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Author: Jonathan Mendonsa & Brad Barrett | Choose FI Media

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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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Rick Ferri joins Brad and Jonathan back on the show to teach us how to make a cake. During this process you may just learn a thing about asset allocation. Whatever you decide to do with today's knowledge just remember, stay the course.  https://www.choosefi.com/start Learn More about Rick Ferri https://rickferri.com Follow on Twitter @rick_ferri https://www.bogleheads.org
Distance Education

Distance Education

2020-04-0738:511

Mandy shares how teachers are pivoting in this difficult time, and gives her advice for teachers and parents who are thrust into this new era of learning. Additional information is provided for accessing Accidental Homeschooler and K-12.   
Tae, from the Financial Tortoise, shares his money story from the perspective of the sandwich generation. For more information, visit the show notes at https://ChooseFI.com/173
What is Normal? Normal is the baseline our minds establish for as a reference point for everything that comes into our lives. This baseline is not immutable however. Dominick joins us on the show today to talk about some of these ideas in these very "un-normal" times. https://www.choosefi.com/  
Sean Mulaney weighs in on the 2020 Stimulus Package via voicemail, and gives some pro tips for your filing process. Jonathan and Brad share some of their insight on the Cares Act as well. https://www.choosefi.com/start
Jonathan and Brad Discuss the implications of the pandemic on the Financial Independence Movement. Jonathan and MK discuss Skill Stacking & Brad shares what his idea of the perfect education would look like
What does investing in Index funds look like in 2020? Rick Ferri from the Boglehead Podcast comes on the show to talk about his story, and how he left Wall St to invest in Index funds. https://www.choosefi.com/start Learn More about Rick Ferri: https://rickferri.com/ Follow on Twitter @rick_ferri https://www.bogleheads.org/
Joanna Penn shares her story of building multiple income streams and becoming a writer. She outlines how anyone with the passion to be creative can do the same. For more information, visit the show notes at https://ChooseFI.com/172
The Art of the Pivot

The Art of the Pivot

2020-03-2726:253

Looking at this through the lens of opportunity we explore how businesses are pivoting in difficult times.   https://www.choosefi.com/start
Accidental Homeschooler

Accidental Homeschooler

2020-03-2634:011

Continuing on this daily podcast journey we talk about what happens when you life decides it is time to home school for a bit https://www.choosefi.com/Vincent https://www.choosefi.com/start https://www.choosefi.com/CIT
Important Tax Update

Important Tax Update

2020-03-2518:131

Continuing the daily episode series, Jonathan and Brad talk about some tax info from Sean Mulaney. https://www.choosefi.com/start
This is Not a Drill

This is Not a Drill

2020-03-2420:252

In light of current events, We are temporarily switching to a daily show to support the community. Access Community, Resources and More https://www.choosefi.com/start https://www.choosefi.com/CIT  
Michael Kitces joins the show to share his research on flexible spending rules as they apply to Financial Independence. His call for flexibility could impact your path to FI by several years. For more information, visit the show notes at https://ChooseFI.com/171
Be Creative With Your Social Distancing Resources for Accidental Home Schoolers Opportunity for People with Student loans Crossfit at home: https://wodprep.com/free-workouts Find a new healthy routine, don’t mope Walk (with distancing),  Driveway happy hour Student loans FEDERAL: No interest at this time PRIVATE: Refinance with Credible : https://www.choosefi.com/credible/ Michael Kitses interview on Monday - very timely Accidental Homeschooler - our resources are out, we will have more with Vincent next week https://www.choosefi.com/credible https://www.choosefi.com/start
In light of current events, We are temporarily switching to a daily show to support the community.   Is your Emergency Fund in place https://www.choosefi.com/CIT Our Favorite Taxable Investment Tool https://www.choosefi.com/M1 Access Community, Resources and More  https://www.choosefi.com/start  
Emergency Fund

Emergency Fund

2020-03-1816:05

In light of current events, We are temporarily switching to a daily show to support the community. Is your Emergency Fund in place? https://www.choosefi.com/CIT https://www.choosefi.com/start
Bear Market

Bear Market

2020-03-1715:57

Bear Market vs Recession and why you can't panic sell   To get started on your path to Financial Independence go to https://www.choosefi.com/start
Financial Resilience

