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Early Retirement Extreme - A Systems Approach to Lifestyle Design
On today’s episode of the Financial Independence Podcast, I finally got to interview the person who introduced me to the concept of financial independence and early retirement in the first place…
Jacob Lund Fisker from Early Retirement Extreme!
To my mind, Jacob is the founder of the modern-day “FIRE movement” so hope you enjoy the interview!
|Jan 19, 2021|
8 Key Lessons from the Ultralearning Experiment
Last year, I conducted an experiment in Ultralearning that I hoped would help me achieve a lifelong dream of mine of writing and releasing an album.
I’m happy to say it was far more successful than I ever imagined it would be!
As I mentioned in the initial Ultralearning podcast episode, the hope for the 3-month experiment was that it would accelerate my progress towards my goal and make the process more enjoyable.
Well, it did all that and more…
I ended up finishing a song during that 3-month experiment and I can’t believe it but I just released that single today!
Not only did I write a song during the experiment, I continued writing music since then and I now have enough material for an album!
Never in my wildest dreams would I have thought this experiment would help me make so much progress but it has!
I also describe the new routines the experiment helped me develop and why those new habits have allowed me accomplish more than I ever have before!
|Oct 02, 2020|
Morgan Housel - The Psychology of Money
One of my favorite financial writers, Morgan Housel, is on the Financial Independence Podcast today!
I’m not the one conducting the interview this time though (all is explained in the episode).
Morgan’s insight into how to handle uncertainty, market crashes, and this weird stock boom that we now find ourselves in is invaluable so hope you enjoy it!
Big thanks to Gouri, Morgan, and the Bogleheads for making this happen!
|Sep 10, 2020|
Valuable Lessons from My Fourth Year of Freedom
It’s been four years since I left my full-time job and what a crazy year it’s been!
To celebrate this anniversary and to recap the things I’ve learned during this last year of post-FI life (and the COVID market crash), I recorded a short podcast episode.
|Aug 07, 2020|
Coronavirus Market Crash - Is This Time Different?
Bear markets are a normal part of investing but is this time different?
As the coronavirus COVID-19 spreads around the world, governments are struggling to limit the economic impact of the disease.
In today’s unplanned episode of the Financial Independence Podcast, JL Collins (author of The Simple Path to Wealth) joins me to talk about this stock-market crash, how it differs from previous crashes, and what you should do about it.
Note: Apologies for the audio quality of this episode. Since this wasn’t planned in advance, I didn’t have my normal microphone so I had to use the microphone on my iPhone headphones :/
|Mar 16, 2020|
Scott Young - Ultralearning
On today’s episode of the Financial Independence Podcast, I’m excited to introduce Scott Young!
I first heard about Scott when he decided to complete MIT's entire computer science curriculum in a year.
Scott has taken on a lot of these types of impressive learning projects and he just wrote a great book about it – Ultralearning.
As you know, I’m attempting to tackle a very intimidating project myself so what better way to kick off that effort than with my own 3-month ultralearning project!
In today’s interview, we dive into the details of ultralearning and we design a new ultralearning project from scratch.
Ultralearning projects seem perfect for anyone who is FI or hopes to achieve financial independence one day so hope you get as much out of this discussion as I did!
|Oct 16, 2019|
Third Year of Freedom
I can’t believe it but it’s already been three years since I left my full-time job!
To commemorate this special anniversary and to recap the things I’ve learned during this last year of post-FI life (which happened to be the best one yet), I recorded a short podcast episode.
|Aug 01, 2019|
Ramit Sethi - I Will Teach You to be Rich
Personal-finance icon Ramit Sethi from I Will Teach You to be Rich joins me for an episode of the Financial Independence Podcast!
Ramit first published his New York Times best-selling book, I Will Teach You to be Rich, back in 2009 during the depths of the financial crisis.
He just released the second version today so we discuss what’s changed in the last decade and also talk about FIRE (Financial Independence, Retire Early) – a concept that’s taken the financial world by storm in recent years.
