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Welcome to House of FI! We are glad you're here. Our mission is to help other families on the road to financial independence. If you dream of retiring early but are unsure how to do that AND raise your family, you are in the right place. Our guests will share their journey to financial independence, early retirement and debt freedom. Our guest experts will share valuable information that will help you get to your financial goals sooner. Come on in!
 
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Let’s be honest – We all procrastinate in one way or another. What does procrastinating look like for you? For some of us, it may be an activity that takes our focus away from the real work that needs to be done. For others, it’s decision avoidance. Solving your procrastination, regardless of what it looks like, requires a shift in mindset. In toda…
 
Never has there been a more chaotic time in the lives of many mamas! I know many of us…ahem, me…have thought once or twice lately that there’s no way to improve the efficiency and reduce the stress in our household because of all the things we have going on. But it’s possible! In today’s episode, I’m interviewing Laura Hernandez of Mama Systems. Wi…
 
In today’s episode I’m talking about career change, asking for what you want, and style with Bobbie Casalino-Lewis. Bobbie’s inspiring career led her to become one of the first women VPs at an all-male telecommunications firm working on Wall Street. After a successful career running the installation of trading rooms in places like the New York Futu…
 
Divorce can be painful and complex for anyone, but it often presents even greater challenges for women. According to research, women’s income drops significantly more than men’s after divorce. And because more women take family-driven career breaks to raise children, they are often the ones left struggling to figure out how they can meet the financ…
 
What is the right amount of money to give our adult children while we are alive without spoiling the heck out of them? What is the right amount of money to leave our children after we die? I've developed a logical framework to maximize our giving and supporting of our family. See the post here.By Sam Dogen, Financial Samurai
 
Divorce can be painful and complex for anyone, but it often presents even greater challenges for women. According to research, women’s income drops significantly more than men’s after divorce. And because more women take family-driven career breaks to raise children, they are often the ones left struggling to figure out how they can meet the financ…
 
Have you tried everything you can think of to support your struggling learner, yet they still struggle? In this episode, I’m talking with educational therapists and cohosts of the Learn Smarter Podcast, Rachel Kapp, and Stephanie Pitts. Educational therapy is different than tutoring because it focuses on helping students develop the strategies they…
 
The 4 percent rule is outdated. It was established in 1998 when the 10-year bond yield was at ~5 percent. Of course you're never going to run out of money withdrawing at 4 percent when you can make 1 percent more risk-free! Follow the 0.5 percent rule instead for a safe withdrawal rate in retirement. Follow the times or suffer the consequences. Rea…
 
Every mother out there right now is trying to make decisions when all of the options on the table are less than ideal between home, work, and school. This week, I continue the discussion we started last week to equip mothers with tools they need to make the tough decisions. While a probability impact matrix is used regularly in business and project…
 
Every mother out there right now is trying to make decisions when all of the options on the table are less than ideal between home, work, and school. In this episode, I talk with my friend and teacher Sarah Baxter about how she used a decision matrix to plan her course of action when her career and the educational needs of her son came into direct …
 
After giving homeschooling a lot of though, my wife and I have decided to go the homeschooling route. COVID-19 was just the catalyst to get us over the hump. We tried preschool for a solid 5 months and enjoyed it. However, there were lots of downsides as well. My wife joins me on this episode.By Sam Dogen, Financial Samurai
 
Have you ever wondered what a financial coach does and if they may be able to help you get your money right? If so, my conversation with Maggie Germano, financial coach, and host of the podcast Money Circle, is for you. Maggie talks to me about how she helps her clients set goals and reach their financial goals, as well as why she feels so strongly…
 
Successful decluttering often happens from the inside out. It’s only by understanding what we value and how we use it that we can create efficient spaces that work for us. Listen as I chat with productivity coach Lisa Zawrotny about how decluttering helped her through an incredibly emotional and stressful time, and how she uses this experience to h…
 
How do we bring education about the world into our family experiences? In this episode, I’m talking with multi-passionate entrepreneur Erin Austen Abbott about her life and work, including her most recent venture as the author of the book Family Field Trips: Explore Art, Food, Music & Nature with Kids. We discuss how expanding our exposure to the g…
 
So you love chasing unicorn stocks to get rich. So do I! However, you should probably be more judicious with your active and passive investing split. It's really easy to get caught up in stock market mania and then blow yourself up. Here's my recommended passive and active investing split by personality so we can get rich more responsibly. Read mor…
 
As a parent, it’s hard to watch your child struggle in school. Many spend thousands of dollars through the years to support a student, but it may not be addressing the root cause of the difficulty. In this episode I’m talking with Dr. Karen Wilson about what an assessment can do for your struggling student, to not only help them in school today but…
 
Mom guilt. It seems to be one of the universal truths of being a mother. Whether we work, don’t work, spend every minute with our children or take a hands-off approach to parenting, many of us feel as though they aren’t doing a good enough job. In this episode, I’m talking with Arianna Bradford, founder of The NYAM and host of the podcast of the sa…
 
