Radical Personal Finance: Financial Independence, Early Retirement, Investing, Insurance, Financial Planning (podcast)
On Fridays I answer your questions! I’ll answer any question you ask me. Today, we discuss: How would I protect my investments from a bear market? How would I invest the money I’m saving for a house downpayment? What financial advice would I give an 18y.o. me? What’s the most complicated thing in my day? […]
Direct download: RPF-0018.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 11:08am MDT

In today’s show we move over onto the more “radical” side of financial planning. Today’s show is an interview with David Gross, author of “99 Tactics of Successful Tax Resistance Campaigns.” David worked as a computer programmer and lived a fairly normal life until 2003, when he became bothered by the actions of the U.S. Government […]
Direct download: RPF-0017.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 2:15pm MDT

Today’s show is a bit more general and philosophy focused rather than technical. I decided to use a question from my Twitter exchange with Robbie this morning as the springboard for my show. @RadicalPF knowing what you know today. What financial advice would you have given your 18yr old self? Doesn’t just have to be […]
Direct download: RPF-0016.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 7:50pm MDT

Beginning announcements: We’re live in iTunes! Share this link please! http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/radical-personal-finance-podcast/id896153632 I’ve set up an email list–please consider subscribing so you receive the full set of show notes every day. We email the entire post so you can decide if you want to listen or not! Thank you so much for the comments and show ideas! […]
Direct download: RPF-0015.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 10:15am MDT

In today’s show, we tackle a Frequently Asked Question about whether I should wait to invest in stocks because of where the market is at. The Dow closed above 17,000 last week. Inevitably, here are the four articles you will see all week: Stocks have more room to run! Stocks are in a bubble and […]
Direct download: RPF-0014.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 1:35pm MDT

In today’s show we dig deep into the forgotten history of retirement. Have you ever wondered how we wound up with the retirement system today? Have you ever wondered what political movements led to the creation of things like mandatory retirement and the Social Security system? Although I certainly can’t answer all the questions in one […]
Direct download: RPF-0013.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 11:09am MDT

Today on the Radical Personal Finance Podcast, we deal with the elephant in the living room: Nobody ever retires! Especially those who can afford to! Billionaires don’t retire. Poor people can’t retire (even though they desperately want to sometimes). The Four Hour Workweek Man works about 10 hours a day. Mr. Early Retirement Extreme himself […]
Direct download: RPF-0012.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 2:13pm MDT

Today’s show is an introduction to the Radical Personal Finance Podcast. We discuss: My background with financial planning and financial planning media. My frustrations with the financial press. My philosophy that very little is right or wrong in financial planning; perspective is important. Our goal to destroy financial planning dogma. A rational approach to financial […]
Direct download: RPF-0011.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 3:44pm MDT

You are 100% responsible for your income–both creating an income source and for the actual level of your income.  In the US American context, you’re paid exactly what you’re worth in the marketplace.  So, to make more, you have to be worth more.  The bad news is that being worth more is difficult because it […]
Direct download: RPF_0010_-_You_Are_100_Percent_Responsible_For_Your_Income.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 4:05am MDT

Today’s show topic is real estate and we’ll be discussing why your house is a terrible investment, how to do a proper rent vs. own calculation, and other wealth building topics with our special guest, James Collins. It’s certain to be challenging, controversial, and, I hope, appropriately radical. Please listen to the entire episode to understand […]