This is the first time Ramit has talked about FIRE so it was great getting his opinions on it, especially since he’s often thought of as being on the opposite end of the financial spectrum (my first podcast guest, Mr. Money Mustache, has even jokingly referred to him as his “arch-rival in personal finance”).
Ramit didn’t hold back (does he ever?) so hope you enjoy this one as much as I did!
|May 14, 2019|
Cal Newport – Deep Work, Digital Minimalism, and the Key to a Happy Retirement
On today’s episode of the Financial Independence Podcast, I’m very excited to introduce author Cal Newport!
I’ve been a huge fan of Cal’s writing for many years so it was a treat to get to talk to him.
We explore many important issues related to early retirement that aren’t often talked about so if you’re thinking about retiring early (or if you already have and are struggling to build the life that you envisioned before leaving work), today’s episode is a must-listen!
|Mar 05, 2019|
Millennial Money - From Broke to Millionaire in 5 Years
On today’s episode of the Financial Independence Podcast, my buddy Grant from Millennial Money joins me to talk about how he went from having $2.26 in the bank to $1.25 million in just 5 years, 3 months, and 6 days!
We dive into the strategies and tactics he used but we also go deeper and discuss some of the unexpected challenges of FIRE.
We also explore Grant’s new book, Financial Freedom, which is out today and features parts of my own story!
|Feb 06, 2019|
Tony - Going Back to Work After Early Retirement
It’s easy to think that early retirement will be the answer to all your problems.
After all, how could you not be happy when you don’t have to work anymore?
I’ve written about why early retirement is not a magic bullet but what if it actually makes your life worse?
On today’s episode of the Financial Independence Podcast, I interview a reader named Tony who found this to be the case.
He’s since decided to go back to the same career he retired from and is enjoying work (and life) more than ever.
During the interview, we dive into the overlooked benefits of work and the downsides of early retirement.
We also explore serious issues that aren’t talked about enough, like depression and mental health.
Huge thank you to Tony for sharing his deeply personal story with us.
|Jan 23, 2019|
Monumental Strength – How to Get Fit (and Actually Enjoy It)
I made two big mistakes when I was pursuing financial independence…
The first was I put off happiness until I hit FI.
The second was I also put off my health.
In today’s episode of the Financial Independence Podcast, I chat to my personal trainer, Doug from Monumental Strength.
Doug has spent the past two years taking me from a puny computer programmer to a strong, healthy weightlifter!
It’s been a fantastic journey, with numerous unexpected benefits, so don’t wait until FI like I did. Start focusing on your health now and drastically improve your journey to FI (and your life beyond)!
|Dec 18, 2018|
James Clear - Atomic Habits and Building a New Identity After Retirement
A challenging aspect of early retirement is the loss of identity you may experience when leaving a career you’ve spent a big chunk of your life building.
However, one of the most exciting parts of early retirement is that you have the time, money, and freedom to create a completely new identity!
How do you do it though?
Today, I had the privilege to speak to the writer who has been most helpful to me as I’ve started building my own new identity – James Clear.
In this episode, we discuss habits, deliberate practice, and how to best create a meaningful and purpose-driven life!
|Oct 16, 2018|
Travis Shakespeare - Playing with FIRE
If you’ve been reading about financial independence for a while, you’ve likely seen that the topic is getting more popular lately.
Although FIRE (Financial Independence / Retire Early) is far bigger than it was when I created this site in 2012, it’s still nowhere near mainstream.
That may change though…
A full-length documentary called Playing with FIRE is currently in the works and the film has the potential to reach millions of people that blogs or podcasts never would.
This is a huge deal.
I was asked to take part in the film and was lucky to get to know the talented people behind the documentary.
On today’s episode of the Financial Independence Podcast, I’m excited to welcome the director and executive producer, Travis Shakespeare!
