Make Fewer Decisions

E121 Make Fewer Decisions


How many decisions do you make every day? Probably a lot more than you think (we average 300+ per day!)

Most of us make too many decisions each day, which actually makes us dumber!

Today I’ll talk about:
(1) Why to make fewer decisions
(2) Only make decisions that actually matter
(4) Routines, automate, heuristics
(5) How to make Important decisions

And lastly, decision-making of the future.

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E119 Give Away Free Money

E119 Give Away Free Money


Want to succeed? Give away free money.

Giving away free money seems to generate lots of positive attention, good will, and lead to success.

Today we’ll discuss:

  1. Oprah
  2. The Freedom Dividend
  3. Mr. Beast

And lastly, I’ll talk about how one man (@pulte) is harnessing the positive energy from giving away free money for philanthropy.

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E117 Bad News is Bad for Your Health

E117 Bad News is Bad for Your Health


This is a free, easy solution to improve your sleep, happiness, and overall health.

No, I’m not exaggerating. That’s how much avoiding bad news improves your health.

Today we’ll discuss:

  1. Why it’s bad for you
  2. Worst types of bad news
  3. What to do, generally
  4. How to consume news media
  5. How to do social media

And lastly, I’ll share the most ruthless step to stop bad news.

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E115 Free Stuff Future

E115 Free Stuff Future


Doesn’t it feel like more and more things in life are free? I’m not talking about food samples in the mall, but the big things in life: food, housing, even income.

You need to be aware of these big changes, to make sure your taking full advantage

Today we’ll discuss:

  1. History of free stuff
  2. Student loans
  3. Free college
  4. Universal basic income

And lastly, I talk about what’s driving all this (hint: it’s not government)

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E113 Never Do Anything You Dont Want to Do

E113 Never Do Anything You Don’t Want to Do


Personally, I’m not quite at “never,” but I’m working hard to get there. And each day I get closer to “never”, I feel healthier, happier, younger, and more energy If those are feeling you enjoy, let’s talk about how saying “no” can help.

Today we’ll discuss:

  1. Why we do things we don’t want to
  2. Energy drain
  3. Resentments
  4. Opportunity cost
  5. How to change your philosophy

And lastly, I talk about the big important exception

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E109 Do You Need Forced Savings?

E109 Do You Need Forced Savings?


Whether you’re “disciplined” with money, or cash just flows through your pocket, don’t worry: As long as you know yourself, you can set up systems for your success.

 

First, we’ll have a fun little quiz so we can know ourselves, our habits, etc.

 

Then, we’ll talk about some systems to help folks save without willpower.

 

And lastly, our bonus tip: one type of forced savings you should avoid.

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E108 Frugal is Forever

E108 Frugal is Forever


How do you approach saving for retirement? Some people focus on earning more, while others on spending less (not mutually exclusive, by the way). Then there are the frugals.

The Frugal/minimalist movement is at the very end of the spectrum of cost-consciousness, bordering on a monk-like existence.

Let’s talk about 3 common rationales for frugality, and then 3 reasons why this is dangerously limited thinking (the last reason is the most important)

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E104 Why NOT to Save for Retirement youtube

E104 Why NOT to Save for Retirement


Do you want to know if your reasons for not saving for retirement are good enough? We’ll talk about the 4 reasons why folks don’t save for retirement, and the pros and cons of each.

At the end, Janice and I will share which of these we think are valid (at least sometimes).

Links:

https://www.investopedia.com/ask/answers/102814/what-maximum-i-can-receive-my-social-security-retirement-benefit.asp

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E103 6 Reasons Investing is Better than Homeownership

E103 6 Reasons Investing is Better than Homeownership


“…though I would have made far more money had I instead rented and used the purchase money to buy stocks,” Warren Buffett

Links:

https://www.businessinsider.com/real-estate-vs-stock-market-investment-2018-9

https://www.thebalance.com/real-estate-vs-stocks-which-is-the-better-investment-357992

https://momvesting.com/content/keeping-joneses-tale-about-house-poor-life

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E101 Index Funds vs. Mutual Funds: Where to Invest Your Retirement Accounts


Put your money in index funds, not mutual funds. Here are the 3 key differences between them, and what it mean for you and your retirement money.

Links:

https://www.nerdwallet.com/blog/investing/index-funds-vs-mutual-funds-the-differences-that-matter-most-to-investors/

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