Figuring out your spending pattern is harder than you think. To truly get in control of your spending, you need to understand when & why you shop, as well as what you spend on. My guest Chella Diaz will help you find your money leaks and teach you how to start saying no to the shiny objects of your spending. About the Guest: Chella knew at a very y…
 
Too many of us have accepted the stress and misery that comes with our careers. If you’re unhappy in your professional life, but feel like you need to stick it out because you think “This is what it feels like to be successful,” this episode is for you. Our guest, HR and career strategist Laurel Rutledge, is on a mission to help more women get out …
 
For those who are worried about inflation, don't be. There is not going to be inflation or inflation worries for years, if ever. I've got to believe the only people who are worried about inflation are people who took out a 30-year-fixed mortgage or who are against America! Relevant post: Why An ARM Is Superior To A Fixed-Rate Mortgage…
 
Meg Brunson faced one of the biggest fears any mother can face, as a high-risk pregnancy nearly ended her life. Today Meg Brunson runs a successful marketing agency focused on Facebook ads for parent entrepreneurs, but her path to get there was hardly straightforward. Listen in as I chat with Meg about what happened when her life-altering event thr…
 
So many mothers seem to have it all – the high-paying professional job, the great family, a nice house – but on the inside, they’re struggling. Just a few years ago, that was the story of Wendy Mays. While Wendy was a high-income earner at the time, the six-figure student debt and even bigger mortgage Wendy and her husband had accumulated were keep…
 
I’ve always struggled with habit change, and I know I’m not alone. I’ve got the greatest intentions, but quickly backslide into my old ways. Then in sets the guilt for not having enough willpower to make the change! But what if the problem isn’t willpower? Whether you’re trying to change a money habit, start a budget, or find more time in your day,…
 
We all know the world of work is changing, but how do we prepare and craft a meaningful career in this world of constant change? Today’s interview with career futurist Nicolle Merrill will help you understand what employers are looking for today and empower you to build a meaningful professional path that benefits from the twists and turns of real …
 
So many of us have pursued a goal, thinking we’d be happy once we reach it – only to find that we were no happier when it happened. We all have ideas about what our life is supposed to look like, and what success means. But where does that vision of success come from and why are so many of us left unsatisfied? This week, psychotherapist, Joanna Kle…
 
Maybe you’ve wondered what an estate plan is and if you need one. Or maybe you do know what it is but think it’s just something ‘wealthy’ people do. Our guest, Crista Hermance of the Hermance Law Firm breaks it all down for us in today’s episode. From the perspective of a mother and an attorney, Crista explains to us: Why all parents need an estate…
 
Do you want to raise your kids to be smart about money, but don’t know where to start? If so, today’s episode is for you. Our guest John Lanza of Snigglezoo will help us learn the ins-and-outs of financial education for kids and his book The Art of Allowance. We discuss when we should start talking about money with our children, the real purpose of…
 
Join Janice this week as she talks to Robbin McManne, the host of Parenting Our Future and author of The Yelling Cure. Robbin is transforming the way parents interact with their children across the globe through her honest and candid approach to peaceful parenting. Listen as they discuss: Why so many of us are yelling at our kids How triggers from …
 
Meal planning is a great way to save money by cooking more at home, but only if it works for your family! Too often busy moms try to meal plan but because of our ever-changing schedules, picky eaters, and little time to cook, it doesn’t work. Today we’re interviewing Marie Fiebach of the Feed Your Family Tonight Podcast, who will change the way you…
 
Are you aware of what’s driving your money behaviors? The reality is most of our money behaviors originate from deep within our subconscious, but they don’t have to be set in stone. In this episode, we interview Deborah Price, a pioneer in the field of behavioral money coaching, who explains how the key to addressing unwanted money habits is unlock…
 
Motherhood is an incredible gift and an incredible challenge. As a culture, we focus on the negative impact motherhood has on our career and financial output. But host Janice Scholl doesn’t feel it has to be that way. In today’s episode, learn how Janice’s early motherhood experiences enhanced her value, rather than eliminated it. About the Host: J…
 
Racism is systemic in America. We must speak up and fight back against racism. We must share our stories and hold racists accountable for their actions. Do not stay silent during this time of crisis. Let us do our part in helping end the cycle of hate. Mentioned posts: Dear Minorities, Please Use Racism As Motivation To Achieve Financial Independen…
 
I've been skeptical about college for a while, but now that the pandemic has hit and tens of millions of jobs are lost and perhaps never coming back, I find college to be too risky of an investment to make for the average middle class family. Pertinent posts: https://www.financialsamurai.com/should-i-go-to-public-school-or-private-school/ https://w…
 
With such a massive 30%+ rebound from the lows in March 2020, the S&P 500 is almost back to 3,000. I discuss why I've de-risked in my taxable investment portfolio. At the same time, I also discuss why you may want to keep holding onto your stocks. Here are some bearish charts and some bullish charts for you to review and consider.…
 
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