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Rogue Retirement Lounge with Matt Franklin: Entrepreneur, Investor, Real Estate Enthusiast

If you're self-employed and you want to learn about retirement planning and investing, this podcast is for you. **THIS IS NOT YOUR AVERAGE, BORING RETIREMENT PODCAST** The Rogue Retirement Lounge covers investing basics, real estate, self-directed IRAs, retiring abroad, and much more. We talk about how to find cash-flowing assets that can beat stock market returns with less risk. We also cover tax-reduction strategies, asset protection, macroeconomics and other financial goodness, along with other info you need to know as you approach retirement, including social security, medicare, travel, health, longevity and more. Learn more at https://rogueretirementlounge.com

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Talking F.I.R.E. With Diania Merriam. You Might Want To Take Some Notes...
Whether you're 40 years away from retirement and you've just started doing your planning, or if you're already retired, there's some serious money wisdom in this episode.Diania Merriam is the host of the Optimal Finance Daily Podcast:https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/optimal-finance-daily/id1090822398She also started the EconoME Conference:www.economeconference.comI really enjoyed this conversation -- we covered a lot more than just F.I.R.E., so pour yourself a beer, grab a coffee, whatever makes you happy.... Get comfortable and enjoy this episode. You will be smarter afterwards, I promise.Here's a link to the book that was briefly mentioned, "Die With Zero":https://amzn.to/3PTyLnTRemember, go to www.rogueretirementlounge.com/crypto to sign up for your own Blockfi account. You'll get up to a $250 crypto bonus and you'll be on the best exchange out there. AND you'll be able to earn interest on your crypto. And, you'll be supporting this show, as I'm a Blockfi affiliate!If you have a question you’d like me to answer on the podcast, email me at matt@rogueretirementlounge.comCheck out more episodes at my retirement planning podcast website: https://www.rogueretirementlounge.com/Follow me on twitter! https://twitter.com/LoungeRogueFollow me on Instagram! https://www.instagram.com/lairdgrainger/
45:20 8/29/22
RSI Explained. Learn About The Relative Strength Index Here!
Sometimes you're looking at your retirement account. You're thinking to yourself, "Self? I'm gonna need this money to live on for, like, 30 years. If I'm gonna make an investment, what are some indicators that could help me make that decision?"We've all had this chat with ourselves thousands of times, right? Well, maybe not, but either way, sometimes, before you do something that you might regret, like smoking crack, hiring a hooker from Craigslist, saying 'yes' when your buddy says, "Smell my finger," or buying Tesla stock in 2022, you want some help, maybe some kind of INDICATOR that might sway you to say YES if it's a good idea, and NO if it's a bad idea.Well, there are a hundred indicators that can provide that help when you're talking about investing. Today, we're talking about the Relative Strength Index, or RSI and how it might help you make decisions when you're considering buying a certain stock, mutual fund, ETF or cryptocurrency.The long, drawn-out explanation, with the eye-crossing equations used to determine a given RSI, can be found here:https://www.investopedia.com/terms/r/rsi.aspHere's that Finviz chart for the Sprott Uranium Miners ETF:https://finviz.com/quote.ashx?t=URNMRemember, go to www.rogueretirementlounge.com/crypto to sign up for your own Blockfi account. You'll get up to a $250 crypto bonus and you'll be on the best exchange out there. AND you'll be able to earn interest on your crypto. And, you'll be supporting this show, as I'm a Blockfi affiliate!If you have a question you’d like me to answer on the podcast, email me at matt@rogueretirementlounge.comCheck out more episodes at my retirement planning podcast website: https://www.rogueretirementlounge.com/Follow me on twitter! https://twitter.com/LoungeRogueFollow me on Instagram! https://www.instagram.com/lairdgrainger/
14:32 8/15/22
The US Reaches Zero Inflation: Thanks Joe!!! | Inflation Rant #14 and The Cantillon Effect Explained
Is this your favorite retirement planning podcast? It sure is mine! Now, if you have a moment, please give me a five-star review. It'll help me get found by other smart folks and it'll make you feel good!So our president claimed zero inflation for July.Here's where you can see the clip:https://www.yahoo.com/now/biden-says-zero-inflation-july-160404223.htmlHere's the dumb Slate article defending the old man:https://slate.com/business/2022/08/biden-zero-inflation-republicans-economy.htmlHere's my Rogue Retirement Lounge Episode talking about your REAL rate of inflation:https://www.rogueretirementlounge.com/what-is-the-real-inflation-rate-how-will-it-affect-your-retirement/Remember, go to www.rogueretirementlounge.com/crypto to sign up for your own Blockfi account. You'll get up to a $250 crypto bonus and you'll be on the best exchange out there. AND you'll be able to earn interest on your crypto. And, you'll be supporting this show, as I'm a Blockfi affiliate!If you have a question you’d like me to answer on the podcast, email me at matt@rogueretirementlounge.comCheck out more episodes at my retirement planning podcast website: https://www.rogueretirementlounge.com/Follow me on twitter! https://twitter.com/LoungeRogueFollow me on Instagram! https://www.instagram.com/lairdgrainger/
