Earn & Invest

What are the conversations that help you Earn and Invest in your future so you can make the best decisions today? Dive into wide-ranging panel discussions on Monday and individual interviews on Thursday that will help you question and refine your financial moves. While we won't always find answers, we will show you the questions you should ask to find a richer path to financial independence.

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391. Contrarian Thinking: Cannabis and Small Bu...
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390. Freedom! When to Say Goodbye to the 9 to 5...
56 min
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389. Rachel Richards on the Financial implicati...
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388. The Four Phases of Retirement w/ Bryce Leu...
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387. How to Make a Living Freelance Writing w/ ...
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386. How to Go the Extra Mile by Giving a Mile ...
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385. The Time in a Job Interview When She was A...
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384. Should I Retire Yet? With Chris and Kim Ma...
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383. How to Fix Social Security and Medicare w/...
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382. F#@# New Year's Resolutions w/ Vincent Pug...
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381. Having it All But Unhappy Anyway w/ Leif D...
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380. Is Financial Security an Illusion? w/ Chri...
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379. Making Finance for the People w/ Paco De Leon
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378. Are You Panicking About the Cost of Health...
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377. From Paper Millionaire to Bankruptcy and B...
51 min
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376. The Seven Biggest Financial Stories of 202...
We are joined by and to review the biggest financial stoires of 2022.  There are seven that we discuss specifically and chart out how we were impacted.  What is going to happen in 2023.  Listen as we look back as well as forward. 
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375. Pay Yourself First, Even During the Holida...
Jeff Underwood from comes on to talk about the seven savings stocking stuffers of paying yourself first during the hollidays.  We discuss not only how to pay yourself first but also the biggest mistakes that he made when learning how to build...
59 min
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374. Creating Your Luscious Hustle with Human D...
Laura and betsy Milne are co creators of the brand, business, and podcast titled Burned out from their previous work environments, they started a business to help people connect to their energy and a more nurturing version of entrepreneurship. In the...
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373. What Cancer Taught Me about Money w/ Diand...
Diandra fields writer behind has been diagnosed with cancer not once but twice. These diagnoses and her resultant treatments have changed her beliefs about money, financial independence, and life. Listen as she describes her evolution and the...
54 min
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372. The Tax Busting Powers of Real Estate w/ A...
Do you have a tax problem? Does it pain you every year to see more and more money going to Uncle Sam? Well, CPAs Amanda Han and Matt Macfarland wrote a book to help you take advantage of the tax busting powers of real estate available to all of...
52 min
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371. Acting Vs Reacting Are You Mindful About M...
We talk with Jonathan DeYoe from Mindful Money about how to be thoughtful about what are financial framework is meant to support.  He takes us through his pillars of happiness and we learn how to then use them in order to create a financial plan...
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370. Financial Joy and The Humblest Penny with ...
We talk with ken and Mary Okoroafor from about the purpose of wealth and what it means in our lives.  Have you ever considered the concept of financial joy? Ken and Mary discuss their vision of what money or financial joy is and how it should...
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369. Confessions of a FIRE Skeptic w/ Christine...
On this rewind episode we revisit our conversation with Christine Benz from Morningstar about her initial skepticism towards the financial independence retire early (FIRE) movement. Listen to her describe why she has changed her mind and what good she...
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368. Can You Reverse Engineer Yourself to Wealt...
In this rewind episode we re explore whether the key to success in any endeavor, whether wealth or building a podcast, is to reverse engineer. Should we be taking the best ideas and techniques from those who are already successful? Are we stealing or...
53 min
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367. Is the Goal to be Jobless? w/ Brad Barrett
Brad Barrett the host and co creator of the ChooseFI podcast and platform joins me to talk about a tweet from a few months back. Once we have enough money, should we quit our jobs? IS working a waste of time after financial independence. Listen in on...
56 min
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366. Will Your Parents Ruin Your Dreams? w/ Jas...
Today we talk the financial and emotional burdens of our parents.  Jason and Laura were financially independent world travelers when Laura's parents needs changed radically due to dementia. On this episode we talk about the unforeseen sacrifices...
56 min
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365. The Seven Rules of the Road for Tax Advant...
We discuss with Sean Mullaney The Seven Rules of the Road for Tax Advantaged accounts. He discusses these and more in his new book .  Find out how we maximize your tax deductions, defer paying taxes for the long term, and plan for future...
54 min
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364. Why You can't Afford to Miss Econome 2023 ...
