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Earn & Invest

405 episodes - English - Latest episode: 1 day ago - ★★★★★ - 149 ratings

What are the conversations that help you Earn and Invest in your future so you can make the best decisions today? Dive into wide-ranging panel discussions on Monday and individual interviews on Thursday that will help you question and refine your financial moves. While we won't always find answers, we will show you the questions you should ask to find a richer path to financial independence.

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318. Vicki Robin on What Could Possibly Go Right

May 26, 2022 05:00 - 1 hour - 52.2 MB

Vicki Robin, famed author of Your Money Or Your Life, has been asking cultural scouts, on her podcast, what could possibly go right. In this episode we discuss how she has evolved from her initial passion for financial independence to much, much more.

317. Is Slow FI the Real YOLO

May 23, 2022 05:00 - 57 minutes - 46 MB

What the heck is Slow FI? What does it have to do with YOLO? And why should this be important to you? Jessica Lynn and Heidi Dusek answer these questions and more on this Monday episode. Learn how to both defer gratification and enjoy today.

316. Is Spending Your Drug of Choice? w/ Lauren Greutman

May 19, 2022 05:00 - 55 minutes - 44.1 MB

Lauren Greutman was a drug addiction specialist and counselor. When addressing her own personal finances, she realized that she showed similar characteristics when it came to spending. Is spending your drug of choice? It was Lauren's. Listen how she bounced back. 

315. 3D Finance:The Power of FinTalks w/ Amberly Grant, Mark Trautman, and Monique Smaby

May 16, 2022 05:00 - 55 minutes - 44.1 MB

We are used to learning about finance in a 2D world. Maybe we read books, blogs, or listen to podcasts. Well, in the midst of COVID, Amberly Grant decided to start a series of zoom gatherings to talk money. She is joined by Mark Trautman and Monique Smaby to discuss the power of FinTalks.

314. How to Become a YouTube Star and Earn Passive Income (Rewind) w/ Erika Kulberg

May 12, 2022 05:00 - 54 minutes - 48.3 MB

Erika Kulberg started her professional career as a high powered corporate lawyer. Yet, she always had an entrepreneurial bent, and by the time she paid off her law school loans, she was ready to build a passive income empire. Listen to hear how she pursued digital entrepreneurship and became a YouTube star.

313. The Benefits of Expensive Living (Rewind) w/ Farnoosh Torabi, Jamila Souffrant, Bobbi Rebell, and Cathleen Hutchins

May 09, 2022 05:00 - 53 minutes - 37 MB

Why settle down in a high cost of living area?  Farnoosh Torabi, Jamila Souffrant, Bobbi Rebell, and Cathleen Hutchins discuss the pros and cons of living in New York and Hawaii.  Check out this rewind episode that is as relevant today as it was when it originally aired.

312. A New Approach to Building Wealth w/ Vincent Pugliese

May 05, 2022 05:00 - 1 hour - 48.5 MB

You ever wonder why your business or personal ventures are unsuccessful? According to my guest, Vincent Pugliese, it may be because you are lacking wealth in a very important category: connection. His book, The Wealth of Connection, tells us why.

311. How to Make Your Job Disposable w/ Trip of a Lifestyle

May 02, 2022 05:00 - 1 hour - 49.3 MB

Is your job disposable? Could you leave it at any time? Why not? In this episode we talk with Steven and Lauren of Trip of a Lifestyle about the advantages of not relying on work to experience ultimate freedom. 

310. From Legally Blind Athlete to Entrepreneur w/ Aaron Golub

April 28, 2022 05:00 - 43 minutes - 34.7 MB

We all can look back at the struggles in our lives and see how far we have come. Aaron Golub was determined to play football although he is legally blind. On this episode we talk about his successes and failures and what it taught him about entrepreneurship. 

309. This Team Teaches Novices How to Real Estate w/ Craig Curelop, Bryan Balducki, and Alexa Ferguson

April 25, 2022 05:00 - 49 minutes - 39.9 MB

Have you ever wondered how to get into real estate but were afraid of making mistakes. If you are lucky enough to live in Denver, you can engage the FI Team. This group of real estate agents will teach you how to achieve financial independence through rental real estate. 

308. The Creator of the Sharper Image Wants to Make You a Sharper Investor w/ Richard Thalheimer

April 21, 2022 05:00 - 53 minutes - 43.1 MB

He created one of the largest magazine and in shop sales businesses of consumer electronics. Now Richard Thalheimer wants to teach you how to make outsized equity returns with options investing. Should we listen as index investors?

307. Can You Teach Financial Wellness w/ JL Collins, Jessica Collins, Doug Nordman, and Carol Pittner

April 18, 2022 05:00 - 53 minutes - 42.8 MB

Can you truly teach financial wellness? Even if someone is not ready to hear? We discuss with father and daughter duos JL and Jessica Collins, and Doug Nordman and Carol Pittner. Hear the trials and tribulations of well intentioned dads and their much smarter daughters.

