The Voluntary Life: August 2014

31 August 2014

170 Asset Protection and Internationalization: An Interview With Bobby Casey

This episode is an interview with Bobby Casey, founder of Global Wealth Protection and many other internationalization businesses. Bobby talks about his own background as an entrepreneur, how he became interested in the internationalisation field, and his life as a perpetual traveler. He explains some of the key ideas of asset protection, such as the role of offshore trusts and companies. He also discusses the opportunities for establishing residency in different countries for tax benefits, as a place to live and in some cases to gain a second citizenship.

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23 August 2014

169 Two Crucial Questions

An episode about two inter-related questions that are crucial to your happiness in life:
  • How will you achieve financial security and/or independence?
  • How will you find fulfilment?
It's your responsibility to find your own answers to these questions, repeatedly throughout your life. Nobody can answer them for you. This episode provides some suggestions about how to think about these questions, to help you develop a more conscious strategy to address them.

Show Notes:
Episode 124 Four Ways To Quit The Rat Race
Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us by Dan Pink

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17 August 2014

168 Win-Win Negotiation Part 3: Resolving Disputes

This episode is about the most powerful technique I know for overcoming deadlock in negotiations and resolving disputes, both in business and in personal relationships. The technique involves a very straightforward concept that everyone understands, but it is often ignored or usually only tried when it is already too late.

Show Notes
Previous episodes on Negotiation

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7 August 2014

167 Radical Personal Finance Interview: The Permanent Portfolio

Joshua Sheats invited me onto the Radical Personal Finance podcast to discuss the Permanent Portfolio investment strategy for individual private investors. In this episode we talk about many aspects of the PP strategy including:
  • my own reasons for choosing this investment strategy
  • the design of the portfolio
  • the philosophy behind the approach
  • strengths and weaknesses of the PP

Show Notes:
As always regarding investment, do your own research. I am not a financial advisor and this isn't advice, it's my own experience and opinions. My intention is to encourage you to think for yourself.

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