One question we’ve been asked a TON is this: “What are the steps (in order!) that I should follow to optimize the path toward my goals? While we’ve presented our own ideas about order of operations today, we’ve never asked our contributors for their input…and today we change that! Len Penzo, Paulette Perhach, and OG debate a recent list from popular blogger Financial Tortoise, who listed twelve steps to financial independence. Do we agree? Disagree? We not only share the list and where each of our contributors might make changes, but we also dive into the steps to share how to best use the step to improve with money.
Of course, we also continue our year-long trivia challenge between our panelists. Will OG pull away from the pack? Can Len Penzo take back the trophy? Will Paulette surge? All things will become clear on this week’s roundtable discussion!
Deeper dives with curated links, topics, and discussions are in our newsletter, The 201, available at https://www.StackingBenjamins.com/201
12 Steps To Financial Independence (Financial Tortoise)
During our conversation you’ll hear us mention:
- Building Career Capital
- Master Budgeting
- Hold Cash
- Pay Off High Interest Debt
- Master Your Expenses
- Hold The Right Insurances
- Ramp Up Your Savings Rate
- Manage Your Tax Advantaged Accounts
- Build Taxable Accounts
- Diversify Your Investments
- Buy Back Time
- Define Your Ideal Lifestyle
A big thanks to our contributors! You can check out more links for our guests below.
Visit Len Penzo dot Com for the off-beat personal finance blog for responsible people.
Doug’s Game Show Trivia
- What was the opening number for the Dow Jones Industrial Average in 1968?
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Written by: Tina Ichenberg