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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.

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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.

    335 | In a World Where You Can Do Anything, Why Do We Always Do the Same Thing?

    335 | In a World Where You Can Do Anything, Why Do We Always Do the Same Thing?

    In this week's episode, Brad and Jonathan get introspective and examine the choices that everybody has laid out for them in their lifetimes. Together, they ponder why so many choose only the cookie-cutter options in life, and how taking the path less traveled can lead to happiness you never even knew was possible.

    Resources Mentioned In Today's Conversation
    Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs Into The Wind with Brandon Pearce Subscribe to our Newsletter! ChooseFI Local Groups
    Want to start your own journey to Financial Independence? Sign up for the free 5-Day FI Challenge here!

    • 52 min
    334 | Experiments in FI: Inflation, Gardening, and Revocable Living Trusts

    334 | Experiments in FI: Inflation, Gardening, and Revocable Living Trusts

    In this week's two-part episode, Brad and Jonathan provide personal examples and insight on relatively safe ways to experiment with your FI investment plan! Later in the show, Sean Mullaney joins the guys to discuss revocable living trusts and how they can fit in with the, "hard to think about," side of future tax planning!

    Resources Mentioned In Today's Conversation
    Tax Basis for Beginners Transferring A Primary Residence To Children What Does Inflation Mean for Investors? With Big ERN | EP 331 Are You as Diversified as You Think You Are? With Frank Vasquez | EP 313 Risk Parity Radio Transform Your Tax Return Into a Springboard for Financial Planning | EP 332
    Want to start your own journey to Financial Independence? Sign up for the free 5-Day FI Challenge here!

    • 56 min
    333 | Unlocking Your First Mini-Retirement

    333 | Unlocking Your First Mini-Retirement

    In this week's episode, Brad and Jonathan are joined by Jillian Johnsrud, the host of the Everyday Courage podcast and fellow FI guru. Jillian shares with the guys the concept behind a mini-retirement, or in other words taking an extended period of time off outside of the so called "golden years." Together, the trio discussed the benefits of mini-retirements, strategies for optimizing your time while mini-retired, and how to properly prepare for a mini-retirement!

    Resources Mentioned In Today's Conversation
    The Four Hour Work Week by Tim Ferriss Episode 147 | Negotiating Your Salary with Tori Dunlap Adventures to FI Retreat 6 Steps To Taking A Mini-Retirement Jillians Free 10-Day Life Planning Course
    Want to start your own journey to Financial Independence? Sign up for the free 5-Day FI Challenge here!

    • 1 hr 1 min
    332 | Transform Your Tax Return Into a Springboard for Financial Planning

    332 | Transform Your Tax Return Into a Springboard for Financial Planning

    In this week's episode, Brad and Jonathan are joined by none other than the "FI Tax Guy" himself, Sean Mullaney. Together, they highlight reasons why your tax return may not be such a great thing, and the different ways you can leverage your tax planning to your own advantage!

    Resources Mentioned In Today's Conversation
    From Tax Returns To Tax Planning Solo 401(k) to Reduce 2021 AGI
    Want to start your own journey to Financial Independence? Sign up for the free 5-Day FI Challenge here!

    • 1 hr
    331 | What Does Inflation Mean for Investors?

    331 | What Does Inflation Mean for Investors?

    Big ERN (a.k.a. Karsten) from "Early Retirement Now" makes his return to the podcast in this week's episode! With Brad and Jonathan, Big ERN gives us the lowdown on what inflation is, the role inflation plays in the world economy, and the effect inflation can have on a variety of investments!

    Resources Mentioned In Today's Conversation
    Start Your Journey to FI Here

    Want to start your own journey to Financial Independence? Sign up for the free 5-Day FI Challenge here!

    • 1 hr 2 min
    330 | Is there a Housing Market Bubble?

    330 | Is there a Housing Market Bubble?

    In this episode, Brad and Jonathan sit down with Paula Pant, author of the ebook Escape and creator of the blog and podcast Afford Anything. As a group, the trio discuss the current landscape of the housing market, whats different between it now and 14 years ago, some tips and ticks for buyers, and whether or not the current housing market is in a bubble!

    Resources Mentioned In Today's Conversation
    Sign up for Paula and Jonathan's Live Event on 6/28!
    Want to start your own journey to Financial Independence? Sign up for the free 5-Day FI Challenge here!

    • 1 hr 14 min

Customer Reviews

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4 Ratings

4 Ratings

Kelly bell 1980 ,

Great FI podcast

I love this podcast, the positive upbeat attitude with real advise that allows for anyone chasing FI to do it in a way that suits them.
Keep up the great work

Kel 1980 ,

Great podcast

I am loving the positive, upbeat mentality if these two. I’m learning so much and can’t wait until I hit my magic number.

Howser40 ,

Best podcast of all time!

This is the best podcast on the history of podcasts on the earth!

The best part is I am not kidding.

Top class show from start to finish. Here are the reasons:

1. The presenters are real people and have a great time presenting the show which is so tangible. ( let us know how we can help make you money guys, no problem after all the amazing content, u guys deserve it.)
2. Advice is quality. Helped changed my thinking and helped me challenge society's path and create your own path.
3. I don't live in the Us but some of the fundamentals or leavers as Jonathan refers to are the same around the world.
4. Each show gets better. I kid you not. Coach Carson was on about property and I thought I will learning nothing from this and I was completely wrong. Helped me challenge my thinking on property and I am weighing on purchasing and selling property on the back of it.
5. My curry cracker episode was excellent again in some basic items. I think he discussed how he used his bike to save a fortune, and sold it to make a profit.
6. JL Collins's interview I listened to again thinking I had heard it all as I had tuned into on the mad fientist on the back of your podcast with Brandon. Completely different conversation and again immensely educational and enjoyable. I love that he wrote the book for his daughter and it sometime I will look to do for my children. Seems like the greatest gift you could give.

What I love most is the guests are so honest and real. So are the hosts. Brad is like Jonathan's older brother. Giving him snippets of wisdom such as spending time with your kids is all they want. Jonathan has an infective enthusiasm and amazing energy. There powers combined are so powerful to create a super enjoyable show.

Finally they encourage conscious decision making and living and a life of simplicity. These are my biggest take aways and have given me a new found clarity about my future and contentment as I feel I am working towards a life of options and freedom of choices.

I have a long way to go but I am getting a lot of things lined up after you allowed me enter your paradigm.

As I progress I will send you updates. Also I will see if I can get you to reach out on the tax side of Fi in my country once I get things aligned and will give you my research as I gather it.

I wish you guys continued success and genuinely thank you for all the help.

Looking forward to one day having FU money stored up and being able to have the choice "to live everyday like it is the weekend" to quote Jonathan.

P.s sorry the review is so late, I just wanted to take my time to do you guys justice.

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