Radical Personal Finance (general)
It's Friday! Today we cover:
  • 1:44 Should I refinance my house to invest in the stock market?
  • 13:44 How do I get health insurance for my parents who are fleeing Ukraine?
  • 33:14 How should I begin reading the Bible?
  • 1:03:00 I'm selling a house to my friend; how do we structure the deal?
  • 1:10:10 How do I do goal planning with my children?
  • 1:20:50 How can I profitably invest an extra $5k to $10k per year?
  • How do I calculate the Real Internal Rate of Return on a life insurance policy?
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Direct download: 2022-01-20_Listener_Disagrees_With_Me.mp3
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It's Friday! On today's Q&A call we discuss:

  • 2:00 Should I do my own DIY projects?
  • 15:36 Should my in-laws sell their rental house?
  • 25:00 Should my father do a Roth conversion of his $1,000,000 IRA?
  • 36:30 Should we buy a vacation home in El Salvador?
  • 59:11 How can a French citizen reduce inheritance taxes?
  • 1:09:01 What kind of financial preps can I do to prepare for a baby?
  • 1:33:00 Should I join the reserves in order to get the VA benefits?

Enjoy! Join me next week here: https://www.patreon.com/RadicalPersonalFinance 

Joshua

Direct download: 2022-01-14_Friday_QA.mp3
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Welcome to our first Friday Q&A of 2022!

  • 2:55 How do I prepare for an imminent job loss due to my refusal to take the jab?
  • 14:30 How do I get out of the modern monetary matrix
  • 21:59 How do I calculate the taxes on my crypto portfolio?
  • 32:57 How do I find a good accountant?
  • 46:45 Should I contribute to a retirement account?
  • 1:02:33 How should I save for a second house?
  • 1:20:00 I have a child who is slow to speak; how should I handle this?

To gain access to next week's Q&A show, join here: https://patreon.com/RadicalPersonalFinance

Joshua

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Today, let's discuss how you can enjoy a truly rich Christmas—nay a truly rich life.

Joshua

Direct download: 2021-12-23_A_Christmas_Carol_by_Charles_Dickens.mp3
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I'm often asked where to start with regard to privacy. For the last few months I have been publicly and privately recommending Gabriel Custodiet's book "The Watchman Guide to Privacy: Reclaim Your Digital, Financial, and Lifestyle Freedom."

It's perhaps the best single book that I've read that discusses privacy in a comprehensive, yet accessible way.

Today, I'm thrilled to welcome Gabriel himself to the podcast.

Enjoy!

www.watchmanprivacy.com 

https://www.amazon.com/Watchman-Guide-Privacy-Financial-Lifestyle/dp/B08PX7KFS2/ 


Direct download: 2021-12-10_The_Valuable_Lifestyle_Benefits_of_a_Second_Home.mp3
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It's Friday! And today we cover:

  • 2:01 What do I do with my old baseball cards?
  • 6:31 Should I help my 6 & 8 year olds build a YouTube channel about video games?
  • 45:33 I've just received an inheritance from my grandfather. What do I do with it?
  • 53:01 What books should I read to my new baby?
  • 1:12:12 How do you actually borrow against assets so as not to pay taxes?
Direct download: 2021-12-03_Friday_QA.mp3
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There is one simple thing you can do that will almost assuredly ensure phenomenal academic outcomes for your child: read aloud. Lots.

In today's episode, I explain in great detail why this works and how the process works, pulling from the phenomenal book by Jim Trelease called "The Read Aloud Handbook."

Joshua


The Read-Aloud Handbook: Seventh Edition by Jim Trelease

The Lexile Framework for Reading and Book Finder

Honey for a Child's Heart: The Imaginative Use of Books in Family Life

Books Children Love: A Guide to the Best Children's Literature

Books That Build Character: A Guide to Teaching Your Child Moral Values Through Stories

Robinson Self-Teaching Curriculum

Robinson Curriculum Book List

Ambleside Online Curriculum

Ambleside Online Master Booklist

MENSA for Kids booklist

Personal MBA booklist

 


Today, in celebration of the American holiday "Thanksgiving Day," I want to share with you a recording of short story written by Louisa May Alcott, called "An Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving."

