Joshua J Sheats, MSFS, CFP, CLU, ChFC, CASL, CAP, RHU, REBC is a financial planner who teaches people how to live a rich life now while building a plan for financial freedom in 10 years or less. He mixes creative approaches to lifestyle design, deep-dive financial planning techniques, and hard-core business strategy to equip you with the knowledge and inspiration you need to build financial independence.
This is Why You Shouldn't Leave Your Home Country and Go Elsewhere
Friday Q&A: Michael Burry's Crypto Predictions, How Much Life Insurance, Florida
It's Friday! Today we discuss:
2:21 What do we do with Michael Burry's predictions of a crypto crash? 18:35 How do I figure out how much life insurance I need 35:45 Is Florida the best state in the USA? Enjoy! To join me next week, sign up here: https://patreon.com/RadicalPersonalFinance
Commentary on ProPublica Article: "The Secret IRS Files: Trove of Never-Before-Seen Records Reveal How the Wealthiest Avoid Income Tax"
ProPublica made a splash this week with their reporting on the wealthiest 25 Americans' tax returns. Let's discuss!
How This Man Built a Massive Business in a Frontier Market: Interview with Steve Aronson, Founder of Cafe Britt
Friday Q&A: DIY, Business in Mexico, CPA Business, Buying Houses, Liberland
On today's Friday Q&A we discuss:
1:30 Should I spend money on home projects when I'm capable of DIY? 17:20 What's involved with my opening a business in Mexico 26:30 Is there any danger to my real estate strategy of doing owner-financing to Mexican immigrants? 35:30 How can a young CPA grow his business and career intelligently? 43:30 Should I buy a house? 1:01:00 What is the likely future of Liberland? 1:24:15 Is it crazy for us to AirBnB for 6 months while we find a new place to live? If you'd like to be on next weeks Q&A show, sign up here: https://patreon.com/RadicalPersonalFinance
Joshua's WhatsApp Metaphor and How It Will Apply to the Changing Financial World
Provocative, inspirational and entirely unique
As a woman who’s worked at the same salaried job for 20 years, I’m far from Joshua Sheats’ target audience and yet…I very much enjoy his perspective. He is the definition of a free-thinker. He challenges dogma (that of the Left and that of the Right) in a unique and invigorating way. He’s not afraid to admit when he makes a mistake, and he doesn’t give advice in a way that’s close-minded or in any way dictatorial. I don’t agree with his every opinion…but that’s actually the point. I find his show mind-opening because I enjoy challenging my own preconceptions, and I have enough confidence in my own way of thinking that I find different points of view enlarging without being threatened by them. All in all, I think his unique perspective is a gift to the world, and I’m thankful for it.
I listen to the podcast regularly and while I used to really enjoy it, it seems to have taken a different direction lately. Topics are getting less and less relevant. I can’t even think of a recent episode that had much to do with the tag line of the show, related to building a plan for financial freedom in 10 years or less. Perhaps he has just reached the end of the low hanging fruit to speak about? It’s his show obviously but I’d love it if he learned to edit his messages a bit, focusing on key points rather than all the outliers and minutiae. Still some of the earlier shows are a treasure of info, and I recognize he is still working through his business plan and to make money through the platform. I’m hopeful the show will return to being more focused on practical info going forward.
Reflective, principled, transformational
I listen to the episodes that have nothing to do with my aspirations or interests because I know that Joshua’s unique perspective will always teach me something, whether I agree or not.
In a world of juicy headlines, sound bytes, and tweets, Joshua takes us to an intentionally reflective, deeper, more principle-oriented place. In this state of mind, we can better learn how to think for ourselves, rather than parrot prevailing cultural zeitgeists.
The negative reviews which slap harsh labels onto Joshua seem to only prove that people are too easily swayed by faddish dogmas to learn something from someone with a different perspective.