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

Today’s show is a conversation about the current status of the show, some of my mistakes and things I’m working on and it’s also a casual conversation about what’s really important.  We talk about the problems and solutions facing our consumer society and how we already know each and every one of the solutions to […]

Today, we have an in-depth conversation with Brandon, the Mad Fientist.  If all goes according to plan, Brandon should have enough money by the end of next year (2014) to never have to work again. He will be in his early 30s. Today’s show goes fairly deep into some of the technical strategies that Brandon is […]

Today’s show is an interview with Paula Pant, founder of Afford Anything. Paula is a journalist, globetrotter, entrepreneur, and investor who has traveled to nearly 30 countries before her 30th birthday. She owns six rental property units that passively put thousands in her pocket. Here’s Paula’s philosophy in her own words, pulled straight from her About […]

Today’s show gives you some questions to ask yourself when making some buying decisions and some tools to make more intelligent decisions. Resources for today’s show: When is it okay for you to spend a lot of money? When you want to because it satisfies something that’s important to you–it’s your money.  You earned it […]