Listen to hear how the documentary came about, discover what Travis has learned about FI after spending the last year creating this film, and find out when you’ll be able to see it!
|Oct 02, 2018|
Chad Carson - Retire Early with Real Estate
Chad Carson from CoachCarson.com joins me again on the Financial Independence Podcast to talk about the various strategies you can use to retire early with real estate!
|Aug 31, 2018|
Second Year of Freedom
I can't believe it...
It's already been two years since I left my full-time job!
To celebrate this special anniversary, I decided to release a podcast episode containing my thoughts on my second year of freedom.
Find out what a day in my life is like now, hear all the ways early retirement is different than I expected, and discover the most valuable lessons I've learned since leaving my job!
|Aug 01, 2018|
First Year of Freedom
On August 1st, 2018, it will be exactly two years since I left my full-time job as a software developer.
To celebrate, I've decided to release two podcast episodes that contain all the valuable lessons I learned during my first two years of freedom.
Today's episode contains everything I learned during my first year and on Wednesday (August 1st), I will release everything I learned during my second year of freedom.
It's been a wild ride so hope you enjoy the first of these two episodes!
|Jul 30, 2018|
Scott Trench - Set for Life
On today’s episode of the Financial Independence Podcast, I’m joined by the president of biggerpockets.com and cohost of the BiggerPockets Money Show, Scott Trench!
Scott breaks down the journey to financial independence into three stages and explains what you need to focus on at each step (and why)!
|Jun 20, 2018|
Marla Taner – Striving for Happiness After Early Retirement
My good friend Marla Taner joined me on the Financial Independence Podcast to go deep into some early-retirement topics that aren’t often discussed.
Marla and I met in 2014 at Camp Mustache and we’ve had a lot of fun (and sometimes heavy) conversations over the years so I thought it’d be great to record one for the podcast!
|May 09, 2018|
Money Talks – Live from the UK Chautauqua with Vicki Robin
Last August, I was down in England with Vicki Robin (author of Your Money or Your Life) for the FI Chautauqua.
We were chatting about the new version of the book she was working on (which is out now!) and she mentioned that she created a game called “Money Talks” to go along with the new edition.
The card game consists of 52 different cards, each containing a different money question or topic. The idea is, you can use the cards to initiate conversations about money with family, friends, etc. (as you are probably aware, money doesn’t often get discussed in real life so this game attempts to change that).
I thought it was a great idea so I asked Vicki if she’d be up for playing the game with a handful of Chautauqua attendees and I’d record it for an episode of the Financial Independence Podcast.
She agreed and that’s what I’m sharing with you today!
Big thanks to Vicki Robin for teaching us how to play, to Ettington Park for the fantastic venue, and to Eduardo, Laura, Kimi, Matt, Brandon, Jason, Lena, and Meghan for taking part!
|Mar 28, 2018|
Elizabeth Willard Thames – Meet the Frugalwoods
Today on the Financial Independence Podcast, I welcome back Liz Thames (a.k.a. Mrs. Frugalwoods)!
Liz was last on the show over two years ago and a lot has changed.
Since then, she’s made her dream of retiring to a homestead in Vermont a reality, she’s had two babies, and she’s just published a book!
It was great to catch up with her to hear about everything that’s happened over the last couple of years and to find out whether her early retirement dream is actually as good as she hoped it would be.
And since we’ve become good friends since our last interview, it was fun to challenge her on some of her more “borderline” frugal habits and also share my most embarrissing frugal hack :)
|Mar 05, 2018|
My Brother – Using the Power of Money to Pursue Your Passion
On today’s episode of the Financial Independence Podcast, I interview my little brother while drinking wine next to a canal in Venice!
Brian, who is three years younger than me, isn’t actively pursuing financial independence but he’s done some really impressive things with his money and has used the power that money provides to fully pursue his passions.
In fact, he’s currently in the middle of a ~6-month mini-retirement and is using the time off to travel and hopefully take his music career to the next level.
