Joshua J Sheats, MSFS, CFP, CLU, ChFC, CASL, CAP, RHU, REBC is a financial planner who teaches people how to live a rich life now while building a plan for financial freedom in 10 years or less. He mixes creative approaches to lifestyle design, deep-dive financial planning techniques, and hard-core…
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It's Friday! And today we cover: 2:01 What do I do with my old baseball cards? 6:31 Should I help my 6 & 8 year olds build a YouTube channel about video games? 45:33 I've just received an inheritance from my grandfather. What do I do with it? 53:01 What books should I read to my new baby? 1:12:12 How do you actually borrow against assets so as not to pay taxes?
There is one simple thing you can do that will almost assuredly ensure phenomenal academic outcomes for your child: read aloud. Lots. In today's episode, I explain in great detail why this works and how the process works, pulling from the phenomenal book by Jim Trelease called "The Read Aloud Handbook." Joshua
The Read-Aloud Handbook: Seventh Edition by Jim Trelease Honey for a Child's Heart: The Imaginative Use of Books in Family Life Books Children Love: A Guide to the Best Children's Literature Books That Build Character: A Guide to Teaching Your Child Moral Values Through Stories Robinson Self-Teaching Curriculum Robinson Curriculum Book List Ambleside Online Curriculum Ambleside Online Master Booklist MENSA for Kids booklist Personal MBA booklist
Today, in celebration of the American holiday "Thanksgiving Day," I want to share with you a recording of short story written by Louisa May Alcott, called "An Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving." The audio file has no commentary—it's merely an unabridged reading of the story—and is suitable for you to share with your children as a worthwhile story to enjoy this time of year. But this story is filled with financial lessons for those with ears to hear. As you listen to a life of long ago (circa 1830), I'd encourage you to reflect on the life that you and I now live in comparison. For me, this reflection fills me with Thanksgiving, which is the starting point of living a rich life now. You are rich. I am rich. Let's realize it and act appropriately. Joshua If you prefer to read the story to your children yourself, here is the text I read: https://digital.library.upenn.edu/women/alcott/thanksgiving/thanksgiving.html Here are a few poem and prayers of Thanksgiving you may enjoy as well: O Lord, that lends me life, Lend me a heart replete with thankfulness! ~~William Shakespeare 1564-1616 May all who share these gifts today Be blessed by Thee, we humbly pray. What God gives and what we take 'Tis a gift for Christ his sake; Be the meal of beans or peas, God be thanked for those and these; Have we flesh or have we fish, All are fragments from His dish. ~~Robert Herrick 1591-1674 Prayer Lord, behold our family here assembled. We thank thee for this place in which we dwell, for the love that unites us, for the peace accorded to us this day, for the health, for the food, and the bright skies that make our lives delightful, for our friends in all parts of the earth. Give us courage, gaiety, and the quiet mind. Spare to us our friends, soften us to our enemies. Bless us, if may be, in all our innocent endeavours. If may not, give us the strength to encounter that which is to come. May we be brave in peril, constant in tribulation, temperate in wrath, and in all changes of fortune loyal and loving to one another. As the clay to the potter, as the windmill to the wind, as the children of their sire, we beseech of Thee this help and mercy for Christ's sake. Amen. ~~Robert Louis Stevenson
On today's Q&A: 1:30 Should I buy life insurance if I want to build generational wealth? Live reaction to the Kyle Rittenhouse verdict 28:23 My parents have sold their house and they have $200,000 cash. What should they do? 36:00 Can I escape GILTI tax on my offshore earnings? 41:56 How can I make a living as an economist?
We are living in a significant supply chain crisis. In today's show I've invited Steven Harris back on the show to discuss the current events as we seek to prognosticate a bit about where things could go from here and how we can be prepared for the impending changes. Enjoy! Joshua www.Harris1234.com and www.Steven1234.com
On today's Friday Q&A we cover: 1:30 - How can I grow my new blog? 17:10 - We bought a house that has massively increased in value. What do we do now? 29:06 - I need to move >$100,000 of currency across the country. How do I do this safely? 1:05:00 - I'm moving abroad while waiting for my Bitcoin to appreciate. What do I need to think about? 1:40:29 - How do I know when I'm ready to hire a financial advisor? Join us next week! https://www.patreon.com/RadicalPersonalFinance Hire me personally! https://radicalpersonalfinance.com/consult
I recorded this episode of the show to deal with a recent minor controversy from a passing comment I made. Then I decided it was too far out of the scope of what I want discussed on RPF, so I canned it, choosing not to release it. Well, the controversy continued, and after I shared this "deleted episode" with a few listeners privately who found it helpful, I decided to let you choose for yourself, rather than my censoring it. It's all explained in the intro! Joshua
On today's Friday Q&A show: 1:30 Difficulties on 1031 exchanges 6:45 Should I start a business on the side or full-time? 11:45 Can I deduct my student loans as a business expense? 12:15 We are expecting a baby. How should I use my paternity leave? 22:30 How do I get rid of a credit card with an annual fee? 30:15 Should I maintain multiple bank accounts and multiple brokers? 39:30 Should I buy a house? 44:00 How can we help children develop entrepreneurship? 52:00 How do I communicate with my wife about a radical lifestyle? 1:06:30 My mom is headed deep into debt as a result of medical bills, possible into bankruptcy. How do we protect her?