Econome 2023 promises to be a fantastic conference in 2023. We talk with creator Diania Merriam as well as big stage speakers Ericka Young and James Lowery. What will be new this year? What surprises can we expect? Will there be a live podcast? Take a...
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363. Why Your Tip and the Person Collecting it ...
We talk with Barbara Sloan the author of the recently published book and the creator of the Tipped Finance platform. Why does your tip matter? What struggles do service industry professionals face? 
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362. When Opportunity Knocks, Will You Answer? ...
In this episode we talk with Jean Chatzky and Louis Barajas about their upcoming PBS show Opportunity Knocks. We discuss how they guided six families through debt, career, home ownership, and much more. Then, I tell a long held secret story about why...
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361. The Consequences of Being Unconscious with...
We talk with Bill Yount from the Financial Literacy Project Facebook group about being behind the eight ball when it comes to his path to financial stability.  We talk "Back-Loading" the sacrifice and how it feels to see people in their twenties...
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360. Do Purpose and Money Go Hand in Hand? Live...
This is a live recording from . Here we discuss the connection between money and purpose. Can the concept of purpose (and Identity) actually be toxic? Three guests discuss their opinions and vision of what role purpose should play in our life. 
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359. Should You Invest in Gold? w/ Patrick Yip
We talk with Patrick Yip about the shoulds and shouldnt's with investing and gold. Is it speculation? Is it an inflation hedge? Should gold take the place of bonds in our asset allocation? Learn the answers to these questions and more on todays...
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358. Why Listening to a Financial Podcast will ...
Will listening to a financial podcast make you millions? More importantly, is this still a good way to teach and learn financial competence? We talk how the sausage gets made with part of the creative team behind the . Here's your chance to be a fly...
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357. Conducting a Life Review w/ Nuno Leiria
Today on E&I we conduct a life review with Nuno Leiria. He is a game programmer and a very thoughtful person about his dreams and ambitions. On this episode we look at his life and consider his sense of purpose. How does money play in to these goals?
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356. Polyamorous Finance w/Amanda and Jason
We talk about personal finance and financial independence through a very different lens. Jason and Amanda are part of the polyamory community and their approach to relationships and money are slightly different. Listen to hear how this community...
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355. The Secrets of Millionaires Revealed w/ Ja...
We talk with Jace Mattinson of The Millionaires Unveiled podcast. We discuss whether a million dollars is still a lot of money, and how is the quickest way to get to that type of net worth. Jace talks about how his own investing habits have changed...
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354. Mastering the 30 Day Stay w/ Zeona McIntyr...
Have you ever heard of medium-term rentals? If not, you might want to pay attention to the newest real estate trend. In this episode, Zeona McIntyre and Sarah Weaver described the strategy in their forthcoming book, .
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353. A Monk, a Marine, and a Money Manager Walk...
was traumatized by his parents relationship with money. This lead to, among other things, a stint in the marines and two decades in a monastery. Eventually his unique past guided him to a career as a money manager. In this episode we discuss money...
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352. How Far Would You Go, How Much Would You P...
This is a live episode recorded at Chautauqua Colombia. The first ever podcast coming from this elusive conference, we explore with participants why they came. How much would you pay to learn about money? How far would you travel? How important is...
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351. Would You be Happier Without a Home? (rewi...
In this rewind episode, Bryce Leung and Kristy Shen cofounders of the millennial revolution platform, decided that they no longer wanted to toil away at a stressful, hateful job for 30-40 years, to pay off a massive mortgage, only to die of a...
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350. Estate Planning 101 (Rewind) w/ Vicki Cook...
On this rewind episode we revisit estate planning with Vicki Cook and Amy Blacklock who wrote Estate Planning 101.  It is the subject we love to hate and yet is one of our most important financial planning tasks. 
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349. Are We Leaving Money on the Table? w/ Paul...
We discuss with whether we are leaving money on the table. Can we increase returns by adding on to the traditional S & P 500 index or total market index? We go farther and touch on seven key concepts when it comes to investing. 
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348. Live Book Launch Party at MMHQ w/ Carl Jen...
This episode was recorded live at the Mr. Money Mustache Headquarters during the Taking Stock book launch party.  We talk purpose, meaning, and money with a live audience of sixty people as well as answer questions from the audience. 
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347. Is Money Your Scorecard? w/ Brandon Turner
Is money your scorecard? We talk with Brandon Turner, formerly of BiggerPockets, about purpose, freedom, and impact. He discusses his four phases of financial freedom and ultimately what he plans to accomplish with all his success. 
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346. The Two Sides of Financial Independence w/...
