Today I have an interview for you with Ben Higgenbotham, a funeral director who's also well in tune with the Radical Personal Finance philosophy.
He's here today to share the inside scoop on how to effectively work with a funeral director so that you can get the funeral experience that your family desires without losing your shirt.
p.s., If you didn't hear it, you might want to first go and listen to Episode 409, "How to Get Yourself Put 6 Feet Under Dirt Cheap!".
That show was the "radical" approach; this discussion was intended to be a bit more mainstream. This interview was recorded almost immediately after that show was released, but I misplaced the file and neglected to get it into the schedule! Sorry, Ben!
What do dentists who shoot lions, publicists who make jokes in poor taste on Twitter and Indiana pizza makers have in common? Their lives were suddenly and irrevocably changed for the worse while doing something they could never have predicted would lead to it.
Avoiding catastrophe is an important pillar of the wealth building strategy that I promote through Radical Personal Finance. As personal finance enthusiasts, we are one of the most prudent groups of people on this planet: we build our emergency funds, insure against negative events, diversify our investments, and make careful choices about our spending.
Radical Personal Finance is, however, about going beyond the obvious and into the territory of things less commonly considered, but just as important. I want you to be prepared to deal with a hurricane, becoming a refugee, dealing with food scarcity or even the possibility of getting arrested.
In my experience as a financial advisor, it has often frustrated me how...
I frequently get this question: "Joshua, what should I invest my money in?"
Well, that's a hard question to answer. I'm not you, so how should I know?
But, here are the factors I think you should consider in answering that question for yourself:
P.S. Did I miss any important factors? If so, let me know in the comments.
Many people are far too free with their personal financial information. This can be very dangerous.
You cannot expect your financial advisor to keep your personal information private, secret, and secure.
You've got to take steps to protect yourself.