February 21, 2020
n today’s episode, we will speak to my buddy Kade from the rock band Throw The Fight.
The fun thing with Kade is that I met him pretty much randomly on a holiday trip in Thailand 6 years ago and had no clue he was playing in a band. Kind of odd, since my main hobby next to this blog/podcast, is basically playing the guitar. We kept in touch through Facebook and as time went by I saw he was posting more and more about his band the concerts they were doing, the album Transmissions on Spotify that got released in 2016 and even videoclips,... and I thought to myself, wow the guy must have left his job and gone for it!
Kade also started his solo project Kade Katz end of last year and I thought it would be great to bring you his story on the Podcast!
We will discuss and present both Throw The Fight and the Kade Katz project. We will then dive deep into how he manages his time between the day job, the band and his solo project and Kade will also take us "backstage" to reveal what happens behind the curtain at Throw The Fight: Their journey, their take on the "Sex, Drugs and Rock 'n' Roll" lifestyle and how to grow today as an independent artist.
This episode is for you if, first and foremost, you are a fan of Kade's music (solo project or Throw The Fight), but it is as well for you if you are serious about growing your side activity as a business.
Show notes : https://joneytalks.com/2020/02/20/kadekatz/
Kade Katz on Spotify : Listen here
Throw The Fight on Spotify: Listen here
February 14, 2020
In today's episode, we will speak to my friend Adine from Lekker Leven met Minder.
Adine is from The Netherlands and we met last September at Fincon. Although we met at a Money/Finance conference, one of her favourite topics is Money Mindset. A topic I really enjoy because, in my opinion, that is where it is all starts.
And if you think about it, it is true. You can write or read about the best financial tips, the next best stock with the highest potential growth, the best area to own a rental property and so on. If you do not have the correct Money Mindset in the first place, you will always be struggling in a way or another.
And today, Adine will give some practical tips on how to transform your Money Mindset, she will also share her financial journey, including some of the errors she made in the past (so you can avoid making them as well) and she will also illustrate how she developed her mindset through these struggles.
This episode is for you if you are currently struggling with your finances, have developed negative emotions towards money over the years and want to see a change. The good news is that it is possible to change your attitude towards your finances!
Show notes : https://joneytalks.com/2020/02/14/moneymindset/
February 6, 2020
In today's episode, we will speak to my friend Naza from Copenhagen (Denmark).
I met Naza through common friends when visiting them in Copenhagen on several occasions. We have been keeping in touch through Facebook over the years, she is a positive person and when I met her she seemed very happy and dedicated about her career. Just in November of last year, she posted on her Facebook profile that she would leave her corporate job and her happy life in the bustling Scandinavian capital to move to Asia to pursue her dreams of becoming a licensed yoga teacher, to teach English to underprivileged Thai children and open her yoga school in Bali! That was quite a surprise to me but I was very happy for her at the same time.
I, of course, wanted to know more about this drastic lifestyle change: The reasons, the wake-up call, the preparation, the mindset shift, the finances, etc. Naza will share her story and lessons with us on the show and even if you are not planning to change your life in such an extreme way, there are some great takeaways from the conversation for all of us!
This episode is for you if you currently feel stuck in your career, in a routine. You have goals and dreams but they seem far out of reach, you do not feel confident about achieving them and do not know where to start. Naza's story will definitely inspire you to take action.
Show notes: https://joneytalks.com/2020/02/06/naza/
January 31, 2020
In today's episode, we will speak to my friend Joyce from Financial Impulse.
I met Joyce through the Fincon community and met her as well last September at the Fincon conference. She writes about a wide array of topics on her blog Financial Impulse: Picking good companies to invest in, career advice, Debt, Emergency funds, cheap date ideas, etc. She has also developed two interesting series of articles: "Is it worth it?" and "From Freelance to Full-Time" which I enjoyed reading myself.
She is a full-time digital marketer who specializes in SEO (Search Engine Optimization). In layman terms: The process behind increasing the quality and the quantity of traffic to a website (her blog and this one for example) and getting it highly ranked in Google.
We will discuss how she combines her professional career and passion project (the blog): Digital marketing (with a focus on SEO) and Personal Finance. In the first part of the episode, she will provide some practical SEO tips which will be helpful for any type of content creators (Bloggers, Podcaster and Youtubers, people like me that suck at SEO 😅, etc.) and in the second part we will dive deeper into the Personal Finance part.
This episode is for you if you want to start a blog (or podcast/Youtube channel) and wonder about how to be easily searchable in Google and as well if you are looking at broadening your perspectives on Personal Finance.
January 24, 2020
In today's episode, we will speak to Caroline from Costa Rica FIRE.
We have already had a few guests talking about how they intend to reach FIRE (Financial Independent Retire Early), and this mostly happened through living intentionally and investing in the stock markets via index funds (whether directly or through tax-advantaged retirement accounts). This time, however, Caroline will tell us how she reached FIRE under "exceptional circumstances": She stumbled upon the FIRE movement in her 40s, she and her husband Scott have 2 daughters, their strategy was to focus on Real Estate and they did all of this while living in New York, a high cost of living area!
We will discuss Caroline's journey and she will share how she and her husband managed to change their lifestyle completely and reached FIRE. And we will also discuss how they managed to buy property after property both in the US and abroad (Costa Rica!).
This episode is for you if you have been pondering about reaching FIRE but think you're too late or that it is not possible since you live in a high cost of living area. It is also for you if you are looking at investing in real estate and purchasing multiple rental properties locally and abroad.
