the dirt podcast

This is a podcast about tree planting in the forest industry. The Dirt is a place to shed light on the culture that is mostly contained within those who have stuck a shovel in the ground.
Do you want to learn more about tree planting? Have you had a friend go tree planting and come back a totally different person, but you don’t understand why? Are you a tree planter and have a crazy story to share? Are you a planter who had a bad day and need someone who gets it to cheer you up? Are you nostalgic about your planting days and want to reminisce? This is the spot!

Cover art is by tree planter Bethany Davis from her illustration series “Follow the trees”


Episode 66: Money Matters and Financial Empowerment with Matt Brickenden The Dirt: Confessions of a Tree Planter

This is an episode I have wanted to do for so long!!! I sit down with my good friend Matt Brickenden to talk about his lengthy planting career, his new full time exploration gig, and his journey with money. We discuss the tools and tricks he has personally used over the years to make smart financial decisions with his planting earnings, and where he's at now. We also talk about my own money journey and compare and contrast tools we both use for financial literacy and empowerment. Near the end we also cover traditional investing, cryptocurrency and bullion.  Disclaimer: We are not financial experts, nor pretend to be. This episode is not financial advice but simply two planters sharing their own experiences with money and treeplanting. We offer up our own personal experiences and opinions, and not any legit financial advice! LINKS Mint: Wealthsimple: Index Investing Basics: Compound interest calculator: Financial Independence et al. blog: Financial coach: Great podcast about Gold:
  1. Episode 66: Money Matters and Financial Empowerment with Matt Brickenden
  2. Episode 65: Surviving is Thriving, Insights from the Block
  3. Episode 64: All Things Irish with Brian Malcomson
  4. Episode 63: Who Woulda Thought?! Planting in Northern Ireland with Rylen Franke
  5. Episode 62: The Astrology of Tree Planters Pt.2

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