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456 | Taking a Step to FI | September Roundup with Ginger
In this episode: the importance of starting, everything is negotiable, talentstacking, building your flywheel, and Ginger! As September comes to a close, it’s once again time for another Roundup episode! This week we are rejoined by Ginger, where we will be revisiting the topics of our September episodes and discussing our favorite takeaways and the talking points that stood out to us. From the importance of perseverance on your path to FI and embracing the community this journey brings, and negotiating salary with confidence, to finally skill stacking and the teaching opportunities it may bring for you and others! So lets look back on what FI can look like from the different points of view of our past month’s guests, and move into October better informed and better prepared! Timestamps: 0:35 - Introduction 2:02 - Taxes And After-Tax Brokerage Accounts 9:55 - The Importance Of Starting/Community 19:52 - Decision Making Strategy/Focusing On The Future 23:53 - Everything Is Negotiable/Being Prepared And Doing the Work 31:31 - Talentstacking And Building Your Flywheel 36:14 - What Your Money Can Do For You 41:55 - Reviews And Conclusion Resources Mentioned In Today’s Episode: FI is Fun From Food Stamps to FI | Theresa | ChooseFI Ep 453 Find Your Local ChooseFI Group CampFI EconoME Conference "Widen the Window: Training Your Brain and Body to Thrive During Stress and Recover from Trauma" by Elizabeth A. Stanley Salary Negotiation & Early Retirement | Financial Mechanic | ChooseFI Ep 454 Creating Your Entrepreneurial Flywheel | Nathan Barry | Ep 455 Subscribe to The FI Weekly! More Helpful Links and FI Resources: Earn $1,050 or More With These 3 Cash Back Cards Share FI by sending a friend ChooseFI: Your Blueprint to Financial Independence Find a new side hustle with one of our Educational Courses Commission-Free Investing with M1 Finance
455 | Creating Your Entrepreneurial Flywheel | Nathan Barry
In this episode: it's not easy it's simple, the flywheel, being consistent, skilling up, the gift of time, and what money can provide. This week we are joined by founder and creator of ConvertKit, Nathan Barry to discuss his entrepreneurial journey and how the fundamentals of FI helped drive him to create and build a successful business. We often discuss the importance of skill stacking when on the journey to FI, but we sometimes forget to touch on the trial and error that comes with learning and creating something new for yourself. While you can’t expect to start something new and be faced with little to no challenges, this leaves more opportunities for personal growth and important lessons! So whether it’s learning a new side hustle or starting a business, it’s important to remember that you may not always know how to do something perfect when you begin. You should not count yourself out or give up when you don’t see instant results, but rather reach out to new communities and take the lessons in stride! Though it takes time and effort, it’s worth it! Nathan Barry: Website/Newsletter: nathanbarry.com Twitter: @nathanbarry Business: convertkit.com Timestamps: 1:23 - Introduction 3:24 - Nathan and FI 15:56 - Not Burning the Boats 22:26 - It's Not Easy, But it's Simple/Unique Messengers 33:00 - Being Consistent, Showing Up, and Skilling Up 44:22 - The Flywheel 58:01 - What Money Can Provide/The Gift of Time 70:16 - Conclusion Resources Mentioned In Today’s Episode: Mr. Money Mustache Physician on FIRE "The $100 Startup: Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love, and Create a New Future" By Chris Guillebeau "Die With Zero: Getting All You Can from Your Money and Your Life" by Bill Perkins The Tail End School of Greatness Podcast Subscribe to The FI Weekly! More Helpful Links and FI Resources: Earn $1,050 or More With These 3 Cash Back Cards Share FI by sending a friend ChooseFI: Your Blueprint to Financial Independence Find a new side hustle with one of our Educational Courses Commission-Free Investing with M1 Finance
454 | Salary Negotiation & Early Retirement | Financial Mechanic
In this episode: salary negotiation, knowing your worth, doing your own research, anchoring, and facing job offers. We often talk about the importance of shifting out of a scarcity mindset towards an abundant one, and this can mean leaving a job for a new one, or even asking for a higher wage. But how do you overcome the guilty feelings that can arise when wanting to level up? This week we are re-joined by the Financial Mechanic to discuss the art and steps to successful salary negotiating, from doing your research to collaboratively working with hiring managers, and learning to handle the discomfort and self doubt that can come when asking for more. While negotiating can make you feel uncomfortable or even intimidated, it’s important to remind yourself that asking for what you want does not mean you are begging. Rather, it means you know your worth and are advocating for yourself and your future! Though it takes practice, learning how to confidently negotiate can make a difference in your present but make all the difference in your future and your FI goals! Financial Mechanic: Website: financialmechanic.com Twitter: @fimechanic Timestamps: 1:05 - Introduction 5:21 - The Win-Win of Salary Negotiation 14:40 - Delay Talking About Salary 18:42 - Doing Your Research 25:33 - Knowing Your Worth 29:21 - The Negotiation 36:44 - Negotiation is About More Than Salary 41:10 - Accepting, Rejecting, and Making Your Decision 44:49 - Updates From The Financial Mechanic 53:25 - Conclusion Resources Mentioned In Today’s Episode: How to Negotiate Your Salary Without Burning Bridges | Financial Mechanic | Ep 211 Glassdoor 1 Year of Early Retirement (With Numbers) Subscribe to The FI Weekly! More Helpful Links and FI Resources: Earn $1,050 or More With These 3 Cash Back Cards Share FI by sending a friend ChooseFI: Your Blueprint to Financial Independence Find a new side hustle with one of our Educational Courses Commission-Free Investing with M1 Finance