We dive into a lot of interesting financial topics but we also degenerate into some brotherly chat, which produced classic quotes like this one: “I took my solids elsewhere.”
|Feb 08, 2018|
Chris Hutchins – Why You Should “Retire” Before You Hit Your Number
On today’s episode of the Financial Independence Podcast, I interview a serial entrepreneur who has achieved financial independence three different ways!
You’d think that selling a company to Google or buying San Francisco real estate before prices went crazy would be the best way to reach financial independence but that’s not been the case for today’s guest, Chris Hutchins from Grove.
Although he’s done all of those things, Chris shares how consistent saving actually impacted his net worth more than anything else.
This episode is packed full of useful information, especially if plan to start your own business or want to do something meaningful after early retirement, so hope you enjoy it!
|Dec 19, 2017|
Physician on FIRE – Geographic Arbitrage, Sunk Costs, and Gangsta Rap
It’s been a while since I posted a new Financial Independence Podcast episode but I’m excited to share one with you today!
Mr. and Mrs. 1500 from 1500Days.com joined me live at FinCon in Dallas to interview the Physician on FIRE!
We sadly only had 25 minutes to record so it’s a short interview but it’s a fun one.
If you ever wanted to hear Mrs. 1500 rap, this episode is definitely for you :)
And if you ever wanted to hear what a podcast sounds like when two out of the three hosts are ridiculously hungover, this one is also for you (see if you can figure out which host is the sensible one).
I’ll be back to my longer, more in-depth interviews soon but for now, I hope you enjoy this wild and entertaining conversation with the Physician on FIRE!
|Nov 14, 2017|
Michael Kitces – The 4% Rule and Financial Planning for Early Retirement
One of the internet’s most-respected retirement researchers and financial planners, Michael Kitces, joins me for an episode of the Financial Independence Podcast!
You may remember that my Safe Withdrawal Rate post drew heavily from the incredible research Kitces has done on the topic so it was great to talk to him directly to dive even deeper into important topics related to early retirement.
During the interview, we discuss…
If you’re worried about figuring out how much you can withdraw from your portfolio after you retire, this episode is for you!
|Aug 31, 2017|
The Happy Philosopher - Semiretirement and Finding Happiness
On today’s episode of the Financial Independence Podcast, Jeff from The Happy Philosopher joins me to discuss the unique challenges that doctors and other professionals face on the journey to early retirement.
When you invest so much time, money, and energy into your career, it’s no wonder that walking away from your job is much more difficult.
We discuss alternatives to early retirement, which provide a lot of the same benefits but limit the downsides, and we also dive into ways you can increase your happiness during your journey to FI!
|Jul 17, 2017|
Mr. Money Mustache – Early Retirement Made Easy (Rebroadcast)
To celebrate the 5-year anniversary of launching the Financial Independence Podcast, I've republished the very first interview I recorded back in 2012 with Mr. Money Mustache.
In addition to the original interview, this episode also contains an updated introduction that tells the story behind the interview!
|Jun 12, 2017|
Think Save Retire - Selling Everything and Retiring to an RV
On today’s episode of the Financial Independence Podcast, I had the pleasure of speaking with Steve from ThinkSaveRetire.com!
Steve initially planned to retire at the age of 40 but after making some drastic lifestyle changes, he ended up walking away from his job at 35.
One of the biggest factors that reduced his time to FI was his and his wife’s decision to sell nearly everything they owned and move into an Airstream.
If you have dreams of spending your early retirement traveling around North America in an RV, this episode is for you!
We dive into the costs of RV life, the benefits of drastic downsizing, and Steve’s advice for anyone who wants to hit the road after retirement!
|May 16, 2017|
Your Money or Your Life – An Interview with Author Vicki Robin
I can’t believe it…
One of the founders of the financial independence movement, Vicki Robin, joined me for an episode of the Financial Independence Podcast!
Vicki and her partner Joe Dominguez wrote the book, Your Money or Your Life – a New York Times Best Seller that many people consider to be the bible of financial independence (the FI-ble?).