The audio file has no commentary—it's merely an unabridged reading of the story—and is suitable for you to share with your children as a worthwhile story to enjoy this time of year.

But this story is filled with financial lessons for those with ears to hear.

As you listen to a life of long ago (circa 1830), I'd encourage you to reflect on the life that you and I now live in comparison.

For me, this reflection fills me with Thanksgiving, which is the starting point of living a rich life now.

You are rich. I am rich. Let's realize it and act appropriately.

Joshua

Here are a few poem and prayers of Thanksgiving you may enjoy as well:

O Lord, that lends me life,
Lend me a heart replete with thankfulness!
~~William Shakespeare 1564-1616

May all who share these gifts today
Be blessed by Thee, we humbly pray.
What God gives and what we take
'Tis a gift for Christ his sake;

Be the meal of beans or peas,
God be thanked for those and these;
Have we flesh or have we fish,
All are fragments from His dish.
~~Robert Herrick 1591-1674

Prayer
Lord, behold our family here assembled. We thank thee for this place in which we dwell, for the love that unites us, for the peace accorded to us this day, for the health, for the food, and the bright skies that make our lives delightful, for our friends in all parts of the earth.

Give us courage, gaiety, and the quiet mind. Spare to us our friends, soften us to our enemies. Bless us, if may be, in all our innocent endeavours. If may not, give us the strength to encounter that which is to come. May we be brave in peril, constant in tribulation, temperate in wrath, and in all changes of fortune loyal and loving to one another.

As the clay to the potter, as the windmill to the wind, as the children of their sire, we beseech of Thee this help and mercy for Christ's sake. Amen.
~~Robert Louis Stevenson

Direct download: 2021-11-24_An_Old-Fashioned_Thanksgiving_by_Louisa_May_Alcott.mp3
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https://youtu.be/MOy4QQP0oBs

https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20211106/17503547889/dea-racks-up-two-forfeiture-losses-one-week-returns-100000-stolen-cash-to-victims.shtml

 

Direct download: 2021-11-20_When_the_TSA_Steals_Your_Cash_Sue_Them.mp3
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On today's Q&A:

  • 1:30 Should I buy life insurance if I want to build generational wealth?
  • Live reaction to the Kyle Rittenhouse verdict
  • 28:23 My parents have sold their house and they have $200,000 cash. What should they do?
  • 36:00 Can I escape GILTI tax on my offshore earnings?
  • 41:56 How can I make a living as an economist?

 

Direct download: 2021-11-19_Friday_QA.mp3
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On today's Q&A:

  • 1:30 Should I buy life insurance if I want to build generational wealth?
  • Live reaction to the Kyle Rittenhouse verdict
  • 28:23 My parents have sold their house and they have $200,000 cash. What should they do?
  • 36:00 Can I escape GILTI tax on my offshore earnings?
  • 41:56 How can I make a living as an economist?

 

Direct download: 2021-11-19_Friday_QA.mp3
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Direct download: 2021-11-17_Homeschooling_and_Worldschooling_with_Mrs._RPF.mp3
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https://www.ssa.gov/OACT/TR/2021/tr2021.pdf 

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We are living in a significant supply chain crisis. In today's show I've invited Steven Harris back on the show to discuss the current events as we seek to prognosticate a bit about where things could go from here and how we can be prepared for the impending changes.

Enjoy!

Joshua

Direct download: 2021-11-11_Supply_Chain_Disruptions_-_Interview_with_Steven_Harris.mp3
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On today's Friday Q&A we cover:

  • 1:30 - How can I grow my new blog?
  • 17:10 - We bought a house that has massively increased in value. What do we do now?
  • 29:06 - I need to move >$100,000 of currency across the country. How do I do this safely?
  • 1:05:00 - I'm moving abroad while waiting for my Bitcoin to appreciate. What do I need to think about?
  • 1:40:29 - How do I know when I'm ready to hire a financial advisor?