15:10 8/12/22
Are We In Another Dotcom Boom? | Three Senators Lecture Fidelity About "Digital Assets"
HEY HEY HEY!We're living in interesting times, am I right? Venture capital firms are investing BOAT-LOADS of dough into the crypto/Web 3 space. Are we having a repeat of the dotcom bubble? Maybe...Speaking of VC, here's a link to Andreeson Horowitz's "Team" page, as I mentioned in today's episode:https://a16z.com/about/team/As promised, here's the EXCELLENT paper from Fidelity about Bitcoin:https://www.fidelitydigitalassets.com/sites/default/files/documents/bitcoin-first.pdfHere's the episode I did last year with a FANTASTIC explanation of XRP:https://www.rogueretirementlounge.com/retirement-news-for-friday-october-15-2021-ripple-101-how-to-buy-xrp-crypto-etf-approved-miami-mayor-suarez-rules/Here's where you can buy the book we ALL should own, "The Bitcoin Standard"https://amzn.to/3d8Is3ZHere's the SSA life expectancy calculator:https://www.ssa.gov/oact/population/longevity.htmlRemember, go to www.rogueretirementlounge.com/crypto to sign up for your own Blockfi account. You'll get up to a $250 crypto bonus and you'll be on the best exchange out there. AND you'll be able to earn interest on your crypto. And, you'll be supporting this show, as I'm a Blockfi affiliate!If you have a question you’d like me to answer on the podcast, email me at matt@rogueretirementlounge.comCheck out more episodes at my retirement planning podcast website: https://www.rogueretirementlounge.com/Follow me on twitter! https://twitter.com/LoungeRogueFollow me on Instagram! https://www.instagram.com/lairdgrainger/
30:34 8/8/22
I'm BAAAAACK. What's New? | San Francisco in Person | Shinzo Abe in Memoriam
Hey y'all. It's me! I'm back for the ATTACK, JACK!Today is just about catching up, a brief account of my San Francisco trip, some Bitcoin news and a little reading about the career of Shinzo Abe.Here's a link to the Guardian article about Abe:https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/jul/08/shinzo-abe-obituaryAnd remember: Bitcoin, in 2022, priced under $50K, is a GIFT FROM GOD.Remember, go to www.rogueretirementlounge.com/crypto to sign up for your own Blockfi account. You'll get up to a $250 crypto bonus and you'll be on the best exchange out there. AND you'll be able to earn interest on your crypto. And, you'll be supporting this show, as I'm a Blockfi affiliate!If you have a question you’d like me to answer on the podcast, email me at matt@rogueretirementlounge.comCheck out more episodes at my retirement planning podcast website: https://www.rogueretirementlounge.com/Follow me on twitter! https://twitter.com/LoungeRogueFollow me on Instagram! https://www.instagram.com/lairdgrainger/
21:30 8/5/22
As Goes California, So Goes YOUR State | "Journalism" | and Your ACTUAL Retirement Spending...
I'm BACK, for the ATTACK.If you weren't watching the California primary results, I've got a little update for you. And hey, who cares anyway, 'cause California POLICY is cummin' your way, LIKE IT OR NOT.Here's Michael Shellenberger on the Adam Corolla podcast. It's good:https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/part-2-ca-gubernatorial-candidate-michael-shellenberger/Here's the New York Times article that claims "overall crime in San Francisco has changed little since [SF DA Chesa] Boudin took office in early 2020."https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/05/us/chesa-boudin-recall-san-francisco.html?smid=url-shareHere's an article from The Economist that has a slightly different slant on the topic:https://www.economist.com/united-states/2022/06/05/why-san-franciscos-clash-with-its-district-attorney-mattersHere's my interview with Tim Leffel about retirement abroad:https://www.rogueretirementlounge.com/tim-leffel-interview-mexico-as-a-2000month-geographic-plan-bAnd finally, here's that Wall Street Journal article about your actual spending in retirement:https://www.wsj.com/articles/retirement-spending-advice-tips-secrets-11654100402?st=hm161z6whppj7t3&reflink=desktopwebshare_permalinkRemember, go to www.rogueretirementlounge.com/crypto to sign up for your own Blockfi account. You'll get up to a $250 crypto bonus and you'll be on the best exchange out there. AND you'll be able to earn interest on your crypto. And, you'll be supporting this show, as I'm a Blockfi affiliate!If you have a question you’d like me to answer on the podcast, email me at matt@rogueretirementlounge.comCheck out more episodes at my retirement planning podcast website: https://www.rogueretirementlounge.com/Follow me on twitter! https://twitter.com/LoungeRogueFollow me on Instagram! https://www.instagram.com/lairdgrainger/
18:52 6/18/22
Double-Check Your Beneficiaries, The Story Of The VFW "Buddy" Poppy...
