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Super Simple Financial Independence with Chris Mamula from Choose FI

You might think that only accountants or finance geniuses can figure out how to retire early, but this is not true. Our guest today retired at the age of 41!  Chris Mamula was a physical therapist who wasn’t excited when he thought about the future. He decided to educate himself on how to reach financial independence and he couldn’t believe how easy it was.

Chris is a husband and dad who now enjoys an adventurous lifestyle on his own terms. He blogs at Can I Retire Yet, is part of the Choose FI movement, and is also the primary author of the book Choose FI: Your Blueprint to Financial Independence.

Today he shares his super simple financial independence tactics to help you put your wealth-building on autopilot.

What You’ll Learn

  • Don’t always blindly trust a financial advisor.
  • The million-dollar mistake Chris made when he first began financial planning
  • Super Simple Financial Independence
    1. Spend less.
    2. Earn more.
    3. Invest better.
  • Cut on the biggest expenses—housing, cars, and food.
  • Where can you cut on taxes?
  • How can you eliminate investment fees?
  • Travel hacks so that you can vacation without depleting your savings or going into debt
  • How to live better while spending less
  • Lining up spending with your values
  • Moving to an area with lower cost of living
  • Chris puts 50% of his income into savings.
  • Financial self-assessment—track your spending for a month and be honest about where your money is going. Is it going toward the life you want?
  • Knowing your emotional tolerance to stock market fluctuations
  • Investing in real estate for financial independence
  • Creating your own business
  • How to get kids interested in finance
  • Personal finance doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Learn how to tackle it one simple step at a time.


MENTIONED EPISODES:

ChooseFI: Stock Market, Tax, and Retirement Hacks with Brad Barrett

Reframing Your Life for Financial Independence with Brad Barrett

All the Money You Will Ever Need with Grant Sabatier

The New Mindset for Money with Grant Sabatier


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Money and Your Marriage

Money and Your Marriage with Jesse Mecham

Financial issues are one the biggest causes of divorce. Not only do money problems make life stressful, they can lead to conflicts that can damage a marriage and destroy a family. But what if you could take a few, simple steps right now to totally change your money situation? Today, we talk about money and your marriage and how you can make budgeting decisions with your spouse easily and argument-free.

Jesse Mecham is the creator of the YNAB (You Need a Budget) app. He is back on The Dad Edge to talk about how to approach the money discussion in a way that will stop friction and encourage intimacy. He outlines his 4 Money Rules to future-proof your finances and gives guidelines for trimming the fat on your expenses without feeling deprived.

After listening to this show, you will feel confident about budgeting, prepared for the unexpected, and hopeful about your dreams for the future.

“Money’s not always simple, but it can get a lot simpler.”—Jesse Mecham

Jesse Mecham

Jesse Mecham founded YNAB in 2004 to help him and his wife, Julie, watch their money. Studying for his master of accountancy at Brigham Young University at the time, he put his numbers wizardry to work to develop a system to track their expenses, and that became YNAB. He lives in Utah with Julie and his seven kids!

YNAB – You Need A Budget

You Need A Budget is award-winning software and a proven method—that works.

What really makes You Need A Budget different is that we can teach you how to manage your money and get ahead—for good.

What if your bills rolled in, and instead of piling up, you just paid them? No sweat.

What if you didn’t even realize it was payday because you had money in the bank and weren’t desperate for that check to arrive?

Forget everything you think you know about budgeting and prepare to experience total control.

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What You’ll Learn

  • A money dysfunction in your marriage is a landmine that will eventually go off.
  • You can make huge leaps in your marriage even when you think it’s already good.
  • You don’t get commitment without conflict, and you don’t get conflict without trust. You must trust your spouse enough to handle whatever you’re going to tell them.
  • On patience—increase the gap between stimulus and response and fill it with curiosity.
  • Jesse’s morning habit of reading “hard books”
  • As a couple, ask yourselves … What do you want? What are you dreaming about? Not in the distant future, but in the next few years? Most couples don’t have this conversation.
  • All the questions that used to add tons of stress are easy decisions when your visions are aligned.
  • You can feel more peace in as little as an hour and a half after you have this money talk with your spouse.
  • Do whatever you want with your money as long as it means something to you.
  • In Jesse’s experience working with men on their budgets, eating out is the easiest, most effective expense to cut.
  • Rediscover cooking at home.
  • Becoming more self-reliant to save.
  • Tip: Only budget money you have on hand. Don’t give money a job you don’t actually have yet.
  • How to pre-budget for big experiences, upcoming expenses, and emergencies.
  • How to keep your budget changeable.
  • Age your money—the dollar you spend today you should have made 30 days ago.
  • Make reviewing your budget part of your morning coffee routine.
  • Getting to where you want to be financially won’t happen overnight. Be patient with yourself.
  • 4 Rules of YNAB
    1. Give every dollar a job
    2. Embrace your true expenses
    3. Roll with the punches
    4. Age your money

MENTIONED EPISODES

The Easy and Effective Way to Budget for Your Goals with Jesse Mecham

The New Mindset for Money with Grant Sabatier

Staring Down the Wolf with ex-Navy SEAL Mark Divine

Battling Cancer as a Dad with Hal Elrod


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The New Mindset for Money with Grant Sabatier


Financial freedom is something we all dream of. Imagine being able to live life on our terms and have enough money to do all the things we want to do. What if we could teach our kids how to set themselves up to be millionaires too? Financial freedom is possible for parents and their kids with a new mindset for money and consistent, small steps in the right direction.

