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The Unconstrained Podcast

Entrepreneurship

Join us on the journey towards financial independence and being unconstrained. Your host, Myles Wakeham, explores the art of financial sustainability and individual sovereignty resulting in a debt free lifestyle. If you want to be challenged by a contrarian, think outside the box and go against the grain, this show is for you. Myles has spent his life doing the polar opposite of the "social mantra" in multiple countries and this has resulted in extraordinary results. Open your mind to thinking different, and getting MUCH better results for your finance, freedom and family.

Location:

Independence, MO

Description:

Join us on the journey towards financial independence and being unconstrained. Your host, Myles Wakeham, explores the art of financial sustainability and individual sovereignty resulting in a debt free lifestyle. If you want to be challenged by a contrarian, think outside the box and go against the grain, this show is for you. Myles has spent his life doing the polar opposite of the "social mantra" in multiple countries and this has resulted in extraordinary results. Open your mind to thinking different, and getting MUCH better results for your finance, freedom and family.

Language:

English

Contact:

1-913-530-8894


Episodes

EP231 - A theory on how you clear $34 Trillion of national debt

2/18/2024
On January 3rd, the US Federal short term debt showed up at $34 Trillion dollars. This doesn’t take into consideration of the long term liabilities on the balance sheet of country that go to the promised social security & Medicare payments for seniors. That would add another $80 Trillion to the tally. But this simply is the accumulation of decades of losses on the profit & loss statement of the country. In this episode, I’m going to float a theory on how the USA will clear this debt quickly, but I don’t think you are going to like it…

Duration:00:51:59

EP230 - Let's get real about the lies of retirement funds

2/11/2024
In this off script episode, I get real about the lies they tell you about 401Ks, IRAs, Superannuation funds, etc. I explain what they promised and what was delivered and why it is far from optimal for retirement vs. residential rental real estate properties.

Duration:00:39:08

EP229 -Always choose Open Source

2/4/2024
This is a little tale about the dangers of proprietary technology and, when I broke my own rules, it came back to bite me big time. Let this be a warning to you all – your first option should always be to find an open source version of anything you need.

Duration:01:06:54

EP228 - The cheapest way to travel to Mexico

1/28/2024
I’ve made about 16 flights between the USA & Mexico in the past 12 months, and I’ve learned where the deals are, even if you are not using frequent flyer miles. On this episode, I’ll let you know what I found and where you can look to find super cheap deals.

Duration:00:52:28

EP227 - Living a Simple Life in a structured world

1/21/2024
This episode is a reset moment. Maybe one that is sorely needed. Our attention is all over the place these days, and yet we forget the simplest things that leads to true peace. As an embracement of the principles of a Simple Life, I give you something to think about – how you can survive in our journey through life, and to realize the wrong path that most of us are on.

Duration:01:18:47

EP226 - Why are students not coming to the USA to study?

1/14/2024
A good friend of mine who works in the community college world in Arizona sent me an article that he found on why international students won’t come to the USA to study. I spent the next 30 minutes or so explaining the entire reasons, and I thought you might be interested in the whole story. Here we go…

Duration:00:54:59

EP225 - How early retirees are penalized in society (Part 2 of 2)

1/7/2024
The episode continues from 224. More of the things you need to consider as part of an early retirement strategy.

Duration:01:01:36

EP224 - How early retirees are penalized in society (Part 1 of 2)

12/31/2023
Everyone who slaves over a 50 hour a week job, sacrificing time from the family, the stress of meeting other people’s expectations, living paycheck to paycheck, dreams of exiting the rat race. The hope of early retirement drives them to save more, work harder now, and one day they can tell their boss, “Take this job & shove it”. But few understand the reality of what it looks & feels like after that event, and how it is easy to become a non-person in early retirement.

Duration:00:44:52

EP223 - Know thy value, Bob Cratchit!

12/24/2023
I am recording this episode at the end of the calendar year of 2023. It is at these times, when workers often get some break for the holidays, that their employers will praise them for their annual contribution – and often with some paltry “Christmas bonus” that typically is best portrayed in Charles Dickens “The Christmas Carol” with Ebeneezer Scrooge not rewarding Bob Cratchit with some hopeful bonus for a year of toil. And yet if only Bob Cratchit recognized his contribution and talents, and had the courage to ask for what he was really worth…

Duration:00:53:22

EP222 - Oh NO! They closed the US border!