306: How to Prepare for a Windfall w/ Matt Richter

April 14, 2022 05:00 - 58 minutes - 46.7 MB

Matt Richter won six figures on the Swiss version of the gameshow Who Wants to be a Millionaire. This early windfall at the age of 21 taught him much about money management and how to deal with windfalls. You might not win a gameshow, but anything from a raise to an inheritance can leave you wondering what to do. 

305. Don't Fail to Financially Launch Your Child w/ Bobbi Rebell

April 11, 2022 05:00 - 1 hour - 49.7 MB

Whether you are a parent or a child, cleaving familial financial bonds can be a major step to adulthood. In this episode, we talk with Bobbi Rebell the author of Launching Financial Grownups. Will there be a failure to launch?

304. Why Radonda Vaught Should Matter to You w/ Nii Darko, Renee Darko, Nisha Mehta, Paulene Nosenas, and Naseema McElroy

April 07, 2022 05:00 - 1 hour - 48.8 MB

The Radonda Vaught case has far reaching implications to not only doctors and nurses but the American public in general. Why should this case about criminal negligence matter to you? Take a listen to our emotional discussion with panelists Renee and Nii Darko, Nisha Mehta, Paulene Nosenas, and Naseema McElroy.

303. Is Multi-level Marketing a Scam? w/ Jen Smith, Rachel Richards, and Ken George

April 04, 2022 08:55 - 1 hour - 50.1 MB

Have you ever been enticed by a business that sounded too good to be true? Many are convinced that that is exactly what multi-level marketing or MLM's are. We discuss these notorious entities with Jen Smith, Rachel Richards, and Ken George.

302. Why Does the Stock Market Go Up? w/ Brian Feroldi

March 31, 2022 05:00 - 48 minutes - 39 MB

How many of us are confused by the stock market? Today we discuss why the stock market goes up with Brian Feroldi of The Motley Fool. His new book is well worth a read and elucidates the finer points of why our system works the way it does.

301. Managing Extraordinary Financial Needs w/ William McVey and Kerry Chevalier

March 28, 2022 05:00 - 58 minutes - 46.8 MB

Reaching financial independence is hard enough, what if your obstacles were extra ordinary? In this episode we discuss with William McVey and Kerry Chevalier pursuing financial independence with special needs children. 

300. Can You Retire In These Uncertain Times? w/ Mark Miller

March 24, 2022 05:00 - 1 hour - 51.8 MB

How do we know if now is the right time to retire in these uncertain times? We discuss with retirement expert and journalist, Mark Miller, the risks and benefits of putting off this difficult decision.

299. Wealthy People Invest in Farmland, Should You? w/ Dax Cooke and Peter Badger

March 21, 2022 05:00 - 55 minutes - 44.3 MB

Dax Cooke started Farmfolio and hired Peter Badger to bring all the benefits of agriculture and farmland to your average investor. In this episode we discuss farmland as an investment and how Farmfolio has packaged it for investors. 

298. Overcoming Distractions to Focus on Things That Matter w/ Joshua Becker

March 17, 2022 05:00 - 50 minutes - 40.1 MB

Joshua Becker is well known for the Becoming minimalist platform and for being a best selling author. His forthcoming book, Things That Matter, helps us learn how to overcome distractions in our path to happiness. 

297. What Can Change With Your Finances in One Year? w/ Jennifer Mah, Chad Methner, Ashleigh Evans

March 14, 2022 06:00 - 59 minutes - 47.6 MB

What could change with your finances over one short year?  2021 was a shock to the system with COVID, The Great Resignation, and tons of uncertainty. Today, community members Jennifer Mah, Chad Methner, and Ashleigh Evans discuss big life changes over the last 12 months. 

296. How to Supercharge Your Retirement w/ Paul Merriman and Richard Buck

March 10, 2022 06:00 - 57 minutes - 46 MB

In this rewind episode we revisit how to supercharge your retirement with Paul Merriman and Richard Buck. Their most recent book highlights how to augment basic market returns. 

295. Rewind: Can Anyone Reach Financial Independence w/ Paula Pant, Millennial Revolution, Jillian Johnsrud, and Carl Jensen

March 07, 2022 06:00 - 52 minutes - 42.4 MB

In this rewind episode we discuss with Paula Pant, Millennial Revolution, Jillian Johnsrud, and Carl Jensen about what it takes to reach financial independence. Can those in poverty strive for this audacious goal? 

