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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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 067 | Raptitude and Free to Pursue | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:13:44

067 | Raptitude and Free to Pursue

 066R | Letting Go of the Emergency Fund | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 58:57

Understanding emergency funds, house investing and some college and library hacks. Highlights include: Emergency funds and where to put them Is your house an investment? Challenging going make-up free College and library hack For more information, visit the show notes at

 066 | The Emergency Fund...Is it a Bad Idea? | Big ERN The Reveal | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:11:27

Big Ern reveals his identity, explains the different risks when retiring and why a home is a good investment. Highlights from the show include: Big Ern’s identity reveal His blog on retirement The anxieties of retiring early Emergency funds The benefits of home ownership ——————- For more information, visit the show notes at

 065R | Don't Waste It | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 51:26

College hacks, credit card debt hack and not wasting one’s privileges. Highlights from the show include: Don’t waste your privileges Student loan debt movement College hacks Optimizing credit card debt Tax liability versus withholding For more information, visit the show notes at

 065 | Meet the Frugalwoods | Achieving FI Through Simple Living | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:02:45

Mrs Frugalwoods talks on her book and blog, frugality as a lifestyle and the great benefits of being frugal. Highlights from the show include: Mrs Frugalwoods’ book and blog Her relationship with money Changing her lifestyle to frugality The benefits of living frugal The amazing influence of frugality on her family For more information, visit the show notes at

 064R | Board games | The Resurgence | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 59:30

064R | Board games | The Resurgence

 064 | Chautauqua | Oh The Places We Will Go | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 53:24

Chautauqua organizers join us on a call to share what the event is about, the great community that attend Chautauqua, and plans for its future. Highlights from the show include: How Chautauqua got started The structure of the event and what a typical day looks like The amazing community Examples of the exceptional people who attend What the future plans look like For more information, visit the show notes at

 063R | Create Your Own Luck | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 52:13

How to create your own luck, the glidepath to success and some life lessons from Brad. Highlights from the show include: What luck and opportunity really mean Having high expectations from life Brad’s definition of creating luck Life lessons from Brad to his daughters For more information, visit the show notes at

 063 | Scott Trench | Set For Life | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:20:58

An interview with Scott Trench from Bigger Pockets on the creation of good luck, his background and journey to FI and using house hacks to reach wealth. This episode covers: 1) Scott’s book and background 2) His definition of luck 3) The stages of wealth creation with real estate 4) Becoming a life long learner 5) The core message of FI and the community For more information, visit the show notes at

 062R | Change The World | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:04:15

We review Monday’s episode with Travis on the Playing with FIRE documentary, a voicemail about the new tax law and a discussion about tracking business expenses. This episode covers: The Playing with FIRE documentary How Scott and Travis are working together to create the film Brad’s explanation on tracking expenses Detailed explanation on the new tax law For more information, visit the show notes at

 062 | Manifest Destiny of FI | Travis Shakespeare | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 59:38

Travis Shakespeare is creating the Playing with FIRE documentary. He talks about discovering FI, how FI has the power to change the world, and how one misinterpretation caused him to reach FI much sooner than he should have. For more information, visit the show notes at

 061R | Bandwidth | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 51:56

We recap Monday’s episode with Cory Mascara about mindfulness with FI, a voicemail about a medical tourism hack and a method to teach your kids money management at a young age. This episode covers: An episode soon to come with Danielle and Laura Review of Monday’s episode The importance of controlling only what you can control A voicemail about second generation FIRE A voicemail about a medical tourism hack For more information, visit the show notes at

 061 | Mindfulness | Cory Muscara | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:11:19

Mindfulness Coach Cory Muscara shares his background as a monk, how mindfulness links with FI and the process of meditation. This episode covers: Cory’s background meditating for 6 months
 How he got through with it and the lessons learned
. How he discovered FI and how it links to mindfulness
. Figuring out what comes after FI. 
How people can get started with meditation. Visit the show notes at

 060R | HealthCare Vs Health Insurance | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 55:41

060R | HealthCare Vs Health Insurance

 060 | Medical Tourism | Myles Wakeham | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:23:12

Myles Wakeham shares the little-known advantages of medical tourism, how he covers his medical bills and his personal journey to FI. This episode covers: Myles’ personal journey to FI How he discovered medical tourism The huge benefits of traveling abroad for medical treatment His investments in Bitcoin How he plans for adverse events ——————- For more information, visit the show notes at


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