453 | From Food Stamps to FI | Theresa
In this episode: the importance of community, finding financial literacy, pulling the levers of FI, and the hot seat. We’ve heard incredible stories of FI from many of our listeners, but this week we are lucky to hear from someone who overcame so much in order to achieve the life she always wanted. This week we are joined by one of our listeners Teresa, where we discuss her incredible story of navigating and overcoming debt as a single mother to building a strong foundation of financial literacy and knowledge for herself and her daughters! Some of us on the path to FI may not have grown up surrounded by great financial models, and maybe some of our listeners may feel overwhelmed with the new tips and knowledge that FI brings, but please remember that feeling unprepared is no reason to count yourself out on this journey! Your past failures or mistakes shouldn’t hold you back from building the life you want and the life you deserve, but rather they should motivate you to learn and grow into the best future version of yourself! Timestamps: 1:06 - Introduction 2:52 - Theresa's Story 9:02 - Awakening 16:31 - Finding Financial Literacy and What Came With It 22:22 - The Importance of Community 31:36 - You've Recovered Financially, Now What? 39:43 - Pulling The Levers of FI 49:02 - The Opportunity FI Provides 55:37 - Theresa Takes The Hot Seat 64:41 - Conclusion Resources Mentioned In Today’s Episode: Dave Ramsey Coach Carson "Everyday Cheapskate's Greatest Tips" By Mary Hunt "Retire Inspired: It's Not an Age, It's a Financial Number" By Chris Hogan Financial Peace Graduates | What Next? | Andy Hill | ChooseFI Ep 68 Welcome To The FI Community | ChooseFI Ep. 100 "The Simple Path to Wealth: Your road map to financial independence and a rich, free life" By J.L. Collins Grumpus Maximus Subscribe to The FI Weekly! More Helpful Links and FI Resources: Earn $1,050 or More With These 3 Cash Back Cards Share FI by sending a friend ChooseFI: Your Blueprint to Financial Independence Find a new side hustle with one of our Educational Courses Commission-Free Investing with M1 Finance
452 | This is Not a Dress Rehearsal | August Roundup with Katie
In this episode: spending for value, mastering your finances, what nourishes you, limiting beliefs, and getting the best out of yourself. The end of August is rapidly approaching which means it is time for another round-up episode. To close out the month this time we are joined by Katie Gatti from "Money with Katie" to discuss all the lessons we picked up from the last month of ChooseFI! Whether it's planning a mini-retirement, designing what your want your life to look like, or forming your identity statements, our wonderful August guests have provided some amazing blueprints for you to start becoming the best version of yourself. So now that the summer is ending, it seems like a great time to take action on what we have learned together! Katie Gatti: Website: moneywithkatie.com Podcast: The Money With Katie Show Timestamps: 1:11 - Introduction 4:34 - Spending For What You Value 9:59 - Getting The Best Out Of Yourself 14:26 - Claiming The Life You Want 24:59 - Mastering Your Financials First 33:20 - Limiting Beliefs 44:48 - It's Not Too Late To Start/What Nourishes You? 50:42 - Identity Statements 54:38 - Conclusion Resources Mentioned In Today’s Episode: Why Decluttering Can Lead to Increased Brain Power "Goodbye, Things: The New Japanese Minimalism" by Fumio Sasaki Rubber Ducks and Systems for Land Investing | ChooseFI Ep 449 Mini-Retirements to Accelerate Your Path to FI | Jillian Johnsrud | ChooseFI Ep 451 Catching up to FI | Becky Heptig & Bill Yount | Ep 450 "Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals" by Oliver Burkeman "Die With Zero: Getting All You Can from Your Money and Your Life" by Bill Perkins Miss Excel Subscribe to The FI Weekly! More Helpful Links and Resources: Earn $1,000 in cashback with ChooseFI's 3-card credit card strategy Share FI by sending a friend ChooseFI: Your Blueprint to Financial Independence Keep learning or start a new side hustle with one of our educational courses Commission-Free Investing with M1 Finance
How would your life change if you reached Financial Independence and got to the point where working is optional? What actions can you take today to make that not just possible but probable. Jonathan & Brad explore the tactics that the FI community uses to reclaim decades of their lives. They discuss reducing expenses, crushing debt, tax optimization, building passive income streams through online businesses and real estate and how to travel the world for free. Every episode is packed with actionable tips and no topic is too big or small as long as it speeds up the process of reaching financial independence.