Our Guest Carl and Mindy from 1500Days.com. Discussion Points Where time is spent in early retirement. How to appreciate the journey. What happiness means. Having a job and buying a NSX in early retirement. Tips for filing your taxes. Show Links & Related Episodes 1500Days.com Credit Card Search Tool Mr. Money Mustache J.D. Roth Bigger … Continue reading "2FD 065: Early Retirement Life, Mindfulness, How to Be Happy, Tax Filing Tips"
Our Guest Our awesome listener, Buddy Bonner! Discussion Points How pension plans work. Defined benefit vs. defined contribution plans. Why pensions are hard to find. How to predict retirement with and without a pension. How to prepare your emotions for retirement. Frugal Valentine’s Day ideas. Show Links & Related Episodes Email Buddy: email@example.com Buddy’s Twitter: … Continue reading "2FD 064: Pension Plans, Calculating Retirement, Frugal Valentine’s Day Ideas"
Our Guest Travis Hornsby from StudentLoanPlanner.com. Discussion Points Why you should care about paying off your student loans. The taxes and penalties with early withdrawals of 401Ks and other retirement accounts. The different programs and lenders to save the most loan paying off student loans. The first step to take in paying off your student … Continue reading "2FD 063: Paying Off Student Loans, 401K Early Withdrawal Concerns, Frugal Internet TV Streaming"
Our Guest Eric Rosenburg from PersonalProfitability.com. Discussion Points How often you should get a raise. Shifting from a career to a freelancer. How to be intentional about the way you spend your money. Treating your personal finances like a business. How to increase your personal profit. Getting a frugal divorce. Finding cheap legal services. Show … Continue reading "2FD 062: Maximizing Income, Intentional Spending, Getting a Raise, Frugal Divorce and Personal Profit"
Our Guest Sarah Allison from TheBlondeSpot.me Discussion Points The biggest factors that go into your credit score. How to recognize financial abuse. Managing personal finances for single parents. Getting assistance for children with special needs. Shifting from an employee to a full time entrepreneur. Frugal self-defense tactics. Where to invest short-term savings. Show Links & … Continue reading "2FD 061: Financial Abuse, Improving Your Credit Score, Single Parents, Special Needs...
Our Guest Valentine Nde from Plenteouz.com. Discussion Points How expense ratios affect your investment returns. Valentine’s personal finance journey as an immigrant from being poor in Cameroon, Africa, going broke with the debt opportunites in America and now debt-free, managing his own investments. What it’s like to be poor. The challenges immigrants face with debt … Continue reading "2FD 060: Managing Your Own Finances, Being Poor vs. Broke, Investment Expenses, Immigration Challenges...
Our Guest Justin Taylor from Saving-Sherpa.com. Discussion Points The changes coming to your 401K in 2018. Getting paid to go to college. How young people can get a loan. How wealth is achievable for everyone. Affordable ways to experience an awesome life. How to crush your grocery budget. Where you could be wasting a lot … Continue reading "2FD 059: The Path Towards Wealth, 401K Changes, Saving on Groceries, Tackling Debt, New Year’s Resolutions and Cattle!"
Our Guest Ryland King from TheHiddenGreen.com where he’s helping people get their financial life in order so they can stay focused on life’s adventures. Discussion Points Why Ryland started caring about financial freedom after realizing doing what he was supposed to do didn’t come with a golden ticket. Financial Freedom by the numbers vs. Financial … Continue reading "2FD 058: Experiencing Freedom Before Financial Freedom"
Our Guest Eric Bowlin, a 31 year old financially independent real estate investor who shares his secrets through IdealREI.com. Discussion Points How Eric got started with Real Estate investing. The different ways to invest in real estate. The difference between passive real estate investing and being an active real estate investor. The average returns to … Continue reading "2FD 057: Getting Started With Real Estate Investing"
The choices you have with saving your money keep evolving as technology and competition improves. Here are some new ways to save money, where to find a good savings rate, why people aren’t saving and how to kickstart your savings goals. Justin Howell, the CEO of Rize has joined us today to shed light on … Continue reading "2FD 056: Saving Money The Best Way For Your Goals"
We peered into the spending and saving habits of Americans, looking at statistics around student loan debt, auto loans, the effect of our impulses and what millennials are doing differently. Jennifer McDermott from Finder.com, has joined us to share their analysis of finance related issues and trends impacting the everyday American. CHA-CHING! Discussion Points The … Continue reading "2FD 055: The Spending and Saving Habits of Americans"
Dan Green from Growella has 15 years of mortgage lending experience and joins us today to try and help you save money on buying, selling and refinancing homes. Dan breaks down the complex transactions and points out the places to maximize your value. If you’d like help with reducing your mortgage rate, Dan has offered to … Continue reading "2FD 054: Saving Money Buying, Selling and Refinancing a Home"
Jack Hooper from Take Command Health joins us to help clear up the changes to health insurance and give you the tools to shop around for a plan that fits you. There may be some alternative options to traditional health insurance that you didn’t even know existed. Jack also hooked our listeners up with two … Continue reading "2FD 053: Finding a Health Insurance Plan That Fits You"
Are you living a high quality of life? Donna Imam joins us to talk about what she thinks it takes to produce a high quality of life no matter where you are in the middle class. There may be some tough pills to swallow in order to get yourself out of a rut but there … Continue reading "2FD 052: Quality of Life Before Standard of Life"
We are so lucky to have another listener join the show to share his story towards early retirement! Kyle Anderson is a software engineer that is taking a mini retirement to build a tiny home with his friend in Austin, TX. He’s joined us to share his frugal lifestyle that he’s carried over from college … Continue reading "2FD 051: Listener Case Study with Kyle Anderson"
Can you believe we’ve been doing this podcast for a year already?It’s our one year anniversary and we’re taking this episode to look back at a year of fun and talk about what to expect going forward. Kevin and Sean also dive a little deeper into their own story and share some unpopular opinions.We’re looking … Continue reading "2FD 050: Looking Back After One Year"
Have you considered holding non-traditional alternative investments in your portfolio?Kirk Chisholm, a Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) has joined us to provide some insight into the opportunities that exist for owning alternative investments. There are many ways to grow your money outside of the traditional stocks, bonds and other securities we’re used to hearing about where … Continue reading "2FD 049: Alternative Investments For Your Portfolio"
Have you ever thought about taking a vacation abroad?Our return guest, Justin from RootOfGood.com is back with us after returning from a nine-week Euro-Trip with his family of five. Justin retired at the age of 33 and has been enjoying life ever since. Hear Justin’s take on what places to visit and how to budget and prepare for an … Continue reading "2FD 048: Budgeting For a Vacation Abroad"
Were you impacted by the recent Equifax cybersecurity breach?There are many reasons to monitor your credit report, which is free and entitled to you. Looking at your credit report and understanding how your credit score is calculated is very important in identifying fraud attempts or finding where your credit is negatively impacted.Your choices around credit … Continue reading "2FD 047: Understanding Your Credit Report"
Do you know how much you need in your investments to retire?Early Retirement Dude has joined us again after retiring early himself at the age of 36 almost 13 years ago! He explains to us the concept of a safe withdrawal rate to know how much you can withdrawal from your investments to pay for retirement. Once … Continue reading "2FD 046: Safely Withdrawing Your Investments in Retirement with Early Retirement Dude"