Jason and Eric are the creators of the fantastic podcast. We talk finances and how they relate to purpose. We also explore whether it is money that solves our problems. Did you ever think that everything will be okay once you are financially...
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345. What this Army Brat Can Teach You About Mo...
, The Military Money Expert, grew up the daughter of a military policeman. Their norms, habits, and teachings as children had a profound effect on her decision to become a financial counselor.  What can this army brat teach you?
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344. Living a Life of Authenticity with Financi...
We talk with Chris and Debbie Emick from the blog and podcast about living a life of authenticity. They explain the concept of living a wild life and discuss the role of spirituality. Is purpose to weighty of a term? Listen and find out. 
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343. Is Your Money Serving You? w/ Mark Trautman
We talk with Mark Trautman his path to financial independence, his financial decisions, and the loss of his beloved wife Marge. We discuss the important role money plays in our lives and what it can and can't do for us. 
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342. Can You Recession Proof Your Finances? w/ ...
Are we in a recession? Are we headed towards one? In this episode we chat with Joe Saul-Sehy, Andrew Wang, and Jen Smith about how to protect yourself when economic winds change. What are you going to do to make your finances stronger regardless of...
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341. Addiction, Recovery, and Grace w/ Marisa V...
We talk heroin addiction with as depicted in her short film Grace. How do we engage with those in recovery whether drug abuse or other issues like a spending addiction.  We also touch on the financial topics associated with filmmaking. 
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340. How to Money on How to Move w/ Matt Altmix...
How do you know when it is time to move...and how do you know what to look for when you are moving? We talk with Joel and Matt from the podcast about making this big decision. We discuss the financial as well as life hacks involved. 
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339. Trippin on Financial Independence w/ Dougl...
is a spiritual director as well as part of the financial independence community. On this episode we speak with his experiences with psychedelics and how they have effected his thinking and its effect on how he deals with money and work. 
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338. Are You Ready to Take Stock of Your Life? ...
This is our book launch episode for Taking Stock: A Hospice Doctor's Advice on Financial Independence, Building Wealth, and Living a Regret-Free Life. JL Collins interviews me about the book, life, and living without regrets. .
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337. Were the Stoics Right About Money w/ Vital...
Among other things, Vitaliy Katsenelson's new book, , dives deep in to stoic philosophy and money. Were the stoics right? Vitaliy thinks so, and after listening to this episode, you may too. We cover how the stoic philosophers saw money and how this...
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336. Inviting God Into Your Rich Life w/ Bob an...
Bob and Linda Lotich are the hosts of the Seedtime Money Podcast and their new book discusses the role of Christianity in finanes. We talk shame, guilt, giving, and how finances fit into our religious (or non religious) lives. 
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335. The Cost of Burnout w/ Jimmy Turner
I talk with Jimmy Turner, The Physician Philosopher, about burnout both in medicine and careers in general. His book, . What is the cost to employees and employers? 
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334. When it Comes to Financial Independence ar...
When it comes to financial independence are you the turtle or the hare? How important are your financial goals and how quickly do you want to get there? In this episode, we talk to Stephen Chen, Michelle Dash, and Nate Wilson from about their careers...
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333. Should your investments do more than just ...
Should you be investing in ESG funds? Should your investments do more than just make money? We discuss these issues with Chris Mamula of .  This is a rewind episode from over a year ago. 
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332. Rewind-Has FIRE Evolved w/ JL Collins, Bra...
On this rewind episode we talk with JL Collins, Brad Barrett, and Jillian Johnsrud about how and if the FIRE movement has evolved. And more importantly, if you are part of this movement, have you evolved. Enjoy this rewind episode and don't forget to...
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331. How to Invest When the Sky is Falling w/ J...
Is the sky falling? We talk with about investing strategies in this high inflation recession threatening environment. Is now the time to change your strategy or stick to your investment plan? Is this time different? 
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330. From hand to Mouth to a Real Life Instagra...
James and Emily Lowery are the couple behind the instagram account and blog .  They discuss their Instagram life. Is it real or a glitz version of reality? In this episode we discuss early financial independence, remote real estate management,...
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329. Can You Escape the Taxman w/ Robert Farrin...
Can you escape the taxman? Although you may think the answer is no, we talk today with Robert Farrington of about health savings account. Once used immediately for a tax break on healthcare costs, now they have become almost magical retirement...
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328. Bonus Episode: Taking Stock Now Available ...
Preorders are now available for .  Plus, get a first listen to the book trailer and listen all the way to the end to hear an excerpt of JL Collins interviewing me. Also, I announce our book launch party on Aug 19, 2022 in Longmont Colorado at .
