Out and About – Radical Personal Finance – Tips to Hitchhike Europe (or Anywhere Else) on $40 a Week (with a Food Budget of $2 Per Day!) Interview with Philip Frey from Valiant Growth

I’ve started releasing guest appearances I’ve made on other podcasts. The first one is an interview with Joshua Sheats on Radical Personal Finance about hitchhiking and budget travel in general. I share my experiences and we both go in depth on tactics around hitchhiking, housing, transport and ultralight backpacking.

Here are Joshua’s show notes:

Do you wish to set out and travel but feel like you lack the money? Well, what if you did it anyway and just adjusted your style of travel to fit a more modest budget?

My guest today is long-time listener of the show, Philip Frey. A few years ago he did exactly that.

He set out across Europe with a schoolmate and they managed to cobble together a very fun trip on a very modest budget!

In today’s show we discuss Philip’s experiences and advice for how to replicate a trip like his.

I also share some of my tips and ideas for how I would approach a trip like this for myself.

Enjoy the show!

Joshua

 

0047 – Is Early Retirement Extreme About Financial Independence?

Early Retirement Extreme may be one of the four ways to quit the rat race on the surface. I think, however, that underlying ERE is a much deeper philosophy. In fact, I’d say that saving a lot of money, investing it and living of the income is a completely optional part of ERE.

What this approach has taught me is the value of resilience, independence and living a well-rounded life. Through looking at our needs (and the strategies handed to us by the mainstream to meet them) critically, we can continously uncover new, more optimal ways of life – irrespective of what of what is in our bank account/investment portfolio.

A more detailed discussion of the ERE philosophy at http://valiantgrowth.com/e30

Get Early Retirement Extreme The Book at http://valiantgrowth.com/ere

0046 – Day 21 of the Early Retirement Extreme 21 Day Makeover – Investing for Early Retirement Part 2

On the final day of the 21 day ERE makeover (but only penultimate of the series), Jacob addresses a simplified approach to investing, called Dogs of the Dow.

Original article at http://earlyretirementextreme.com/day-21-investing-for-early-retirement.html

A more detailed discussion of the ERE philosophy at http://valiantgrowth.com/e30

Get Early Retirement Extreme The Book at http://valiantgrowth.com/ere

Donate to the podcast at http://valiantgrowth.com/support

0046 – Day 20 of the Early Retirement Extreme 21 Day Makeover – Own Classics

Frugality and high-quality products are not antithetical – you just have to own classics.

Join http://forum.earlyretirementextreme.com for ERE specific advice, and http://valiantgrowth.com/community to meet fellow Valiant Growth listeners.

Original article at http://earlyretirementextreme.com/day-20-own-classics.html

A more detailed discussion of the ERE philosophy at http://valiantgrowth.com/e30

Get Early Retirement Extreme The Book at http://valiantgrowth.com/ere

Donate to the podcast at http://valiantgrowth.com/support

0046 – Day 19 of the Early Retirement Extreme 21 Day Makeover – Getting Rid of Your TV (Addiction)

A TV (or insert other entertainment technology here) will cost you some money, but it will cost a lot more than that for your growth – if you aren’t aware of what you are doing.

But entertainment is not the greatest threat – in fact, for many of you, it may not even be all that significant. The allure of narrow technical skills over broad life skills (personal development) can just as well cost you in terms of your long-term happiness.

Presentation on personal development (skip intro): https://youtu.be/-k8TQ5oXSUc?t=17m50s

Original article at http://earlyretirementextreme.com/day-19-getting-rid-of-your-tv-addiction.html

A more detailed discussion of the ERE philosophy at http://valiantgrowth.com/e30

Get Early Retirement Extreme The Book at http://valiantgrowth.com/ere

Donate to the podcast at http://valiantgrowth.com/support