Join us next week! https://www.patreon.com/RadicalPersonalFinance 

Hire me personally! https://radicalpersonalfinance.com/consult 

Direct download: 2021-11-04_Friday_QA.mp3
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Direct download: 2021-10-21_Is_It_Cheaper_to_Live_in_Mexico_or_the_USA.mp3
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I recorded this episode of the show to deal with a recent minor controversy from a passing comment I made. Then I decided it was too far out of the scope of what I want discussed on RPF, so I canned it, choosing not to release it.

Well, the controversy continued, and after I shared this "deleted episode" with a few listeners privately who found it helpful, I decided to let you choose for yourself, rather than my censoring it.

It's all explained in the intro!

Joshua

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On today's Friday Q&A show:

  • 1:30 Difficulties on 1031 exchanges
  • 6:45 Should I start a business on the side or full-time?
  • 11:45 Can I deduct my student loans as a business expense?
  • 12:15 We are expecting a baby. How should I use my paternity leave?
  • 22:30 How do I get rid of a credit card with an annual fee?
  • 30:15 Should I maintain multiple bank accounts and multiple brokers?
  • 39:30 Should I buy a house?
  • 44:00 How can we help children develop entrepreneurship?
  • 52:00 How do I communicate with my wife about a radical lifestyle?
  • 1:06:30 My mom is headed deep into debt as a result of medical bills, possible into bankruptcy. How do we protect her?

In today's podcast, I share with you:

  1. Why I think the USA is a good place to be right now with regard to personal freedom, even with various rules and mandates.
  2. What I think will happen in coming months.
  3. How to prepare if the USA turns int a not-so-good place to be.

Enjoy!

Joshua

Direct download: 2021-10-12_Is_Freedom_in_the_USA_Doomed_Due_to_Forced_V_Mandates.mp3
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I recently traveled with my family to France, with a primary goal of buying French books to read to my children! Today, I'll share a progress update on this project.

Joshua

Direct download: 2021-10-11_My_Recent_Experiences_Teaching_My_Children_French.mp3
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Recently, US government agents raided 800 safe-deposit boxes and stole $86,000,000 of cash plus other valuables from the box holders. The government is trying to keep the money under the Civil Asset Forfeiture rules in the USA.

Today, I explain the details of the case to you as well as how to protect your money and stuff from similar thefts.

Joshua

BOOK A CONSULTING CALL WITH JOSHUA: www.radicalpersonalfinance.com/consult 

Direct download: 2021-10-06_How_to_Protect_Yourself_from_Civil_Asset_Forfeiture.mp3
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Text of House Dems Proposal

@CPAPlanner's tweetstorm on the proposal

How Peter Thiel Saved $5 Billion Tax Free #PassportSheats

Direct download: 2021-09-15_Major_Tax_Changes_Coming...Just_Like_Always.mp3
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Direct download: 2021-09-09_Biggest_Mistakes_-_Not_Selling_Aggressively.mp3
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Today we discuss:

  • 1:30 My landlord has Stage 4 cancer and wants me to buy his house. Should I do it?
  • 15:30 Should I start an S-Corp to save on taxes?
  • 24:39 How can I learn to be a lighter traveler?
  • 33:33 How can I enhance my international diversification?
  • 46:43 How much net worth should you invest into a single project?
  • 1:04:30 How can I increase my income?

Join next week's call at https://patreon.com/RadicalPersonalFinance 

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2:06 How should I save for my children's education?
31:00 How should I view crypto lending accounts?
38:00 My income is going to be super low this next year. What are my opportunities?
46:30 How much money should I spend on prepping?
1:03:30 I'm a new early retiree. Should I pay cash for a house or finance it?
1:22:30 I'm young and getting into house hacking. How should I start?
1:31:15 What are Joshua's real estate investment plans?

