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You can afford anything, but not everything. We make daily decisions about how to spend money, time, energy, focus and attention – and ultimately, our life. Every decision is a trade-off against another choice. But how deeply do we contemplate these choices? Are we settling for the default mode? Or are we ruthlessly optimizing around a deliberate life? Host Paula Pant interviews a diverse array of entrepreneurs, early retirees, millionaires, investors, artists, adventurers, scientists, psych ...
 
Are you looking to improve your family's financial wellness and create a life of true wealth and happiness? The Marriage, Kids and Money Podcast is dedicated to helping you do just that. Each week, Andy Hill interviews millionaire parents, couples who have reached financial independence, and financial industry experts like Chris Hogan, Paula Pant, JL Collins and Rachel Cruze (the daughter of Dave Ramsey). These interviews are meant to provide you with easy-to-understand information and actio ...
 
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 ac ...
 
A show dedicated to providing you with inspirational content for Financial Independence Retire Early (FIRE). Easy and Actionable tips with all the resources you need to crush your FIRE goals! To be part of the show or ask a question send me an email to questions@inspiretofire.com or leave a voice message. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/inspire-to-fire/support
 
"Teach Me How to Money" is a down-to-earth take on the real-life financial issues that impact everyday Americans. We'll help you get smarter about your money—from investing basics to tackling debt—so you can save for the life you want, with the money you have today. Hosted by Jeremy Quittner, Senior Writer & Editor at Stash.
 
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Why are index funds so popular? Paula Pant from Afford Anything joins me to answer a listener question about this investment option and shares why they are superior. Shandon Fowler, VP of Marketing, from Starship HSA also joins us this week to weigh in on the "HSA vs. 401k" debate. Last but not least, my daughter Zoey reads the review of the month …
 
After not having enough time with his family and being simply overworked, Joe DiSanto decided to pack up and leave California. He and his family ended up in Florida. With the lower cost of living, he's now semi-retired and spending more time with his wife and son. Joe describes how his family made this transition physically and financially. He shar…
 
Your money story informs so much of your life even if you're not aware of it. For 30 years, Leisa Peterson has been researching and studying how trauma in early life contributes to the money challenges faced later in life. Growing up with a scarcity mindset, money became an escape that gave her motivation. Leisa decided in her mid-twenties that she…
 
Jonathan draws a parallel between the episode on Monday with professional poker player Annie Duke and hitting his weight loss goals. Finding himself well over his desired weight, Jonathan took a health challenge and has kept the weight off for six months making him a weightloss statistical abnormality. Where most people diet and get to a goal weigh…
 
Each year, I put together a survey that helps me learn more about you and it helps me to produce a better podcast. This 5-10 minute survey will help me learn what you like, dislike, and want more of with the "Marriage Kids and Money Podcast". Please go to MarriageKidsandMoney.com/Survey to complete the survey and be entered in a random drawing for …
 
Scott and his husband are a dual income no kids (DINK) household. They have come into some extra money lately and want to know what to do with it. Do they invest the money? Do they save it? Or do they pay down debt? To help me answer Scott's question, I've invited David and John Auten-Schneider from the Queer Money Podcast. These financial experts …
 
Annie Duke is a world champion poker player and author of Thinking in Bets, a book which makes the case for embracing uncertainty in our decision-making framework. In Annie's latest book, How to Decide: Simple Tools for Making Better Choices, she answers the question, what does a good decision-making process look like and how to incorporate that in…
 
After 18 years of ownership, Brad says goodbye to his beloved Honda Civic, Golden Boy. When it comes to car ownership, ChooseFI often talks about only buying a new car every 15 years. Over a 45 year adult lifetime, the savings, when invested, can amount to almost $750,000 when compared to someone who leases or just manages a constant car payment. A…
 
Tripp Lanier from The New Man Podcast joins the show to discuss escaping the rat race. We start with his personal growth story and what he has found to help us all live a more fulfilled life. We also discuss if the concept of Financial Independence/Retire Early (FIRE) is just another "rat race". We Discuss - His Personal Growth Story - Escaping The…
 
#281: Annie Duke, best-selling author of Thinking In Bets and former world champion poker professional, discusses the decision making strategies and tools outlined in her new book, How to Decide. Learn how to make quicker decisions, overcome hindsight bias, make decisions with incomplete information, and improve your decision making skills. For mor…
 
Can't figure out how to stick to your budget and crush that debt? The Budget Mom, Kumiko Love tells us how to do just that. We first review how she eliminated $77k of debt in just 8 months and then went on to purchase her home for cash. After that, she shares 5 helpful tips for others who are looking to pay off their debt and achieve their financia…
 
Immigrating to the United States as a child, by early adulthood, Jully found herself caught up in our consumer culture and had acquired five figures worth of debt. After working to dig her way out and starting on her path to finical independence, she's become an advocate. Drawing from her experience, she now help Latinas become financial powerful t…
 
#280: Amy and her husband have $900,000 saved for retirement. They’re 40 years old and plan to retire at 65. Due to a job change + pay cut, they might only have $10,000 per year to save for the next 25 years. Will this be enough, given their yearly expenses of $144,000? Janie wants to get a solar power system for her house, but isn’t sure how to pa…
 
Brad has been taking part in a mastermind group and teaching its members about financial independence. While they understood the “Why of FI”, how to get started wasn't as clear. The Back to Basics series of episodes covers just that, how to get started on the path to FI. The journey to financial independence is not about deprivation. It is about a …
 