Quick Memorial Day episode for you...First up, a quick reminder to check and make sure you've got correct and up-to-date beneficiaries designated for all of your retirement accounts. It's the right thing to do on, say, Memorial Day, when the markets are closed.And the story of the VFW "Buddy" Poppy. Here's the poem:In Flanders FieldsBY JOHN MCCRAEIn Flanders fields the poppies blowBetween the crosses, row on row,    That mark our place; and in the sky    The larks, still bravely singing, flyScarce heard amid the guns below.We are the Dead. Short days agoWe lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,    Loved and were loved, and now we lie,        In Flanders fields.Take up our quarrel with the foe:To you from failing hands we throw    The torch; be yours to hold it high.    If ye break faith with us who dieWe shall not sleep, though poppies grow        In Flanders fields.Remember, go to www.rogueretirementlounge.com/crypto to sign up for your own Blockfi account. You'll get up to a $250 crypto bonus and you'll be on the best exchange out there. AND you'll be able to earn interest on your crypto. And, you'll be supporting this show, as I'm a Blockfi affiliate!If you have a question you’d like me to answer on the podcast, email me at matt@rogueretirementlounge.comCheck out more episodes at my retirement planning podcast website: https://www.rogueretirementlounge.com/Follow me on twitter! https://twitter.com/LoungeRogueFollow me on Instagram! https://www.instagram.com/lairdgrainger/
09:32 5/30/22
Rogue Book Club - Finished it: San Fransicko by Michael Shellenberger. A Quick Recap
Did you read San Fransicko yet? If not, please buy it here:https://amzn.to/3lekzsEWhat kind of city do you want to retire in? Is your current town getting better or worse? Why do I harp on the homeless issue? Because it affects the livability (safety/walkability/etc.) of your town. Reading San Fransicko by Michael Shellenberger is a great way to improve your understanding of how policy drives reality. And policy drives homelessness, like it or not.Here's a link to the SF Chronicle I talk about:https://www.sfchronicle.com/projects/2022/san-francisco-sros/Here's Shellenberger's Twitter:https://twitter.com/ShellenbergerMDAnd here's that article, "Slow Motion Suicide In San Francisco":https://bariweiss.substack.com/p/slow-motion-suicide-in-san-francisco?s=rRemember, go to www.rogueretirementlounge.com/crypto to sign up for your own Blockfi account. You'll get up to a $250 crypto bonus and you'll be on the best exchange out there. AND you'll be able to earn interest on your crypto. And, you'll be supporting this show, as I'm a Blockfi affiliate!If you have a question you’d like me to answer on the podcast, email me at matt@rogueretirementlounge.comCheck out more episodes at my retirement planning podcast website: https://www.rogueretirementlounge.com/Follow me on twitter! https://twitter.com/LoungeRogueFollow me on Instagram! https://www.instagram.com/lairdgrainger/
12:45 5/28/22
Keeping Your BRAIN Healthy: Interview w/Dr. Krystal L. Culler
What can you proactively do to keep your brain healthy when you retire? What to eat? What not to eat?When you retire, will you be a vegetable or will you be sharp?Dr. Krystal L. Culler knows what she's talking about.Learn more about her work here:www.virtualbrainhealthcenter.com***Wanna join me and learn how to program using Python?Here's a link where you can learn more about the class:https://carnegie-mellon-computer-sci-online.emeritus.org/programming-pythonEmail me if you want to join up!Remember, go to www.rogueretirementlounge.com/crypto to sign up for your own Blockfi account. You'll get up to a $250 crypto bonus and you'll be on the best exchange out there. AND you'll be able to earn interest on your crypto. And, you'll be supporting this show, as I'm a Blockfi affiliate!If you have a question you’d like me to answer on the podcast, email me at matt@rogueretirementlounge.comCheck out more episodes at my retirement planning podcast website: https://www.rogueretirementlounge.com/Follow me on twitter! https://twitter.com/LoungeRogueFollow me on Instagram! https://www.instagram.com/lairdgrainger/
28:16 5/26/22
Did ESG Investing Just Die? Childfree "Lifestyle"? And SLEEP For Your Brain Health In Retirement
If you haven't heard, they took Tesla off the S&P ESG index. If you're unaware, Tesla makes ELECTRIC CARS.Oh, and if you want to learn more about ESG and what it means, check out the Rogue Retirement Lounge ESG special edition!https://rogueretirementlounge.com/30Here's that article about the "Childfree" lifestyle movement:https://www.marketwatch.com/story/childfree-retirement-planning-answers-questions-all-of-us-should-be-asking-11652875473Remember, go to www.rogueretirementlounge.com/crypto to sign up for your own Blockfi account. You'll get up to a $250 crypto bonus and you'll be on the best exchange out there. AND you'll be able to earn interest on your crypto. And, you'll be supporting this show, as I'm a Blockfi affiliate!If you have a question you’d like me to answer on the podcast, email me at matt@rogueretirementlounge.comCheck out more episodes at my retirement planning podcast website: https://www.rogueretirementlounge.com/Follow me on twitter! https://twitter.com/LoungeRogueFollow me on Instagram! https://www.instagram.com/lairdgrainger/
18:00 5/22/22
Rogue Book Club: San Fransicko by Michael Shellenberger. Join Me, Won't You?
The Rogue Retirement Lounge book club is back. This time we're reading "San Fransicko" by Michael Shellenberger.Find it on Amazon here:https://amzn.to/3lekzsERemember, go to www.rogueretirementlounge.com/crypto to sign up for your own Blockfi account. You'll get up to a $250 crypto bonus and you'll be on the best exchange out there. AND you'll be able to earn interest on your crypto. And, you'll be supporting this show, as I'm a Blockfi affiliate!If you have a question you’d like me to answer on the podcast, email me at matt@rogueretirementlounge.comCheck out more episodes at my retirement planning podcast website: https://www.rogueretirementlounge.com/Follow me on twitter! https://twitter.com/LoungeRogueFollow me on Instagram! https://www.instagram.com/lairdgrainger/
06:10 5/15/22
Listener Mail, Dave Ramsey Disagreements, Portland Circles The Bowl, Bitcoin Flounders...
