Radical Personal Finance: Financial Independence, Early Retirement, Investing, Insurance, Financial Planning
I have a special spot in my heart for teachers. In many ways, the teaching career is an ideal career for building financial independence. But, it comes with its own unique set of challenges. Many people automatically assume that because of the “low salaries” that teachers earn, they can’t easily build wealth. But, our guest […]
Direct download: RPF-0080-Millionaire_Educator_Interview.mp3
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I’ve always been interested in bus conversions and people who live in them. Today’s show is an interview with a young family who is living in a bus while saving and building their house. Sarah and Noah Springfield have three young children and they’re expecting their fourth in the next month or so. They’re saving […]
Direct download: RPF-0079-Little_Bus_on_the_Prairie.mp3
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I’m excited about the massive growth of the early retirement community online. I’ve benefited hugely from the information and I want to serve and give back to the community. One of the most active forums I’ve found which is focused around early retirement is the Mr. Money Mustache forum. Over the years, I’ve admired the work […]
Direct download: RPF-0078-ER_FAQs_Real_Estate_v_Stocks.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 12:37pm MDT

Today, we start our series on intelligent and radical ways to pay for college. We will arrive quickly at the technical discussion on this topic but first, we start with one of my new interests: early education for infants and toddlers. Today, I share with you my recent discovery into this world and what I’ve […]
Direct download: RPF-0077-How_to_Pay_For_College_1.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 5:40pm MDT

Today’s show is about prudence and preparation in all areas of life. One of the oft-ignored aspects of personal financial planning is to plan appropriately for the areas of life that can’t be solved with the purchase of a financial product. This risks can vary from the mundane, common things of daily life to the […]
Direct download: RPF-0076-Prudent_Preparation.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 11:23am MDT

Today, we have some excellent questions submitted from some very smart listeners! I was excited to be able to answer the questions for you and I’m really pleased with the variety, interest, and depth of this show. I hope you agree! Questions answered in today’s show: How do I plan for an appropriate amount of […]
Direct download: RPF-0075-QA_on_Life_Ins_Special_Needs_etc.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 3:28pm MDT

After yesterday’s deep dive into the science of financial planning I decided today we need something a bit lighter. And, in many ways, more practical. Today we jump into some very practical and useful tips and ideas for saving money with a special focus on groceries and travel. Enjoy! Links: SavingsAngel.com – Josh’s coupon site […]
Direct download: RPF-0074-Interview_with_Josh_Elledge.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 10:28am MDT

There’s a great deal of information online about the “4% Rule” for retirement income. Much of the information is excellent. Some of it is flawed. It’s very challenging to work through the data in this area of research because much of it is highly technical. But, it’s worth the effort! In celebration of the 20th anniversary […]
Direct download: RPF-0073-4_Rule_Interview_with_Wade_Pfau.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 12:24pm MDT

I’m back! After two weeks out of the office and on the road, it feels good to be home in front of the microphone! Today’s show is a bit more personal. I share with you some of the lessons I’ve learned over the last two weeks from two very different but very complementary events. I […]
Direct download: RPF-0072-FinCon_and_MSFS_report.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 2:54pm MDT

I’m on the road today so the show is a little different. Today I have a very short story for you about the compounding of a career. I think you’ll really enjoy this story of success. Links: The original James Clear article Investors Earn Handsome Paychecks by Handling Buffett’s Business
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Category:podcast -- posted at: 5:00am MDT