do you combine raising your net worth while optimizing these other areas of your life? You build a holistic approach to the different types of capital. Laura learned about the different forms of capital through her experiences with permaculture, which is a design science that looks to nature as an example of a closed-loop, no waste system. Her introduction to permaculture through her gardening interest...

247 | Zach and Marilyn Talk Real Estate Investing | Paula Pant
Continuing the financial independence case study series, Households of FI family, Zach and Marilyn are a married couple with young kids. Using Dave Ramsey's baby steps, they no longer have any debt but have wondered what to do next. Looking to explore investing in real estate, ChooseFI connected them with real estate expert, Paula Pant. Though Zach and Marilyn once lived below the poverty line, they managed to pay off their debt, including student loans, a car loan, credit cards, and medical debt. During th...

246 | Overcoming and Battling Financial Abuse | Rachael Partleton
What happens when someone is using your finances to prevent you from making decisions that are in your own best interest? What does financial abuse look like and can you reclaim your financial life? Rachael shares her story and how she's become passionate about economic empowerment. Although she had a successful career and what appeared to be a healthy relationship from the outside, Rachael found herself in a relationship with someone who walked all over her. Slowly over time, Rachael's boyfriend began chip...


245 | Matt & Megan get International Tax Tips | Dave McKeegan
To watch the video highlights, click on ChooseFI.com/245 Matt and Megan are a dual military family on the path to FI. Matt is serving in the UK Royal Navy and Megan is serving in the US Navy, making their tax situation unique. Currently, they plan on having Matt get a green card, allowing him to work in the US, while Megan finishes out her Navy career to earn a pension and then move abroad in about seven years. Once Matt gets his green card, he will be taxed like any other US citizen. He owns an apartment ...

244 | Mentorz : A Second Generation FI Success Story | Ava and Don Wettrick
Who do young people look up to today? The lifestyles marketed on MTV and social media not exactly something to aspire to, but where can the next generation go to find something different? Inspired by the work of her father, Don Wettrick, and feeling like she needed to take charge of the issue, Ava Wettrick created MentorZ, a platform designed to introduce great people to Generation Z. As a young child, Ava thought her dad was the smartest guy in the world. It wasn't until she got older that she realized he ...

244 | Mentorz : A Second Generation FI Success Story | Ava and Don Wettrick
WHAT YOU'LL GET OUT OF TODAY'S SHOW Who do young people look up to today? The lifestyles marketed on MTV and social media not exactly something to aspire to, but where can the next generation go to find something different? Inspired by the work of her father, Don Wettrick, and feeling like she needed to take charge of the issue, Ava Wettrick created MentorZ, a platform designed to introduce great people to Generation Z. As a young child, Ava thought her dad was the smartest guy in the world. It wasn't unti...


243 | Corinne and Jillian Johnsrud | Households of FI
Progress Coach, Jillian Johnsrud, meets with Households of FI member, Corinne, to review the two exercises designed to help her understand how she can prioritize her life to focus on the things that matter the most. After taking a quiz to reveal which of the Four Tendencies she is, Corinne discovered that she is an Upholder. She has many things that she would like to do but struggles with feeling guilty about doing non-work related things that are important too. Corinne would like to find more time for med...

242 | The Financial Gym | Shannon McLay
For those on the path to financial independence, finance, fitness, and life optimization all intersect. During her career in the banking industry, Shannon McLay found it didn't work for the people she wanted to help. She set out to use her skill set and training to change the coaching industry and founded Financial Gym. Even for those who not physically fit, they know what it looks like and there are many resources available for achieving it. The path the financial independence is similar in that it is a lo...

241 | Troy & Lindsay Calculate Their FI Number with Brad | Households of FI
The Troy and Lindsay are new on their journey, finding FI several months ago after making a budget and realizing they had no money left over at the end of the month. Compared to other systematic approaches to becoming debt-free, they felt FI was creative and adaptable to a variety of lifestyles. The first step Troy and Lindsay took was to determine where all their money was going using a budget tracker, which enabled them to cut monthly expenses and continue to do the things they enjoyed doing, like going t...


240 | The Budgetnista
For video highlights from the episode, check out choosefi.com/240. Tiffany Alice was raised by a financially savvy father who taught her how to save and handle her money, but a few poor choices in her 20s destroyed her finances. Since overcoming her mistakes, she's made it her mission to help others fix their finances. After falling victim to a con man, Tiffany found herself more than $35,000 in credit card debt. Though her pre-school teacher salary wasn't a high income, she was saving aggressively by livi...

