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Fifth (and Final) Annual Update
If you’ve followed me for a while, you’ll know that I’ve released an annual update every year since I quit my job.
It’s now been five years since I stopped working so this is my fifth (and final) annual update.
Why is it my final one?
I explain in today’s short episode.
How the pandemic highlighted the power of having savings Why FI is the ultimate shock absorber and cheat code The reasons this annual update will be my last What to do when money is no longer a source of motivation Why “Lean FIRE” may be a bad idea Warren Buffet’s plan for leaving money to his kids (and why it may change your FI target)
Early Retirement Extreme - A Systems Approach to Lifestyle Design
On today’s episode of the Financial Independence Podcast, I finally got to interview the person who introduced me to the concept of financial independence and early retirement in the first place…
Jacob Lund Fisker from Early Retirement Extreme!
To my mind, Jacob is the founder of the modern-day “FIRE movement” so hope you enjoy the interview!
What Jacob has been up to since stepping away from ERE His experience being a financial quant and how it impacted his personal investing The problem with set-it-and-forget-it index investing The importance of staying flexible with your investing strategy Predictions for the next decade and the post-COVID world A systems approach to lifestyle design and why it’s beneficial Jacob’s thoughts on early retirement how they’ve changed since publishing Early Retirement Extreme His current projects and his plans for the future
8 Key Lessons from the Ultralearning Experiment
Last year, I conducted an experiment in Ultralearning that I hoped would help me achieve a lifelong dream of mine of writing and releasing an album.
I’m happy to say it was far more successful than I ever imagined it would be!
As I mentioned in the initial Ultralearning podcast episode, the hope for the 3-month experiment was that it would accelerate my progress towards my goal and make the process more enjoyable.
Well, it did all that and more…
I ended up finishing a song during that 3-month experiment and I can’t believe it but I just released that single today!
Not only did I write a song during the experiment, I continued writing music since then and I now have enough material for an album!
Never in my wildest dreams would I have thought this experiment would help me make so much progress but it has!
In today’s podcast episode, I go through everything I learned and explain why the Ultralearning Experiment helped me push past the self-doubt and self-destructive habits that have plagued me in the past.
I also describe the new routines the experiment helped me develop and why those new habits have allowed me accomplish more than I ever have before!
How to get your brain ready (and why it’s essential for making progress) The best way to make developing new habits easier What you should focus on and why How to be original and creative Why you should make your project “real” (even if it makes you feel silly) When it’s worth spending more money instead of less Why you should expect to encounter the “gap” and how to get over it
Morgan Housel - The Psychology of Money
One of my favorite financial writers, Morgan Housel, is on the Financial Independence Podcast today!
I’m not the one conducting the interview this time though (all is explained in the episode).
Morgan’s insight into how to handle uncertainty, market crashes, and this weird stock boom that we now find ourselves in is invaluable so hope you enjoy it!
Big thanks to Gouri, Morgan, and the Bogleheads for making this happen!
Valuable Lessons from My Fourth Year of Freedom
It’s been four years since I left my full-time job and what a crazy year it’s been!
To celebrate this anniversary and to recap the things I’ve learned during this last year of post-FI life (and the COVID market crash), I recorded a short podcast episode.
Coronavirus Market Crash - Is This Time Different?
Bear markets are a normal part of investing but is this time different?
As the coronavirus COVID-19 spreads around the world, governments are struggling to limit the economic impact of the disease.
In today’s unplanned episode of the Financial Independence Podcast, JL Collins (author of The Simple Path to Wealth) joins me to talk about this stock-market crash, how it differs from previous crashes, and what you should do about it.
Note: Apologies for the audio quality of this episode. Since this wasn’t planned in advance, I didn’t have my normal microphone so I had to use the microphone on my iPhone headphones :/
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