Direct download: 2021-08-27_Friday_QA.mp3
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It's Friday! On today's Q&A call we discuss:

  • 1:20 I'm 21 Years old and just bought a house. Should I do the Alpha Strategy?
  • 24:50 I bought a rural property. How can I control my liability?
  • 36:35 Should I prioritize retirement savings or a house down payment?
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Direct download: 2021-08-04_The_Power_of_Conventionality.mp3
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Direct download: 2021-07-21_Why_I_Defend_Billionaires.mp3
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https://www.propublica.org/article/the-secret-irs-files-trove-of-never-before-seen-records-reveal-how-the-wealthiest-avoid-income-tax 

Direct download: 2021-06-28_Analyzing_Peter_Thiels_5_Billion_Roth_IRA.mp3
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It's Friday! Today we discuss:

  • 2:21 What do we do with Michael Burry's predictions of a crypto crash?
  • 18:35 How do I figure out how much life insurance I need
  • 35:45 Is Florida the best state in the USA?

Enjoy! To join me next week, sign up here: https://patreon.com/RadicalPersonalFinance

Joshua

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On today's Friday Q&A we discuss:

  • 1:30 Should I spend money on home projects when I'm capable of DIY?
  • 17:20 What's involved with my opening a business in Mexico
  • 26:30 Is there any danger to my real estate strategy of doing owner-financing to Mexican immigrants?
  • 35:30 How can a young CPA grow his business and career intelligently?
  • 43:30 Should I buy a house?
  • 1:01:00 What is the likely future of Liberland?
  • 1:24:15 Is it crazy for us to AirBnB for 6 months while we find a new place to live?

If you'd like to be on next weeks Q&A show, sign up here: https://patreon.com/RadicalPersonalFinance 

Enjoy!

Joshua

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On today's Friday Q&A is show we cover:

  • 1:10 I have a new 109-acre property. How can I use it intelligently to offset the costs and taxes?
  • 18:32 Should I pay off debt if I expect future inflation?
  • 27:15 What tools should I use to learn a language from scratch?
  • 41:45 How far can I go in deducting the expenses of my vacation rental and how far should I go to get tax deductions?
  • 1:03:00 I'm getting my family into camping for the first time. Where should I start?
  • 1:22:00 Should I invest into life settlement contracts?

Enjoy!

Joshua

https://patreon.com/RadicalPersonalFinance 

Direct download: 2021-05-28_Friday_QA.mp3
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In 2013, Bitcoin traded for $85 per coin. Today, it's at $40,000 per coin. I never once told you to buy Bitcoin. In today's show I'll explain why and I will apologize for that oversight.

Joshua 

Direct download: 2021-05-20_Why_I_Got_Bitcoin_Wrong-An_Apology.mp3
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As a family, we've just finished the first two weeks of our most-recent nomad adventure in Mexico! In today's show, I want to share with you how and why we live in a golden age of travel and how you can access it if you want to!

Joshua

Direct download: The_Freedom_of_Full-Time_Family_Travel.mp3
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I firmly believe that any North American who is interested in a Plan B should consider Mexico as an option before almost any other country.

In today's podcast I've invited attorney Enrique Ramírez Corona on the show to discuss how Mexico's immigration program works.

Enjoy!

Joshua


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It's Friday! Today we do Q&A!

  • 1:30 Is there a downside to a second citizenship?
  • 20:04 Should I invest for early retirement or buy a house?
  • 47:37 How are my crypto wages taxed as I earn them and they grow?
  • 1:06:00 Should I cash out my Teacher's pension or keep it?
  • 1:16:48 I make 3x money as I did 6 months ago. Am I spending too much?
  • 1:24:27 I have $1,000,000 in the stock market. Should I sell?
  • 1:38:20 How can I plant some flags as a farmer?
  • 1:52:31 How can I pay my parents to work for my business?
  • 2:01:00 What's wrong with Universal Life Insurance?

