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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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    • 4.8 • 4.3K Ratings

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.

    The Rules of the Game

    The Rules of the Game

    In this week's episode, Brad and Jonathan discuss the rules that financially dictate how we all play the game of life. Together, they point out that knowing the rules can allow you to experience the beneficial side of tax planning, maximizing your benefits, and utilizing your travel rewards! The rules may seem complicated on the surface, but once you understand them, you can start absolutely crushing your path to FI!

    Resources Mentioned In Today's Conversation
    Why We Sleep by Matthew Walker, PhD Animal Spirits Podcast Are Solar Panels Worth The Investment? Follow Brian Feroldi on Twitter! Get a copy of Brian Feroldi's Anti-Fragile Checklist Optimize Your Travel Expenses! The True Cost of Car Ownership | ChooseFI Episode 022 How Do I Figure Out The Taxes On This? | ChooseFI Episode 346
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    • 53 min
    How Did You Calculate That Return?

    How Did You Calculate That Return?

    In this week’s episode, Brad and Jonathan discuss how critical it is to fully understand what the statistics and numeric values describing your investment returns actually represent. They do so by describing what compound annual growth rate is, explaining the logic behind the 4 percent rule, and by referencing helpful insights gained in previous episodes of ChooseFI! Later in the show, the guys are joined by Rob Phelan from “The Simple Startup” to discuss second generation FI, the benefits of teaching children and teenagers about entrepreneurship, and Rob’s new children’s book M is for Money!
    Rob Phelan Website: The Simple Startup Book: M is for Money Resources Mentioned In Today’s Conversation ChooseFI’s Future Value of Investment Calculator Early Retirement Now Making Portfolio Adjustments With Big ERN | ChooseFI Episode 199 How Do I Figure Out the Taxes on This? | ChooseFI Episode 346 Flexible Spending Rules For Early Retirees | ChooseFI Episode 176 What Happens When The Paycheck Stops? – Keys To A Successful Retirement With Fritz Gilbert (Part 1) | ChooseFI Episode 206 102 Business Ideas for Kids | Simple Startup with Arianna and Sheila | ChooseFI Episode 308 Future Proof | ChooseFI Episode 271 Want to start your own journey to Financial Independence? Sign up for the free 5-Day FI Challenge here!

    • 49 min
    How Do I Figure Out the Taxes on This?

    How Do I Figure Out the Taxes on This?

    In this week's episode, Brad and Jonathan examine the concept of assets and where they fit in your general tax strategy. Together, they discuss the different factors that effect how and when you pay your taxes, compare the differences between Roth IRA's and 401k's, and explore potentially beneficial ways in which after-tax investments and 401k's overlap!

    Resources Mentioned In Today's Conversation
    The Unfair (FI) Advantage Of Teachers 457b | ChooseFI Episode 13 The Millionaire Educator's 2021 Free Money Article Subscribe To ChooseFI's Weekly Newsletter
    Want to start your own journey to Financial Independence? Sign up for the free 5-Day FI Challenge here!

    • 56 min
    345 | The Art of the Career Pivot

    345 | The Art of the Career Pivot

    In this week's episode, Brad and Jonathan talk about the benefits behind creating the space needed in life for you to challenge yourself. While it may be tempting to relax in place with your new-found free time, you should be using it as an opportunity for growth! Who knows, you could even find yourself in a career you never thought you'd be in, making more than you ever thought you could earn! Listen along as the guys tell you the steps needed to execute a masterful career pivot!

    Resources Mentioned In Today's Conversation
    The Laura Barrett Cookbook You Are More Than Your Financial Capital with Laura Oldanie | ChooseFI Episode 248 $1K 100 Ways with Nick Loper | ChooseFI Episode 336 Subscribe to the FI Weekly! Take the Free 5-Day Salesforce Challenge!
    Want to start your own journey to Financial Independence? Sign up for the free 5-Day FI Challenge here!

    • 50 min
    344 | Risk Avoidance and Deworsification

    344 | Risk Avoidance and Deworsification

    In this week's episode, Brad and Jonathan discuss how risk avoidance can weigh down your returns in the form of opportunity costs. While your savings may be safe, you could be missing out on opportunities for your money to work on your behalf! Join the guys as they discuss the rule of 72, inflation, and diversifying as opposed to "deworsifying!"

    Resources Mentioned In Today's Conversation
    "Richer, Wiser, Happier" By William Green "The Psychology of Money" By Morgan Housel Are You as Diversified as You Think You Are? With Frank Vasquez | ChooseFI Episode 313 JL Collins' Website Sign Up For ChooseFI's Weekly Newsletter!
    Want to start your own journey to Financial Independence? Sign up for the free 5-Day FI Challenge here!

    • 43 min
    343 | Firing the Haters

    343 | Firing the Haters

    In this week's episode, Brad and Jonathan are joined for the "many-ith" time by Jillian Johnsrud to discuss her new book, "Fire The Haters." Together, they dissect some of the themes from Jillian's book, which leads to discussions about overcoming imposter syndrome, taking action, acknowledging valid feedback, and identifying the difference between procrastination and preparation!

    Jillian Johnsrud
    Website: jillianjohnsrud.com Podcast: Everyday Courage
    Resources Mentioned In Today's Conversation
    "Fire The Haters" by Jillian Johnsrud ChooseFI's Facebook Group
    Want to start your own journey to Financial Independence? Sign up for the free 5-Day FI Challenge here!

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
4.3K Ratings

4.3K Ratings

Jesse Pal ,

Learned so much!!

I found about this podcast and FIRE in early 2021 and binge listened to every episode of this podcast. It took about 4 months, but has completely changed our priorities and plans for retirement. I have finally started investing, which I spent the first 39 years of my life terrified of and have helped my teens set up their own Roth’s and fund them. I have learned so, so much. This podcast contains an amazing amount of essential information. Very grateful to have found it.

tttteeerrrrri ,

Lacks direction recently

I’ve been listening for a few years. Have listened to every episode, and i learned a lot from the early episodes. Now, i frequently listen to an entire episode and at the end i can’t even explain what the topic was. Most episodes lack concrete take home points, are full of rambles/rants, and often repeat the same meaningless phrases over and over. There tends to be more value and actionable content when there is a guest, even if it is a repeat guest. Also agree with many other reviews that it has turned into a big advertisement (both formal ads, and frequent mentions of side projects the hosts also profit from).

I used to find this podcast inspiring and i keep listening hoping it will find its way again, but mostly it feels like I’m wasting my time these days.

malfoxley ,

Great Show!

Jonathan and Brad, hosts of the ChooseFI Radio podcast, highlight all aspects of financial independence and more in this can’t miss podcast! The hosts and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!

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