240 | The Budgetnista
Tiffany "The Budgetnista" Aliche shares her incredible story of financial education from a young, steep descent into debt, and how she turned it back around while helping hundreds of thousands of people in the process.   Additional Resources: https://www.stamps.com/ - Promo Code: CHOOSEFI https://www.choosefi.com/1000 - For info on $1000 of free cashback money.   For more information, visit the show notes at https://ChooseFI.com/240...

239 | The Gatekeepers are Gone
Don't believe that you need anyone's permission for access anymore. The gatekeepers are gone and the ability to access knowledge on-demand and create a business model around it has never been easier. The realization that you have autonomy gives you control over your life is transformational. You can control your expenses and reach FI. You can choose to pursue interest-led learning and follow a passion. There is no more "they" you need to seek permission from. MK didn't need the permission of traditional pub...


239 | The Gatekeepers are Gone
Future proofing your career and an uncertain economy on today's show. Google weighs in on skills versus degrees. Brad shares with us how he is helping people future-proof their career by changing careers and the options that are available. Chris shares the massive action he's taken with the community and Brad, well, he gets it done and he's going to go behind the scenes and share how he's using one of his favorite tools, to-doist. This is your Friday roundup For more information, visit the show notes at htt...

238 | Half Price College with the Millionaire Educator
Gerry Born, the Millionaire Educator, joins the show to talk about strategizing college via online classes, dual enrollment, and CLEP Testing.  For more information, visit the show notes at https://ChooseFI.com/238...

238 | Half Price College with the Millionaire Educator
Gerry Born, the Millionaire Educator, joins the show to talk about strategizing college via online classes, dual enrollment, and CLEP Testing.  For more information, visit the show notes at https://ChooseFI.com/238...


237 | Build Your Talent Stack
Today we talk about asset allocation versus information allocation. What are you doing with all the information you are taking in? Are you making intentional steps to build your talent stack? Tune in to today's Friday Roundup! For more information, visit the show notes at https://ChooseFI.com/237...

235 | How I Built a 7-Figure Online Course | Jacques Hopkins
Jacques Hopkins shares how he built an online course and some of the skills he had to learn along the way. If you have been sitting on an business idea you definitely want to listen to this episode! For more information, visit the show notes at https://ChooseFI.com/235...


234 | What's in Your Index?
Brad's children learn a valuable lesson on running a business and some of the associated difficulties. As Tesla becomes a potential candidate for the S&P500, the guys take the opportunity to touch a bit on questions you might have about this aforementioned index. And the pronunciation of our Brand: ChooseF.I. or ChooseFI? Or is there even a potential dark horse in this race as a third alternative? Find out on today's Friday Roundup! For more information, visit the show notes at https://ChooseFI.com/234...


231 | Are You Too Good for Casserole?
Jonathan makes a bet, the secret to wealth lies in the Casserole, and the guys share their thoughts on college planning For more information, visit the show notes at https://ChooseFI.com/231...

230 | College Hacks from the ChooseFI Community
Jonathan, Brad, and MK have collected tips, comments, hacks, and feedback from the community for crushing college debt free. For more information, visit the show notes at https://ChooseFI.com/230...

229 | Managing Stress by Leveraging FI | The Fioneers
Corey and Jess from The Fioneers join the show to tell share their story of getting on the same page financially. They talk about incremental freedom, habitual spending triggers, and stress management. For more information, visit the show notes at https://ChooseFI.com/229...


228 | Overcoming the Debilitating Fear of Public Speaking
The guys talk about their strategies for public speaking, and Brad shares how podcasting has played a key role in learning to play into his strengths in order to overcome his fear of public speaking. For more information, visit the show notes at https://ChooseFI.com/228...

227 | The Golden Albatross | Grumpus Maximus
Grumpus Maximus has partnered with ChooseFI Publishing to release his book The Golden Albatross. While pensions can seem like a dry topic, Grumpus has created an in-depth guide to the subject while simultaneously making it enjoyable to read. Today Grumpus is on the show to talk with us a bit about his story. For more information, visit the show notes at https://ChooseFI.com/227...

226 | Trip Of A Lifestyle To All US National Parks
Lauren and Steven Keys from Trip of a Lifestyle join the show to share their story of frugalality to live a life doing the things they love. For more information, visit the show notes at https://ChooseFI.com/226...