Financial Resilience

2020-03-1614:43

In light of current events, We are temporarily switching to a daily show to support the community
Learn more about the implications of capital gains and the mechanics of tax optimization for these gains. We use two case studies to help you realize the power of optimizing your capital gains strategy. For more information, visit the show notes at https://choosefi.com/170R
170 | The Simple Startup

170 | The Simple Startup

2020-03-0948:282

Rob Phelan, author of The Simple Startup joins the show to share more about this new resource that can help anyone learn how to build a business. Plus, he shares the path of creating a financial literacy course for all grade levels that brings in the concepts of Financial Independence. For more information, visit the show notes at https://ChooseFI.com/170
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Comments (43)

Erwin

It's not over, your podcast is just irrelevant right now. FIRE folks hunker down and thank themselves for their prudent saving. Non Fire people will have no reason to even think about FI.....its survival mode for them.

Apr 2nd
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Dominic

This podcast has truly disrupted my status quo in all of the best ways possible. I was never a good saver or investor. After finding this pod in 2017 my wife and I have made incredible financial strides and it's all owed to Brad and Jonathan and their super informative, easily digestible, game changing teachings. These guys come off just like regular dudes that are extremely interested in getting this super power out to as many people as they can. Thank you Jonathan & Brad please keep up the great work...the fire is spreading!

Mar 5th
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Steve Diahy

would of been nice to hear more of the how to and info on their portfolio

Jan 27th
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Kim Litinas

Great podcast! Connected with me.

Dec 8th
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Karen Meyer

guys, i love your podcast! after listening to this episode i purchased The Simple Path To Wealth and Choose FI. thank you so much for all you do...for educating me and giving me the tools i need to do this!!

Nov 19th
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Gaurav Tewary

The maths is way off! If you’re paying 35% tax and need to spend $1000 post tax, you need to earn almost 1600, not 1300$ pre tax. 1600*.65=1040

Nov 18th
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Ephraim Muchemi

This is such an amazing episode! It was relevant and due.

Oct 8th
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Aaron Webb

this is super helpful!

Sep 30th
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Christopher Wills

Super podcast, I have been listening for just under 2 years and the content is still relevant. great job covering a variety of topics associated with reaching FI, lifestyle and just being a good human.

Sep 16th
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Clare Tyler

a lot of preamble! 15 mins in and haven't addressed the podcast title. I'm sure theres great info here but it makes for hard listening. I would appreciate a to the point style.

Sep 6th
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Jenn l

how do you find the baseline point cost in order to determine the sweet spot?

Sep 4th
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Aoriseth Nirmno

What options are there for people living in Europe? Credit card rewards here seem to be underwhelming or non existent. Is it possible to open an American credit card while living in Europe and use the bonuses that way?

Aug 17th
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Timera Boateng

one property per year for 5 years then attack the debt for 10 years(if you are planning to buy 5 properties)

Aug 5th
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Michelle Valente

just want to clarify... after you earn the rewards on a particular card are you calling and closing the card?

Jul 18th
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Greg Mitchell

I found this podcast three months ago when Brad was on the Millionaires Unveiled podcast. I gave the ChooseFI podcast a listen because my family and I also live in Richmond and I could not be more glad that I did. This podcast and the feedback from the community have had a profound impact on me in the past three months. While it's not my biggest life hack to date I even joined the local library. My wife and I have always been good about saving but our spending has not always been as intentional as it is now. As an Engineer, I love efficiancy and this is the ultimate task to optimize. I can say without a doubt that this podcast has sparked a new fire within me and I cannot wait to share what we will learn in the years to come with our family, friends and our daughter. She's turns one next week but with all of the actionable items from the episodes I'm very much looking forward to having her be second generation FI and always thinking of how I'll present these topics to her. Thank you guys for all that you do and we are truly looking forward to watching the Playing with Fire documentary at the Byrd theater later this month. The path to financial freedom couldn't be more clear and we are very excited to be a part of this movement. Cheers! Greg Mitchell

Jul 6th
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Ryan Hill

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Jul 2nd
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Monica Richardson

This podcast touches on so many levels. I loved it so much.

May 15th
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Steve Diahy

i disagree when he says focusing on income is more important than cutting expenses

May 2nd
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Antonio Franca

great thanks!

Apr 30th
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Lisa Renton Hudson

I'm a 1st time listener and I am very intrigued to know how you eat a meal for $2 per person. A head of broccoli or can of spaghetti o's costs almost $2! Please share your secrets! Thx!

Mar 28th
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