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327. Invest Better With the XX Edge w/ Patience...
We argue for equity and diversity in the workplace and the entrepreneurial world because it is absolutely the right thing to do both ethically and morally. Patience Marime-Ball and Dr. Ruth Shaber, in their new book , also argue, however, that it will...
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326. The Accidental Entrepreneur w/ Jannese Tor...
Jannese Torres-Rodriguez didn't plan on being an entrepreneur at the beginning of her career. Yet, she found her passion for her 9 to 5 flagging and started a creative side hustle around her love of cooking. Fast forward years later, she is a six...
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325. Do Purpose and Entrepreneurship Mix? w/ An...
What is the relationship between purpose and entrepreneurship? Should there be.  We discuss with , , and the pros and cons of bringing in meaning and purpose in to our business ventures. Some of their opinions may surprise you.
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324. How a Mini-Retirement Becomes a Lifestyle ...
Patrick Schulte is the creator of one of the oldest sailing blogs still active called . He turned a mini-retirement and youthful adventure into a lifestyle. Hear how he did this and how he funds his travel with options trading. 
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323. Is it Time to Cash Out? w/ Julien and Kier...
Julien and Kiersten Saunders are the creators of the platform. Their new book, , is a provocative discourse on the shortcomings of corporate America for people of color as well as everyone else. A must read. Listen as we discuss how to know when it...
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322. Pay Yourself Last w/ Jeremy Schneider
Jeremy Schneieder became financially independent instantaneously when he sold his company for seven figures. Yet, even before, he had subscribed to a series of good financial habits which he enjoyed sharing with friends. he started the to help others...
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321. Are You Making Money in Your Sleep w/ Juli...
Can you really make money while yopu sleep? Julie berninger and Cody Berman of say "absolutely". In this episode we discuss passive income, side hustles, and entrepreneurship. Is the four hour work week achievable? Listen to find out. 
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320. The Ten Questions to Invest Successfully w...
David Stein's award winning platform, , has been teaching people how to invest for years. In this episode we talk about his ten questions to master successful investing. Lot's of investing pearls on this episode. 
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319. The Simple Joy of Frugality w/ Jen Smith a...
Jen Smith and Jill Sirianni, the cohosts of the Frugal Friends Podcast, discuss the simple joys of frugality, the difference between frugality and cheap, and many other great topics. They are hosting the (Spending Symposium).
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318. Vicki Robin on What Could Possibly Go Right
Vicki Robin, famed author of Your Money Or Your Life, has been asking cultural scouts, on her podcast, . In this episode we discuss how she has evolved from her initial passion for financial independence to much, much more.
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317. Is Slow FI the Real YOLO
What the heck is Slow FI? What does it have to do with YOLO? And why should this be important to you? and answer these questions and more on this Monday episode. Learn how to both defer gratification and enjoy today.
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316. Is Spending Your Drug of Choice? w/ Lauren...
Lauren Greutman was a drug addiction specialist and counselor. When addressing her own personal finances, she realized that she showed similar characteristics when it came to spending. Is spending your drug of choice? It was Lauren's. Listen how she...
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315. 3D Finance:The Power of FinTalks w/ Amberl...
We are used to learning about finance in a 2D world. Maybe we read books, blogs, or listen to podcasts. Well, in the midst of COVID, Amberly Grant decided to start a series of zoom gatherings to talk money. She is joined by Mark Trautman and Monique...
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314. How to Become a YouTube Star and Earn Pass...
started her professional career as a high powered corporate lawyer. Yet, she always had an entrepreneurial bent, and by the time she paid off her law school loans, she was ready to build a passive income empire. Listen to hear how she pursued digital...
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313. The Benefits of Expensive Living (Rewind) ...
Why settle down in a high cost of living area?  , , , and  discuss the pros and cons of living in New York and Hawaii.  Check out this rewind episode that is as relevant today as it was when it originally aired.
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312. A New Approach to Building Wealth w/ Vince...
You ever wonder why your business or personal ventures are unsuccessful? According to my guest, Vincent Pugliese, it may be because you are lacking wealth in a very important category: connection. His book, , tells us why.
60 min
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311. How to Make Your Job Disposable w/ Trip of...
Is your job disposable? Could you leave it at any time? Why not? In this episode we talk with Steven and Lauren of about the advantages of not relying on work to experience ultimate freedom. 
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310. From Legally Blind Athlete to Entrepreneu...