To join next week's show, go to https://patreon.com/RadicalPersonalFinance

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Disaster is NOT a strategy. But you can build a strategy for virtually any disaster.

Joshua

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Direct download: 2021-04-14_How_Should_You_Prioritize_Tax_Costs_in_Your_Decisions.mp3
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It's Friday! Today we do live Q&A and cover:

  • I made a bunch of money on a real estate deal. What do I do with the money now?
  • 29:35 How does Joshua go about making a podcast?

Joshua

p.s., join me on Patreon to join us next week! https://patreon.com/RadicalPersonalFinance 

Direct download: 2021-04-09_Friday_QA.mp3
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In today's show, I'll share the exciting Sheats' Family travel plans for the rest of this year!

Joshua

p.s., Brand new! Text me a question or comment at 561-468-3158!

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It's exceedingly difficult to live income-tax free in the USA. (At least if we assume you're going to make some significant money.) But it's not impossible. At least not conceptually. You just have to avoid that pesky thing called "income." Let's talk about how!

Joshua

50% off sale ends March 31. Use Coupon Code CHANGINGPLATFORMS at https://radicalpersonalfinance.com/store now!

Direct download: 2021-03-22_How_to_Live_Income-Tax_Free_in_the_USA.mp3
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Save 50 percent on all of my courses until March 31 with coupon code CHANGINGPLATFORMS at https://radicalpersonalfinance.com/store 

Direct download: 2021-03-16_Should_You_Cheat_on_Your_Taxes_to_Save_Money.mp3
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Save 50% on all of my courses until March 31 using coupon code CHANGINGPLATFORMS at https://radicalpersonalfinance.com/store

  • 2:30 Should I buy a health insurance policy on the public exchange or join a Christian Healthcare Ministry?
  • 9:30 Can I open an HSA account if I’m on my parents’ policy?
  • 13:00  How long should I keep my personal banking records?
  • 17:10 Should I convert my group life insurance to a personal policy?
  • 26:30 Should I sell my rental property to invest in something else?
  • 35:10 Should I take my money out of my 401(k) using the Coronavirus penalty relief?
  • 40:45 Should I trust the government’s tax promises about my 401(k)?

Joshua

Direct download: 2021-03-12_Friday_QA.mp3
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The Magic Penny is the best-performing investment asset any of us could dream of having. Today I'll show you how just a little bit of tax totally decimates its results!

Save 50% with code CHANGINGPLATFORMS only until March 31. https://radicalpersonalfinance.com/store​ 

 


I invited Jacob Lund Fisker back to Radical Personal Finance to discuss the Early Retirement Extreme lifestyle, investing, and how to protect yourself from catastrophic risk.

https://radicalpersonalfinance.com/store Save 50% with CHANGINGPLATFORMS until March 31

Direct download: 2021-03-10_Jacob_Lund_Fisker_Interview.mp3
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It's Friday and that means live Q&A! But remember that I'm doing a limited-time sale:

On to today's topics:

  • 2:40 What can I learn from my recent investment wins?
  • 11:06 I've decided not to FIRE as soon as I though; should I buy a vacation property?
  • 25:41 Can going offshore lower my personal liability exposure?
  • 40:52 My wife and I are retiring young. Now what?
  • 54:36 Understanding the options on disability insurance.

Enjoy!

Joshua

p.s., remember to save 50% at https://radicalpersonalfinance.com/store with coupon code CHANGINGPLATFORMS and to book an consulting call with me at https://radicalpersonalfinance.com/consult before they disappear!

Direct download: 2021-03-05_Friday_QA.mp3
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On March 31 I am removing my current courses from the marketplace so that I can re-shoot the video with fancier visual effects and release them at a higher price point.

I'm also no longer going to provide personal phone consulting services after March 31.