Your Money or Your Life is actually what inspired me to create the FI Laboratory many years ago.
Vicki has been a driving force in the FI community since the 1960s and has a wealth of knowledge and inspiring stories to share so hope you enjoy the interview!
|Apr 05, 2017|
Our Next Life - Retiring to a Life in the Mountains
Later this year, at the ages of 38 and 41, the couple behind OurNextLife.com will be quitting the stressful, time-consuming jobs that they’ve held for most of their adult lives and will be retiring to a life in the mountains.
This is particularly interesting to me because one of my dreams is to live on the side of the mountain and get a part-time ski patrol job. Because really, what could be better than waking up early after a big snowfall, grabbing a cup of coffee with your buddies, then strapping on your skis and heading up the mountain to throw bombs and trigger avalanches?
Join me for a Financial Independence Podcast interview with Ms. ONL to hear all about this exciting transition to the mountains and to find out what their next life has in store for them!
|Feb 27, 2017|
Coach Carson - The Simple Way to Retire Early with Real Estate
After delivering an epic guest post on the tax advantages of investing in real estate, I asked Chad Carson from CoachCarson.com to join me on the podcast to hear more about his own experiences with real estate investing.
Chad started with only $1,000 in the bank and was able to build up a real estate empire that now consists of over 90 units!
It’s an incredible story of hard work, intelligent money management, and perseverance so listen to find out how he did it. And if you’ve ever wanted to know what it felt like to be a full-time real estate investor when the entire housing market collapsed in 2008, hear how Chad survived despite making over 50 acquisitions in 2007 alone!
|Jan 20, 2017|
Fiery Millennials and Millennial Boss – A Millennial’s Guide to FI
On today’s episode of the Financial Independence Podcast, Gwen from Fiery Millennials and Julie from Millennial Boss join me to talk about millennial finances and what young people should do to reach financial independence as quickly as possible!
|Dec 30, 2016|
Sane Fientist - My Wife's Thoughts on Financial Independence
On today’s episode of the Financial Independence Podcast, I interview my wife, Jill!
It took a lot of persuading to get her on the show but I’m glad she agreed because her perspective is very different from mine so it was interesting to hear her thoughts on financial independence, early retirement, and this unconventional life we lead!
|Dec 22, 2016|
Millennial Revolution – Denouncing the Cult of Homeownership
Joining me on today’s episode of the Financial Independence Podcast are FIRECracker (Kristy) and Wanderer (Bryce) from Millennial Revolution!
Kristy and Bryce exploded onto the scene after a video clip of them attacking the religion of homeownership went viral (it is now the most-viewed and most-shared video on CBC.ca, Canada’s largest news website).
During our interview, we dive into the viral video, explore why they believe buying a home is usually a terrible idea, and find out what they’ve been up to after retiring in their early 30s!
|Dec 01, 2016|
PopUp Business School - The Right Way to Start a Business
I just returned from a fantastic week at the annual Chautauqua event in Ecuador.
This was my second Chautauqua and just like last year, it exceeded all expectations.
It’s amazing what can happen when you put a bunch of interesting, intelligent people in a gorgeous 17th century hacienda (located at the foot of an extinct volcano) for a week.
At this year's event, an attendee named Alan gave an impromptu presentation about why and how you should start a business and since it fit perfectly with the week's other discussions about financial independence and happiness, I knew I had to get him on the podcast.
Since leaving my job in August, I’ve realized how important it is to have something meaningful to work on to fill the void after leaving your career so I think creating your own business is something everyone should consider.
A side business can not only help ease the transition to early retirement, it can reduce the pressure on your portfolio after you quit and it can even help you reach FI sooner so listen to today’s episode to find out the right way to get started!
|Nov 22, 2016|
Adventuring Along – From $0 to Retired in 5 Years
Want to know how two teachers were able to go from $0 net worth to retired in just 5 years?
