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Jul 31, 2017

#88: Former financial planner Joe Saul-Sehy and I answer 4 questions from the Afford Anything community.

We chat about how to control lifestyle inflation, how to break up with a financial planner, how to invest your first $10,000, and whether or not sector-specific or theme-specific funds are a good idea.

#1: Laura is...


Nov 7, 2016

#50: Mark, a 55-year-old listener, has no savings. He's been listening to personal finance podcasts. He recently read Tony Robbins' Money: Master the Game. He called this podcast to tell us that he's feeling overwhelmed by the scope of what's ahead of him. Mark doesn't know how to apply this information -- and he's...


Oct 10, 2016

#46: This episode is a little unusual because I interviewed fellow podcast listeners live at FinCon (a conference for financial bloggers).

Why? To get to know you and understand you better.

I want to know what makes you tick, and where your interest in money comes from.

Ultimately, why you're here, listening to this...


Oct 3, 2016

#45: Podcast listener Eva is interested in opening a Vanguard account. She noticed that people need $50,000 to access their personal advisor services. It’ll take her several years before she can access this. What should she do in the meantime?

Amy, another podcast listener, wants to invest $5,500 into her Roth IRA in...


Jun 27, 2016

#31: Jim Collins, also known as popular blogger JL Collins, has been financially independent since 1989. He achieved this in the simplest way possible: he saved half of his income and invested in index funds.

Jim says the simplest possible approach is the best, if your goal is to build financial freedom. "The great...