As we all reflect on the actions of the government we US Americans have just supported with our tax money, I thought it would be a good day to read to you a very helpful essay called, The Law.
540 – Is US Government Bankruptcy a Sure Thing? A Friendly Debate with David Stein, Host of Money for the Rest of Us
On Episode 466 of Radical Personal Finance, I discussed the idea of the US Government’s certain default on its stated obligations and commitments by referencing Professor Lawrence Kotlikoff’s Congressional testimony on this subject. After that show, my friend David Stein emailed me to tell me that I was wrong. 🙂
539 – Friday Q&A: Should I Use an HSA Account to Pay for Medical Expenses, What Tools Will Help Me Find a New Career, Should I Participate in My Company’s Non-Qualified Deferred Compensation Program?
It’s Friday! Today we discuss: Should I use an HSA account to pay for my medical expenses? What tools can I use to figure out a new career after unexpectedly coming back from foreign missions? Should I participate in my companies Non-Qualified Deferred Compensation program?
In honor of the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s death on April 4, 1968, I thought you might enjoy hearing some of the audio from his last public sermon. This talk is entitled “The Drum Major Instinct.” This sermon was preached in the pulpit of Ebenezer Baptist Church, about two months before King’s death.
Today, a prelude to a discussion of how to lease a car. In this show we discuss a rational analysis of new car vs. used cars.
537 – Friday Q&A: Transitioning from PC to Mac, Enhancing a Personal Website By Helping Others, Financial Advice for an 18-Year-Old Rockstar, Major Financial Influences on Joshua
Today, we discuss: Transitioning from PC to Mac. Enhancing a Personal Website By Helping Others. Financial Advice for an 18-Year-Old Rockstar. Major Financial Influences on Joshua.
On today’s show we go back 250 years to see what lessons for wealth we can learn from Benjamin Franklin. This show is an audio recording of Franklin’s essay, “The Way to Wealth.” Enjoy!
535 – Responding to Listener Comments on An Error in Real Estate Basis Calculations, Radical Financial Plans vs Traditional Plans, What Happened to SudoPay, and More!
It’s Friday! Today I’m interacting with your comments on recent episodes of the show. We discuss: Correcting an error on real estate basis. Radical financial plans vs. traditional plans. What happened to SudoPay. And more!
This show rounds out some friendly advice to help any interested listener who wants to put together a well-equipped home armory to do so in a thoughtful and financially prudent way. Today, we tackle the AR15 rifle. The AR15 is a wonderful rifle. It’s not the best at any one thing, but it is truly good at many things.
533 – Friday Q&A: AirBnB Business Deductions, Deductibility of Losses on a Personal Rental, How to Get Great Podcast Guests
It’s Friday! Today we cover AirBnB Business Deductions, Deductibility of Losses on a Personal Rental, and How to Get Great Podcast Guests!
Today, some ideas on how to save money by spending a little more than strictly necessary to insulate yourself from unnecessary temptation.
531 – Friday Q&A: How to Establish a Will & Trust While Living Internationally, How to Title Life Insurance Policies for Spousal Protection
Today we cover: How to establish a will and trust when you plan to be living internationally for an extended period of time. How to plan ahead to pay for kids’ college when you anticipate that the college may lose its accreditation.
In today’s show I lay out for you a sensible approach to gun acquisition that will help you to construct a useful home armory that will allow you to have the tools of defense and offense that will cover most situations you could conceivably ever face without making bad financial decisions.
529 – Friday Q&A: How to Protect From Disability Without Disability Insurance, How to Cover Unknown Future Risk, How Should I Finance a Land Purchase, Will My Credit Score Be Messed Up By Mortgage Shopping, How to Adjust Content for Different Audiences
We cover: How can I protect myself from the risk of disability without getting disability insurance? How can I make sure that future, unknown risks are adequately covered today? What financing option should I use to buy a piece of land? And more!
In today’s political climate where critics are drawing a moral equivalence between mass murderers and an average armed citizen, I think this moral defense is warranted. The facts and names of the essay are dated. The arguments are not.
The tagline of RPF is “…living a rich life now…” But it’s hard to LIVE a rich life if you’re dead. So I’d like to help you–and others–have a higher potential of staying alive.
As a–ahem–more practical follow-up to yesterday, here is my advice for a listener on how to buy a used car.
Flipping through my feed and I cannot believe what you just did. You idiot!
“The philosopher Diogenes was eating bread and lentils for supper. He was seen by the philosopher Aristippus, who lived comfortably by flattering the king. Said Aristippus, ‘If you would learn to be subservient to the king, you would not have to live on lentils.’ …”
Today we answer this question: “I have accumulated $6,000 in credit card debt from a period of unemployment; should I use some of the $10,000 I have in my 401(k) to pay it off?”