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[Ep. 16] Sex, Zombies & Compound Interest with Robert Brown

robert-brown-wealthing-like-rabbitsIt was so great to chat with Robert Brown in this episode, the author of the personal finance book Wealthing Like Rabbits (or it’s original title and my personal favourite, Sex, Zombies and Compound Interest).
I was able to review the book on the blog back in November, so it was fun to be able to chat with Robert about some of my favourite passages and find out more about the man behind the book.

As mentioned at the beginning of this episode, I will be giving away a copy of Wealthing Like Rabbits so you can enjoy it just as much as I did. Make sure to enter below! And as always, below are some interesting links that we mentioned during the show that you may want to check out as well.

Personal Finance Authors Robert Mentioned

Links I Mentioned

Shout Outs

Big thank yous to my fellow Canadian iTunes reviewers! Thanks to Aiman Sattar, Canuck Nut, Prakris and Une Deux Poupee for leaving such glowing iTunes reviews. I’ve given you special shout outs at the end of this episode, and yes, I even read out the French one.
If you would like to get a shout out on a future episode, all you’ve got to do is leave me a review on iTunes or Stitcher and I’ll read out your review at the end of one of my podcast episodes. Thanks for being awesome listeners and reviewers!

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  • Connie
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    Dave Ramsey is my favorite personal finance person. His baby steps got me out of $40,000 debt eleven years ago. His method has also kept me out of debt all these years, got me using cash, enabled early retirement (60), & taught me to help teach my grandkids from an early age. Now I get to see the pay off of money smarts with my grandkids in college. I wish I would known the information when I first started working & gone to college.

  • Connie
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    Forgot to say that I love to learn what other financial people have to say. Learning as much as I can about personal finance as I can. Like Brown said, it’s almost a hobby for me too.

  • Sophia
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    I read David Chilton’s book years ago and his Wealthy Barber made quite an impression on me. However, the book that created the biggest ah hah! in my life is Charles Long’s Surviving Without a Salary. As he was quite clear, it’s not a book for either trust fund babies or those that choose (as opposed to those who need) public assistance as their sole source of income.
    Long talked about examining every potential purchase to see what need it was filling and it see if there was a more frugal way to achieve the same end. For instance, you’ve decided to spruce up the bathroom. You pull down the old shower curtain and get ready to paint the walls. You go to the big box store and pick up the paint, brushes, rollers, drop cloth, painter’s tape …. wait! You have an old shower curtain so why do you need the drop cloth? It’s a simple example but that’s the basis of his argument.
    Long was the first person to talk about side hustles and gig working as well as upcycling and repurposing, although he didn’t use those words. All things trendy now but at the time it was that kind of thinking that rocked my 25 year-old middle-class consumer world.

  • Prakash
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    The wealthy barber is so great, excited to add Wealthing to Rabbits to the list. Loved hearing Robert’s story and the book writing process. Writing a book is also on my bucket list!

  • Allison
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    Your Money or Your Life was the book that really opened my eyes as to why personal finance is so important. I recommend it to anyone, but especially those just starting their personal finance journey.
    It’s less about the nuts and bolts of personal finance than it is about prioritizing your goals, and learning to making decisions that support those goals. I am able to achieve a 40% savings rate without feeling deprived because I have clear goals in mind for my savings. And my money that gets spent instead of being saved, is on items and experiences that add value to my life.

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