There’s lots of stuff in this one about investing wisely and eradicating debt — especially student debt — thanks to some professional help from our all-star, money-ninja accountant Matt Rzepka, along with the usual questions about everything else we get here on Feedback Friday.
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On This Week’s Feedback Friday, We Discuss:
- You judge people quickly, won’t suck up to authority, and have a reputation as being unapproachable. What’s really going on, and are you stuck this way?
- You’re a frugally living 37-year-old doctor swimming in med school debt. Should you put all your money into saving and investments or toward extra loan repayment?
- For someone with student loan debt just starting out in their career, what is the best move for financial freedom? Should you pay off debt, invest, build savings, or acquire assets?
- Early in med school with many years of debt ahead, is it still worth it to be locking your money up and committing to your monthly index fund?
- Your network connection is great at opening doors, but lackluster in work ethic. Is there a way to inoffensively compensate them for opening those doors without involving them in the actual job that results?
- Are you really offended when an entertainer (say, a podcaster) openly expresses their political views, or are you just offended when their political views seem to differ from yours?
- How can you stop giving in to your need for instant gratification and become a productive member of society when you lack discipline and think the world’s ending anyway?
- Life Pro Tip: If you volunteer to give up your seat on an overbooked flight, don’t just take the first offer. Tell the gate agent, “Toss in another $200+/- and I’ll go for it.” They’ll almost always agree, because a willing volunteer is worth it. And if they offer you a meal voucher, ask for a day pass to their first class club instead. It will have food plus other amenities!
- Recommendation of the Week: The Dawn Wall
- A quick shoutout to Malak Firaas from (the nation of) Jordan!
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Resources from This Episode:
- LeVar Burton | Storytelling the Enemies of Education Off, TJHS 213
- Gabriel Weinberg | How Mental Models Boost Super Thinking, TJHS 214
- Why Confidence Matters (And How to Get It) by Jordan Harbinger
- Who is Charlie Munger? Wit and Wisdom From The World’s Most Irreverent Billionaire, Farnam Street
- Income-Driven Repayment: Is It Right for You? NerdWallet
- Matt Rzepka, Valley Oak
- Compound Interest Calculator, Investor.gov
- Ramit Sethi | I Will Teach You to Be Rich, TJHS 199
- Arthur Brooks | How Loving Your Enemies Can Save America, TJHS 211
- The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change by Stephen R. Covey
- Rationalizations, Ethics Unwrapped
- James Clear | Forming Atomic Habits for Astronomic Results, TJHS 108
- Atomic Habits: An Easy and Proven Way to Build Good Habits and Break Bad Ones by James Clear
- Quake III Arena
- Fatal1ty at Twitter
- The Dawn Wall