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Mindy Jensen

Host, Voice Actor & Producer of BiggerPockets Money Podcast

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94: 18 Options for Healthcare in Early Retirement with Lynn Frair
BiggerPockets Money Podcast
The absolute MOST FREQUENTLY ASKED question I get about Early Retirement is “What do I do about healthcare?”Without going into too much detail, we’re all aware that healthcare costs are fairly ridiculous in America. Not properly planning for healthcare can be catastrophic - one unexpected event can literally wipe you out.Lynn Frair from FIHealthcare.com joins us today to share the results of her intense research into the options available to early retirees. She has found 18 different healthcare options and shares them with us. She also has created a crowdsourcing database for other options. (If you’ve got a different way to procure healthcare, she’d love to include it in her database!)If you are on the path to financial independence, you NEED this episode. In This Episode We Cover:How Lynn became interested in financial independenceHow she began investing at age 12The process of researching healthcare options18 different options for healthcareHealthcare preventionThe difference between deductibles, co-pays, and premiumsAnd SO much more!Links:Mr. Money MustacheReeditMilitary DollarBloombergHealthCare.govFinConBiggerPockets Money Podcast 80: Managing Money: How a Saver & a Spender Are Living Happily Ever After with Rich & RegularRich & RegularFrom Childhood Poverty to Financial Freedom by Age 32 with Jillian JohnsrudMontana Money AdventuresEconoMe ConferenceProfiles:Nurse NumbersLynn's emailFI Healthcare
94: LIVE from BPCon2019: Ask Us Anything!
BiggerPockets Money Podcast
All the BiggerPockets podcast hosts on stage in one place! This bonus episode was recorded at the BiggerPockets Conference 2019 on October 7th in front of a live audience of more than 1,000 people at the Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville, Tenn.We turned the mics over to our members, who fired a bunch of great questions at Scott Trench and Mindy Jensen, Brandon Turner and David Greene, Joshua Dorkin, and J and Carol Scott.Our panelists covered some nitty gritty real estate topics, like tackling vacancy and how to invest IRA funds, as well as big-picture concepts like motivation, marketing, and teaching family members the importance of investing at an early age.Also, everyone reveals which animal they would be if they had to choose, and a member of the audience challenges David Greene to produce an analogy on the spot. Listen to find out whether he performed under pressure! Our first conference in seven years was a big success, and we’re so thankful to everyone who came out to learn, network, and have a great time.Download this bonus episode, and be sure to subscribe to all three shows BiggerPockets Real Estate Podcast, BiggerPockets Money Podcast, and BiggerPockets Business Podcast so you won't miss an episode.
93: Financial Mistakes and How to Avoid Them with Scott & Mindy
BiggerPockets Money Podcast
Financial mistakes can have a HUGE impact on your future retirement savings - the opportunity costs can be enormous!In this episode, Scott and Mindy discuss some of the biggest mistakes you can make financially, and ways to avoid them so you can give yourself the highest potential for financial independence.Mindy and Scott move past previously discussed mistakes such as housing and transportation, and dive deep into relationship money mistakes, travel, spending, retirement planning and tax issues that can cost you tens of thousands of dollars in your retirement accounts.Scott and Mindy shed light on some of the “low-hanging fruit” money missteps as well as touching on spending and lack-of-planning issues that can have an even larger impact on your financial future. This episode truly is for anyone who has money AND wants to have more.In This Episode We Cover:What house hacking isOn buying a carChallenges that come up in relationshipsWhat to buy on engagement ringsConcept to apply on weddingsOn having kids and petsThe importance of being on the same team in your relationshipWays to save money on travelTravel hackingTax MistakesThe right time to talk to a CPATalking about retirement accountsWithdrawing money early inappropriatelyNot understanding feesNot taking the matchTrack and analyzing your spendingSigns that you have miscellaneous spending problemOn investingLinks:The $51,000 mistake thousands of retirement savers have already madeBiggerPockets Money Podcast 35: Hacking Your Life to Live for (Almost) Free with Craig CurelopBiggerPockets Money Podcast 87: How to Save Money for Your Down Payment with Scott & MindyBiggerPockets Money Podcast 83: Buying Your First House with Scott & MindyBiggerPockets Money Podcast 81: The Basics of Investing with Erin Lowry from Broke MillennialBiggerPockets Money Podcast 09: Financial Independence at Age 30 (by House Hacking + Side Hustles) with Drew from Guy On FireBiggerPockets Money Podcast 20: The Simple Path to Wealth—Index Funds Explained with JL CollinsBiggerPockets Money Podcast 86: Choosing the Right Investment Type for Your Goals with David SteinBiggerPockets Money Podcast 07: How Breakfast Food Motivated Financial Freedom with Mr. and Mrs. Waffles on WednesdayMake Your Own Free Mobile Expense Tracking App in 30 MinutesBiggerPockets Career OpportunitiesBiggerPockets YouTube ChannelConnect with Scott and Mindy:Mindy's emailScott's emailBiggerPockets Money's emailScott's Instagram Mindy's InstagramBiggerPockets Money's Instagram
