290: Worldschooling: Beyond The 3 R’s – Joshua Sheats

Today’s guest is Joshua Sheats. Joshua is an expert financial planner who teaches normal people how to seamlessly connect the science of financial planning with the joy of goal achievement. He is the host of the Radical Personal Finance podcast and, as you’ll hear in this episode, is also passionate about education and worldschooling with his five children.

In the second installment of our three-part series, where we discuss everything but finance, Joshua and I delve further into the subject of education and how worldschooling his own five children has altered his ideas about what makes a “well-educated man.” Enjoy!



  • Find out what two key skills Joshua has added to the “Three Rs” that every person needs to grasp to succeed in today’s world. 
  • Hear why Joshua believes it’s fallacious that just because information is available at our fingertips, we shouldn’t still be teaching content to our children. 
  • Learn what change in approach led to the absolute destruction of the French educational system’s outcomes.
  • Uncover the secret of how I am able to process information from audiobooks at 3x speed. People don’t believe me, but it’s true!
  • Hear Joshua expertly break down the three contexts of education that people grapple with.
  • Find out what surprised me about Joshua’s evolving thoughts about textbooks, which I absolutely loathe.
  • Learn why Joshua and I both see the tremendous value in learning certain subjects through stories rather than through more standard academic approaches.
  • Discover what attributes Joshua believes are embodied by a “well-educated man.”
  • Listen in to learn about the caveats Joshua and I both add to our own “unschooling” philosophies. 
  • By the end of this episode, you will have a brand new perspective on the subject of learning, whether you are a homeschooling parent or just a well-educated adult yourself.


289: Lessons From Homeschooling Five Children Overseas – Joshua Sheats

115: The Solution To Educating Your Children Abroad – Michael Strong

078: Brandon Pearce – How To Travel The Globe Homeschooling Your Children



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As you can tell from this conversation, Joshua is incredibly knowledgeable about education. Most of his knowledge was acquired directly through the education of his own children while travelling the world. As an unschooling father myself, I have gleaned so much knowledge from Joshua’s experience.

This conversation went so well that it kept going close to another hour, which we will present to you this Wednesday in part three of my discussion with Joshua Sheats. See you then!

About The Host, Mikkel Thorup

Mikkel Thorup; the host of The Expat Money Show, has 20+ years in continual travel around the world, visiting more than 100 countries including Colombia, North Korea, Zimbabwe and Iran.

His goal now is to help Expats just like you to generate additional streams of income, eliminate your tax bill, and take advantage of offshore structures so you can travel the world freely and never have to worry about money again.

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