294. Reversing the Hidden Cost of being a Woman w/ Vrinda Gupta

March 03, 2022 06:00 - 52 minutes - 42.3 MB

Many people have heard of the pink tax but few are aware of how profoundly it effects women's lives. In this episode we discuss how to reverse the hidden costs of being a women. She is founder and CEO at Sequin a company that helps women get the credit they deserve. 

293. They Teach Women (and Men) How To Invest in Real Estate w/ Liz Faircloth and Andresa Guidelli

February 28, 2022 06:00 - 51 minutes - 41.5 MB

Liz and Andresa were big fans of The Bigger Pockets Real Estate Investing platform but felt something was missing. They started The Real Estate InvestHER community to help women learn about not only buying and selling property but also how to run a business. 

292. Making 17k a Month by Giving Students Affordable Housing w/ Ryan Chaw

February 24, 2022 06:00 - 53 minutes - 42.5 MB

Ryan Chaw decided early in his career as a pharmacist that he never wanted to depend on a boss or supervisor. So he bought and rented single family homes on college campuses. His resultant "side hustle" provides over 17k a month of revenue. 

291. Find Your Community and Go With Less w/ Tim and Amy Rutherford

February 21, 2022 06:00 - 58 minutes - 51.6 MB

Tim and Amy are nomads who created the Go With Less Facebook Community. As they travel the world they meetup with like minded individuals and stumbled upon a community that they didn't even know they had. How did they do that?

290. What a Revolution Taught Her About Recession Proofing Her Portfolio w/ Kiana Danial

February 17, 2022 06:00 - 53 minutes - 42.6 MB

Kiana Danial, the Invest Diva, was the child of Iranian parents who suffered greatly from a revolution in their country and lost almost everything. When she came to United States, she quickly lost her job and suffered economic turmoil. These lessions helped her develop a plan to recession proof her portfolio. And you can too. 

289. Can the Military Teach Civilians how to be Millionaires? w/ David Pere and Alex Felice

February 14, 2022 06:00 - 56 minutes - 51.8 MB

So you're not in the military. It ever interested you. But have you ever wondered what those in the military could teach you about accumulating wealth. We talk with David Pere and Alex Felice from the Military to Millionaire podcast and platform.

288. Can a Conference Change Your Life-Chautauqua 2022 w/ JL Collins, Bryce and Kristy, and Alan and Katie Donegan

February 10, 2022 06:00 - 54 minutes - 43.3 MB

Can a conference change your life? One certainly did for me. We talk with JL Collins, Alan and Katie Donegan, And Bryce and Kristy (Millennial Revolution) about Chautauqua 2022. I happen to be one of the two speakers (First week Sept 3-Sept10)!

287. Questioning The Four Percent Rule w/ Christine Benz

February 07, 2022 06:00 - 56 minutes - 45.3 MB

How do you decide when you have enough money? Traditionally people have relied on the four percent rule. Christine Benz and Morningstar recently shared research that suggests that 3.3% may be more appropriate. What do you think?  Also, if you are a fan of the Earn & Invest Podcast and want to help me spread the word about my upcoming book...become a part of our ground team. It costs nothing and there are many benefits. 

286. The Two Basic Sins of Financial Advising w/ Josh Bannerman aka OG

February 03, 2022 06:00 - 1 hour - 54.5 MB

Today we discuss everything financial advising with Josh Bannerman aka OG from The Stacking Benjamins Show. What are the two basic sins of financial advising? Find out on this episode and much much more. 

285. Ask Doc G Anything w/ Gwen Merz, Walli Miller, and Kenny George

January 31, 2022 06:00 - 1 hour - 59.3 MB

This is our yearly ask me anything segment. Gwen Merz, Walli Miller, and Kenny George bring community questions about me, podcasting, and personal finance.  This is a fun episode. Hope you enjoy. 

284. How to Maximize Your Single Season w/ Anthony ONeal

January 27, 2022 06:00 - 52 minutes - 42 MB

We have Anthony ONeal back on to discuss his new course about preparing in our single season. Are you (or did you) financially prepare as a single person for being in a relationship? Join our wide ranging discussion about how we traverse the different seasons of our life.  

283. Learning Finance from Behind the Camera w/ Travis Shakespeare and Brian Quist

January 24, 2022 06:00 - 54 minutes - 43.8 MB

How does the act of creation affect you? We discuss what filmmakers Travis Shakespeare and Brian Quist learned behind the camera about personal finance. They discuss their financial trajectories and describe their projects in the financial independence space.

282. She Borrowed From her 401k to Pay for a Mentor w/ Choyo Wilson Daniel

January 20, 2022 06:00 - 51 minutes - 41.3 MB

Choyo Wilson Daniel grew up spending recklessly but never getting ahead. When her house ended up in foreclosure, she decided it was time to make a change. We talk mentoring, the money mindset, and how to get ahead. 