On today’s episode of the Financial Independence Podcast, Ali and Joe (a.k.a. Arebelspy) from Adventuring Along join me to talk about how investing in real estate supercharged their progress to early retirement.
We not only dive into how they achieved financial independence in spectacular fashion but we also explore their equally impressive retirement so far. In the past year alone they have hiked the entire El Camino de Santiago, had a baby in Istanbul, Turkey, and published a romance novel!
|Nov 01, 2016|
Mad Fientist – 1500 Days Podcast Takeover
My podcast was hijacked!
During this year’s financial blogger conference (a.k.a. FinCon) in San Diego, Mr. and Mrs. 1500 from 1500days.com took control of the Financial Independence Podcast and put me on the hot seat (a very hot seat, indeed)!
You’ll remember that last year at this same conference, I recorded an in-person interview with the 1500s. Well, this year Mr. 1500 figured it’d be fun to turn the tables on me so he and Mrs. 1500 interviewed me for my own show.
Sadly we only had 30 minutes to record, and the people on stage before us ran late, so this is a short but action-packed episode.
Big thanks to Mr. and Mrs. 1500 for doing it and hope you enjoy it as much as I did!
|Oct 11, 2016|
The Military Guide – Angel Investing, Market Crashes, & 14 Years of Early Retirement
Today on the Financial Independence Podcast, Doug Nordman (a.k.a. Nords) from The Military Guide joins me to talk about how he achieved financial independence at the age of 41 by serving in the military!
Doug retired way back in 2002 so we dive into how he dealt with the market crashes that occurred at various stages on his path to financial independence, what 14 years of retirement has been like, and how he’s found meaning outside of work.
I know many of you enjoyed Doug’s wisdom and insights on the previous episode so check out today’s episode for his full story!
|Sep 30, 2016|
Camp Mustache – Q&A with Mr. Money Mustache, Afford Anything, & The Military Guide
Today on the Financial Independence Podcast, I’m excited to share a live Q&A session with Mr. Money Mustache, Paula Pant from Afford Anything, and Doug Nordman from The Military Guide!
This panel discussion took place back in May at Camp Mustache — an annual retreat in the Pacific Northwest organized by Mr. Money Mustache readers.
In this episode, you’ll not only hear about…
…, but you’ll also get varied and diverse perspectives on some of the most important questions facing those on the path to financial independence and early retirement!
|Sep 12, 2016|
BiggerPockets – Real Estate, Entrepreneurship, and How to Build an Online Empire
Joshua Dorkin, founder and CEO of BiggerPockets.com, joins me on the Financial Independence Podcast to talk real estate and entrepreneurship!
To read the full article, visit http://www.madfientist.com/bigger-pockets-interview/
|Sep 05, 2016|
Root of Good – A Million Dollars in 10 Years
Justin from RootofGood.com joins me on the Financial Independence Podcast to talk about how he and his wife saved over a million dollars in under a decade!
To read the full article, visit http://www.madfientist.com/root-of-good-interview/
|Aug 01, 2016|
JL Collins – The Simple Path to Wealth
JL Collins joins me on the Financial Independence Podcast to talk about stocks, bonds, real estate, and his brand new book - The Simple Path to Wealth!
To read the full article, visit http://www.madfientist.com/jl-collins-interview/
|Jun 21, 2016|
Mike and Lauren – Medical Tourism, RVs, and Why You Should Question Everything
Mike and Lauren join me on the Financial Independence Podcast to discuss medical tourism, full-time RV living, and the importance of questioning everything!
|May 18, 2016|
Side Hustle Nation – Invest in Yourself
Nick Loper from Side Hustle Nation discusses the importance of side hustles and how they can make your path to FI shorter and more enjoyable!
To read the full article, visit http://www.madfientist.com/side-hustle-nation-interview/
|Apr 04, 2016|
Travel Miles 101 – Travel Hacking and Financial Independence
The guys from Travel Miles 101 stop by the Financial Independence Podcast to talk about investing, early retirement, and the benefits of travel hacking!