In today's podcast, I share with you: Why I think the USA is a good place to be right now with regard to personal freedom, even with various rules and mandates. What I think will happen in coming months. How to prepare if the USA turns int a not-so-good place to be. Enjoy! Joshua https://radicalpersonalfinance.com/consult
Recently, US government agents raided 800 safe-deposit boxes and stole $86,000,000 of cash plus other valuables from the box holders. The government is trying to keep the money under the Civil Asset Forfeiture rules in the USA. Today, I explain the details of the case to you as well as how to protect your money and stuff from similar thefts. Joshua BOOK A CONSULTING CALL WITH JOSHUA: www.radicalpersonalfinance.com/consult Yahoo News: "Federal authorities cash in on safety box seizures as owners fight back" LA Times: "FBI says fortune seized in Beverly Hills raid was criminals' loot. Owners say: Where's the proof?" LA Mag: "The FBI Is Trying to Keep More Cash Seized from a Beverly Hills Vault" YouTube: "Never Get Busted Again Volume 1 Official: Traffic Stops - Full Video by BARRY COOPER"
Biden wants IRS to snoop into your bank account, know when you have $600 or more Biden Tax Plan Leans on Banks to Help Find Unreported Income The proposal would require banks to report annual account inflows and outflows to the Internal Revenue Service White House Fact Sheet: The American Families Plan Department of the Treasury: General Explanations of the Administration's Fiscal Year 2022 Revenue Proposals Elizabeth Warren's S.1788 - Restoring the IRS Act
Today we discuss: 1:30 My landlord has Stage 4 cancer and wants me to buy his house. Should I do it? 15:30 Should I start an S-Corp to save on taxes? 24:39 How can I learn to be a lighter traveler? 33:33 How can I enhance my international diversification? 46:43 How much net worth should you invest into a single project? 1:04:30 How can I increase my income? Join next week's call at https://patreon.com/RadicalPersonalFinance
2:06 How should I save for my children's education? 31:00 How should I view crypto lending accounts? 38:00 My income is going to be super low this next year. What are my opportunities? 46:30 How much money should I spend on prepping? 1:03:30 I'm a new early retiree. Should I pay cash for a house or finance it? 1:22:30 I'm young and getting into house hacking. How should I start? 1:31:15 What are Joshua's real estate investment plans?
It's Friday! On today's Q&A call we discuss: 1:20 I'm 21 Years old and just bought a house. Should I do the Alpha Strategy? 24:50 I bought a rural property. How can I control my liability? 36:35 Should I prioritize retirement savings or a house down payment?
It's Friday! Today we discuss: 2:21 What do we do with Michael Burry's predictions of a crypto crash? 18:35 How do I figure out how much life insurance I need 35:45 Is Florida the best state in the USA? Enjoy! To join me next week, sign up here: https://patreon.com/RadicalPersonalFinance Joshua
ProPublica made a splash this week with their reporting on the wealthiest 25 Americans' tax returns. Let's discuss! Joshua https://www.propublica.org/article/the-secret-irs-files-trove-of-never-before-seen-records-reveal-how-the-wealthiest-avoid-income-tax
On today's Friday Q&A we discuss: 1:30 Should I spend money on home projects when I'm capable of DIY? 17:20 What's involved with my opening a business in Mexico 26:30 Is there any danger to my real estate strategy of doing owner-financing to Mexican immigrants? 35:30 How can a young CPA grow his business and career intelligently? 43:30 Should I buy a house? 1:01:00 What is the likely future of Liberland? 1:24:15 Is it crazy for us to AirBnB for 6 months while we find a new place to live? If you'd like to be on next weeks Q&A show, sign up here: https://patreon.com/RadicalPersonalFinance Enjoy! Joshua
On today's Friday Q&A is show we cover: 1:10 I have a new 109-acre property. How can I use it intelligently to offset the costs and taxes? 18:32 Should I pay off debt if I expect future inflation? 27:15 What tools should I use to learn a language from scratch? 41:45 How far can I go in deducting the expenses of my vacation rental and how far should I go to get tax deductions? 1:03:00 I'm getting my family into camping for the first time. Where should I start? 1:22:00 Should I invest into life settlement contracts? Enjoy! Joshua https://patreon.com/RadicalPersonalFinance
As a family, we've just finished the first two weeks of our most-recent nomad adventure in Mexico! In today's show, I want to share with you how and why we live in a golden age of travel and how you can access it if you want to! Joshua
I firmly believe that any North American who is interested in a Plan B should consider Mexico as an option before almost any other country. In today's podcast I've invited attorney Enrique Ramírez Corona on the show to discuss how Mexico's immigration program works. Enjoy! Joshua Enrique's website: http://www.sanmiguel-legal.com/ Enrique's email: firstname.lastname@example.org
It's Friday! Today we do Q&A! 1:30 Is there a downside to a second citizenship? 20:04 Should I invest for early retirement or buy a house? 47:37 How are my crypto wages taxed as I earn them and they grow? 1:06:00 Should I cash out my Teacher's pension or keep it? 1:16:48 I make 3x money as I did 6 months ago. Am I spending too much? 1:24:27 I have $1,000,000 in the stock market. Should I sell? 1:38:20 How can I plant some flags as a farmer? 1:52:31 How can I pay my parents to work for my business? 2:01:00 What's wrong with Universal Life Insurance? To join next week's show, go to https://patreon.com/RadicalPersonalFinance