Fri, 31 March 2017
446-Friday Q&A: Should We Sell the House we Just Moved Out of, Should I Fire My Financial Advisor, A Cool Networking Event for Celebrities that I Admire, How Can Divorced Men Pay Less Child Support, and More!
It's Friday! On today's Live Q&A show we cover:
Thu, 30 March 2017
445-Should we Keep Paying off Our House with Gazelle Intensity or Switch to Saving 15% for Retirement?
Today, we cover this question:
My husband and I love your show and would LOVE IT if you could help us answer a question from your point-of-view.
Dave Ramsey suggests saving 15% for retirement for someone in our position. We can do this..but that'll slow down our house payment goal quite substantially (or, in my mind it's substantial, as I want this house paid off TOMORROW!)
The goal after the house repayment is to throw everything we can spare towards investing in retirement funds.
Should we stay strong on our course to pay off the house in 3 years tops only saving about 10% for retirement or do we bump up retirement savings? Ultimately how do I figure out the opportunity cost in each scenario?
Thanks so much!
Wed, 29 March 2017
Today's show comes by inspiration of this listener question: "Joshua, will you please send me a link to the best show on your website for a woman wanting to convince her husband that they can make it financially if she stays home?"
Well, I didn't have such a show. But now I do.
Here it is!
Direct download: RPF0444-Yes_You_Can_Afford_For_Your_Wife_to_Stay_At_Home.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 3:00am MDT
Tue, 28 March 2017
443-1 Year, 50 States, 3 Children, $1,000,000, and the Launch of A Brand-New Business: Interview with Anthony Amos from Bathe to Save
I've really got a great show for you today. It's one that brings together so many things that I love talking about! Travel with Family, Entrepreneurship, Marketing, Financial Independence, and more!
My guest is Anthony Amos.
He's an Australian entrepreneur who started out with a tiny little backyard dog-washing business. He grew it, franchised it across Australia, and then sold it and decided he was rich enough to go into property development.
His timing was not so great (right before the real estate crash) but he suffered through.
Later, he wound up buying the company back and he's in the process of expanding across the United States!
At the moment, he and his family are in the middle of a 50+-state RV trip all across the USA with a goal of raising $1,000,000 for dog rescue. Along the way, they're enjoying an incredible family adventure and publicizing their dog washing business!
This one is well worth your time!
Mon, 27 March 2017
It's tax-time! That means that you face a problem: how should you do your taxes? Should you print off the 1040 form from the internet and fill it in by hand? Should you use tax software? Should you hire an accountant?
Here are my thoughts on the matter!
Fri, 24 March 2017
441-Friday Q&A (Live): How Can a 13-Year-Old Young Man Get His Start as a Financial Advisor; How Can an Early Retiree Calculate If He Has Enough Money
It's Friday! That means it's time for a live Q&A show.
Today we handle two questions:
Enjoy the show!
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Thu, 23 March 2017
Today's show is dedicated to marketing. I focus on answering a specific question about podcast marketing, but I do share a number of tips that are applicable on a broader basis.
Here's the question:
Wed, 22 March 2017
I wasn't quite sure how I should approach today's book review of Tony Robbins new money book, so I asked the Radical Personal Finance Facebook group.
I wrote: "I'm about to record my review of Tony Robbins' new book, Unshakeable. Should I do it in my current mood as ticked-off, angry Joshua and rip it to shreds or should I do it in my calm, collected and intellectually neutral voice, carefully presenting the good, the bad, and the ugly? Whadya want?"
Well, most people seemed to want option A, so I turned the mic on and let it rip.
Enjoy my review of Tony Robbins' latest book: Unshakeable: Your Financial Freedom Playbook: Creating Peace of Mind in a World of Volatility.
p.s., If you missed it, here's my 3-hour review and critique of his first personal finance book, Money: Master the Game: 7 Simple Steps to Financial Freedom.
Tue, 21 March 2017
I recently completed a brief demographic survey of the Radical Personal Finance audience. I learned a ton about who you are!
Radical Personal Finance Audience Demographics
Mon, 20 March 2017
On episode 425 of the podcast I interviewed Mr. Money Mustache. That episode was not intended to be an introduction to his teaching or his philosophy; rather, it was a human interest discussion with the man himself.
Today, I introduce you to the philosophy and teaching: the message.
What is mustachianism? What is the plan for financial independence espoused by Mr. Money Mustache?