92: An Introduction to Financial Independence with Chris Mamula, Brad Barrett and Jonathan Mendonsa
BiggerPockets Money Podcast
Personal finance is easy, right? You read a blog or listen to a podcast and just follow everything they did. Easy, Peasy, Lemon Squeezy.Except that’s not how the world works. What brought success to one person may bring misery - and ultimately failure - to someone else. Personal Finance is P-E-R-S-O-N-A-L!Of course that said, there are some general principles that apply to everyone: Spend less than you earnInvest wiselyIncrease your incomeTrack your spendingBe money consciousChris Mamula, Brad Barrett and Jonathan Mendonsa are the authors of ChooseFI: Your Blueprint to Financial Independence, a new book for ChooseFI Publishing. They join us today to share the basics of Financial Independence, and to remind us that Financial Freedom is available for everyone.Topics:What their book is all aboutThe framework they applied to the concept of financial independenceDeconstructing rules and create new mindsetThings they questioned that started to fall apartHow to frame the conversation to attract and get more people interested on financial independenceThe concept of spending less money Principles on how to cut your expensesLearn the rules of money and mathHow to earn more incomeHow they approach on investingThe final step towards financial independenceAnd SO much more!Links:Mr. Money MustacheMad FientistYNABMintFrugalwoodsBiggerPockets Money Podcast 10: Designing a Frugal But Luxurious FI Life by Age 32 with Liz ThamesBiggerPockets Money Podcast 86: Choosing the Right Investment Type for Your Goals with David SteinBudgets Are SexyTwitter - Dad JokesScott's InstagramChooseFIChooseFI PodcastEat The Financial ElephantCan I Retire Yet?
91: Debt is NOT a Death Sentence with Melanie Lockert of Dear Debt
BiggerPockets Money Podcast
Melanie Lockert joins us today to share her story of student loan debt and her subsequent inability to find a job when she graduated into one of the worst job markets America had ever seen, and her spiral into depression and shame over her debt.Melanie is not alone - as of 2018, more than 44.2 MILLION borrowers owe more than $1.5 TRILLION! (link https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Student_debt)September is National Suicide Prevention month - and Melanie hosts a Suicide Prevention Blog Tour every year due to the sheer number of people who find her blog when they search "I want to kill myself because of debt".Melanie advocates sitting down and figuring out exactly how much your debt is costing you per day, which was both a big source of shame as well as a HUGE motivator for her to pay it off. She also shares her journey out of debt - and out of depression through therapy.Melanie also shares resources for people feeling overwhelmed. Find counseling options at www.openpathcollective.org, talk to someone through text by texting HOME to 741741, which is the Crisis Text line or call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255.In This Episode We Cover:Melanie's journey with moneyExperiencing mental health issues because of debtStart blogging and wrote break-up letters to debtHow she paid off her debtHer main side hustleHow much it costs her to pay her student loan debtsThe reason why debt is depressingThe biggest mistake people are makingHer advice to anyone who has the same path with herFive stages of grief that are similar to paying off debtOn living in denialSteps to prepare your mindset and addressing the underlying issues Therapy hackWhat keep her motivatedTalking about the first person who reach out to herHow she personally managed to pay off her student loansOn making more moneyWhat her life look like after she paid off her student loan debtAnd SO much more!Links from the ShowCraigslistTaskRabbitFinConMintOpen Path CollectiveCrisis Text Line - Text HOME to 741741Suicidal Hotline - 1-800-273-8255Suicide PreventionNational Foundation for Credit CounselingAnnual Credit ReportSide Hustle NationBiggerPockets Money Podcast 90: From Unplanned Pregnancy to Financially Free with Melissa from Traveling WalletBiggerPockets Money Podcast 28: How Anyone Can Easily Make Extra Money Using Side Hustles with Nick LoperBiggerPockets Money Podcast 50: Rebuilding Your Financial Life After Bankruptcy with Patrice WashingtonBiggerPockets Money Podcast 35: Hacking Your Life to Live for (Almost) Free with Craig Curelop
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100
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1
Total Airtime
4 days, 15 hours