Grant Sabatier is back on the Dad Edge Podcast. He became a millionaire when he was thirty-five and is the creator of the hugely popular Millennial Money blog and the author of bestselling book Financial Freedom: A Proven Path to All the Money You Will Ever Need. Grant was also a speaker at our Dad Edge Summit 2019.

Today, Grant talks about how times have changed and how our perspectives on money, saving, and investing should change too. He also tells us how we can teach our kids to master their money from a young age so they can get a head start on making their wildest dreams come true!

“We live in a time where it’s never been easier to live a life you love.”—Grant Sabatier

Grant Sabatier

Grant Sabatier is the Author of Financial Freedom (Penguin Random House) and Creator of Millennial Money, which has reached over 10 million readers.

Dubbed “The Millennial Millionaire” by CNBC, Grant Sabatier went from $2.26 to $1 million in 5 years through entrepreneurship, side hustling and investing. After reaching financial independence at the age of 30, Grant Founded MillennialMoney.com, where he writes about making and investing money and co-hosts the Financial Freedom podcast.

Grant has been featured in over 200 international media outlets including The New York Times, The Washington Post, National Public Radio, Money Magazine, ABC Nightline, Chicago Tribune, USA Today, Inc. Magazine, Forbes, The Sydney Morning Herald, and many others.

Financial Freedom

In 2010, 24-year old Grant Sabatier woke up to find he had $2.26 in his bank account. Five years later, he had a net worth of over $1.25 million, and CNBC began calling him “the Millennial Millionaire.” By age 30, he had reached financial independence. Along the way he uncovered that most of the accepted wisdom about money, work, and retirement is either incorrect, incomplete, or so old-school it’s obsolete.

Financial Freedom is a step-by-step path to make more money in less time, so you have more time for the things you love. It challenges the accepted narrative of spending decades working a traditional 9 to 5 job, pinching pennies, and finally earning the right to retirement at age 65, and instead offers readers an alternative: forget everything you’ve ever learned about money so that you can actually live the life you want.

What You’ll Learn

  • 80% of people are disengaged with their jobs
  • Using your suffering as a launch point for change
  • Money means nothing if you can’t enjoy it
  • Taking time to explore your relationship with money
  • Becoming familiar with money until it stops making you uncomfortable
  • Why you should sit with your debt, literally
  • Shifting to a constructive money mindset
  • Getting quick wins to help motivate you
  • How to talk with your partner about money
  • Why it’s healthy for couples to have their own separate, private money to spend or save as they please
  • How much money do you really need to live the life you want?
  • Why you must keep in mind that money won’t solve all the problems you have
  • A simple saving hack that allows you to ditch the detailed budget
  • Why you should stop looking far into your financial future
  • Investing in who you’re yet to become
  • Being open with your kids about your financial situation
  • How to get kids excited about mastering money by reverse-mapping their wildest dreams
  • Nurturing your kids’ curiosity, adaptability, and instinct for risk-taking

MENTIONED EPISODES:

All the Money You Will Ever Need with Grant Sabatier

Optimizing Your Personal Relationship with Money — Exclusive Dad Edge Alliance Q&A with Grant Sabatier


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Giving Yourself Grace During the Holidays

The holidays are here and so is the holiday stress. We have the financial strain, our children’s high expectations, house guests, and maybe some family friction. Combine that with the fact that we eat more, drink more alcohol, and neglect ourselves. We’re supposed to be enjoying the holidays, but instead we dread it.

But what if we approached holidays differently?

Today we talk about giving yourself grace during the holiday season. Men tend to be hyper-critical and beat themselves up over not being able to do everything perfectly. It’s time to let that go. We’re going to make mistakes. We’re going to fall back into bad habits. We’re not always going to be the perfect husband or father, and that’s okay.

We all want to create the perfect Christmas, but beware of the holiday stress. Don't want to end up like Clark Griswold. #men #dads #fathers #dadlife #holidays Click To Tweet

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Benefits of Practicing Gratitude

The Life-Changing Benefits of Practicing Gratitude


We all go through ups and downs, and it’s easy to focus on whatever is going wrong in our lives, but being stressed and worried all the time works against us. A negative mindset literally makes us dumber! But we can shift our attitude by appreciating what we do have going for us.

Today we have on new Dad Edge Alliance member, Dwayne. He came into the group at an all-time low. His marriage was in trouble, he was in debt, and he was depressed. As he began to target all aspects of his life in the alliance, he also adopted the habit of looking at all that was going right.

Within a few months, Dwayne made incredible progress. His marriage is in a good place, he paid off 6K in debt, and is smiling again. Discover the other life-changing benefits of practicing gratitude in this short episode!

 

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