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Reframing Your Life for Financial Independence with Brad Barrett


Do finances stress you out? You’re not alone. Most of us aren’t clear about what we have to do to achieve financial independence. The average 50-year-old has about 50K in savings. Most millennials are not saving at all. The majority of family households don’t even have a budget to know what they’re spending on.

Money problems wreak havoc on our physical and mental wellbeing as well as our relationships. The best time to take control and be intentional about financial independence is right now.

Financial legend, Brad Barrett, returns to The Dad Edge. He’s the cohost of the Choose FI Podcast, the co-author of Choose FI: Your Blueprint to Financial Independence, and cofounder of a financial independence movement that has spread worldwide.

Brad went from being a full-time CPA to retired and financially independent at the age of 35. Now he empowers others to design their paths to financial independence.

Today, Brad gives us simple, actionable steps you can take right now to cut expenses, save money, and build wealth without feeling deprived. He also talks about how to get your spouse in on the game to use your financial plan to bring you closer.

It’s not about what you’ll be giving up, it’s about making your life better. Don’t waste another day or another cent. It’s time to build a lifestyle according to what you value most.

Brad Barrett

Brad and his wife are both Virginia Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) and find themselves constantly looking for new strategies to make their lives less stressful and more financially secure.

Brad lives for finding smart and creative life hacks to make their lives easier and he looks forward to helping others do the same in in their lives on the path to financial independence.

Brad is passionate about everything from saving money, to living a more healthy lifestyle, to ‘boring’ things like tracking your finances and cutting down on your tax bill. But his favorite topic is leveraging credit card rewards to save more money, and take trips you never would have dreamed possible for pennies on the dollar.

What You’ll Learn

  • Living a life of intentionality with freedom as your goal
  • How to reframe and anchor to a 15-20 year working life instead of the traditional retirement age.
  • If you look at saving and budgeting as deprivation, you’re going to be bitterly unhappy.
  • Life is an experiment. Find out what makes you happy and what helps you interact best with your wife and kids.
  • How to figure out what you value.
  • Why you should never sacrifice date nights with your wife.
  • Cutting back in less important areas allows you to spend lavishly on the things you really value.
  • Cutting expenses on housing, food, and transportation
  • Brad’s $2 per person per meal family dinner plan.
  • Preparing food in advance to avoid scrambling for take-out or ready-to-eat food.
  • How intentionality and planning saves both money and time.
  • Having happy hour with your spouse at home to save the huge bar tab.
  • How FI can bring you closer together as a couple, turning life into a game you play together.
  • How to live the same middle-class life as everyone else without being chained to a job.
  • The FIRST STEP: Get an honest understanding of what’s going on in your finances.
  • Face your mistakes. Put your financial failures on paper without beating yourself up about it.
  • How the money story that comes from our childhoods affects us as adults
  • Think about what kind of security you need. Each person is different.
  • Sit with your spouse. Ask yourselves, what do you want your lives to look like, and is your current budget going to get you there?
  • Hiding or avoiding talking about your financial habits with your spouse is destructive. You don’t want to be enemies. You want to be teammates.
  • Make decisions and take action. It doesn’t help to learn of you don’t act on the information.
  • In the beginning, the easiest way to begin to save money is decide what to cut, like subscriptions you don’t really use.
  • Bolder steps you can take like moving to a less expensive city or selling your car.
  • Reframe your budget mindset as a path to a better life.
  • Think about how you can earn more—start a side hustle, ask for a raise at your current job, or add to your education and skills.
  • Get easy quick wins that will inspire you to do more.
  • Think about how much less stressful your life would be if you knew you had a few thousand in the bank as a cushion. You don’t have to take crap from your job when you have enough money saved up.
  • It’s not about deprivation, it’s about making your life better.

RELATED EPISODES:

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

All the Money You Will Ever Need with Grant Sabatier

Choose FI Podcast with Larry Hagner


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All the Money You Will Ever Need with Grant Sabatier

Today is our 200th episode of the main show. Thanks to all our listeners for downloading and leaving reviews! We have a spectacular guest for this milestone.

Finance is one of our most popular topics on The Dad Edge. We go through years of education and training for our careers, but we’re never taught about how to best use the money we make, and sadly, we rarely take active steps to find ways to increase our income.

