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ChooseFI | Join the Financial Independence Community

Summary: Jonathan & Brad explore the world of Financial Independence. They discuss reducing expenses, crushing debt, building passive income streams through online businesses and real estate. How to pay off debt, Crush your grocery bill and travel the world for free. Every episode is packed with content and actionable tips and no topic is too big or small as long as it speeds up the process of reaching financial independence. If Mr Money Mustache, Tim Ferriss & Pat Flynn came together to make a podcast, this is what it would look like.

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 075 | The Unfair Advantage of the Individual Investor | Brian Feroldi | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:01:12

075 | The Unfair Advantage of the Individual Investor | Brian Feroldi

 074R | ChooseFI Scholarship | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 54:16

An update the community on recent activities, discussion about the opportunity cost of college and potential alternatives, a ChooseFI scholarship announcement, and a few voicemails from the ChooseFI community. Brad recaps his trip to the Berkshire Hathaway shareholders meeting in Omaha, and a visit with the ChooseFI local group in Omaha. Jonathan shares how he recently cut his grocery costs by nearly $700. ...and more can be found at

 074 | Ryan Carson | Learn to Code | Treehouse | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 56:34

Ryan Carson’s tech-education company, Treehouse, teaches computer coding as a trade skill, giving students an opportunity to enter the work force, or change careers in nine months, at a fraction of the cost of a four-year degree. In this episode, Ryan Carson explains: Coding a trade skill, rather than profession that requires a four-year degree. There will be 1.4 million new jobs in tech, and only 400,000 will be filled by college graduates. ...and more can be found at

 073R | How to Make Money Online | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 57:50

7 ways to make money online, plus a review of Monday's interview with Jamila Souffrant from Journey To Launch. Make money online: Membership sites, digital courses, create a product or service, advertising, sponsorship, listener/reader supported, affiliate marketing, and (BONUS) grow your brand and watch what opens up to you. For more information, visit the show notes at

 073 | Jamila Souffrant | Fail Forward | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 59:49

Jamila Souffrant tells us about college internships, buying real estate right out of college, a few failed business ventures, and her decision to pursue FI, starting by saving $85,000 in the first year. We talk to Jamila about: How Jamila and her husband saved $85,000 in 2016. As the child of an immigrant single-mother, how did Jamila’s childhood experiences impact her college and early professional career? Jamila shares what wealth means to her now. ...and more at

 072R | The Five Most Important Financial Conversations you need to have with your Child | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:01:12

Lively discussion about cryptocurrencies as investments, review of last week’s MidAtlantic Camp FI, and several exciting contributions and questions from the ChooseFI community. Review of Monday’s episode discussing Bitcoin with Myles Wakeham What are drawbacks of cryptocurrency? ...and more can be found at

 072 | Bitcoin| What Am I Missing? | Myles Wakeham | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:23:23

Myles Wakeham tells us how he discovered Bitcoin, how and why cryptocurrencies have to value, and gives us a nuanced perspective of where cryptocurrency might go in the future. There's much more to this story - and to learn about cryptocurrencies, so check out the extensive list of notes at

 071R | The Real Value of Soft Skills | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:03:52

Brad and Jonathan compare their college experiences to Chris Hutchins’ from the Monday episode, they discuss the importance of owning your own FI decisions, and we get updates from several members of the ChooseFI community. Brad considers starting a blog for his daughter as second-generation FI. What would Jonathan do differently if he was going to redo college? ...and more at

 071 | Silicon Valley FI | Chris Hutchins | Grove | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:07:38

071 | Silicon Valley FI | Chris Hutchins | Grove

 070R | Left Behind | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 57:27

Updates from Brad and Jonathan, review of Vickie Robin’s episode, discussion of how ChooseFI aims to handle politics, and more updates from the ChooseFI community. Highlights: Brad is moving houses, making good community a priority in his family’s life CampFi MidAtlantic is this weekend. Find more upcoming events at Jonathan started Skinny Waste, Fat Wallet. First episode is up on YouTube at ...and more can be found at

 070 |Your Money or Your Life | Vicki Robin | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:07:31

Author and FI pioneer Vicki Robin discusses the cultural development of overconsumption, how much is enough, and what else, besides good investments, contributes to successful financial independence?

 069R | How to Start a Blog | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 51:15

Michelle’s choice of lifestyle, benefits of having a blog and how to get started. Highlights include: Michelle’s key to creating content Her lifestyle choices and how she makes money How affiliate marketing works Benefits of having a blog How to start a blog For more information, visit the show notes at

 069 | Make $100K a Month Blogging | Michelle from Making Sense of Cents | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 58:01

An interview with Michelle on her journey to becoming a successful blogger, her lifestyle as a digital nomad and how she currently manages her business This episode covers: Michelle’s backstory with Making Sense of Cents How she first started making money The different inflection points on her journey to blog success How she lives as a digital nomad Her social media marketing strategy Her personal path to FI For more information, visit the show notes at

 068R | 2 Worlds Collide | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 59:23

Steps to take after completing Dave Ramsey’s course, being intentionally present in the moment and food budget hacks. Highlights include: Dave Ramsey’s course How credit cards can be useful Working on a budget as a couple Advantages of paying off a mortgage Food budget hacks College hack with graduate assistantships For more information, visit the show notes at

 068 | Financial Peace Graduates | What Next? | Andy Hill | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 56:07

Bringing your spouse on with FI, the benefits of paying off your mortgage early and what to do once you have completed the Dave Ramsey’s Baby Steps Highlights from the show include: Andy’s blog and podcast How he brought his wife on board with FI The monthly budget party Benefits of paying off a mortgage early Following Dave Ramsey’s steps For more information, visit the show notes at


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