Radical Personal Finance: Financial Independence, Early Retirement, Investing, Insurance, Financial Planning
One of the biggest debates in the personal finance space is about which order to use to pay off my debts. Opinions vary, experiences vary, and tempers flare when this subject is brought up. I think the debate is helpful in some ways but rather silly in other ways. I think it’s a lot easier […]
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I was recently speaking with a friend of mine who is in the process of starting a business. I was answering some of his questions when I realized how daunting it can be to start a business if you haven’t done it before. And how simple it seems after you’ve done it. Unfortunately, our entire educational […]
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Many people have searched and searched for the holy grail of investing: a portfolio that provides a good return with low risk that can weather the economic storms, no matter what they be. Some feel that they have found it in The Permanent Portfolio. The Permanent Portfolio is a concept that was designed by Harry […]
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There is an iron formula of wealth that can be applied to all financial plans. The relationships between balance sheets cannot be broken in any way. To become wealthy, you much increase the net worth on the bottom of the balance sheet. The only two ways to increase net worth are to increase assets or reduce […]
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Hey friends, I’m still not able to speak well enough to record a normal show but I wanted to make sure you have something thought-provoking to listen to. The thought-provoking audio for today is from Cal Newport‘s speech at The World Domination Summit. I hope to be back with you loud and strong on Monday! […]
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Today’s show is very short but, I hope, very thought provoking. I’m feeling sick today and am not able to produce any content that will be up to snuff. But I’m certainly not about to leave you without something that will uplift you and make you smarter. Nothing’s seriously wrong with me–just run down due […]
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The Cash Flow Statement is the one document that you can create which will definitively show whether you can expect your wealth to increase or decrease in the long run. There are only three variables we can manipulate in any financial plan that will affect long-term wealth: The amount of inflows The amount of outflows […]
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Category:podcast -- posted at: 9:45am MST

This show is an interview with Jacob from The Early Retirement Extreme book and blog. Jacob is a former physicist who developed a plan that can help anyone, regardless of income, industry, or background, from where they are to financial independence in 5 years by learning to free themselves from the earn/pay cycle and substituting use of […]

Monday’s shows are variety shows with me sharing current events and commentary from this past week. The topics are wide-ranging and provocative! Enjoy! Links mentioned in today’s show: Discussion on happiness and money: New York City is the Most Unhappy City in America? Refers to this recent Harvard paper on the inequality of happiness across the nation. […]

I plan that Friday’s show generally be a Q&A show and today, I planned to answer two questions: one about planning for long-term care needs and the other about what to do with a less-than-stellar 401(k) plan. Unfortunately, I was really only able to answer the first one. But, I hope the answer will provide […]