Grant Sabatier is the founder of MillennialMoney.com and is financially free at the age of thirty-five. He says that the “old school” retirement narrative is obsolete and is with us to talk about his book Financial Freedom: A proven path to all the money you will ever need.

Get ready for early retirement!

'I think financial literacy is a human right.'—@sabatier @millennialmoney #finance #money #investment Click To Tweet

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.

'You want to make your money-making engine as powerful as possible.'— @Sabatier @millennialmoney #money #finance #investment #retirement #FI Click To Tweet

What You’ll Learn

  • What inspired Grant to make it his sole focus to make 1 million and retire as soon as possible
  • How in 5 years he reached his goals and had 1.25 million invested
  • What Grant learned about himself during his journey
  • How he lived off of 20% of his income and used the other 80% to create an escape hatch
  • How money is infinite, time isn’t
  • Why we need to disrupt of the traditional narrative of trading time for money
  • How Grant’s Financial Freedom book is the path to all the money you’ll ever need
  • Using money to live the life that you want
  • The 7 steps financial freedom
  • How most people don’t even know what financial position they’re in
  • Buying time for yourself by saving up enough to cover expenses from months to years
  • Why you’re making a lot less than you think
  • How the finance industry is incentivized to keep you in the dark
  • How Grant dedicated his life to becoming financially independent by reading over 400 money and investing books
  • How chasing money can cause you to miss out on life and stop growing
  • The inaccuracy of projections on what you need to retire
  • Why you should revisit your retirement once a year
  • Taking compounding interest to the extreme
  • Grant’s advice to the guy who is stuck in the paycheck-to-paycheck loop
  • How to diversify your skill set to optimize your income at your full-time job
  • What house hacking is
  • Are homes good debt?
  • The benefits of investing in real estate instead of stocks
  • How to make your first home the best investment of your life
  • How families can reduce food costs
  • How to have conversations with your spouse about money
  • Practicing money mindfulness
  • Spending in alignment with your values
  • Why you should give yourself a 30-90 waiting period before making a large purchase
'Don’t wait 40 years to live your life. Live that life today.'— @Sabatier @millennialmoney #money #financialfreedom #investment #earlyretirement Click To Tweet

 

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

How to Quit Your Job in 12 Months with Ryan Enk


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Book release Feb. 5th, 2019: financialfreedombook.com

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

Money, money, money, money. Today, we’re talking money. Episodes on finances are always popular on The Dad Edge podcast so we know you’ll want to hear today’s guest.

Brad Barrett is the cohost of wildly popular podcast ChooseFI (Financial Independence). ChooseFI is a little over a year old and already has millions of downloads. The show has started a financial independence movement that is taking root and spreading across the globe.

The best part is that Brad Barrett is not going to bog us down with numbers and complicated strategies. Instead he gives us super simple, actionable tips that we can use today. He shares hacks on how to save more money, how to shield ourselves from taxes, and gives us specific funds to invest in to avoid the fees on our retirement that compound to massive amounts in the future.

Get off the couch and claim your financial independence!

Lose that hopelessness and take control of your life with Brad Barrett @choosefi #finance #finances #dads #men #fathers #stocks Click To Tweet

Financial Independence: ‘It’s about finding what lights you up and life.’ – Brad Barrett @choosefi #men #finance #money #financialindependence #family Click To Tweet

What You’ll Learn

  • How Brad and his wife planned their financial independence
  • How to step off the hamster wheel of money
  • How people are so overwhelmed by debt, they don’t even try to it pay off
  • What shift in mentality is necessary to achieve financial independence
  • Common family finance flaws: not having a goal, not being a team, spending to mask insecurities
  • Why it’s not so much the amount of money you make, but how you control your expenses
  • How to spend mindfully
  • Breaking up financial goals into smaller 15-20 year projects
  • The Financial Independence Equation – How much money will you need to reach financial independence?
  • How mutual funds can suck up a quarter of your retirement savings and how hiring a financial advisor to manage them can cost you half your money
  • The beauty of index funds
  • How to pay the least amount of tax possible
  • How to max out pre-tax buckets
  • Why the HSA (Health Savings Account) is a magic account
  • The ETFs and Index Funds you should be putting your money into now

'In the @chooseFI community, we control what we can control.' – Brad Barrett #finance #money #investment #retirement #financialindependence Click To Tweet


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