047R |The Rule of 72

In today's podcast we recap Episode 47 with Bryce and Kristy from Millennial Revolution including talk of home ownership and world travel, but a reader case study and voicemail.


In Today’s Podcast we cover:

  • A recap of our main takeaways from Episode 47 with Kristy and Bryce from Millennial Revolution
  • How Brad explained the concept of compound interest to his daughter Anna and it was a lightbulb moment
  • How Brad’s daughter immediately took action and invested her money in Vanguard index funds
  • Brad’s moment where he found the concept of compound interest as a 19 year old
  • Calling for tips on how other parents have introduced financial skills to their kids
  • How your house is not a great investment and for people in the FI community it isn’t “your biggest investment”
  • Your home may be a terrible investment but it doesn’t mean it’s a terrible decision
  • Home appreciation seems “magical” to people but it actually represents well below the 8% return benchmark we use as a guide
  • Brad’s example of a $300,000 house and the expected future value
  • How Bryce and Kristy have these amazing hacks to travel for little money
  • Their entire lives cost $30,000 for a full year
  • Time averaging in low and high cost of living areas
  • A reader case study that was sent in to Bryce and Kristy on the rental property they have that’s underwater and how they should move forward
  • Voicemail from ChooseFI community member Jack on finding FI and making amazing changes up to a 58% savings rate
  • How everyone can pursue FI and it isn’t limited to certain incomes, professions, etc.
  • Itunes review and book giveaways

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2 Replies to “047R |The Rule of 72”

  1. It’s so exciting to learn about new financial opportunities. Especially with something so seemingly simple yet so profound. I enjoy being introduced to new things like different ways to invest. I also thought it was so interesting that buying a house is actually a really bad investment.

  2. I taught exponential growth and decay to the freshmen in my Algebra class on Friday. It is so fun to see their eyes light up when I pull up the compound interest calculator. We discussed the history of index investing, the rule of 72, the power of compound interest, and the depreciation effect on the value of a new car. We brainstormed ways to increase our savings rate, and we invested the difference. In one class we even touched on the 4% rule. It was exhausting, but it is my favorite lesson to teach!

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