225 | The Power of the Staycation
Today we're talking about staycations, traveling the world ~$1,200/month, and community wins! For more information, visit the show notes at https://ChooseFI.com/225...

224 | Introducing our Households of FI
Today we are introducing the second 4 households in our on-going case study project where we follow 8 households on their journey towards FI. Each household is just starting their journey to FI, and each of which ultimately have the same goal: achieving FI. For more information, visit the show notes at https://ChooseFI.com/224...


222 | The Mid LIfe Crisis
A lot of people think FI is about having as much money as possible, but that is a fundamentally flawed supposition. Jonathan and Brad saw plenty of "successful" people in the workforce who were miserable. Today we talk about the Oh-so-dreaded mid life crisis, and what FI is really about. For more information, visit the show notes at https://ChooseFI.com/222...

221 | Introducing our Households of FI
Today we are introducing the first 4 households in our on-going case study project where we follow 8 households on their journey towards FI. Each household is just starting their journey to FI, and each of which ultimately have the same goal: achieving FI. For more information, visit the show notes at https://ChooseFI.com/221...

220 | Fix My 403b | Nancy Bachety
Nancy Bachety worked as a school teacher for and was deeply dissatisfied with the 403b retirement fund that was being offered to teachers. On this episode Nancy shares her story and how she fixed her 403b account. For more information, visit the show notes at https://ChooseFI.com/220...


219 | I was Laid Off, Now What?
Today we talk about using skills to pivot when laid off using MK as a fantastic case study of this concept. Additionally we have some announcements and awesome community wins in the mailbag today.   For more information, visit the show notes at https://ChooseFI.com/219...

218 | COVID Budget Awakening | Brandi Sellers
Brandi joins us and shares her story on another case study episode. After sharing her finances, Brandi sees the big difference that small changes can make for retirement. For more information, visit the show notes at https://ChooseFI.com/218...



213 | Is The Retirement Saver's Credit Worth It In 2020?
Jonathan makes one the Barrett Top 50 for some "FI-ne Dining", the guys detail this little known tax credit, got some community Feedback, Brad was on Jillian's latest episode of Everyday Courage, and ChooseFI case Studies will be coming regularly to a podcast player near you. For more information, visit the show notes at https://ChooseFI.com/213...


210 | Little Known Roth Hacks
Today on our mailbag episode we have exciting news from MK, information on 401K's to Roth IRA's, news from Choosefi Publishing, an alternative summer camp possibility, and more from our community...


Bonus With Everyday Courage
Today we have a bonus episode featuring an episode from Everyday Courage with Jillian Johnsrud and JL Collins. Figuring out how to invest is a challenge for many, including Jillian. By the time she and her husband started investing, they had paid off all their debt and saved up a lot of cash. Like many people, Jillian waited far too long to start investing. She was scared, intimidated and didn't really understand it. JL Collins says this is all too common, and he is here to make investing simple....

207 | 2020 Health Challenge
Today is community mailbag, and we are taking a look into some corrections, criticism, and feedback from previous episodes . Next we have a Frugal Win of the Week from Will for his brother Matt. Before all that though, Jonathan talks about his 2020 health challenge, and the power of incremental progress....


205 | Tax Loss Harvesting with Sean Mullaney
Today Sean Mullaney is back to talk about 5 money moves to make during a financial crisis, and digs deep on what it looks like to make back money on a realized loss when you panic sold....

204 | Join the Rebellion
On today's episode we have the long awaited Barrett top 50 recipes(well, top ~30), the guys talk about ideas for Mother's day, the new Podcast for all things business called the Rebel Entrepreneur has launched, and a thought provoking mailbag question...


202 | Student Loan Planner with Travis Hornsby
Travis Hornsby is back on the show to share a bit of knowledge on his specialty: Student Loans. Travis digs into some details that could potential save you thousands of dollars on your student loans....

201 | The Rule of 55
It's mailbag time, and today we answer a question about the rule of 55 and how some are able to access their 401k penalty free at 55. We also have a segment with Jillian from Everyday Courage...

200 | Stock Fundamentals with Brian Feroldi
On a recent episode we gained a better understanding bonds. Today Brian Feroldi who writes for the Motley Fool joins us to give us a deeper understanding for stocks and how they are valued....


198 | Living Your Story
Today is community mailbag where the team answer questions and listens to feedback from you our listeners, but first they talk about Big ERN's optimism....