Both of these offers end on March 31, 2021, so act quickly.


Today, I'm going to share with you my thoughts about a friend's life and share with you some lessons from his life.

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It's Friday! Today we cover:

  • 2:08 - Should I take out a HELOC on my house to invest in stocks?

  • 20:48 - Can I save money on my taxes by starting a dental tourism company?

  • 25:15 - Is the career of a CFP a good career?

  • 39:20 - Should I sell my $600,000 crypto portfolio?

  • 59:28 - How can I find new and interesting ideas for my life?

  • 1:09:28 - How can I build a framework for my children’s education?

  • 1:17:08 - Should I take a job that promises me equity as compensation?

Enjoy!

Joshua

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Direct download: 2021-02-23_The_Power_of_Beta.mp3
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Direct download: 2021-02-16_The_Psychological_Freedom_of_Ratios.mp3
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In today's show we do live Q&A:

  • 3:00 Should I take a government job with good benefits or a private sector job with other benefits?

  • 16:42 How do I get myself back into tax compliance for a US citizen?

  • 25:52 How should I protect my cash savings from inflation

  • 35:30 Should I stay in hotels or buy a camper for my cross-country road trip?

  • 56:30 Should I merge my HSA with my wife’s?

  • 1:02:05 We are going to have a baby soon. Should we go travel with our maternity leave?

  • 1:10:18 How can I quickly build my credit?

Direct download: 2021-02-12_Friday_QA.mp3
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Direct download: 2021-02-10-Count_the_Costs_and_Your_Goals_May_be_Far_More_Achievable.mp3
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Hey Radicals!

I'm hosting a public meetup this Thursday, February 11, 2021 in Bogotá, Colombia.

If you'd like to join me, please email me: Joshua at Radical Personal Finance dot com.

Joshua

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Direct download: 2021-01-28_The_Freedom_of_Frugality.mp3
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Direct download: 2021-01-25-Money_is_the_Ultimate_Renewable_Resource.mp3
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It's Friday! Live Q&A today:

  • 2:00 Questions on retirement account contribution for US Americans living abroad

  • 19:48 Should I dump my whole life insurance policy?

  • 35:21 What are the rules on the disposition of stuff for my rental property?

  • 45:21 Should I make big year-end contributions to my retirement accounts?

  • 51:00 I just got laid off. What do I need to do now?

  • 1:08:00 Should I enhance my charitable giving by giving appreciated assets?

  • 1:14:44 How do I figure out the tax rules on my cryptocurrency?

  • 1:21:15 Should I keep my home base in the USA or dump it and move?

Enjoy! To join next weeks Q&A show, go here: https://patreon.com/RadicalPersonalFinance 

 

Direct download: 2021-01-15_Friday_QA.mp3
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In 2021, I resolve to spend more money and not to engage in extreme savings.

Here's why!

Joshua

Direct download: 2021-01-14_In_2021_Im_Going_to_Live_Richly_Not_Frugally.mp3
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Watch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/36fIApfStZM

  • 1:30 - Stock market volatility - are total stock index funds a safe bet?
  • 14:12 - How can I build self-confidence with public speaking?
  • 18:54 - How can I start a for-profit daycare or school?
  • 35:35 - How should I use this time to learn more about money? Other important topics?  How can I invest wisely at age 28?
  • 46:00 - Should I take out a HELOC and use it to invest in a rental property?
  • 53:00 - How can we decide whether my wife or I stay home with my son?
  • 1:00:25 - Thoughts and strategies for working at home?
  • 1:05:10 - Update on carnivore dieting?


We're in a recession. It hasn't been "officially" acknowledged yet, but it certainly will be.

So let's talk about how you can profit from this situation.

With the right attitude and the right decisions, you can come out of this difficult time positioned for greater and greater success.

Let's talk about how.

