On your way to FIRE, Financial Independence Retire Early, you will run into people who say that it can’t be done; they are examples of the Crab Pot theory.
We discuss how to recognize that person and how to avoid it.
We discuss the pro and con of using cash or credit cards. The financial issue in Turkey has us talking about gold and silver.
Mark Twain said, “Don’t argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.” In this episode, we discuss how to handle those situations.
We talk about what and how parents can teach their children about money, finance, and the how to think. Think about what you wish you knew 10 years ago, so why not teach that to your children when they’re young so that they can walk a different path than you.
The reality is that to achieve time freedom, you must first develop the mindset; however, talking about mindset does not sell books. If you wanna sell books, talk about money. Whether it’s Jim Cramer on Mad Money, or Dave Ramsey Financial Peace – their focus is on the money, and sell a ton of books as a result. We’ve found a few people that “get it” – Jocko Willink, David Goggins, & Jim Wendler are three that come to mind; their focus isn’t money, instead they talk discipline. It’s crucial to recognize that while money is the first thing that people want, it is the last thing that shows up; it only shows up after everything else is in place.
With student loan debt on the rise, we talk the pro/con of whether College Is Necessary? It’s cost will not give you financial peace of mind, so we touch on various ways to pay for it.
We’ve been described as half the opposite of Dave Ramsey; he says “get out of debt, then hire a money mgr, aka mutual fund”. We believe that you can learn to manage your own money. Today, we talk about how to start from zero, if you are forced into a reset. Also, via listener “Mark”, we talk the pro/con of taking a retirement annuity versus a lump sum amount.
Listeners Pliney & Jackie ask about repayment strategies for student loans and mortgages.
Listener Dennis asks about dealing with relationship dynamics when the other person doesn’t share your vision, excitement about time freedom or investing. People accept it when you say that you’re going to college; you will get odd looks & responses when you say you’re learning to achieve to time freedom.
When someone wants more money, they instantly think about how to get a raise; we talk about how to dramatically increase your wealth and income, simply by using what’s available to most employees: using their 401k and addressing their spending.