We all can look back at the struggles in our lives and see how far we have come. Aaron Golub was determined to play football although he is legally blind. On this episode we talk about his successes and failures and what it taught him about...
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309. This Team Teaches Novices How to Real Esta...
Have you ever wondered how to get into real estate but were afraid of making mistakes. If you are lucky enough to live in Denver, you can engage the . This group of real estate agents will teach you how to achieve financial independence through rental...
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308. The Creator of the Sharper Image Wants to ...
He created one of the largest magazine and in shop sales businesses of consumer electronics. Now Richard Thalheimer wants to teach you how to make outsized equity returns with options investing. Should we listen as index investors?
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307. Can You Teach Financial Wellness w/ JL Col...
Can you truly teach financial wellness? Even if someone is not ready to hear? We discuss with father and daughter duos JL and Jessica Collins, and Doug Nordman and Carol Pittner. Hear the trials and tribulations of well intentioned dads and their much...
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306: How to Prepare for a Windfall w/ Matt Richter
Matt Richter won six figures on the Swiss version of the gameshow Who Wants to be a Millionaire. This early windfall at the age of 21 taught him much about money management and how to deal with windfalls. You might not win a gameshow, but anything...
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305. Don't Fail to Financially Launch Your Chil...
Whether you are a parent or a child, cleaving familial financial bonds can be a major step to adulthood. In this episode, we talk with Bobbi Rebell the author of . Will there be a failure to launch?
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304. Why Radonda Vaught Should Matter to You w/...
The Radonda Vaught case has far reaching implications to not only doctors and nurses but the American public in general. Why should this case about criminal negligence matter to you? Take a listen to our emotional discussion with panelists Renee and...
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303. Is Multi-level Marketing a Scam? w/ Jen Sm...
Have you ever been enticed by a business that sounded too good to be true? Many are convinced that that is exactly what multi-level marketing or MLM's are. We discuss these notorious entities with Jen Smith, Rachel Richards, and Ken George.
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302. Why Does the Stock Market Go Up? w/ Brian ...
How many of us are confused by the stock market? Today we discuss why the stock market goes up with Brian Feroldi of The Motley Fool. is well worth a read and elucidates the finer points of why our system works the way it does.
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301. Managing Extraordinary Financial Needs w/ ...
Reaching financial independence is hard enough, what if your obstacles were extra ordinary? In this episode we discuss with William McVey and Kerry Chevalier pursuing financial independence with special needs children. 
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300. Can You Retire In These Uncertain Times? w...
How do we know if now is the right time to retire in these uncertain times? We discuss with retirement expert and journalist, , the risks and benefits of putting off this difficult decision.
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299. Wealthy People Invest in Farmland, Should ...
Dax Cooke started and hired Peter Badger to bring all the benefits of agriculture and farmland to your average investor. In this episode we discuss farmland as an investment and how Farmfolio has packaged it for investors. 
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298. Overcoming Distractions to Focus on Things...
Joshua Becker is well known for the Becoming minimalist platform and for being a best selling author. His forthcoming book, , helps us learn how to overcome distractions in our path to happiness. 
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297. What Can Change With Your Finances in One ...
What could change with your finances over one short year?  2021 was a shock to the system with COVID, The Great Resignation, and tons of uncertainty. Today, community members Jennifer Mah, Chad Methner, and Ashleigh Evans discuss big life changes...
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296. How to Supercharge Your Retirement w/ Paul...
In this rewind episode we revisit how to supercharge your retirement with Paul Merriman and Richard Buck. Their most recent book highlights how to augment basic market returns. 
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295. Rewind: Can Anyone Reach Financial Indepen...
In this rewind episode we discuss with Paula Pant, Millennial Revolution, Jillian Johnsrud, and Carl Jensen about what it takes to reach financial independence. Can those in poverty strive for this audacious goal? 
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294. Reversing the Hidden Cost of being a Woman...
Many people have heard of the pink tax but few are aware of how profoundly it effects women's lives. In this episode we discuss how to reverse the hidden costs of being a women. She is founder and CEO at a company that helps women get the credit they...
52 min
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293. They Teach Women (and Men) How To Invest i...
Liz and Andresa were big fans of The Bigger Pockets Real Estate Investing platform but felt something was missing. They started community to help women learn about not only buying and selling property but also how to run a business. 
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292. Making 17k a Month by Giving Students Affo...
Ryan Chaw decided early in his career as a pharmacist that he never wanted to depend on a boss or supervisor. So he bought and rented single family homes on college campuses. His resultant "side hustle" provides over 17k a month of revenue. 
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