12/17/2023
Recently the state of Arizona had one of its border checkpoints in Lukeville closed by the US Federal Government. This was in response to an unexpected surge of inbound travelers and asylum seekers coming into the USA. The immigration challenges that we hear about on the Nightly news are far from the real story here, so I wanted to delve into the real story of what is going on and how it affects those of us attempting to be unconstrained.

Duration:00:59:40

EP221 - The economics of art

12/10/2023
As many of you know, I had a career in the early 90s as a recording engineer in Hollywood. I left that to make money to feed my family, as I didn’t want to put them through the ‘hit & miss’ nature of that industry. After 25 years back in the tech space, I didn’t agree with where it was going, and in my mid 50s left it to return to my recording work. The result was the building of a massive private recording studio in central Mexico. I wanted to talk through the business case for this and why we need some serious ‘out of the box’ thinking when it comes to funding art in all forms for the future.

Duration:01:16:21

EP220 - Where the AI danger really lies

12/3/2023
I’ve recorded a number of episodes on the perils of AI a few months back. As we march towards this innevitable chapter of our evolution, I realize that most of my issues with it is not because the technology is bad. It is the very limited few that will wield it like a weapon against us. So in what I think will be a thought provoking episode, I’m going to look int to the humans behind all of this and dig deeper as to what we have allowed our species to become.

Duration:00:42:24

EP219 - The most wonderful time of the year?

11/26/2023
The song ‘It’s the most wonderful time of the year’ might hold up well for a warm feeling as the temperatures drop, but it was co-opted by the retail industry in a way to control the mind of the masses into mass consumption. Retailers make more money in this season than at anytime in the year, and the constrained are enslaved in debt from being guilted into buying stuff for other people. Let’s go through a few tricks you can use to survive this period without having to be Uncle Scrooge to get through it.

Duration:00:59:13

EP218 - How much do you really need to retire? (Part 2)

11/12/2023
The second half of the answer to the question "How much do you really need to retire?" after my shock of hearing the personal financial industry stating $4 million. As someone who has been living financially free for quite some time, I can tell you that this is a total lie and I'll explain the truth of what really is required.

Duration:01:03:01

EP217 - How much do you really need to retire? (Part 1)

10/29/2023
I came across this study on Seeking Alpha recently. It found that younger millennials — those around age 30 — would likely need at least $3.6 million saved up to enjoy a comfortable retirement. To be on the safe side, it might be wise to round that up to an even $4 million. This assumes that you want to retire no later than age 62 and have not yet saved anything except emergency cash. How the hell can anyone do that? Well in this episode, I’ll prove why this traditional mindset is just plain wrong, and how you really can do this with 1/10 of the savings that these so called experts are saying.

Duration:00:46:24

EP216 - The US constrained healthcare system

10/22/2023
I’ve had a lot of first hand experience in the USA at trying to get to simply see a doctor, and I’ve never seen it this bad before. When I hear recent news that the billionaires are inserting themselves into the tech AI space for healthcare research, and all these unicorn & rainbow stories we hear about how AI will change the game for healthcare research and curing viruses, it seems so disengenuous when the average US person can’t get to see a doctor in a timely basis, or even afford to. Let’s get the truth of this failed healthcare system in the USA and why it affects your safety and your very life expectancy in your attempt to be unconstrained.

Duration:01:08:18

EP215 - Government

10/15/2023
I have tried to avoid any topic on politics because it just divides people. This episode has little to do with politics, however. But I would like to have an open, honest and frank discussion about government – particularly the US government, what I thought it was, what I discovered it was, and where I see this whole thing going.

Duration:00:55:46

EP214 - How I make 9.5% interest on an at-call bank account

10/8/2023
This is a discovery that I came across while hanging out with other expats here in Mexico where I am as I record this. But few people in the USA or other western countries seem to understand this opportunity. So let’s talk about it.

Duration:00:59:16

EP213 - Building our dream home in Mexico (Part 2 of 2)

10/1/2023
This is the 2 episode in an update on what it's like to build a dream home in Mexico and my experiences so far.

Duration:01:06:18

EP212 - Building our dream home in Mexico (Part 1 of 2)

9/24/2023
If you have been listening to me for any length of time, you know that I’m currently developing a large property in central Mexico. Well in this episode I’ll do an update on where I’m at, what I’ve learned so far in the process and the trials & tribulations of doing what most people would fear to do, but to keep an eye on the epic results you can achieve if you are careful.

Duration:01:03:31