Joshua

Direct download: RPF0713-How_to_Profit_From_a_Recession.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:13pm MST

Direct download: 677-Dont-Just-Stand-There-Researching...Try-It.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:29pm MST

Today, we do Friday Q&A:

  • 00:00 Should I quit my job while I look for a business to buy or wait until I find one?
  • 13:00 How should I go about becoming a minority partner in a business?
  • 26:28 What is the best way for my dad to give me a rental property he doesn't want anymore?
  • 41:00 Should I refinance from a 15-year mortgage to a 30-year mortgage? (And how can I progress in my career?)
  • 1:00:17 Should I sell my stocks in anticipation of a market decline?

Enjoy!

Joshua


Yesterday, we talked about ways to avoid losing your job in the coming recession. But obviously there are factors beyond your control which might result in your being laid off, even though you've done everything "right."

So, you need a backup plan.

Don't wait and wonder what you'll do. Make a simple plan now for what you'll do.

Think about some different scenarios and play some mental games with yourself. That way, you'll be able to better respond to events instead of being shell-shocked by them.

Today's show covers:

  • The importance of planning to avoid emotional stress when you get laid off.
  • The direct impact of losing your income and how to plan for it.
  • The impact that losing your group benefits can have on your financial life.
  • Why you should consider establishing lines of credit before you need them.
  • How you can stockpile both money and the simple necessities of life.
  • The simple things you can do that will make it much easier to get your next job.
  • The importance of proactively building and maintaining a network.
  • How thinking like a consultant will help you now and help you later.

Enjoy!

Joshua

Direct download: REPLAY_RPF0193-Backup_Plan_For_Layoffs.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00am MST

I want you to understand the basic problem with debt so that you'll be prepared to avoid it.

Joshua

Direct download: RPF0660-Back_to_Basics-The_Problem_With_Debt.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:38pm MST

In order to build wealth over your lifetime you need to #InvestWisely. But, how? How do you do it? What should you invest in?

Today, we discuss that question with an active hedge fund manager named John Medford. He and his team manage a large fund with an impressive record.

And, in this episode, we discuss why you probably shouldn't bother to try competing with him.

Joshua

Direct download: RPF0651-Can_You_Invest_Better_Than_a_Hedge_Fund_Manager.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:08pm MST

I think a pop up tent camper is an ideal compromise for family vacation travel.

In this show, I tell you why.

Joshua

Direct download: RPF0650-The_Case_for_Pop-Up_Campers.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:11pm MST

A listener has a car with a blown transmission and is trying to decide whether to repair it or replace it. Here's my advice!

Joshua

Direct download: RPF0643-Should_I_Fix_My_Broken_Car_or_Replace_It.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:40pm MST


Audio taken from: https://youtu.be/uj8f7ycnUtU

 

Direct download: Underground_History_Lesson_With_John_Taylor_Gatto_1of2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm MST

Direct download: A_Short_Angry_History_of_Modern_Schooling_by_John_Taylor_Gatto.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:46pm MST

There are people who should never, ever, have a credit card. And of course they shouldn't buy my new course "How to Borrow Money Safely and Never Pay Interest Using Credit Cards."

But, everyone else should buy it. Go here: www.radicalpersonalfinance.com/creditcardcourse

Save $10 with promo code: CREDITCARDTEN

Joshua

Direct download: 590-Who_Should_Never_Have_a_Credit_Card.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00am MST

In Part 1 of this interview (Episode 566), you met Scott & Susan, a couple who accidentally retired in their 30s and has spent the last two decades traveling the world in a sailboat and the US in a motorhome.

In today's episode, we discuss Scott's small business, Techie 4 Hire. If you have any interest in developing a location-independent business, pay attention to Scott's story of his own business. Also pay attention to some of the other types of businesses mentioned in this interview.

Finally, we discuss a bit of the technology of mobile internet connectivity. For many of us, our ability to reliably connect to the internet from the road can open up a location-independent lifestyle.

Enjoy!

Joshua


Part 2 of our 5-part series on radical housing.