To read the full article, visit http://www.madfientist.com/travel-miles-101-interview/
|Mar 09, 2016|
Budgets are Sexy – Challenge Everything
J. Money from Budgets are Sexy joins me on the Financial Independence Podcast to talk about the benefits of challenging everything in your life!
To read the full article, visit http://www.madfientist.com/budgets-are-sexy-interview/
|Feb 04, 2016|
Frugalwoods – Making Frugality Fun
The Frugalwoods joined me to talk about how frugality can help you reach your financial goals sooner and also increase your happiness in the process!
To read the full article, visit http://www.madfientist.com/frugalwoods-interview/
|Dec 11, 2015|
Financial Mentor – Hedge Funds, Happiness, & Over 15 Years of Early Retirement
Todd Tresidder joined me on the Financial Independence Podcast to talk about active investing and lessons learned during 15+ years of early retirement!
To read the full article, visit http://www.madfientist.com/financial-mentor-interview/
|Nov 24, 2015|
1500 Days – Pulling the Early Retirement Trigger
The 1500s from 1500days.com joined me for my first in-person podcast interview to talk about real estate, the economy, and entering early retirement!
|Sep 29, 2015|
Millionaire Educator – Financial Independence on Teachers’ Salaries
Hear how two teachers used tax-avoidance and geographical-arbitrage strategies to save nearly a million dollars in only 16 years!
|Jun 17, 2015|
Empire Flippers – Buying and Selling Websites
Justin Cooke from EmpireFlippers.com joined me for an episode of the Financial Independence Podcast to discuss website investing!
To read the full article, visit http://www.madfientist.com/empire-flippers-interview/
|Oct 22, 2014|
JD Roth – Get Rich Slowly
J.D. Roth, creator of GetRichSlowly.org, joined me for the Financial Independence Podcast to talk about finding personal and financial freedom!
In less than ten years, J.D. went from having $35,000 of consumer debt to becoming a self-made millionaire.
Since selling his incredibly popular blog, getrichslowly.org, he now spends most of his time writing about life and money at his personal site, jdroth.com.
On today’s show, J.D. shares what he’s learned over the past decade of writing about money and personal finance and describes how you too can find personal and financial freedom.
To read the full article, visit http://www.madfientist.com/jd-roth-interview/
|Apr 22, 2014|
Forever Jobless – Internet Business Investing
Billy Murphy from ForeverJobless.com joined me for an episode of the Financial Independence Podcast to talk about investing in online businesses!
What if I told you you could create $2,000 of monthly recurring income from a single $25,000 investment? Thanks to the low multiples some online companies are selling for, you could potentially fund your early retirement with a very small initial investment.
Billy takes us through how he went from being a professional poker player to creating a very successful poker training site. He then describes how he started buying e-commerce stores (his first investment was a site making $900 profit per month that he bought for $4,000) and shares what he learned buying, improving, and selling sites.
Hear why Expected Value (EV) is as important in everyday decision-making as it is in poker and find out what Billy would do to create a consistent $2,000 per month income stream if he was starting from scratch today.
|Apr 07, 2014|
Go Curry Cracker – Ten Years and a Day
Jeremy and Winnie retired a few years ago, in their thirties, and have been traveling around Central America ever since.
They were kind enough to join me from San Miguel de Allende, Mexico to talk about their journey to financial independence and early retirement.
Discover how they were able to achieve financial independence and hear why moving to a cheaper locale can be a great way to smooth the transition into early retirement!
To read the full article, visit http://www.madfientist.com/go-curry-cracker-interview/
|Nov 21, 2013|
Radical Personal Finance – Part Two
In part two of the podcast, the Mad Fientist explores some very powerful tax-avoidance strategies for early retirees.
It’s possible to achieve financial independence earlier in life, without having to decrease your spending, increase your income, or assume any additional risk, simply by using tax-advantaged retirement accounts in an intelligent way.
