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Aug 25, 2021

#334: In today’s episode, we answer three questions from a college senior named Rafael.

He asks about productivity tools and tactics, student debt, Robinhood and market investing, and how to establish yourself as an expert in a given domain.

We answer his questions by widening the lens.

People often ask about...

Aug 18, 2021

#333: In the 1890s and early 1900’s, we had recessions every two years.

From 2009 to 2020, we enjoyed an 11-year bull run, the longest bull run in history. And when we finally had a recession, it lasted only two months. It was the shortest recession in U.S. history.

The duration between recessions is growing longer...

Aug 12, 2021

#332: Ginger’s financial independence (FI) number is $2 million, but she doesn’t want to fully retire early. Once she hits ‘coast’ FI, she wants to 1) buy her time back with outsourcing, 2) take a mini-retirement, and 3) buy a vacation home. Does it make sense for her to divert retirement contributions to these...

Aug 7, 2021


Four thousand weeks.

That’s how long we live if we’re lucky enough to celebrate our 80th birthday.

We rarely think of our lifespan in terms of weeks. When we do, it seems painfully short.

And that’s the point that Oliver Burkeman, author of Four Thousand Weeks, wants to drive home.

Rather than fight a losing...

Aug 2, 2021

#330: Linda is 58 and wondering how to account for her Social Security benefits when thinking through the 25x expenditure equation. Her expected expenses are $100,000 - $150,000. How can she figure out if she’s ready to retire?

Alise has dreamed of living abroad for long periods of time and wants to buy a property in...