197 | Introducing: Casual Wednesdays
After 40 days of quarantine, we are beginning to adjust to this new normal. We're talking groceries, working remotely more permanently, creative socializing in quarantine, and finding your lost money....


195 | The Rebel Entrepreneur - What Can You Build?
Brad and Jonathan talk with Alan Donegan about possible ways for how you can pivot during this time. Additionally, listen until the end for the special announcement from Alan and the ChooseFI Team....

The Rebel Entrepreneur - What Can You Build?
Brad and Jonathan talk with Alan Donegan about possible ways for how you can pivot during this time. Additionally, listen until the end for the special announcement from Alan and the ChooseFI Team....


194 | The Role of Bonds in a Portfolio | With Frank
Frank Vasquez joins the show to talk about portfolio diversification with bonds, and the important value that they can add. Other ChooseFI Media: Support our YouTube channel by subscribing at: https://www.youtube.com/choosefi?sub_confirmation=1 Listen to other episodes from our Financial Resilience Daily Show at: https://www.choosefi.com/financial-r/ Dig deeper into Financial Independence by reading our Blog at: https://www.choosefi.com/all-articles/   About us:  Everything we do, we do to help you slash yo...

The Role of Bonds in a Portfolio with Frank Vasquez
Frank Vasquez joins the show to talk about portfolio diversification with bonds, and the important value that they can add. Other ChooseFI Media: Support our YouTube channel by subscribing at: https://www.youtube.com/choosefi?sub_confirmation=1 Listen to other episodes from our Financial Resilience Daily Show at: https://www.choosefi.com/financial-r/ Dig deeper into Financial Independence by reading our Blog at: https://www.choosefi.com/all-articles/   About us:  Everything we do, we do to help you slash yo...

193 | The Market Always Goes Up
We all know the market always goes up, but it is still nice to get that reminder. Brad and Jonathan talk about the market's history and how time in the market is always better than timing the market. Links from the show: https://www.choosefi.com/cit https://www.choosefi.com/M1   Our Podcast: https://www.choosefi.com/episodes/ Financial Resilience Daily Show: https://www.choosefi.com/financial-r/ Blog: https://www.choosefi.com/all-articles/   About us:  Everything we do, we do to help you slash your expenses...


The Market Always Goes Up
We all know the market always goes up, but it is still nice to get that reminder. Brad and Jonathan talk about the market's history and how time in the market is always better than timing the market. Links from the show: https://www.choosefi.com/cit https://www.choosefi.com/M1   Our Podcast: https://www.choosefi.com/episodes/ Financial Resilience Daily Show: https://www.choosefi.com/financial-r/ Blog: https://www.choosefi.com/all-articles/   About us:  Everything we do, we do to help you slash your expenses...

192 | Freelancers and the Paycheck Protection Program with Travis Hornsby
Travis Hornsby from the Student Loan Planner joins the show to talk about the Paycheck Protection Program for small business and independent contractors.     More resources:   Our Podcast: https://www.choosefi.com/episodes/ Financial Resilience Daily Show: https://www.choosefi.com/financial-r/ Blog: https://www.choosefi.com/all-articles/   About us:  Everything we do, we do to help you slash your expenses, crush debt, and build ways to earn a living remotely by starting online businesses. Then we help you i...

192 | Freelancers and the Paycheck Protection Program with Travis Hornsby
Travis Hornsby from the Student Loan Planner joins the show to talk about the Paycheck Protection Program for small business and independent contractors.     More resources:   Our Podcast: https://www.choosefi.com/episodes/ Financial Resilience Daily Show: https://www.choosefi.com/financial-r/ Blog: https://www.choosefi.com/all-articles/   About us:  Everything we do, we do to help you slash your expenses, crush debt, and build ways to earn a living remotely by starting online businesses. Then we help you i...


191 | K-12 Financial Literacy Curriculum
Financial Educators Rob Phelan, Danielle Mendonsa, and Mandy Bert have created a financial literacy program for anyone and everyone. Today they join the show to talk about its inception and release....

K-12 Financial Literacy Curriculum
Financial Educators Rob Phelan, Danielle Mendonsa, and Mandy Bert have created a financial literacy program for anyone and everyone. Today they join the show to talk about its inception and release....


The Sandwich Generation with Jean Chatzky
When it comes to talking about money and the future with both your parents and kids, tactfulness is everything. Jean Chatzky joins the show to help us navigate these strange waters....