Today’s episode explores the various retirement accounts available and explains the most optimal uses of those accounts for people on the path to financial independence and early retirement.
To read the full article, visit http://www.madfientist.com/radical-personal-finance-part-two/
|Oct 10, 2013|
Radical Personal Finance – Part One
Listen to part one of my Radical Personal Finance podcast interview where I discuss frugality, travel hacking, and financial independence!
A couple of months ago, a guy named Joshua emailed me to ask if I’d be a guest on his new show – the Radical Personal Finance podcast. I agreed and we ended up having a very interesting two-hour conversation.
Since then, however, Joshua has been forced to take down his podcast (for undisclosed reasons) and since he’s not sure when he’ll be able to put it back up again, he has agreed to let me publish our interview here (thanks!).
I couldn’t bear to hear myself talk for a full two hours though so I decided to edit the interview down into two smaller parts and today, I am publishing part one.
It was great being on the other side of the interview for once so hopefully you enjoy hearing a bit about my personal journey to financial independence.
To read the full article, visit http://www.madfientist.com/radical-personal-finance-part-one/
|Oct 08, 2013|
Retire Early Lifestyle – Perpetual Travel
Billy and Akaisha Kaderli from RetireEarlyLifestyle.com joined me to talk about 20+ years of travel and early retirement!
In 1991, Billy and Akaisha quit their jobs, moved to an island in the Caribbean, and have been traveling the world ever since.
Their initial retirement savings of $500,000 has survived the dot-com bust, the 2008 financial crisis, and over two decades of early retirement.
Discover how they did it, find out their recommendations for the best places in the world to retire, and hear what it’s like to be perpetual travelers!
To read the full article, visit http://www.madfientist.com/retire-early-lifestyle-interview/
|Jul 29, 2013|
Lacking Ambition – Three Months After Financial Independence
Mike from LackingAmbition.com joined me for an episode of the Financial Independence Podcast to discuss how he achieved FI in just over 3 years!
After working for just over three years, Mike was able to amass enough savings to purchase (with cash) three single-family houses. By living in one of the houses and renting out the other two, he now has enough rental income to completely cover his living expenses.
During the interview, Mike discusses how he was able to buy three properties, each for under $25,000, in a region that is typically considered to be an expensive market (New England).
In addition to real estate investing, I also talk to him about his time living in a tent in the New Mexico desert, discuss how he too was able to obtain a free Ivy League degree while working full time, and find out what life is like three months after achieving financial independence.
To read the full article, visit http://www.madfientist.com/lacking-ambition-interview/
|Jun 03, 2013|
Afford Anything – Dive Into Real Estate Investing
Paula from AffordAnything.com joined me to discuss how she’s using real estate investing to achieve early financial independence!
|Apr 08, 2013|
Street Smart Finance – The Real American Dream
Shilpan from Street Smart Finance describes how he was able to build a million dollar real estate portfolio after coming to America with only $20!
|Dec 21, 2012|
JLCollinsNH – The Importance of F-You Money
In this episode of the Financial Independence Podcast, I interview Jim Collins from JLCollinsNH.com to discuss the importance of F-You Money!
To read the full article, visit http://www.madfientist.com/jlcollinsnh-interview/
|Oct 01, 2012|
Mr. Money Mustache – Early Retirement Made Easy
Mr. Money Mustache shares his early retirement secrets in an interview for the new Financial Independence Podcast!
Mr. Money Mustache retired in his early thirties and has recently emerged as one of the most inspiring personal finance authors in cyberspace. His entertaining and informative articles, which can be found at mrmoneymustache.com, give you the “punch in the face” you need to get you on the right track to financial independence.
It was great having him in the Mad Fientist lab to talk about his path to financial independence so I hope you enjoy the discussion with him as much as I did!
To read the full article, visit http://www.madfientist.com/mr-money-mustache-interview/
|Jun 01, 2012|