HEY YOU!Thanks for listening! Could I ask you a huge favor? If you would be willing to give this podcast a positive review on whatever site or player you listen to it on, it'll help more people find the show. And because I'll really appreciate it...Today I talk to listener "J," who just retired at 53. Congrats, J!!! A beard and a six pack and you just retired? AWESOME!Also, here's the Portland car theft article:https://www.wweek.com/news/2021/12/15/1140-cars-were-stolen-in-november-across-portland-mine-was-one-of-them/And the San Francisco Chronicle article telling where all the Californians are going:https://www.sfchronicle.com/projects/2021/california-bay-area-migration-maps/Thanks so much for listening to this retirement planning podcast. It means a lot to me.Remember, go to www.rogueretirementlounge.com/crypto to sign up for your own Blockfi account. You'll get up to a $250 crypto bonus and you'll be on the best exchange out there. AND you'll be able to earn interest on your crypto. And, you'll be supporting this show, as I'm a Blockfi affiliate!If you have a question you’d like me to answer on the podcast, email me at matt@rogueretirementlounge.comCheck out more episodes at my retirement planning podcast website: https://www.rogueretirementlounge.com/Follow me on twitter! https://twitter.com/LoungeRogueFollow me on Instagram! https://www.instagram.com/lairdgrainger/
22:15 5/8/22
Always Question Financial Advice From Mainstream Media Sources.
Today I've got a quick episode discussing a couple interesting investing and retirement-related articles I found on CNN.com and the Washington Post.I don't really have a poignant takeaway; just always do your research, dig a little deeper, and find out what kind of motives the writer might have.Be sure to check out these previous episodes:Why I don’t trust financial advisorshttps://rogueretirementlounge.com/65How to buy gold (with minimum premium)https://rogueretirementlounge.com/60Remember, go to www.rogueretirementlounge.com/crypto to sign up for your own Blockfi account. You'll get up to a $250 crypto bonus and you'll be on the best exchange out there. AND you'll be able to earn interest on your crypto. And, you'll be supporting this show, as I'm a Blockfi affiliate!If you have a question you’d like me to answer on the podcast, email me at matt@rogueretirementlounge.comCheck out more episodes at my retirement planning podcast website: https://www.rogueretirementlounge.com/Follow me on twitter! https://twitter.com/LoungeRogueFollow me on Instagram! https://www.instagram.com/lairdgrainger/
15:15 5/6/22
WSJ Editorial: Some Fossil Fuel Food For Thought...
Hey all -- today we're veering off the retirement planning path yet again, but it's important, because, in the name of saving the planet, legislators and activists are logjamming LNG pipelines, thereby cutting off supply, thereby causing the use of coal.What's worse for the climate? Natural gas or coal?Anyway, this is a little editorial in the Wall Street Journal I found this weekend and I thought you'd find it interesting...And here's where you can read it:https://www.wsj.com/articles/fossil-fuels-toby-rice-eqt-pipeline-natural-gas-lng-emissions-reduction-climate-change-warren-granholm-energy-prices-white-house-council-environmental-quality-11650634990?st=baqfsfdum3scouc&reflink=desktopwebshare_permalinkRemember, go to www.rogueretirementlounge.com/crypto to sign up for your own Blockfi account. You'll get up to a $250 crypto bonus and you'll be on the best exchange out there. AND you'll be able to earn interest on your crypto. And, you'll be supporting this show, as I'm a Blockfi affiliate!If you have a question you’d like me to answer on the podcast, email me at matt@rogueretirementlounge.comCheck out more episodes at my retirement planning podcast website: https://www.rogueretirementlounge.com/Follow me on twitter! https://twitter.com/LoungeRogueFollow me on Instagram! https://www.instagram.com/lairdgrainger/And if you haven't heard it, check out last year's HSA rundown episode. It was good!https://www.rogueretirementlounge.com/22
14:31 4/28/22
Another Inflation Rant?!? The HALF-LIFE Of YOUR Money In Retirement And More...
Hopefully this will be the last episode where I whine about inflation. But I think there are a couple points you need to keep in mind as you do your retirement planning. Your money might be losing value faster than you think and that's what today is all about.Oh, and idiocy delivered to your screen via Twitter from intellectual-giant-Karen Elizabeth Warren.Remember, go to www.rogueretirementlounge.com/crypto to sign up for your own Blockfi account. You'll get up to a $250 crypto bonus and you'll be on the best exchange out there. AND you'll be able to earn interest on your crypto. And, you'll be supporting this show, as I'm a Blockfi affiliate!If you have a question you’d like me to answer on the podcast, email me at matt@rogueretirementlounge.comCheck out more episodes at my retirement planning podcast website: https://www.rogueretirementlounge.com/Follow me on twitter! https://twitter.com/LoungeRogueFollow me on Instagram! https://www.instagram.com/lairdgrainger/Want More Rogue Retirement Lounge episodes about Inflation????? Check out these bad boys:https://www.rogueretirementlounge.com/12https://www.rogueretirementlounge.com/16https://www.rogueretirementlounge.com/18https://www.rogueretirementlounge.com/47https://www.rogueretirementlounge.com/53https://www.rogueretirementlounge.com/62
17:13 4/26/22
Your Host Might Be An A-Hole. Listener Message About My Lack Of Compassion
Hey hey hey!!I'm back with a quick reply to listener email regarding my lack of compassion for Portland's ever-growing population of homeless folks.FOR YOUR REVIEW - Here's a link to that Atlantic article about the crazy state of meth these days:https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2021/11/the-new-meth/620174/And I PROOOOOOOOMISE I'll be getting back to talking about the economy, about retirement planning and investing, and about Bitcoin soon! Much love to you and have a great week!Remember, go to www.rogueretirementlounge.com/crypto to sign up for your own Blockfi account. You'll get up to a $250 crypto bonus and you'll be on the best exchange out there. AND you'll be able to earn interest on your crypto. And, you'll be supporting this show, as I'm a Blockfi affiliate!If you have a question you’d like me to answer on the podcast, email me at matt@rogueretirementlounge.comCheck out more episodes at my retirement planning podcast website: https://www.rogueretirementlounge.com/Follow me on twitter! https://twitter.com/LoungeRogueFollow me on Instagram! https://www.instagram.com/lairdgrainger/
14:52 4/17/22
Retire In Portland? Listener Email Answered. Librarians UNDER ASSAULT!!! Look out!
