763-Friday Q&A: Retirement Accounts for Americans Abroad, Whole Life Insurance, Rental Property Furnishings, Giving Appreciated Assets to Charity, Etc.
Play • 1 hr 38 min

It's Friday! Live Q&A today:

  • 2:00 Questions on retirement account contribution for US Americans living abroad

  • 19:48 Should I dump my whole life insurance policy?

  • 35:21 What are the rules on the disposition of stuff for my rental property?

  • 45:21 Should I make big year-end contributions to my retirement accounts?

  • 51:00 I just got laid off. What do I need to do now?

  • 1:08:00 Should I enhance my charitable giving by giving appreciated assets?

  • 1:14:44 How do I figure out the tax rules on my cryptocurrency?

  • 1:21:15 Should I keep my home base in the USA or dump it and move?

Enjoy! To join next weeks Q&A show, go here: https://patreon.com/RadicalPersonalFinance 

 

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175: Staying Flexible in Early Retirement with A Purple Life
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Mr. Inspire To FIRE
Generational Wealth & Wealth Guilt With Mrs. Miller
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ChooseFI
The Unstuck Network
300 | Relationships and Money | Jillian Johnsrud
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Ensure they feel seen and heard before transitioning into conversations on budgets or debt payoff. * Taking the small step of sharing money stories can help the couple come away with positive feelings, feel closer, and know just a little bit more about each other. * Jillian and her husband did not communicate about money well during the first few years of their marriage. They had very different money stories and didn’t know how to explain why they were reacting or felt the way they were. * Breaking the big scary stuff down into bite-sized non-intimidating questions is something Jillian guides users through in her latest workbook, part of which asks us to examine our parents’ patterns, whether or not we have copied or rebelled against them, if what was inherited is serving you well, and do you want to take it forward. * Because Jonesy and his partner aren’t married, Jillian says it’s okay to skip the specifics in the middle, like savings rates and budgets, and discuss the outcome, like a common goal to work toward together. * If you work on learning to talk about money, understanding each other financially, and can work toward a common goal, by the time you are on the same page, the middle stuff will be easier. * Listener Sam wants to know if it can work when one half of a couple is excited about being on the FI path but the other half says FI is not for them. 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If You Want To Support ChooseFI: * Earn $1,000 in cashback with ChooseFI’s 3-card credit card strategy.  * Share FI by sending a friend ChooseFI: Your Blueprint to Financial Independence.
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Bogleheads On Investing Podcast
Bogleheads On Investing Podcast
bogleheads
Episode 031: Jamie Catherwood, host Rick Ferri
Jamie Catherwood is a financial historian and the publisher of the website Investor Amnesia. He received a history degree from King’s College London in 2017 before joining O’Shaughnessy Asset Management, a quantitative investment firm based out of Stamford, Connecticut. Jamie quickly built his reputation as an expert on the history of money and finance after starting a popular weekly blog that links current market activity and investor behavior to similar events and investor behaviors throughout the centuries. Jamie shared numerous interesting anecdotes in this podcast and draws clear parallels to the current environment This podcast is hosted by Rick Ferri, CFA, a long-time Boglehead and investment adviser. The Bogleheads are a group of like-minded individual investors who follow the general investment and business beliefs of John C. Bogle, founder and former CEO of the Vanguard Group. It is a conflict-free community where individual investors reach out and provide education, assistance, and relevant information to other investors of all experience levels at no cost. The organization supports a free website at Bogleheads.org, and the wiki site is Bogleheads® wiki. Since 2000, the Bogleheads' have held national conferences in major cities around the country. There are also many Local Chapters in the US and even a few Foreign Chapters that meet regularly. New Chapters are being added on a regular basis. All Bogleheads activities are coordinated by volunteers who contribute their time and talent. This podcast is supported by the John C. Bogle Center for Financial Literacy, a non-profit organization approved by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) public charity on February 6, 2012. Your tax-deductible donation to the Bogle Center is appreciated.
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