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?”
If you want happy-go-lucky, unicorns-and-balloons-in-the-sky Joshua, skip today’s show. If you want angry Joshua to opine on his disgust with the US American politicians’ lack of fiscal restraint and the long-term catastrophe that is the US American budget, then you’ll enjoy today’s show.
Love isn’t primarily a feeling. Love is an action. Love does. You can show love with money in many ways, but a massively powerful way is by giving. Here are some ideas and thoughts to encourage you to build more love in your life by giving more.
I thought you might be interested in some behind-the-scenes discussion of how we recently bought our rig for an intended full-timing RV trip around the USA this summer. We did some things well and made some big mistakes. I hope you learn from both!
Mrs. RPF and I are excited to announce some of our plans for a nation-wide tour during 2018. Details in the show!
In today’s show I’m going to teach you one simple technique that will help you get more stuff for free.
518 – Tools, Tips, and Techniques for Cooking on the Road (So You Can Actually Afford to Travel with Children!)
Feeding yourself (and especially children!) on the road can utterly destroy your budget. Here are some tips and tricks I’ve learned that will be helpful to you.
This is an essay that has been deeply influential on my life. I hope you find it insightful and thought-provoking. “Isaiah’s Job” by Albert Jay Nock was first published in The Atlantic Monthly in 1936.
Money is important. But it’s not #1.
Social Peer Pressure is significant. And it affects most of us with regard to our spending. Here are three strategies I think through when considering how to combat it.
514 – Friday Q&A: Should I Front-Load my 401(k) Contributions, Should I Fire My Financial Advisor For Lack of Value?
It’s Friday! That means we do live Q&A. Today: Should I Front-Load my 401(k) Contributions? Should I Fire My Financial Advisor For Lack of Value?
513 – What Gets Measured Gets Managed: How to Apply an Appropriate Level of Granularity to Your Budget Tracking Systems
Your financial tracking system is there to serve you. Make sure it’s serving you effectively. Here’s how!
512 – How to Build and Use a Price Book to Save Money in the Short- and Long-Term and to Train Your Frugal Muscles for Massive Lifetime Wealth
One of the simplest and most effective tools you can employ to help you save money on the things you buy is a price book. In today’s show, I share with you what a price book is, how to use it, and some tips and tricks to turbocharge your results.
511 – Friday Q&A: Should I Use my 401(k) Money to Invest in Real Estate with a Self-Directed IRA, What Questions Could a Client Ask their Financial Advisor for a More Productive Relationship, Do I Risk the Wrath of the IRS by Moving From Sole Proprietor to
It’s Friday! That means Q&A time. Today we cover: Should I Use my 401(k) Money to Invest in Real Estate with a Self-Directed IRA? What Questions Could a Client Ask their Financial Advisor for a More Productive Relationship? And more!
Today: Which expenses matter the most? The value of variable expenses instead of fixed expenses. The importance of developing skill and resilience.
You need to know.
Today we cover the three basic methods to save money: Buy it cheaper. Make it last longer. Use it less. Any one of these strategies is useful. But the real power comes when you implement all three of them.