Joshua


It's Friday! Today we cover:

  • AirBnB Business Deductions
  • Deductibility of Losses on a Personal Rental
  • How to Get Great Podcast Guests

If you'd like to join next week's Q&A call, do so here: www.radicalpersonalfinance.com/patron

Joshua

Direct download: RPF0533-Friday_QA.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:34pm MST

It's Friday! That means Q&A time. Today we cover:

  • Should I Use my 401(k) Money to Invest in Real Estate with a Self-Directed IRA
  • What Questions Could a Client Ask their Financial Advisor for a More Productive Relationship
  • Do I Risk the Wrath of the IRS by Moving From Sole Proprietor to S-Corp
  • When Is the Right Time to Hire a Tax Accountant Instead of Doing it Myself?

If you'd like to join for a future Q&A show, sign up here: www.RadicalPersonalFinance.com/patron

Joshua

Direct download: RPF0511-Friday_QA.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:43pm MST

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.

Joshua

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.

 

 

Direct download: RPF0439-Unshakeable_Book_Review.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am MST

I recently completed a brief demographic survey of the Radical Personal Finance audience. I learned a ton about who you are!

I thought it would be fun for me to share it with you and share how it impacted me.

Enjoy!

Joshua

    Do you need a website? Reach out to my own personal web team at www.sillygrasshopper.com and see if they can help you!

Radical Personal Finance Audience Demographics    
    
Gender    
Male    78.9%
Female    21.1%
    
Age    
13-17    0.2%
18-20    0.6%
21-24    6.9%
25-34    48.5%
35-44    29.8%
45-54    9.9%
55+    4.2%
    
Marital Status    
Single    27.4%
Married    70.1%
Divorced    2.4%
Widowed    0.1%
    
Race    
Asian    4.5%
Black    3.9%
Caucasian    82.1%
Hispanic    4.5%
Native American    0.1%
Pacific Islander    0.7%
Other    4.2%
    
Education    
Less than high school graduate    0.4%
Graduated high school / GED    1.7%
Trade / Technical school - no degree    1.5%
Attended college but did not graduate    5.4%
Two year college degree    5.3%
Four-year college degree    50.1%
Masters degree    26.6%
Doctoral degree    9%
    
Income    
<25k    2.8%
25k-49k    7.6%
50k-74k    14.7%
75k-99k    16.5%
100k-199k    40.8%
200k+    17.6%

Direct download: RPF0438-Audience_Demographics.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am MST

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?

Enjoy!

Joshua

Direct download: RPF0437-Mustachianism_101.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am MST

Hey Radicals!

We're quickly coming up on Episode 500 of the show. To celebrate, I'd like to do a special show, exclusively featuring your stories.

1. Will you please record a quick 2- or 3-minute audio message telling us about the changes you've made in your life and how you've made financial progress in your life?

I think hearing your story will be so encouraging to all of us.

Also,

2. Will you please send me a picture of you and/or your family for me to post on my screensaver?

I'd like to create a picture gallery of who my listeners are so that I can picture you and record better information for you!

Email those two things to: joshua@radicalpersonalfinance.com

Thank you!

Joshua

Direct download: Episode_500_Request.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00am MST

From time to time we get buying opportunities that emerge from a wrinkle in the marketplace. I think I see an opportunity right now for those of you who are in the market for a new car with the 2017 Chevy Volt. Details in the show! Joshua
Direct download: RPF0387-Chevy_Volt_Show.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:12pm MST

On Fridays I do a Q&A show for Patrons of Radical Personal Finance. If you'd like me to answer a question for you, go here for information: www.radicalpersonalfinance.com/patron 

Today I answer:

  • Should I Stay At A Job to Get Student Loan Forgiveness?
  • When is the Ideal Age to Buy a Single Premium Immediate Annuity?

Enjoy!

Joshua

Direct download: RPF0316-Friday_QA.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am MST

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