624-The 5 Possible Future Scenarios (from Fantastic to Catastrophic) and How to Plan for Them

The future will be one of the following:
1. Same as now or better
2. Similar to a recession
3. Similar to a depression
4. Similar to mad max
5. Void of humans due to asteroid hitting earth or similar calamity

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623-Friday Q&A: Life Insurance, Protecting Money in Brokerage Accounts, Optimizing Taxes while Living in Bermuda, etc.

2:00 - Life insurance advice for a recently married husband
6:15 - How can I make a back-door Roth contribution without being subject to the pro rata rule?
11:35 - How can I protect the money in my taxable brokerage accounts?
20:50 - How can I optimize my tax situation as an expat living in Bermuda?
47:20 - I live in China and am returning to the USA. What should I do with my money?
50:25 - How should I balance paying off debt with real estate investment?
1:03:05 - How can I invest for my 15-month old daughter?

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622-Asset Protection Planning for Mere Mortals - Part 8 - Annuity Values and Annuity Payments Exemption Planning

In this episode of the Asset Protection Series, we do a deep-dive into annuities. Entry-level stuff at the beginning and some extra, hard-core bonuses at the end.

Joshua

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621-Friday Q&A: Investing in Distressed Mortgage Notes, CFA Credential, Roth 401(k) vs. Traditional, Privacy vs. Functionality

1:20 - How Can I Invest in Distressed Mortgage Notes Inside my Roth IRA?
8:05 - Should I Pursue a Chartered Financial Analyst Credential for My Own Investment Knowledge?
17:00 - Should I Contribute More Money to a Roth 401(k) than a Traditional 401(k)?
38:15 - How can I Balance Personal Privacy and Functionality in Building My Business?

For reference to any time-dated commentary, this show was recorded on 12/21/2018.

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Out & About: Interview for "In The Rabbit Hole" Podcast

I gave an interview to Aaron from the "In The Rabbit Hole" podcast, a modern preparedness podcast. It was published on November 12, 2018.

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https://www.intherabbithole.com/e272/ 

Preppers love to discuss many things: Guns, food storage, knives, bushcraft skills, and a litany of other topics. These topics are chewed, debated, and deliberated about endlessly amongst preppers.

But personal finance does not get much love, unfortunately. It’s not surprising, though. Most people would rather discuss… um… adult relations at the dinner instead of money–an odd taboo, really.

At its core, money is an omni-tool; it can be turned into nearly anything else needed. And a healthy personal financial standing is the most likely position from which to best safeguard your families well being.

Personal Finance for Preppers Topics Discussed:

  • Responding to people whose strategy is to not worry about money...
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620-Friday Q&A: Financial Planning for Newlyweds, 401(k)s Without a Match, 529 vs. Roth IRA for College Education

1:25 - I just got married. What financial planning should I do now?

39:35 - My employer offers a 401(k) with no match. Should I participate?

55:35 - How can I save for my child's college education with a 529 plan or with a Roth IRA?

For reference to any time-dated commentary, this show was recorded on 12/20/2018.

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619-Empathy and Personal Responsibility When Living Paycheck-to-Paycheck: Interview with the Cheap Bohemian

In Episode 616, I argued the point that if missing one paycheck is a problem for you, you're behaving stupidly. My guest on today's show took umbrage with my commentary on Twitter. So invited her on to discuss!

Enjoy,

Joshua

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618-Reflections on the State of the USA From Two Travelers

Chris Moody and I have both spent the last 6 months traveling the width and breadth of the United States with an eye toward understanding the current moment. In this podcast, we discuss our findings.

  • Life Opted Out www.instagram.com/lifeoptedout 
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617-Friday Q&A: Giving Money to Poor People, Contributing My Salary to my Wife's 401(k), Protecting Investment Accounts, Buying Term Life Insurance while FI, etc!

1:45 - How can I give nice gift to people who are poorer than I am without creating a power imbalance?

15:20 - Can I contribute my salary into a 401(k) plan for my wife in order to maximize our retirement account contributions?

28:05 - How can I protect my non-qualified investment accounts that are exposed to the claims of creditors?

44:30 - I don't "need" term life insurance because I'm financially independent. Should I still buy some?

51:00 - I'm following Dave Ramsey's baby steps and am almost out of debt; should I store up my emergency fund in a Roth IRA?

56:00 - I want to buy an investment that will pay for my new car instead of just burning all my cash on the car. How do I do that?

(For the context of any time-relevant comments relating to current events, this Q&A was recorded on 12/19/2018.)

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