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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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How to Execute Major League Achievement Todd Stottlemyre

How to Execute Major League Achievement—Exclusive Dad Edge Alliance Q&A with Todd Stottlemyre

It doesn’t matter where you’re at. It only matters where you’re going. That is what Todd Stottlemyre says. He’s a former 3-time World Champion Major League Baseball player and the author of Relentless Success: 9-Point System for Major League Achievement.

Todd’s a good friend of The Dad Edge Alliance and returns for this live Q&A in our mastermind group where he answers questions about failure, fatherhood, and how to make an impact in life. He confesses the mistakes he has made, the adversity he’s faced, and what compelled him to pass on what he has learned in his life in the form of a book.

Todd Stottlemyre is a dynamic guest. Prepared to get fired up and learn how to execute major league achievement in your life!

 

MENTIONED EPISODES:

How to Optimize the 5 Dimensions of Manhood

Breaking the World of Impossible with Todd Stottlemyre

Relentless Success Through Triumph and Tragedy with Todd Stottlemyre


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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

 

MENTIONED EPISODES:

How to Optimize the 5 Dimensions of Manhood

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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TT 86 - Building Wealth How to Grow Money

Building Wealth: How to Grow Money

Today we’re going to talk about not just saving money, but building wealth. It’s easy to get caught up in daily life and neglect strategizing for the future, but if we don’t start actively building wealth now, we will be in trouble later in life. Here are five tips that will give you a solid foundation to build on.

Check out these 5 tips to start growing your money right now! #money #finance #men #fathers #dads Click To Tweet
  1. Automate retirement savings – We are 82% more likely to save for retirement if it’s automated. 10-20% of your pay needs to go into your retirement.
  2. Take advantage of company matching – If you can’t afford to put in your 401K the 10-20%, at least put in whatever your company matches. Don’t pass up free money from your job!
  3. Think outside your 9 to 5 -You don’t want to rely on your current job for 100% of your revenue. Get some side hustles going. Diversify.
  4. Pay yourself first – Take care of your primary needs before paying for extras.
  5. Invest in YOU! – We spend money on all kinds of stuff, but rarely splurge on something that will improve ourselves. Don’t scrimp when it comes to a personal development book, online course, or coaching. Most of important of all, don’t feel guilty for time and money spent on yourself.

Reminder: We are changing the name of the podcast to the Dad Edge Podcast. There will be no change in the content, podcast subscriptions, or the website. You’ll just see the new show name and logo for 2018. Let us know what you think of it!

 

 

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RELATED EPISODES:

Quick Wins for Big Money with Scott Alan Turner

The Power of a Side Hustle with Matt Miller


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Quick Wins for Big Money with Scott Alan Turner


When it comes to investing and saving money, we often overcomplicate things. We don’t have to make it so hard on ourselves. Financial rock star Scott Alan Turner is on the show to give us some quick and easy ways to save on monthly expenses that will add up to big money in the long run.

He also shares some amazing tips and resources – from increasing your earning power, to hiring companies to negotiate lower rates on certain bills. Take action now, get out of debt, and watch the money pile up!

Being in debt is not the American Dream with @scottalanturner #finance #money #debtfree Click To Tweet

Scott Alan Turner

Scott Alan Turner grew up in a blue collar home as one of five siblings. They had a simple financial lifestyle. He doesn’t remember his parents ever having car payments, credit cards, or debts.

Then when Scott got out of college, he learned all about debt. He had student loans and credit cards. As he began working and climbing the corporate ladder, he bought a Jeep and the biggest house the bank would finance for him. Scott ended up pretty normal as a single guy. He had a huge mortgage, a nice car, and was totally broke.

Scott soon realized that he didn’t want this kind of “American Dream.” He began listening to consumer advocate, Clark Howard, on the radio during his commute and realized everything he was doing wrong when it came to investing, insurance, utilities and lifestyle.

Since then, Scott has been “on a mad mission to help you get financial independence, ultimate happiness and a life full of awesome experiences.” He is also literally a rock star and plays lead electric guitar in several rock bands.

When you spend cash, you will spend less. @ScottAlanTurner #finance #creditcards #dads #fathers Click To Tweet

What You’ll Learn

  • How to lower outgoing expenditures
  • Why your financed car is really just a rental from the bank
  • The mind-blowing amount of money Americans spend on dining out
  • How to prevent yourself from over-spending on things like groceries, restaurants, and entertainemnt
  • The psychological pain that accompanies handing over your cash (as opposed to swiping your card)
  • How to keep your job during corporate layoffs
  • How to increase your earnings at work
  • Why you’re not getting promoted
  • How to “job hop” your way to a 5K, 10K, or 20K larger salary
  • How to shop insurance to save big
  • How to save on groceries
  • Why it’s better for your finances and your health to live more simply
  • How to set a good example for your kids
  • The new company that will negotiate lower rates for things like your cable and phone
  • The debt-free rebellion!
The rebellious lifestyle is to be debt free. @ScottAlanTurner #debtfree #lifestyle #family #finance Click To Tweet

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