Today's a quick episode just to answer an email from a listener. Will asks, should he move to Portland to be closer to family? My response: Well, if you want a quick, insider's look at the state of the city of Portland in 2022, LISTEN UP. Hint: It ain't pretty.Here's a link to the Willamette Week article describing how in Portland, EVEN OUR LIBRARIANS AREN'T SAVE ANYMORE!!https://www.wweek.com/news/2022/04/13/multnomah-county-librarians-say-theyre-no-longer-willing-to-work-as-de-facto-security-guardsAnd I mentioned California gubernatorial candidate Michael Schellenberger. Here's his Twitter address: https://twitter.com/ShellenbergerMDRemember, go to www.rogueretirementlounge.com/crypto to sign up for your own Blockfi account. You'll get up to a $250 crypto bonus and you'll be on the best exchange out there. AND you'll be able to earn interest on your crypto. And, you'll be supporting this show, as I'm a Blockfi affiliate!If you have a question you’d like me to answer on the podcast, email me at matt@rogueretirementlounge.comCheck out more episodes at my retirement podcast website: https://www.rogueretirementlounge.com/Follow me on twitter! https://twitter.com/LoungeRogueFollow me on Instagram! https://www.instagram.com/lairdgrainger/Help spread the word about this podcast. Subscribe, share, and most important, if you'd give me a positive review, it'll help more people find me. Actually, the way Apple's f-d up algorithms work, a negative review would probably help me more, but I'd love it if you'd help me out with a positive review...
13:46 4/14/22
Celebrity Interview! Toby Mathis: Tax Attorney, Author, Investor And All-Around Cool Guy.
Okay folks, in this episode of the Rogue Retirement Lounge, I'm very proud to have Toby Mathis Joining me. Toby is a tax attorney, he’s one of the founding partners of Anderson Advisors, which is a nationwide tax and asset protection firm, and he’s the author of the best-selling book Infinity Investing: How The Rich Get Richer And How You Can Do The Same. Toby is also the host of the Tax Tuesday podcast, which I’ve been listening to for a couple years and I highly recommend.Today we talk about:Asset ProtectionThe Tax Tuesday PodcastLoving your workLas Vegas RestaurantsS-CorpsCryptoBusiness tax revenueReal inflationDoes money buy happiness?...and moreIf you want to learn more about Toby, find him......on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TaxWiseToby...at Infinity Investing: https://infinityinvesting.com/...at Anderson Business Advisors: https://andersonadvisors.com/...and on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/tobymathisesqRemember, go to www.rogueretirementlounge.com/crypto to sign up for your own Blockfi account. You'll get up to a $250 crypto bonus and you'll be on the best exchange out there. AND you'll be able to earn interest on your crypto. And, you'll be supporting this show, as I'm a Blockfi affiliate!If you have a question you’d like me to answer on the podcast, email me at matt@rogueretirementlounge.comCheck out more episodes at my retirement planning podcast website: https://www.rogueretirementlounge.com/Follow me on twitter! https://twitter.com/LoungeRogueFollow me on Instagram! https://www.instagram.com/lairdgrainger/
65:16 4/10/22
More DUMB Advice from Dave Ramsey. REALLY Dumb. Credit Card Rewards, and More...
Hey, your favorite retirement planning podcast is BAAAAAAAACK...Today I've got a little rant about some stupid Dave Ramsey advice I heard.Also, I mention two books by Saifedean Ammous that you really should read:Fiat Standard:https://www.amazon.com/Fiat-Standard-Slavery-Alternative-Civilization/dp/B09VVFCQ63/ref=sr_1_3?crid=1HR1LYB103PE7&keywords=saifedean+ammous&qid=1649353653&sprefix=saifade%2Caps%2C179&sr=8-3Bitcoin Standard:https://www.amazon.com/Bitcoin-Standard-Decentralized-Alternative-Central/dp/1119473861/ref=sr_1_4?crid=1HR1LYB103PE7&keywords=saifedean+ammous&qid=1649353692&sprefix=saifade%2Caps%2C179&sr=8-4And finally, I cover a clickbait article which basically calls Millennials stupid for keeping some of their retirement savings in cryptocurrency.Here's a link to that piece:https://www.marketwatch.com/story/millennials-have-solved-the-retirement-crisis-11649199310Remember, go to www.rogueretirementlounge.com/crypto to sign up for your own Blockfi account. You'll get up to a $250 crypto bonus and you'll be on the best exchange out there. AND you'll be able to earn interest on your crypto. And, you'll be supporting this show, as I'm a Blockfi affiliate!If you have a question you’d like me to answer on the podcast, email me at matt@rogueretirementlounge.comCheck out more episodes at my retirement planning podcast website: https://www.rogueretirementlounge.com/Follow me on twitter! https://twitter.com/LoungeRogueFollow me on Instagram! https://www.instagram.com/lairdgrainger/
15:50 4/7/22
Digital Mattress Money: How To ANONYMOUSLY Buy Bitcoin...
