Better know a podcast host! Oftentimes here on the podcast we talk about our daily lives. We’ll share little ways that we’re saving money, or you get to hear about our curb alert scores, and we might even talk a little too much about how much we’re riding our bikes. So if you’ve been listening for a few years you might know a good bit about us- that happens after 463 episodes! But we’ve never done a deep-dive origin story on the show and what better time to do that than here at the beginning of the year. So during this episode you’ll get to learn all about Joel’s money origin story- favorite jobs as a kid, how a bankruptcy shaped his early perceptions of personal finance, switching colleges to avoid taking on more student loans, his splurge as a single professional, and pursuing financial independence through investing in real estate.
- Capitalize is the site we discussed where you can easily move an old 401k.
- Here’s the interview we recorded with consumer advocate Clark Howard.
- Some of the other episodes where we really dive into investing in real estate: Is Real Estate Investing Right For You?, Managing Rental Properties Effectively, & Is It Dumb to Buy A House When the Market is Hot?
- Leanne Brown has a great free cookbook called Good & Cheap.
- Extra cash – And regardless of where you are on the path to financial independence, we believe in the responsible use of credit cards. It’s smart to utilize the additional benefits that credit cards offer- for instance the 60,000 points that come with the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card. That’s $750 when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards! This is no joke- I’ve already done this myself which we discussed on a recent episode after I met the initial spending requirements of $4,000 over 3 months!
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