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

I'm up here in Nashville, TN at the moment and had the opportunity to connect with Dan Miller from 48 Days to the Work You Love.

Dan is a legend in the career advice business. He has helped many, many people transition from work that paid the bills to work that they love.

Dan has a lifetime's experience as an entrepreneur and in today's interview he shares his advice with us on:

  • Should everyone be an entrepreneur?
  • Is entrepreneurship risky?
  • How can we teach our kids to be entrepreneurs?
  • How to decide when to save and when to spend. 

Enjoy!

Joshua 

Direct download: RPF0301-Dan_Miller.mp3
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When I began podcasting, I was looking for information and advice. Although I found some good, there was a real paucity of advice from people who had done something like I wanted to do. 

I've been satisfied with a lot of the progress that I've made with Radical Personal Finance, and I want to give back to the podcast and community. 

So, in today's show we do not discuss personal finance or money at all. Rather, this show is all about podcasting. It's simply contains the lessons I have learned about podcasting and commentary on the things that have worked and the things that have not worked.

I hope this content is useful to you. And I hope that many of you will go out and start your own podcast. 

Joshua

Direct download: RPF0300-Podcasting_Lessons.mp3
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I've long admired Jack Spirko and his show "The Survival Podcast" as a voice of reason in an industry fueled by hyperbole and fear.

He does a great job of teaching people how to systematically build a lifestyle of resilience and freedom.

And, most important, he teaches that everything you do to build a prepared life should make your  life better if times get tough...or even if they don't.

Enjoy the interview!

Joshua

Direct download: RPF0299-Jack_Spirko_Interview.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 6:00am MST

On Fridays I do Q&A. If you'd like to participate in a show like this, please become a Patron of the show and you will gain access to the information to call in for these shows. www.radicalpersonalfinance.com/patron 

Today we cover:

  • How to Practice Stealth Wealth
  • How to Locate Assets in a Tax Efficient Manner
  • Refinancing a HELOC to an Amortizing Loan
  • How My Wife and I Handle Day-to-Day Money

Enjoy!

Joshua

Direct download: RPF0298-Friday_QA.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 1:43pm MST

 I will be in Nashville, TN next week for a conference. If you're in the area, I would love to meet up with you. Please reach out to me on Twitter and let me know that you'd like to connect. www.twitter.com/joshuasheats

Direct download: Meet_Up_With_Me_in_Nashville_TN_Next_Week_2-22_to_2-25.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 1:11pm MST

Can a hobby of writing about personal finance lead to becoming financially independent in a very short time? It did for Jim Wang, my guest on today's show.

Jim founded the site Bargaineering as a part-time hobby. It quickly became a leading voice in the world of personal finance websites. 

Ultimately, it led to Jim's becoming financially independent in a shockingly short amount of time.

In today's interview, we seek to go behind the story a bit. To learn about the personal story and lessons learned from Jim's experiences.

He has a lot to share that's very applicable to all of our lives.

Enjoy!

Joshua

Direct download: RPF0297-Jim_Wang_Interview.mp3
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My guest today is Ann Barnhardt. I first became aware of Ann in late 2011 after she published a letter detailing the closure of her firm, Barnhardt Capital Management.

At the time, this letter troubled me. Many people make strong statements and publish strongly worded essays. But when someone follows through on their word to the point of closing a functioning firm, I pay attention.

I never could quite wrap my head around what happened at MF Global in 2011. Frankly, I still can't.

But I thought it would be awesome to invite Ann on the show to hear her first-hand experience.

She obliged.

During the course of our interview we discussed:

  • her professional background in the trading and commodities business
  • what actually happened in 2011 in the markets
  • what has happened since then
  • her predictions for future world events
  • what led her to become a tax protester

Enjoy the show!

Joshua

Direct download: RPF0296-Ann_Barnhardt_Interview.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 1:02pm MST

Over the weekend, I was reading the book "unWorking: Exit the Rat Race, Live Like a Millionaire, And Be Happy Now" by Clark Vandeventer while sitting in a tire repair shop, waiting for my tire to be patched.

When I came to this page, I stopped. And then I had an epiphany.

When you're very, very clear on what you want, it's simple and easy to decide what to do. But when you don't know what you want, it's almost impossible to decide what to do.

So, do you know what you want?

Enjoy the show!

Joshua

Direct download: RPF0295-You_Dont_Know_What_You_Want.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 1:09pm MST

Friday Q&A show today!

  • Is an umbrella liability insurance policy a good idea?
  • Should I buy life insurance for my stay-at-home wife at my job?
  • How do I finance real estate?
  • What type of entity should I choose for real estate investment?

Enjoy!

Joshua

Direct download: RPF0294-Friday_QA.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 9:58am MST

A lot of people in our modern society are very focused on saving for a comfortable retirement. But many people simply aren't going to be able to retire and comfort.

I think it's a real mistake to focus first on retiring comfortably if we haven't first made a plan for working comfortably.

And today show I'd like to share with you a formula for building a comfortable work life. I believe this is a formula that you can use to assess your current work situation and either appreciate all of the good things about it or make a plan to correct the bad things.

Take the concepts in today show and seriously consider your present work situation. Focus on working comfortably first and then, maybe, you'll never even bother with the whole idea of retirement!

Enjoy!

Joshua

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Direct download: RPF0293-Work_Comfortably.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 9:50am MST