#279: You might know several decision-making principles, but do you have a step-by-step strategy that pieces those principles together? Dr. Gleb Tsipursky is an internationally-recognized thought leader on decision-making strategies. He shares two decision-making techniques for any aspect of your life in this episode. For more information, visit th…
 
In this ChooseFI Back to Basics episode, we review Health Savings Accounts (HSA). What happens when you need to finally pull money out after funding it year after year? ChooseFI Chief Content Officer, MK, is just weeks away from having her baby. For years, she and her husband, Jason, have been funding separate HSA accounts without making any withdr…
 
Lucinda Cross from Activate Your Vision joins the show to discuss her inspirational story and what she is doing today to empower women, youth, and people of color. She also shares the power of the vision board and tips for entrepreneurship. We Discuss - Her Inspirational Money Story - Empowering Women/Youth/People Of Color - Entrepreneurship Subscr…
 
#278: Does this sound like you? You want to exercise, but you can never find the time for a workout. Eventually, you grow tired of putting exercise off. You commit to working out every morning. You become so enthusiastic, you buy new gym clothes for the occasion. Your enthusiasm carries you for five days, and on day six, you’re swamped with work. Y…
 
How can you recognize the value in the secondhand market, begin optimizing a strategy, and turn it into income? Today's guests, Rob and Melissa Stephenson, the Flea Market Flippers, have built a six-figure business flipping the bargains they find. Rob spent weekends as a child with his parents visiting yard sales. They bought items and then listed …
 
Picking back up with the Household of FI series, Vivian is a single mom who found FI in the last year, but initially, it seemed impossible. It wasn't until she was introduced to the ChooseFI podcast and saw real people reaching financial independence that she believed she could do it too. Vivian has been dealing with a number of challenges: a cance…
 
#277: Michelle Singletary writes a Pulitzer-nominated personal finance column, The Color of Money, for The Washington Post. Her column is syndicated in more than 100 newspapers nationwide. She’s the author of three finance books and holds an MBA from Johns Hopkins University. But her strongest financial education came from her grandmother. Her gran…
 
Building a business online has never been easier than right now, but Corbett Barr was forging his path in the early 2000s when it was hard. We're diving into his origin story to learn what gave him motivation and why he believed entrepreneurship was for him. Working as a consultant in Fortune 500 companies, Corbett had the kind of job a lot of peop…
 
J Money from Budgets Are Sexy joins the show to discuss how he became a successful blogger and if it's still possible today. J Money has been a model of consistency, blogging for over 12 years now. He has helped bring together the personal finance community through his personal blogs. We Discuss - J Money Money Story - Starting A Blog In 2020 - Imp…
 
#276: Have you found yourself mindlessly scrolling through social media feeds over the last few months? Have you also found yourself in a state of sadness, anxiety, or aggravation afterwards? We live in an increasingly noisy world. A world in which many of us use social media, or the internet in general, to escape. But our escapes often leave us fe…
 
Have you heard of "work-life integration" when it comes to your family? Author Mark Timm shares why this methodology is much better for families than chasing the elusive "work-life balance". As a father of 6 children and a serial entrepreneur, Mark knows the challenges that come with managing a business and being a family man. By implementing a tru…
 
Martin and Ayesha are both natural savers who have been great about living below their means but lacked a real plan. Their goals are to maximize investments for retirement and finding ways to utilize dividend funds. After stumbling across the ChooseFI podcast, they felt like their financial independence number and retirement seemed obtainable which…
 
#275: Even the nerdiest of money nerds are susceptible to making a dumb financial mistake. “Nope, not me! There’s no way I make any financial mistakes. I live and breathe this stuff.” You’re not capable of making any financial mistakes? Even 'hidden' mistakes, like having the wrong life insurance policy, not having an estate plan, or listening to t…
 
Raising money-smart kids gives them a better shot at financial independence. Co-Authors of the new book, "Raising Your Money-Savvy Family for Next Generation Financial Independence", Doug Nordman and Carol Pittner explain how this type of planning helped their family achieve financial independence. Also, BusyKid's Gregg Mursett shares how their cho…
 
Once you realize financial independence is possible for you, how do you ensure the money lessons you've learned are consistently passed down to future generations? Anne Zonca's family is well ahead of their time when it comes to financial independence. When many are focused on second-generation FI, Anne herself is third generation FI working to pas…
 
#274: What does it take to create a sustainable sense of hope? That’s the question that I invited Mark Manson, megabestselling author of Everything is F*cked and The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck, to answer. Mark says that three basic factors contribute to a sense of hope: 1) autonomy, 2) purpose, and 3) community. Mark and I keep these three fac…
 
Brad is back after taking August off of work as his Red X month. Though his original vacation plans were changed because of COVID, he made the best of it. They spent three weeks in Long Island visiting family, enjoying the pool, board games, and a digital detox. While Brad was away relaxing, Jonathan used that time to work on a couple of big passio…
 
Bola Sokunbi from Clever Girl Finance joins the show to discuss her money story and how she drew inspiration from her mother the "Hustle Queen". She is a Certified Financial Education Instructor, money expert, and the CEO, best-selling author, and founder of Clever Girl Finance. Bola has created an amazing community filled with resources like FREE …
 
#273: Dr. Dan Ariely, famed behavioral economist and best-selling author of Predictably Irrational, returns to discuss how to handle the emotional and financial volatility of 2020. Specifically: Preparing for a job loss The value of resilience Handling emotional spending Cutting through the noise to find a signal. For more information, visit the sh…
 
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