Show notes : https://joneytalks.com/2020/01/24/costaricafire/
January 18, 2020
In today's episode, we will speak to my friend Joseph from the Youtube channel Let's Talk Money.
I am quite excited about this episode as I am a subscriber to Joseph's channel myself and watch it on a regular basis. Joseph loves talking all things money: From the stock market for beginners to how to buy stocks and from passive income and side hustle ideas to the best investments in dividend stocks. My primary interest in watching Joseph's videos is to learn more about dividend-paying stocks as I want to grow this part of my investment portfolio.
The episode will be a little more technical than usual as we will indeed discuss a few financial ratios (P/E, operating margin,..) but still, Joseph will make it easy to distil the information and guide us through the wonderful world (--> nerd! 😉) of stock pickings and dividend stocks!
This episode is for you if you are interested in learning more about stock pickings or if like me, you want to grasp the essentials behind dividend-paying stocks better!
Show notes: https://joneytalks.com/2020/01/18/letstalkmoney/
January 11, 2020
In today's episode, we will speak to a repeat guest: Leanna Haakons from Young, Fun and Financially Free.
his time we will talk about several topics: How Millenials approach personal finance, the struggle for personal finance content creators on social media, the importance of investing in equities (or stocks) especially at a young age, we will then move on to a short discussion on the streaming wars and finally, we will discuss some interesting passage of her book Young, Fun and Financially Free.
It's always a pleasure to have her on the show to discuss industry and market trends. All in all, it is a great and easy conversation to listen to and Leanna is great at explaining financial concepts in a simple manner. She really embodies the Young, Fun and Financially Free spirit!
This episode is for you if you are from the "Millennial generation" and want to get started with your finances and it is as well for you if you are interested in entering the stock markets but have not taken that first step just yet. You will enjoy it, believe me!
Show notes: https://joneytalks.com/2020/01/11/youngfunfree/
December 20, 2019
In today's episode, we will speak to my friend Becky from Twentyfree.co.
We met at Fincon in Washington D.C. earlier this year and it was definitely a fun encounter! Becky is not only young, energetic and driven as you will discover, but she also has great lessons in store for any one of us in our early 20s, in our mid- to late 30s and even for the "wiser" crowds 😁! Since I already have interviewed Araminta about how to manage money in your 20s, I also wanted to hear Becky's view. She started her career with a high focus on reaching FIRE by 35 but after 5 years, she has re-defined her goals and is now looking into semi-retirement instead.
In summary, we will discuss how to land promotions at your job every single year, how Becky intends to apply lifestyle design concepts to switch from her initial FIRE goal to semi-retired/slow FI lifestyle and we also share thoughts on her inspiring article There is no better time than now.
This episode is for you if you are looking at increasing your salary at your current workplace but do not know how and where to start. It is also for those of you eager to hear more about lifestyle design, what it is all about and how Becky applies the concepts to her own life. Although we are talking with Becky who is in her twenties, this episode is absolutely for many of us older folks as well! You will enjoy it, trust me!
Show notes: https://joneytalks.com/2019/12/20/beckytwentyfree/
December 13, 2019
Today we speak to my friend Sandy whom I met at Fincon.
Her book "The Money Master: Inside Secrets on How to Make Your Money Grow and Stay Safe" is currently being printed and it will be released in early 2020. We will discuss a few themes covered in the book with special attention to investing in the stock markets. We dispel some of the common myths (should you follow the financial news every day? Should you buy in the latest hot stock picks?...), Sandy will explain some fundamental concepts, help you not overpay on fees,..in short, she will guide you to become more comfortable with the idea of getting started in the stock markets. It is true, it might look scary and complicated from the outside but as you will see, it is not.
We also discuss the more controversial subject of investing in cannabis stocks and touch upon Sandy's Real Estate investing experience and last but not least, we also go through Sandy s personal Finance journey and the money lessons she learned growing up.
This episode is for you if you are interested in getting into the stock markets but have not taken the plunge just yet because of what you have heard around you or seen in the media (the common myths).
Please note that whatever we discuss, it is not financial advice, even though we might both seem excited about talking investments and stock markets.
Show notes: https://joneytalks.com/2019/12/12/sandyyong/
December 7, 2019
In today's episode, we will speak to my friend Jacob from I Heart Budgets.
We met at Fincon 19 and he told me he was currently on a "mini-retirement" travelling in an RV (a large motorhome/camper van) with his wife and three kids through the US. He started this crazy plan in August of 2018 and while the plan was to travel 1 year they have extended their plans.
Living in such a limited space brings challenges but as well incredible experiences and opportunities. We will discuss all of these with Jacob and we will also discuss what triggered him and his family to do this. Oddly enough, a couple of months before deciding to go live in an RV, the Wades were looking into buying a new larger home! The discussion with also be seasoned with a pinch of minimalism here and there.
Since Jacob loves budgets (--> nerd), we also discuss why setting up a budget or better "a plan" for your finances is the essence of starting to live a better life.
This episode is for you if you are keen on hearing about why someone with a well-paid job is "suddenly" making a drastic lifestyle change by moving to a more nomadic and minimalistic lifestyle. And more importantly how that can be achieved through budgeting and planning. This episode is also for you if you are new to budgeting and still wonder why it can be a fantastic starting point to achieve your goals.
Show notes: https://joneytalks.com/2019/12/06/iheartbudgets/