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Sound Mind, Sound Body, Sound Wallet: A Discussion With Olympic Gold Medalist Wendy Boglioli

“If 50% of what America ate…was really good food…you’d see our healthcare costs really go down.”
–Wendy Boglioli

What can we learn from an Olympian about our lives, our minds, and our wallets? I had the pleasure of speaking with 1976 Olympic gold medal winning swimmer Wendy Boglioli about how her lifestyle has kept her healthy, sane, and fiscally fit.

Here are some of the highlights of our discussion:

  • 2:26 – Hear Wendy’s Olympic story and how she kept in shape once she retired from the Olympic team
  • 5:18 – How do you convince Monkey Brain to exercise today rather than deciding to exercise tomorrow
  • 7:25 – Is it ever too late to start good health habits?
  • 9:10 – Is eating and living healthy expensive?
  • 13:45 – How control over her life improves her quality of life
  • 15:53 – What are some of the things which healthy people should consider regarding aging and life expectancy?
  • 18:35 – How to protect yourself and your family against things which can unexpectedly wipe you out
  • 22:30 – What should you and your family think about when looking at long-term care insurance? Wendy provides some sobering statistics.
  • 26:50 – Are there special precautions that women need to consider when looking at their future planning?
  • 32:18 – Should you retire to something or retire from something?

Bonus footage: you have to listen to the whole interview to find out what my lowest grade at West Point was!


An Interview With Olympic Gold Medalist Wendy Boglioli

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Jason Hull, CFP®, was the co-founder of Broadtree Partners, a firm that acquires $1-5MM EBITDA companies. He also was the co-founder of open source search consultancy OpenSource Connections, a premier Solr and ElasticSearch firm. He and his wife FIREd (financial independence retire early) at 46 and 45, respectively. He has a BS from the United States Military Academy at West Point and a MBA from the University of Virginia Darden Graduate School of Business.

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