Yes, I realize this is a retirement planning podcast. But...Let's face it: You're being watched.You're being tracked.You're being followed. You have FAR LESS privacy than you might think.Buying Bitcoin is not anonymous. But can it be?I think it can. I may be wrong, but I think it can. It's not easy, but it can be done. In this episode I'll talk about how.NOTHING IN THIS PODCAST IS FINANCIAL ADVICE.Remember, go to rogueretirementlounge.com/crypto to sign up for your own Blockfi account. You'll get up to a $250 crypto bonus and you'll be on the best exchange out there. AND you'll be able to earn interest on your crypto. And, you'll be supporting this show, as I'm a Blockfi affiliate!If you have a question you’d like me to answer on the podcast, email me at matt@rogueretirementlounge.comCheck out more episodes at my retirement planning podcast website: www.rogueretirementlounge.comFollow me on twitter! twitter.com/LoungeRogueFollow me on Instagram! instagram.com/lairdgrainger
16:02 3/20/22
Macroeconomic Darkness: A 14-Step Scenario. Dystopia Awaits... Or Does It?
Today's episode isn't really about retirement planning, per se. It's more about what a currency crisis, coupled with mega-inflation and recession might look like, right here at home in the good ol' US of A. It's not pretty, but it's worth at least thinking about. Join me won't you? Let's sally forth, into THE DAAAARKNESS...This is a bit of a deep-dive into a Twitter post made recently by the great Robert Breedlove.Find him here: https://twitter.com/Breedlove22Here's a link to the post I talk about in today's episode:https://twitter.com/Breedlove22/status/1503443148432838659/photo/1Remember, go to rogueretirementlounge.com/crypto to sign up for your own Blockfi account. You'll get up to a $250 crypto bonus and you'll be on the best exchange out there. AND you'll be able to earn interest on your crypto. And, you'll be supporting this show, as I'm a Blockfi affiliate!If you have a question you’d like me to answer on the podcast, email me at matt@rogueretirementlounge.comCheck out more episodes at my retirement planning podcast website: www.rogueretirementlounge.comFollow me on twitter! twitter.com/LoungeRogueFollow me on Instagram! instagram.com/lairdgrainger
22:42 3/17/22
The Jeremy Keil Interview, Part II. How Prepared Are You For Retirement? Do You Need Help From An Expert?
If you haven't listened to part one of my interview with Jeremy, check it out here:https://www.rogueretirementlounge.com/financial-advisors-i-like-and-trust-the-jeremy-keil-interview-part-i/Here's Jeremy's company website:https://keilfp.com/Here's where you can listen to his podcast:https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/retirement-revealed/id1488769337Among other topics, in part one of this interview, we touch on:How long will you live? Look it up, buttercup!How much will you really need?Where will you take your retirement income from?When you retire, you may have 30 or more years left. Invest some of your money for long-term growth. Tapering you risk exposure as you get closer to retirement.Planning to take your Social Security early? Jeremy’s wise words on this topic.We'll have part two of this interview in a future episode, but before I let you go... remember, go to rogueretirementlounge.com/crypto to sign up for your own Blockfi account. You'll get up to a $250 crypto bonus and you'll be on the best exchange out there. AND you'll be able to earn interest on your crypto. And, you'll be supporting this show, as I'm a Blockfi affiliate!If you have a question you’d like me to answer on the podcast, email me at matt@rogueretirementlounge.comCheck out more episodes at my retirement planning podcast website: www.rogueretirementlounge.comFollow me on twitter! twitter.com/LoungeRogueFollow me on Instagram! instagram.com/lairdgrainger
20:09 3/12/22
Russian Economic Implosion: An Insider's Take. No Keys, No Coins. Social Security Retirement COLA.
