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#64: Scholarships and Other Ways to Pay for College with Zach Gautier

3/18/2019
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Zach Gautier oversees academic and college counseling at a Denver-area high school. He reached out to us, and proposed a show to share creative ways to fund college tuition—and blew us away with the depth of his knowledge! This episode is for anyone who has children who have not yet graduated from college. And if you know someone else who can benefit from this information, please share it with them, too! This show includes tips that apply to kids of every age, from elementary school to...

Duration:01:33:31

#63: Financial Freedom With 5 Kids IS Possible with Jordan Klint

3/11/2019
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One of the most common misconceptions of financial independence is that you can’t do it with kids. But Jordan Klint doesn’t listen to what other people say. He became financially independent with kids—and not just one or two of them. He did so with five children. Oh, and did I mention he’s only 33 years old? Jordan and his wife started flipping houses soon after they began dating and haven’t stopped. They’re now teaching their five children the value of investing, as well as how to be...

Duration:01:21:35

#62: Taking Advantage of ALL Opportunities Life Throws at You with Anna Li

3/4/2019
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Anna Li moved to America from Uzbekistan when she was 22. On today’s episode, she shares the opportunities she’s been presented with—and taken advantage of—from an opportunity to learn at the first non-government university in Uzbekistan that partnered with an American College (essentially allowing her to earn the equivalent of an American degree) to picking up and moving to a new country to start a new life. Though she was a financial analyst in Uzbekistan, the language barrier prevented...

Duration:01:31:06

#61: The Repeatable Path to Financial Independence with Reshawn & Rob from Learn Hustle Grow

2/25/2019
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Reshawn and Rob got married nine years ago, joining their lives, families and bank accounts. Premarital counseling revealed two different views on money—and they knew if they wanted to stay married, they needed to get themselves on the same page. Reshawn and Rob implemented a modified version of Dave Ramsey’s Baby Steps program to get themselves out of debt so they could start investing. Their team approach to their finances, focusing not on who’s debt it is but instead focusing on paying...

Duration:00:59:07

#60: Rejecting a Scarcity Mindset and Going All-In on Apartment Investing with Gino Barbaro

2/18/2019
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Gino Barbaro was a chef, working hard every day. He made good money and had no debt, but never seemed to be able to save more than 10%. He started dabbling in real estate investing, and after closing his fourth deal worth $11 million, he decided he wanted to leave the restaurant business for good. He retired from his restaurant two years ago. While he could havelived off the passive income from it, he wanted to focus on his passion—real estate. After 25 years in the restaurant business, he...

Duration:00:53:17

#59: Playing with FIRE (Financial Independence, Retire Early) with Scott Rieckens

2/11/2019
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Scott Rieckens was raised in a Navy family. He lived on base and often shopped in the commissary. It gave him a rather skewed sense of what things actually cost. Fast-forward to adulthood. He knew he should be investing, but he wasn’t sure what to do exactly. With no outstanding consumer debt, he was ahead of his peers. But his savings rate was miniscule. Both he and his wife were contributing to their 401(k) plans—certainly a good move. However, they were missing out on some pretty...

Duration:01:15:30

#58: Optimizing Every Channel to Achieve Financial Freedom with Grant Sabatier

2/4/2019
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Grant grew up knowing his parents didn’t have much money. He recognized their constant stress about finances throughout his childhood, and one of his first memories was his dad telling him, “Money is freedom.” Graduating from college in the middle of the Great Recession didn’t do much for his financial outlook. After bouncing around four different jobs, he landed back at home, unemployed and sleeping in the same bed he did when he was seven. Then, one day he woke up and wanted to go to...

Duration:01:14:30

#57: Financial Freedom, House Sitting & Travel Hacking With GoWithLess

1/28/2019
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Tim and Amy were frugal—or so they thought. They spent less than they earned, so they figured they were doing it right. Then one day, they happened upon the concept of financial independence. Turns out, they had a LOT of room in their budget to cut back. Once they did, it took them less than one year to hit their financial independence number. They're now able to retire (if they so choose)! What catapulted them down the path to financial freedom? Namely, it was downsizing their...

Duration:00:59:04

#56: Change Your Personal Finances (& Your Millennial Money Mindset) with Paychecks & Balances

1/21/2019
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Rich Jones and Marcus Garrett are the men behind Paychecks and Balances, a podcast aimed at helping Millennials figure out their finances. And they should know a little on the subject—both Rich and Marcus made some pretty epic money mistakes in their youth. From Rich just not looking at his bills to Marcus actively going into almost $30K of debt in 72 hours (NOT a typo!), they know what owing money to someone feels like. Marcus details his D.E.B.T. plan so you can pick yourself up, dust...

Duration:01:07:48

#55.5: Testing Your Portfolio BEFORE Retirement with Millennial Revolution

1/15/2019
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A little over halfway into BiggerPockets Money Podcast episode 55, Bryce dropped a bombshell: “We had three years of runway before we actually pulled the trigger.” What he meant is that they tested their portfolio for three years before quitting their jobs. Bryce saw firsthand how it would work—and more importantly that it could work—and it gave him and Kristy the peace of mind they needed to retire early and travel the world. We moved onto the next topic rather quickly, but this is...