281. What FIRE and The Great Resignation Can Teach Each Other w/ Bitches Get Riches and Kiersten Saunders

January 17, 2022 06:00 - 1 hour - 53.7 MB

On today's episode we talk to three people who have had a recent career identity crisis and the changes they have made or in the process of making. Join Jess and Lauren from Bitches Get Riches and Kiersten Saunders as we discuss what Fire and The Great Resignation can teach each other.

280. Is Your Electrician Making More than You? w/ Tinian Crawford

January 13, 2022 06:00 - 57 minutes - 45.7 MB

What is the best path to entrepreneurship? Many fail to consider trade school. On this episode, Tinian Crawford discusses his decision to go to trade school and how it eventually led to entrepreneurship and financial independence. 

279. How Much Should You Share? (Explicit) w/ Paula Pant and Rich Jones

January 10, 2022 06:00 - 57 minutes - 45.7 MB

How much should you share in your business and in your personal social media profiles? What is the difference between authenticity and vulnerability? Rich Jones (Paychecks and Balances, The Mental Wealth Show) and Paula Pant (Afford Anything) tackle these difficult questions with stories from their own lives.   

278. What are your Biggest Financial Hurdles (Rewind) w/ Bradley Finn, Rachel Fazio, Brenda Olmos, and John Stoj

January 06, 2022 06:00 - 51 minutes - 41.1 MB

In this rewind episode we discuss with four community members their biggest financial hurdles. What will hold you back in 2022 and how will you overcome it? Listen to Brad, Rachel, Brenda, and John tell their stories. 

Bonus Episode-Doc G Talks about the Future of E&I

January 05, 2022 06:00 - 14 minutes - 11.9 MB

Happy New Year. This is a short bonus episode that gives me a chance to talk to all of you about not only 2021 but also my plans for 2022. Thank you for being part of the Earn & Invest community.

277. Getting in Shape for 2022 Both Fiscally and Physically (Rewind) w/ Chris Mamula, Helene Massicotte, and James Lowery

January 03, 2022 06:00 - 51 minutes - 41.4 MB

Are you planning  on getting in shape for 2022? Physically? Fiscally? What role does physical health play in financial independence. Listen to this rewind episode with Chris Mamula, Helene Massicotte, and James Lowery.

276. How a 20 Year Veteran of the Table, Bar, and Pole Became Financially Independent w/ Barbara Sloan of Tipped Finance

December 30, 2021 06:00 - 52 minutes - 41.7 MB

Barbara Sloan is the writer behind Tipped Finance and is a 20 year veteran of the table, bar, and pole. She has had almost every tipped job available and used them to propel to her to financial independence. 

275. The Seven Biggest Financial Headlines of 2021 w/ Joe Saul-Sehy and Jen Smith

December 27, 2021 06:00 - 1 hour - 48.6 MB

What were the seven big financial headlines of 2021? We discuss with Joe Saul-Sehy of The Stacking Benjamins Podcast and Jen Smith from The Frugal Friends Podcast what happened this year and if it surprised us. Take a listen! 

274. How to do Hard Things w/ Half of Fame Podcaster Dave Jackson

December 23, 2021 06:00 - 1 hour - 59.5 MB

How do you do hard things?  Create a life with another person, build a business, or even start a podcast? We interview Dave Jackson from the School of Podcasting on a topic that he covered during his own 800th episode. Please note that this episode touches on mental health and suicide. 

273. Can an App Speed Your Path to Financial Independence w/ Grant Sabatier and Logan Leckie

December 20, 2021 06:00 - 53 minutes - 43.1 MB

Today we talk fintech with Grant Sabatier and Logan Leckie. They are working on a new financial independence app called Topia. We talk FIRE, app building, and entrepreneurship. Can an app speed your path to financial independence?

272. How Amateurs Beat the Stock Market Pros w/ Brian Feroldi

December 16, 2021 06:00 - 50 minutes - 40.4 MB

We talk today with Brian Feroldi of The Motley Fool about the expected volatility of the equity markets over the next decade. Should you stick with index investing? Should you branch out? How do you beat the pros? 

271. Don't Wait Decades to Avoid Burnout w/ The FI Couple

December 13, 2021 06:00 - 54 minutes - 43.3 MB

We think of burnout occurring decades into a job, but many people are having these feelings as early as a few years in. Josh and Ali of The FI Couple found themselves in this unenviable situation. Listen to this episode to find out what they did about it and how it is going.  

270. The Five Tax Questions You Must Ask Yourself w/ Sean Mullaney

December 09, 2021 06:00 - 1 hour - 49.6 MB

Although everyone at this time of year is focusing on end of year tax moves, there are things we all should be doing regardless of what month it is. We talk the difference between tactics and strategy with Sean Mullaney, The FI Tax Guy. What are the five questions we must ask ourselves?


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