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0053 - Put Your Self-Study on Steroids: The Interview Learning System (with Shane Radliff)

8/23/2017
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It’s amazing to live in an age where all knowledge is at our fingerprints! You don’t have to transcribe ancient texts at candlelight in a monastery or do questionable menial tasks for a guru anymore to gain access to some knowledge. I had a two-hour round trip commute to the university - I quit midway when I figured out I could learn more than what a whole day in higher education had to offer by simply reading a business book in the same time. That said though, self-study has its fair...

Duration: 00:43:02


Valiant Feedback 001 - Staying Frugal When Going Out, Looking For Better Governments

5/4/2017
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How do you stay frugal when friends want to go out? And can you actually find better groups and collectives instead of building independence? I answer these two questions in this extra show. 1: "What do you do when someone suggest for instance grabbing a lunch when you have no desire to spend even on drinks but find it hard to say "well, I do not wanna spend money on food or drinks"?" 2: "I find myself really valuing from the attention paid to underlying needs in this discussion....

Duration: 00:18:18


0052 - How to Stop Worrying About the World Without Giving Up On It - Interview with Shane Radliff

4/25/2017
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In 1974, a man disappeared somewhere in the Siskiyou Mountains, never to be heard of again. He wasn’t a tourist lost in the forests - he’s been living in the region for years. He wasn’t a rookie camper overwhelmed by wilderness - he had written several articles on camping and survivalism, based on his own experience of practising these skills. So what happened to Tom Marshall? Letting Go Isn't Free A basic and well-known tenet of stoicism is to stop trying to act on (and worrying about)...

Duration: 01:19:59


0051- The Most Important Thing You Should Know Nothing About

4/4/2017
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It was a little past midnight on Wednesday and I was sitting in the bathtub. It was the 9th of November, and I was feeling terrible. I had no idea who the Prime Minister of Romania, the country where I grew up, was. I had no idea which party was in power in the UK, where I had been living for the past year and a half. But I had just spent 12 months following the ups and downs of of the 2016 US elections, a country that I couldn’t vote in, had no real way of living in in the short and...

Duration: 00:13:57


Valiant Growth Now a Blogcast

3/28/2017
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I've become quite fed up with a show notes that had very little value to the listener. So I've decided to turn them into full-blown, stand-alone blog posts! Hence, until this experiment lasts, I am now running a blogcast instead of just a podcast. Are you as excited about this as I am?

Duration: 00:08:17


0050 - How To Make Your Productivity System Easy To Run - with Jake Desyllas

3/24/2017
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So you’ve followed the advice my previous talk with Jake Desyllas and set up your own basic productivity system. You know that a system like that is not a pedantic badge of honour, but is in fact the best way to add actions to your ideals – to LIVE your values. You also know the three components of any successful productivity system: Capture: Get things out of your head Organize: Put things in their right place You probably are in a happy place - so allow me to flame some...

Duration: 00:45:16


0049 - Frugality is Questioning the Normal - Interview with Nicolas Berube Part 2

3/10/2017
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Sometimes people tell me: “Philip, it’s all fine for you, but you can’t do this stuff with a family and car based culture”. That makes a lot of sense to me: in many ways, being a single, young person is the easiest way to keep costs on the low end. That is why I was very happy to ask Nicola, a listener who called in about his story on how he biked and lived in his tent in backyards to travel Europe to tell me more on how he, as a married man with a child, living in the sometimes less than...

Duration: 00:28:22


0048 - Cycling Through Europe - Interview with Nicolas Berube

3/5/2017
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Imagine that you have a magic marker. It looks like the usual whiteboard companion, but it has secret that only you know about. You see, with this marker, you can go into any store, pick any item off the shelf, and write your own price on it. And when you go to the checkout, they accept your price, no matter what it is, and everybody walks away happy. Where can you get this magic marker? You already own it! It’s called creativity. It’s also called adventurousness. Or flexibility. With...

Duration: 00:48:44


Out and About - Radical Personal Finance - Tips to Hitchhike Europe (or Anywhere Else) on $40 a Week (with a Food Budget of $2 Per Day!) Interview with Philip Frey from Valiant Growth

1/18/2017
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I've started releasing guest appearances I've made on other podcasts. The first one is an interview with Joshua Sheats on Radical Personal Finance about hitchhiking and budget travel in general. I share my experiences and we both go in depth on tactics around hitchhiking, housing, transport and ultralight backpacking. Here are Joshua's show notes: Do you wish to set out and travel but feel like you lack the money? Well, what if you did it anyway and just adjusted your style of travel...

Duration: 01:08:32


0047 - Is Early Retirement Extreme About Financial Independence?

1/1/2017
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Early Retirement Extreme may be one of the four ways to quit the rat race on the surface. I think, however, that underlying ERE is a much deeper philosophy. In fact, I’d say that saving a lot of money, investing it and living of the income is a completely optional part of ERE. What this approach has taught me is the value of resilience, independence and living a well-rounded life. Through looking at our needs (and the strategies handed to us by the mainstream to meet them) critically, we...

Duration: 00:15:52


0046 - Day 21 of the Early Retirement Extreme 21 Day Makeover - Investing for Early Retirement Part 2

12/31/2016
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On the final day of the 21 day ERE makeover (but only penultimate of the series), Jacob addresses a simplified approach to investing, called Dogs of the Dow. Original article at http://earlyretirementextreme.com/day-21-investing-for-early-retirement.html A more detailed discussion of the ERE philosophy at http://valiantgrowth.com/e30 Get Early Retirement Extreme The Book at http://valiantgrowth.com/ere Donate to the podcast at http://valiantgrowth.com/support On the final day of the...

