Radical Personal Finance: Financial Independence, Early Retirement, Investing, Insurance, Financial Planning

“The philosopher Diogenes was eating bread and lentils for supper. He was seen by the philosopher Aristippus, who lived comfortably by flattering the king. Said Aristippus, ‘If you would learn to be
subservient to the king, you would not have to live on lentils.’

Said Diogenes, ‘Learn to live on lentils, and you will not have to be subservient to the king.’ ” – from “The Song of the Bird” by Anthony de Mello

Direct download: RPF0525-Living_on_Lentils.mp3
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Today we answer this question: "I have accumulated $6,000 in credit card debt from a period of unemployment; should I use some of the $10,000 I have in my 401(k) to pay it off?"

Enjoy,

Joshua


If you want happy-go-lucky, unicorns-and-balloons-in-the-sky Joshua, skip today's show.

If you want angry Joshua to opine on his disgust with the US American politicians' lack of fiscal restraint and the long-term catastrophe that is the US American budget, then you'll enjoy today's show.

Enjoy.

Joshua

Direct download: RPF0523-Last_Weeks_Fiscal_Catastrophe_and_Your_Response.mp3
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Love isn't primarily a feeling. Love is an action. Love does.

You can show love with money in many ways, but a massively powerful way is by giving.

Here are some ideas and thoughts to encourage you to build more love in your life by giving more.

Joshua

Direct download: RPF0522-Give_it_Away.mp3
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I thought you might be interested in some behind-the-scenes discussion of how we recently bought our rig for an intended full-timing RV trip around the USA this summer.

We did some things well and made some big mistakes. I hope you learn from both!

Joshua

Direct download: RPF0521-Our_Full-Timing_Rig.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 11:13am MST

Mrs. RPF and I are excited to announce some of our plans for a nation-wide tour during 2018.

Details in the show!

Joshua

Direct download: RPF0520-2018_Plans.mp3
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In today's show I'm going to teach you one simple technique that will help you get more stuff for free.

Try it and see!

Joshua

Direct download: RPF0519-How_to_Get_More_Free_Stuff.mp3
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Feeding yourself (and especially children!) on the road can utterly destroy your budget.

Here are some tips and tricks I've learned that will be helpful to you.

Joshua

Direct download: RPF0517-Cooking_on_the_Road.mp3
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This is an essay that has been deeply influential on my life. I hope you find it insightful and thought-provoking.

"Isaiah's Job" by Albert Jay Nock was first published in The Atlantic Monthly in 1936.

The written text of the document may be found here: http://traffic.libsyn.com/radicalpersonalfinance/Isaiahs_Job_by_Albert_Jay_Nock.pdf

Joshua

 

Direct download: RPF0517-Isaiahs_Job.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 1:32pm MST

Money is important. But it's not #1.

Joshua

Direct download: RPF0516-Dont_Let_Your_Pursuit_of_Money_Ruin_Your_Life.mp3
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