My First FIRE Presentation on Geoarbitrage

My First FIRE Presentation on Geoarbitrage

Yup, you read that right… I did a FIRE presentation regarding geoarbitrage and our plans to move to Panama. Deanna (aka Ms. Fiology) asked me to do a talk for the ChooseFI local group in Northeast Ohio.  I’m a reasonably outgoing guy, but public speaking is a whole different ball game. I had never done a presentation like this before, but I decided why not push my comfort level and give it a shot?  So I agreed. Although my stipulation was that we keep the FIRE presentation informal, my mind tends to not work that way.  I would have liked to just wing it and simply talk about our story on-the-fly and field questions throughout. Instead, I ended up putting together

Guest Appearance on the Everyday Money Show Podcast

Guest Appearance on the Everyday Money Show Podcast

Jason from the site The Wealth Hound also hosts the Everyday Money Show podcast. The first time I heard the show, I knew I wanted to be a guest.  He’s a natural at talking to people and you’d think he’s been doing this for years. We had chatted a little bit over Twitter and email and we finally had the opportunity to meet at FinCon this past year.  But believe it or not, we didn’t even have time to squeeze in a beer together while there… unbelievable! Fortunately, I got to be part of his podcast, the Everyday Money Show, in mid-December.  This was kind of exciting because it was just a couple weeks before I was leaving my job for good.

Guest Appearance on the FIRE Drill Podcast

Guest Appearance on the FIRE Drill Podcast

My year of opening up to podcast appearances continues to roll on!  Recently, I sat down with Gwen and J on the FIRE Drill podcast and we had a blast! I met Gwen from Fiery Millennials at FinCon last year shortly after she had hit me up about some questions she had on Panama.  She had an overnight stay there on her way to the Chautauqua in Ecuador. I hadn’t had the opportunity to talk to J previously, but knew her from her site, Millennial Boss, regardless. After binging on a ton of their FIRE Drill podcasts, I hit them up and somehow convinced them to let me on the show!  😉 It was great to talk to them and I’m hoping

Guest Appearance on the Countdown to FI Podcast

Guest Appearance on the Countdown to FI Podcast

Man, I’ve been on a roll with these podcasts!  My latest appearance was on the Countdown to FI podcast and it was truly a lot of fun! Mr. and Mrs. CTF are some great peeps to talk to and talk we did! We stuffed a lot into this show with a lot of discussion that hasn’t been brought up in previous podcasts. Some of the conversation revolved around our countdown to early retirement and what our plans are. We discussed the bucket system along with a couple of the ways that we’re planning to pull money out of our retirement accounts early.  If you’re not familiar with the Roth IRA Conversion Ladder or Rule 72(t), we got into those a

Guest Appearance on the Chain of Wealth Podcast

Guest Appearance on the Chain of Wealth Podcast

I had an opportunity to appear on the Chain of Wealth podcast recently and it’s now live! If you’re not familiar with Chain of Wealth, they started the site in 2017.  Who’s “they” you ask? Denis and Katie, of course! They created the blog to walk through the story of Katie paying off her debt.  Their podcasts focus on interviewing folks that can help inspire others. I was excited to be a part of their show! In this podcast, of course, we got to talk about our plans for Panama.  But we also had a good discussion about the role of kids on the path to FIRE. There’s an impression that seems to linger in our society that kids make

Guest Appearance on the Retire Hoppy Podcast

Guest Appearance on the Retire Hoppy Podcast

A podcast with a beer theme?!  That’s music to my ears and exactly what the guys at Retire Hoppy are aiming for! If you’re not familiar with the Retire Hoppy site, that’s because it’s a little newer.  It’s run by Ted Carr and Roy Weinberg and is a spinoff of the Retirement Journeys blog and podcast. This was a really fun podcast to be on.  You can’t get anymore laid back than these guys. Ted and Roy are both retired and like to have a little fun.  And what’s more fun than talking a little finance and having some beer?! So what did we talk about?  Good question… Why early retirement is so important Why Panama?  That seems to be