Duration: 00:08:21


0046 - Day 20 of the Early Retirement Extreme 21 Day Makeover - Own Classics

12/30/2016
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Frugality and high-quality products are not antithetical - you just have to own classics. Join http://forum.earlyretirementextreme.com for ERE specific advice, and http://valiantgrowth.com/community to meet fellow Valiant Growth listeners. Original article at http://earlyretirementextreme.com/day-20-own-classics.html A more detailed discussion of the ERE philosophy at http://valiantgrowth.com/e30 Get Early Retirement Extreme The Book at http://valiantgrowth.com/ere Donate to the...

Duration: 00:09:11


0046 - Day 19 of the Early Retirement Extreme 21 Day Makeover - Getting Rid of Your TV (Addiction)

12/29/2016
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A TV (or insert other entertainment technology here) will cost you some money, but it will cost a lot more than that for your growth - if you aren’t aware of what you are doing. But entertainment is not the greatest threat - in fact, for many of you, it may not even be all that significant. The allure of narrow technical skills over broad life skills (personal development) can just as well cost you in terms of your long-term happiness. Presentation on personal development (skip intro):...

Duration: 00:12:20


Day 18 of the Early Retirement Extreme 21 Day Makeover - Join a Challenge

12/28/2016
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Self-imposed constraints (a.k.a challenges) can be a great tool for accelerating your frugality, building your self-esteem, and having fun at the same time. Original article at http://earlyretirementextreme.com/day-18-join-a-challeng.html A more detailed discussion of the ERE philosophy at http://valiantgrowth.com/e30 Get Early Retirement Extreme The Book at http://valiantgrowth.com/ere Donate to the podcast at http://valiantgrowth.com/support

Duration: 00:16:03


0046 - Day 17 of the Early Retirement Extreme 21 Day Makeover - Maintaining and Repairing Things

12/27/2016
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We throw things out too easily sometimes. The good news is that you can become a handyman perhaps more easily than you’d think. And perhaps one day you can start building your own things! Original article at http://earlyretirementextreme.com/day-17-maintaining-andrepairing-things.html A more detailed discussion of the ERE philosophy at http://valiantgrowth.com/e30 Get Early Retirement Extreme The Book at http://valiantgrowth.com/ere Donate to the podcast at...

Duration: 00:08:03


Title: 0046 - Day 16 of the Early Retirement Extreme 21 Day Makeover - The Stuff You Actually Keep and Use

12/26/2016
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How being frugal on quantity can actually get you really great quality. Original article at http://earlyretirementextreme.com/day-16-the-stuff-you-actually-keep-and-use.html A more detailed discussion of the ERE philosophy at http://valiantgrowth.com/e30 Get Early Retirement Extreme The Book at http://valiantgrowth.com/ere Donate to the podcast at http://valiantgrowth.com/support

Duration: 00:12:20


0046 - Day 15 of the Early Retirement Extreme 21 Day Makeover - Quiz - The First Two Weeks of The Makeover

12/25/2016
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A bit of fun revision today, going through the previous 14 days and self-scoring on the ERE test! The scale is 90 points scores an A, 70 a B, 50 a C, 30 a D and 10 an F. Housing is worth 30, transport is worth 20, food is worth 10 and the rest are 4-5. I used 4. Original article at http://earlyretirementextreme.com/day-15-the-first-two-weeks-of-the-make-over.html A more detailed discussion of the ERE philosophy at http://valiantgrowth.com/e30 Get Early Retirement Extreme The Book at...

Duration: 00:23:27


0046 - Day 14 of the Early Retirement Extreme 21 Day Makeover - Investing for Early Retirement Part 1

12/24/2016
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Jacob lays out his (2009) active investment strategy, while I comment on the balance of offence vs. defence in ERE. Original article at http://earlyretirementextreme.com/day-14-investing-for-early-retiremen.html A more detailed discussion of the ERE philosophy at http://valiantgrowth.com/e30 Get Early Retirement Extreme The Book at http://valiantgrowth.com/ere Donate to the podcast at http://valiantgrowth.com/support

Duration: 00:16:48


0046 - Day 13 of the Early Retirement Extreme 21 Day Makeover - Insurance

12/23/2016
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The particular conditions of an extreme saver warrants a critical look at which insurance makes sense and which doesn’t. This episode talks about types of insurance for ERE pursuers. Original article at http://earlyretirementextreme.com/day-13-insurance.html A more detailed discussion of the ERE philosophy at http://valiantgrowth.com/e30 Get Early Retirement Extreme The Book at http://valiantgrowth.com/ere Donate to the podcast at http://valiantgrowth.com/support

Duration: 00:08:48


0046 - Day 12 of the Early Retirement Extreme 21 Day Makeover - Establishing a Savings Account

12/22/2016
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What to do with your first 10K, tax sheltered vs not and emergency cash. Original article at http://earlyretirementextreme.com/day-12-establishing-a-savings-account.html A more detailed discussion of the ERE philosophy at http://valiantgrowth.com/e30 Get Early Retirement Extreme The Book at http://valiantgrowth.com/ere Donate to the podcast at http://valiantgrowth.com/support

Duration: 00:08:06

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