Could your retirement savings be confiscated? Frozen? Bankrupted out of existence?How do you protect your wealth in an age when it's pretty much all ones and zeroes?What will sanctions do to the Russian economy?Well, listen up and let's find out...By the way, if you wanna follow the Russian finance professor I reference in this episode, here's his twitter address: https://twitter.com/mironov_fmRemember, go to rogueretirementlounge.com/crypto to sign up for your own Blockfi account. You'll get up to a $250 crypto bonus and you'll be on the best exchange out there. AND you'll be able to earn interest on your crypto. And, you'll be supporting this show, as I'm a Blockfi affiliate!If you have a question you’d like me to answer on the podcast, email me at matt@rogueretirementlounge.comCheck out more episodes at my retirement planning podcast website: www.rogueretirementlounge.comFollow me on twitter! twitter.com/LoungeRogueFollow me on Instagram! instagram.com/lairdgrainger
17:08 3/5/22
Financial Advisors I Like And Trust: The Jeremy Keil Interview, Part I
So in a previous episode, I might have mentioned I don't trust some financial advisors. But there are some I really trust and respect, and I've got one on the show today. His name's Jeremy Keil and he's with Keil Financial Partners outside of Milwaukie, Wisconsin and he's also the host of the Retirement Revealed Podcast.Here's his company website:https://keilfp.com/Here's where you can listen to his podcast:https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/retirement-revealed/id1488769337Among other topics, in part one of this interview, we touch on:How long will you live? Look it up, buttercup!How much will you really need?Where will you take your retirement income from?When you retire, you may have 30 or more years left. Invest some of your money for long-term growth. Tapering you risk exposure as you get closer to retirement.Planning to take your Social Security early? Jeremy’s wise words on this topic.We'll have part two of this interview in a future episode, but before I let you go... remember, go to rogueretirementlounge.com/crypto to sign up for your own Blockfi account. You'll get up to a $250 crypto bonus and you'll be on the best exchange out there. AND you'll be able to earn interest on your crypto. And, you'll be supporting this show, as I'm a Blockfi affiliate!If you have a question you’d like me to answer on the podcast, email me at matt@rogueretirementlounge.comCheck out more episodes at my retirement planning podcast website: www.rogueretirementlounge.comFollow me on twitter! twitter.com/LoungeRogueFollow me on Instagram! instagram.com/lairdgrainger
26:52 2/28/22
Why I Don't Trust Financial Advisors (Or At Least Some Of Them)
Okay my friends, in today's podcast I'm probably gonna come off like a complete a-hole, but I can't help myself. I recently heard a podcast, hosted by a financial advisor, that had some really bad (in my opinion) information in it. Like, REALLY bad.But to prove that I'm not a total jerk, I wanted to promote three REALLY GOOD retirement planning podcasts that are hosted by financial advisors that I really like and trust:1) Finishing Well with Hans Sheilhttps://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/finishing-well/id13455233612) Retirement Revealed with Jeremy Keilhttps://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/retirement-revealed/id14887693373) The Retirement Answer Man with Roger Whitneyhttps://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/retirement-answer-man/id834314596Okay, after showing my nice side I get to dressing down this other podcast I listened to that was filled with (in my opinion) terrible information. One thing I do talk about is the great Fidelity report called "Bitcoin First." Here's a link to where you can view or download it:https://www.fidelitydigitalassets.com/bin-public/060_www_fidelity_com/documents/FDAS/bitcoin-first.pdfSo as I mention in this episode, I'm really not doing this to be a jerk. It's not my style to hammer on some other dude's retirement podcast. And this will probably never happen again. I just wanted to point out that you need to VERIFY information. You need to do your own research. And most important, just because someone has a three-letter acronym after their name DOESN'T mean they know what they're talking about. And in defense of this kid, he's barely 30 years old, if that, so we can all give him a break for being young.Again, do your own research and take control of your finances.Remember, go to rogueretirementlounge.com/crypto to sign up for your own Blockfi account. You'll get up to a $250 crypto bonus and you'll be on the best exchange out there. AND you'll be able to earn interest on your crypto. And, you'll be supporting this show, as I'm a Blockfi affiliate!If you have a question you’d like me to answer on the podcast, email me at matt@rogueretirementlounge.comCheck out more episodes at my retirement planning podcast website: www.rogueretirementlounge.comFollow me on twitter! twitter.com/LoungeRogueFollow me on Instagram! instagram.com/lairdgrainger
21:50 2/27/22
Your Wealth, Seized? And Central Bank Digital Currency Rundown: What The Hell Is Programmable Money?
So you've heard about the Canadian Government invoking the Emergencies Act... You've heard about them freezing bank accounts and even freezing crypto wallets. Is that really possible? Yes.Could your government freeze or seize your retirement savings? Most definitely. So DON'T HAVE WRONG THOUGHTS, DON'T SAY WRONG THINGS, AND DON'T ENGAGE IN TRACEABLE FINANCIAL TRANSACTIONS WITH WRONG PEOPLE. Got it? Good.Today we're gonna talk about this. But this topic, as uncomfortable as it is, opens the door to another uncomfortable topic:CENTRAL BANK DIGITAL CURRENCIES.They're coming, my friend. We still have a couple years, or, well, at least probably one year. So it's time to start preparing yourself.Today I'm going to help you understand how the mechanics of CBDCs might work, and how programmability will help your government keep more of "their share" of your money, while keeping an eye on exactly where you spend your money.This episode is kinda long, but it'll be educational, I promise. Especially the CBDC part.Grab a beer and let's do this.Remember, go to rogueretirementlounge.com/crypto to sign up for your own Blockfi account. You'll get up to a $250 crypto bonus and you'll be on the best exchange out there. AND you'll be able to earn interest on your crypto. And, you'll be supporting this show, as I'm a Blockfi affiliate!If you have a question you’d like me to answer on the podcast, email me at matt@rogueretirementlounge.comCheck out more episodes at my retirement planning podcast website: www.rogueretirementlounge.comFollow me on twitter! twitter.com/LoungeRogueFollow me on Instagram! instagram.com/lairdgrainger
26:29 2/23/22
Alternative Investments | Macro | Crypto | Debt | The Zach Morrow Interview.
