Radical Personal Finance

Today's show is dedicated to the idea of mobile home investing. John Fedro stumbled into the mobile home investment business and has since made it his unique area of specialty.

Mobile homes have some unique characteristics that might make them an attractive investment class for you to consider. (After all, you can often buy an entire house for less than a new car!)

But they also carry some significant potential downsides.

Enjoy the education,

Joshua

 

Direct download: ROF0371-John_Fedro_Interview.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 3:35pm MST

On Fridays, I host a live Q&A call! Today we cover:

  • Should I Take a State Defined-Benefit Pension Plan or Choose a Defined-Contribution Option?
  • Why Do So Few People Grasp How Simple It Is to Become Wealthy?
  • What Are the Next Steps I Should Take in Establishing My New Consulting Business

If you'd like to join on a future call, become a Patron of the show at www.radicalpersonalfinance.com/patron 

Enjoy!

Joshua

Direct download: RPF0370-Friday_QA.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 10:00am MST

Ever since I sat down and designed my "Seven Stages of Financial Independence," I've been a bit bothered by Stage 7: Financial Abundance.

I inserted it at the end of the list because I think that's where it belongs. But I don't think you have to wait until you get through the stages to be able to enjoy a lifestyle of Financial Abundance. And I definitely don't think you should wait for later to start planning for Abundance.

So, what do you do?

Well, in today's show I do my best to lay out some ideas to point you in the right direction. 

Enjoy!

Direct download: RPF0369-Dont_Wait_for_Financial_Abundance.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 2:40pm MST

Your personal credit and credit rating are an important component of your financial life. But did you know that you can also establish, build, and utilize an entirely separate credit file on your business?

My guest today, Ty Crandall, is an expert on both business credit and personal credit and he's here with me today to share with you some actionable strategies you can understand and implement to begin building your own personal business credit.

Enjoy!

Joshua

Direct download: RPF0368-Ty_Crandall_Interview.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 2:52pm MST

Today we tackle Social Security with Devin Carroll from www.SocialSecurityIntelligence.com 

Devin is a financial planner who has taken a special interest in consulting on the topic of social security.

In this show we cover some general background and advice for those who are trying to figure out how to approach their social security strategy as well as some interesting background on the social security program. (If you listen closely, you might even find an argument or two contained herein!)

Enjoy!

Joshua

Direct download: RPF0367-Devin_Carroll_Interview.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 3:17pm MST

My guest today has been from the lowest of lows to great heights of success. And then he repeated the cycle at least a time or two.

Rod Khleif has owned over 2,000 houses and apartments. He has made millions. And, he lost millions during the 2008 housing crash.

Today, he's come on the show to share the good and the bad from his experience. We cover technical details of real estate as well as many very important life lessons.

Enjoy!

Joshua

Direct download: RPF0366-Rod_Khleif_Interview.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 2:25pm MST

Do you wish to set out and travel but feel like you lack the money? Well, what if you did it anyway and just adjusted your style of travel to fit a more modest budget?

My guest today is long-time listener of the show, Philip Frey. A few years ago he did exactly that.

He set out across Europe with a schoolmate and they managed to cobble together a very fun trip on a very modest budget!

In today's show we discuss Philip's experiences and advice for how to replicate a trip like his. 

I also share some of my tips and ideas for how I would approach a trip like this for myself.

Enjoy the show!

Joshua

Direct download: RPF0365-Hitchhiking_On_40_Per_Day.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 11:40am MST

My guest today is Daniel Crosby. Daniel is a behavioral economist and he has applied his expertise to the question of investing.

One of the greatest challenges investors face is managing their own behavior. Daniel has studied this problem extensively and has formulated specific recommendations to help investors manage their psychology and manage their behavior.

Enjoy!

Joshua

Direct download: RPF0364-Daniel_Crosby_interview.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 1:56pm MST

I tried as hard as I could to ship a financial planning show today, but it just didn't get done.

Oh well.

I don't always promise to release audio to you every day, but I didn't want to leave you hanging without something to listen to.

So enjoy 20 minutes of pure Jim Rohn gold.

Joshua

Direct download: Jim_Rohn_-_The_Power_of_Your_Philosophy.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 8:00pm MST

My guest today is Kathy Fettke. Kathy has a very interesting story of learning to invest in real estate during a time of personal crisis. She has since leveraged her experience to build a business related to real estate in addition to managing her own investments.

Enjoy!

Joshua

Direct download: RPF0363-Katthy_Fettke_Interview.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 2:36pm MST

I'm fascinated with stories of immigrants to the United States. If you mentally put yourself in the shoes of an immigrant and then ask how you could become wealthy, even if you started with nothing, you have the opportunity to clarify the actions you can take which lead to wealth.

A listener to the show, Manhar Patel, emailed me and asked me if I was interested in his story. After a bit of back and forth, I invited him on the show to tell his story.

Manhar is an Indian immigrant to the United States who is working to build his fortune. Enjoy his story and take what you can learn from his tips and tricks and apply them to your life.

Joshua

Direct download: RPF0362-Manhar_Patel.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 12:28pm MST

The past few weeks have been a bit depressing for me due to the absurdity of national politics here in the United States.

I broke my personal rules of not getting involved with national politics and the results weren't pretty. I was thoroughly annoyed and saddened.

Until Sunday afternoon.

Which is when a young man in my neighborhood cheered me up by showing how it's possible for someone who wants something to get it, no matter what stands in the way.

On today's show, I share with you some thoughts on the power of choice which we all have. We have the power to choose what we do and when and how. 

Ultimately, the politicians don't have the power over our lives. We have the power over our lives based on our choices.

I cover some ways for you to build more freedom and independence (especially in the area of taxes) by understanding the laws that you're subject to and then simply avoiding the conditions of being subject to them!

Enjoy,

Joshua

Direct download: RPF0361-The_Power_of_If.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 3:56pm MST

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