Radical Personal Finance: Financial Independence, Early Retirement, Investing, Insurance, Financial Planning
Today, I answer your questions for the show! And we’ve got quite a mix of questions! How do I adjust my accounting system to handle irregular expenses? (Accrual accounting vs cash basis and double-entry accounting vs. single-entry accounting.) How can I use a Roth IRA for an emergency fund? How can I learn about permaculture? How […]
Direct download: RPF-0051-Friday_QA_Accrual_Accounting_Roth_and_Walmart_Reaction.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 2:53pm MST

Today we have a very special interview to share with you! I’m thrilled to bring you an interview with one of my favorite writers, Pat Schulte. Pat and his wife Ali have a really neat story: Pat and his wife were highschool sweethearts. After college he started working an $8/hr job as a clerk to […]
Direct download: RPF-0050-Interview_with_Pat_Schulte_from_Bumfuzzle.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 12:20pm MST

Today’s show is an introduction to estate planning. It’s the beginning of many, many shows in a series. I try to give you some basics to frame your knowledge. I also answer these questions: What is the  history of estate planning? Does everybody need a will? What happens if I die without a will? Why don’t people […]
Direct download: RPF-0049-An_Introduction_to_Estate_Planning.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 12:59pm MST

I worked hard on today’s show and I’m excited about it! It’s my plan for how I would become a millionaire with a minimum wage job at Walmart. The show is quite good (I think) but I didn’t have time to properly type up all of the show notes before my trip. (I recorded it […]
Direct download: RPF-0043-How_to_Become_a_Millionaire_On_a_Minimum_Wage_Job.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 6:12am MST

When people talk about money–especially in the world of success and financial planning–it’s often assumed that more is always better. This is wrong. More is not always better because: The more money you want, the more risk you have to take. The more money you want, the more you have to give up (or pay) […]
Direct download: RPF-0048-Why_You_Should_Probably_Lower_Your_Financial_Goals.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 4:10pm MST

Last week a listener reached out to me and basically said, “I love what you’re doing and I think I’ve got a fun story your listeners might enjoy hearing about!” I read his bio and told him he was right! Today, he’s on the show. Daniel Bernstein: Got a Ph.D. in Computer Science Worked at a […]
Direct download: RPF-0047-Interview_with_Daniel_Bernstein.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 3:18pm MST

I received an email from a listener named Jason who has a 401(k) with high fees. He asked me what I should do and I gave him a comprehensive answer. Enjoy the show! Links mentioned: Inflation adjusted return formula The actual rate of return of the average investor How to Get Started in Real Estate […]
Direct download: RPF-0046-What_Do_I_Do_With_a_Stinky_401k.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 2:27pm MST

I just got back from the Podcast Movement Conference in Dallas, TX. It was a really great conference! It was the first I’ve been to in the new media space. Today’s show is about: Why should we go to conferences in the first place? Major lessons I learned from #PM14 Things I didn’t learn at […]

It Couldn’t Be Done BY EDGAR ALBERT GUEST Somebody said that it couldn’t be done But he with a chuckle replied That “maybe it couldn’t,” but he would be one Who wouldn’t say so till he’d tried. So he buckled right in with the trace of a grin On his face. If he worried he […]
Direct download: RPF-0044-It_Couldnt_Be_Done_From_Austin.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 1:34pm MST

Today’s show is an interview with Dan-O from www.DanoSongs.com. I found Dan when I was looking for royalty free intro music for my show. When I discovered his site, I found exactly what I needed. And, I thought it was neat to find a musician making money off his songs! I thought it would be […]
Direct download: RPF-0042-Interview_with_Dan-O_from_DanoSongs.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 6:00am MST

Today we round out major tax strategies #2 and #3. As a refresher, here are the three basic tax planning strategies: Timing (deferring or accelerating taxable income and tax deductions) Income shifting (shifting income from high to low tax rate taxpayers) Conversion (converting income from high to low tax rate activities) Tax rates vary across […]
Direct download: RPF-0041-Tax_Planning_-_Income_Shifting_and_Income_Conversion.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 8:49pm MST

I think you’ll love today’s show! Today, we talk with Curtis Stone, Founder of Green City Acres, an urban farm in Kelowna, British Columbia. Curtis was a musician who decided he wanted a different life. He started his urban farm with a $7,000 investment and without buying any land. (That means no debt!) His first […]
Direct download: RPF-0040-Interview_With_Curtis_Stone.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 10:56am MST

I never intended that this show become “The Entrepreneur’s Hour,” but that seems to be a central theme! Today, I share some data that I stumbled upon from an IRS analysis of the 400 highest income tax returns. The results? Here are the income sources for the top 400 tax returns: Wages and salaries: 8.6% Interest: […]
Direct download: RPF-0039-Profits_Are_Better_Than_Wages.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 8:09pm MST

My guest on today’s program is Ken Ilgunas, author of Walden on Wheels. Ken paid off a “crushing $32,000 of student debt” from his undergraduate education by working odd jobs all across the country and vowed not to go into debt again. While pursing his graduate degree, Ken gained a bit of national notoriety when […]
Direct download: RPF-0038-Interview_with_Ken_Ilgunas.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 2:23pm MST

Today’s show is an interview with a listener who is far outside the mainstream finance world. Trevor Van Hemert is an entrepreneur, blogger, and financial independence advocate. Most importantly, he now makes his entire living online with a very short workweek. Join us for today’s interview as we discuss: Starting a business for a total […]
Direct download: RPF-0037-Interview_with_Trevor_from_Pedal_to_Petal.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 2:45pm MST

In today’s show, we tackle the first of the Big 3 tax planning strategies that you need to be aware of. As a refresher, here are the three basic tax planning strategies: Timing (deferring or accelerating taxable income and tax deductions) Income shifting (shifting income from high to low tax rate taxpayers) Conversion (converting income […]
Direct download: RPF-0036-Tax_Planning_-_Income_Timing_Strategies.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 12:58pm MST

Today’s show is a reprise of RPF Episode 4 – How to Save Money on Communications Bills with update information–or at least that’s what it was intended to be! The interview wound up going in some other directions! I.P. Daley, the Tech Meshugana has the best guide on the internet for how to save money on communications expenses […]
Direct download: RPF-0035-Saving_Money_on_Communications_Bills_and_Much_Much_More.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 5:47pm MST

On Monday’s shows I bring you a variety show with news articles that have stood out to me from this past week. Today, we cover a lot of ground! “A Tax Plan That Economists Love (And Politicians Hate)” from NPR’s Morning Edition Episode 387 of Planet Money: The No-Brainer Economic Platform One out of three […]
Direct download: RPF-0034-Monday_Roundup.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 9:55pm MST

Let’s get a bit radical today, eh? How about some finance lessons from homeless people? I’ve been doing some reading lately on the radical side…books written by homeless people and vagabonds to see what I can learn. Today, I share some of the lessons I’ve been learning in hopes of inspiring you with some out-of-the-box […]
Direct download: RPF-0033-Dumpster_Diving_and_Vagabonds.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 2:54pm MST

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