Okay, today's a good one. Grab some popcorn and sit back, because this podcast has some great nuggets of information from Zach Morrow.Zach Morrow has worked hand in hand with Boron Capital™ for nearly 5 years. With a strong business background, Zach owned and operated 2 of his own businesses before selling them to join the Team at Boron Capital™. With Boron Capital™, he oversees the Investor Relations of 3 private investment funds which operate across a series of alternative asset classes. He also serves as an advisor to the Fund on development and strategy. Zach is a Marine Corps Veteran, with 5 years of Active Service. During his tour of duty, he was awarded the Presidential Support Badge for honorable service in a position in direct support of the President of the United States. Upon entering the Marine Corps, he was quickly pulled aside as a select candidate for the Yankee White (YW) Program: an elite program tasked as the Marine Security Force in direct support of the President. This elite Marine Security Force is responsible for the protection and security of Top Secret assets and facilities, top Federal Officials to include the President and Vice President, and the direct management of matters involving national security. YW is regarded as one of the most honored and rare positions in the Corps.To learn more about Boron Capital, text "info" to 31996.Today we hit on a lot of topics, in no particular order. I thoroughly enjoyed the conversation and I hope you will too.Remember, go to www.rogueretirementlounge.com/crypto to sign up for your own Blockfi account. You'll get up to a $250 crypto bonus and you'll be on the best exchange out there. AND you'll be able to earn interest on your crypto. And, you'll be supporting this show, as I'm a Blockfi affiliate!If you have a question you’d like me to answer on the podcast, email me at matt@rogueretirementlounge.comCheck out more episodes at my retirement planning podcast website: https://www.rogueretirementlounge.com/Follow me on twitter! https://twitter.com/LoungeRogueFollow me on Instagram! https://www.instagram.com/lairdgrainger/
43:49 2/19/22
MORE Inflation Talk? Yep. It WILL Affect YOUR Retirement. And Wells Fargo Comes Out With Their Crypto Report.
Well, if you know me at all, you know I'm a bit obsessed with inflation (and taxes).Today we'll go into the insidious nature of inflation as it relates to normal, everyday, workin' folks.Also, the new crypto report from Wells Fargo. You can check it out for yourself here:https://saf.wellsfargoadvisors.com/emx/dctm/Research/wfii/wfii_reports/Investment_Strategy/cryptocurrency020722.pdfRemember, go to www.rogueretirementlounge.com/crypto to sign up for your own Blockfi account. You'll get up to a $250 crypto bonus and you'll be on the best exchange out there. AND you'll be able to earn interest on your crypto. And, you'll be supporting this show, as I'm a Blockfi affiliate!If you have a question you’d like me to answer on the podcast, email me at matt@rogueretirementlounge.comCheck out more episodes at my retirement planning podcast website: https://www.rogueretirementlounge.com/Follow me on twitter! https://twitter.com/LoungeRogueFollow me on Instagram! https://www.instagram.com/lairdgrainger/
20:13 2/13/22
Modern Monetary Theory: An Intro. Redfin Real Estate Forecast for 2022. BAD Social Security ROI For Your Retirement
HEYHEYHEY!Is real estate in your retirement plan? Are you behind on retirement savings and hoping to make up for it with Social Security? Have you ever heard of Modern Monetary Theory?Well, today we're gonna talk about all this stuff and it's going to make you SMARTER.First up, the weak article about MMT in the New York Times:https://www.nytimes.com/2022/02/06/business/economy/modern-monetary-theory-stephanie-kelton.htmlHere's a link to the Redfin 2022 Real Estate forecast update(and it's not as bad as you might think...)https://www.redfin.com/news/housing-market-update-2022-forecastAnd finally, we get to a listener question about Social Security. Unfortunately, if you're depending on SS for the bulk of your retirement income, it's hard to increase your benefit by simply earning more money. I cover a couple numbers and it's not pretty.Remember, go to www.rogueretirementlounge.com/crypto to sign up for your own Blockfi account. You'll get up to a $250 crypto bonus and you'll be on the best exchange out there. AND you'll be able to earn interest on your crypto. And, you'll be supporting this show, as I'm a Blockfi affiliate!If you have a question you’d like me to answer on the podcast, email me at matt@rogueretirementlounge.comCheck out more episodes at my retirement planning podcast website: https://www.rogueretirementlounge.com/Follow me on twitter! https://twitter.com/LoungeRogueFollow me on Instagram! https://www.instagram.com/lairdgrainger/
16:22 2/9/22
How To Buy Gold Without Getting Screwed. Practical Info To Minimize Your Costs. Is Gold Part Of Your Retirement Plan?
People say owning gold is a hedge against inflation and should be part of your retirement plan. But should it really be a part of your investment portfolio? And does it really act as a hedge against inflation?Well, I'll let you decide that, but I will show you how to buy gold for pretty much the lowest possible cost.Remember, go to www.rogueretirementlounge.com/crypto to sign up for your own Blockfi account. You'll get up to a $250 crypto bonus and you'll be on the best exchange out there. AND you'll be able to earn interest on your crypto. And, you'll be supporting this show, as I'm a Blockfi affiliate!If you have a question you’d like me to answer on the podcast, email me at matt@rogueretirementlounge.comCheck out more episodes at my retirement planning podcast website: https://www.rogueretirementlounge.com/Follow me on twitter! https://twitter.com/LoungeRogueFollow me on Instagram! https://www.instagram.com/lairdgrainger/
15:17 1/30/22