Duration:00:37:52

#55: How to Quit Your Job and Travel the World with Millennial Revolution

1/14/2019
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Kristy Shen grew up poor. Knowing her parents couldn’t help her financially, she gave up her dreams of being a writer, and went to school to make big bucks as a software developer. She even graduated on the five-year program with an internship to limit her student debt and increase her chances of getting a job after graduation. That gamble paid off and she was rewarded with a high stress job requiring her to be on call 24 hours a day. After seeing that same job stress almost kill a...

Duration:01:05:58

#54: 6 Ways to Reduce Your Taxable Income with Eric Brotman

1/7/2019
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Preparing For Retirement By Reducing Taxable Income & Saving More. In today’s episode, we chat with Eric Brotman, CEO of BFG Financial Advisors, who discusses his top 6 ways to reduce taxable income. Eric dives deep into each of these 6 methods, taking time to explain the ins and outs of each one and sharing how to maximize their benefits—both now and for your future. It’s a new year, and “get my finances in order” is one of the most common resolutions people make. This episode will give...

Duration:01:06:23

#53: 2018 Financial Freedom Lessons With Scott & Mindy

12/31/2018
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2018 Financial Freedom Lessons Today, Scott and Mindy go guest-less to recap and review the things they’ve learned over the first year of podcasting. Topping the list—and surprising no one—is tracking your spending. But we did learn some new things this year too, like how money dates are a great way to bring your spouse on board. Looking for change your financial situation in 2019? THIS is the episode that can start you down the path to financial freedom. In This Episode We...

Duration:01:10:56

#52: Creating a Life Worth Living Before Retirement With Roger Whitney

12/24/2018
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Finding Financial Freedom Before Retirement Roger Whitney learned early on that your life doesn’t always cooperate with your plans. The passing of his mother - who had always worked hard and saved for ‘later’ made him realize that ‘later’ doesn’t always happen. So he set out to create a life he loves - and NEVER wants to retire from. But first, he made a bunch of money mistakes. His free-wheeling 20’s gave way to his more responsible 30’s, where he cleaned up his debt and got serious about...

Duration:00:52:43

#51: Using Financial Freedom to Prioritize Family with Crispy Doc

12/17/2018
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Prioritizing Family with Financial Freedom Carlos Fuego is an emergency room doctor with a superpower—the ability to realize that money doesn’t buy happiness and family time is far more important than the status of being a doctor. He realized that his kids viewed him as a roommate and his wife resented that she had to run the household while he was working, so he took a step back, figured out what truly mattered, and pursued that, instead. Carlos is now living his best life, practicing...

Duration:01:19:22

#50: Rebuilding Your Financial Life After Bankruptcy with Patrice Washington

12/10/2018
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Patrice Washington was flying high in 2006, the multi-million dollar real estate company she had started with her husband was practically printing money. But 2007/2008 came, and things went south fast. A high-risk pregnancy finally pushed her over the financial edge - she came out of the hospital with a healthy baby, but massive hospital bills after her insurance company cancelled her policy mid-stay. Patrice and her husband did anything and everything they could to avoid bankruptcy, a...

Duration:01:09:59

#49: Wealth Transfer—How to Financially Prepare for Inheritance Money with Hari Mix

12/3/2018
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Hari Mix figured out money in grad school and started saving for his future before he graduated. He became an assistant professor at Santa Clara University—and then, his mother was diagnosed with terminal cancer and his whole focus shifted. Today, Hari shares his experiences with his mother’s passing and how discussing it before she died made it easier for him to manage her estate afterwards. He shares some REALLY great tips for ways to handle an estate, including having all your documents...

Duration:00:59:49

#48: Breaking the Impulse Shopping Twitch to Embrace Minimalism with Anthony Ongaro

11/26/2018
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Anthony Ongaro had a habit. Every time he had a bad day, every time life wasn’t amazing, he opened up his online shopping site, and One-Click purchased something. Anything. It didn’t matter. He didn’t need it, it didn’t matter what it was, but the act of purchasing made him feel better. Until he noticed that he was missing family events because he couldn’t afford the tickets, yet almost every day there was a box on his doorstep. He implemented a complete shopping ban - and discovered that...

Duration:00:51:55

#47: Big Money Wins—Unique Ways to Save & Use Cash Efficiently with Jim Wang

11/19/2018
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Jim Wang has been sharing his views on money for more than 14 years—more than enough to earn him the title of Great Uncle of Personal Finance Blogging. And he’s learned a LOT about money in those 14 years. Today, Jim shares his "big money wins"—unique, one-time ways to save larger sums of money or ways to get more bang for those bucks. He even has a tip we’ve never heard before! (We’re not going to reveal it here, you’ll have to listen!) Jim also shares how his childhood shaped his views...

Duration:01:19:39

#46: Engineering Passive Income Streams to Fund the Life You Want with Financial Samurai

11/12/2018
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This week’s episode features Sam Dogen from Financial Samurai. After one month working for a top investment firm, Sam knew 70-hour workweeks were not the life he wanted. So Sam took action immediately. Instead of fancy cars and dinners out, Sam shared a studio apartment with a friend and socked away HUGE sums of money—50% of mediocre starting salary. He invested in real estate (shocker), stocks, and bonds—and continued his massive savings rate. Taking advantage of the economic downturn,...

Duration:01:20:34