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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

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