188 | Stay the Course | Rick Ferri Part 2
Rick Ferri joins Brad and Jonathan back on the show to teach us how to make a cake. During this process you may just learn a thing about asset allocation. Whatever you decide to do with today's knowledge just remember, stay the course.  https://www.choosefi.com/start Learn More about Rick Ferri https://rickferri.com Follow on Twitter @rick_ferri https://www.bogleheads.org...

Stay the Course | Rick Ferri Part 2
Rick Ferri joins Brad and Jonathan back on the show to teach us how to make a cake. During this process you may just learn a thing about asset allocation. Whatever you decide to do with today's knowledge just remember, stay the course.  https://www.choosefi.com/start Learn More about Rick Ferri https://rickferri.com Follow on Twitter @rick_ferri https://www.bogleheads.org...

187 | Distance Education
Mandy shares how teachers are pivoting in this difficult time, and gives her advice for teachers and parents who are thrust into this new era of learning. Additional information is provided for accessing Accidental Homeschooler and K-12....


Distance Education
Mandy shares how teachers are pivoting in this difficult time, and gives her advice for teachers and parents who are thrust into this new era of learning. Additional information is provided for accessing Accidental Homeschooler and K-12....


185 | Adapting to the New Normal with Dominick Quartuccio
What is Normal? Normal is the baseline our minds establish for as a reference point for everything that comes into our lives. This baseline is not immutable however. Dominick joins us on the show today to talk about some of these ideas in these very "un-normal" times. https://www.choosefi.com/...

184 | Stimulus Package Breakdown: The Cares Act
Sean Mulaney weighs in on the 2020 Stimulus Package via voicemail, and gives some pro tips for your filing process. Jonathan and Brad share some of their insight on the Cares Act as well. https://www.choosefi.com/start...

183 | Is The FIRE Movement Over?
Jonathan and Brad Discuss the implications of the pandemic on the Financial Independence Movement. Jonathan and MK discuss Skill Stacking & Brad shares what his idea of the perfect education would look like...


182 | Escape from Wall Street | Rick Ferri Part 1
What does investing in Index funds look like in 2020? Rick Ferri from the Boglehead Podcast comes on the show to talk about his story, and how he left Wall St to invest in Index funds. https://www.choosefi.com/start Learn More about Rick Ferri: https://rickferri.com/ Follow on Twitter @rick_ferri https://www.bogleheads.org/...

181 | The Creative Penn | Joanna Penn
Joanna Penn shares her story of building multiple income streams and becoming a writer. She outlines how anyone with the passion to be creative can do the same. For more information, visit the show notes at https://ChooseFI.com/172...

180 | The Art of the Pivot
Looking at this through the lens of opportunity we explore how businesses are pivoting in difficult times.   https://www.choosefi.com/start...


179| Accidental Homeschooler
Continuing on this daily podcast journey we talk about what happens when you life decides it is time to home school for a bit https://www.choosefi.com/Vincent https://www.choosefi.com/start https://www.choosefi.com/CIT...

178 |Important Tax Update
Continuing the daily episode series, Jonathan and Brad talk about some tax info from Sean Mulaney. https://www.choosefi.com/start...

177 | This is Not a Drill
In light of current events, We are temporarily switching to a daily show to support the community. Access Community, Resources and More https://www.choosefi.com/start https://www.choosefi.com/CIT...


3.24.20. This is Not a Drill
In light of current events, We are temporarily switching to a daily show to support the community. Access Community, Resources and More https://www.choosefi.com/start https://www.choosefi.com/CIT...

176 | Flexible Spending Rules For Early Retirees
Michael Kitces joins the show to share his research on flexible spending rules as they apply to Financial Independence. His call for flexibility could impact your path to FI by several years. For more information, visit the show notes at https://ChooseFI.com/171...

171 | Flexible Spending Rules For Early Retirees
Michael Kitces joins the show to share his research on flexible spending rules as they apply to Financial Independence. His call for flexibility could impact your path to FI by several years. For more information, visit the show notes at https://ChooseFI.com/171...


175 | Social Distancing with Style
Be Creative With Your Social Distancing Resources for Accidental Home Schoolers Opportunity for People with Student loans Crossfit at home: https://wodprep.com/free-workouts Find a new healthy routine, don’t mope Walk (with distancing),  Driveway happy hour Student loans FEDERAL: No interest at this time PRIVATE: Refinance with Credible : https://www.choosefi.com/credible/ Michael Kitses interview on Monday - very timely Accidental Homeschooler - our resources are out, we will have more with Vincent ne...