70 episodes

Join the Mad Fientist as he interviews personal-finance icons like Mr. Money Mustache, Ramit Sethi, and JL Collins to discover the strategies they used to achieve financial independence and retire early! Learn about investing, tax avoidance, entrepreneurship, travel hacking, real estate, and all things related to financial independence and early retirement!

Financial Independence Podcast The Mad Fientist

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    • 4.9 • 98 Ratings

Join the Mad Fientist as he interviews personal-finance icons like Mr. Money Mustache, Ramit Sethi, and JL Collins to discover the strategies they used to achieve financial independence and retire early! Learn about investing, tax avoidance, entrepreneurship, travel hacking, real estate, and all things related to financial independence and early retirement!

    Mad Fientist Jr. - Why I’m Appreciating FI More Than Ever Now

    Mad Fientist Jr. - Why I’m Appreciating FI More Than Ever Now

    Life has completely changed.
    And because of this major change, I'm even more grateful for the freedom, flexibility, and time that financial independence and early retirement provide.
    In this short episode, I fill you in on what's been happening and I discuss the reasons for my newfound appreciation of FI.

    • 11 min
    Podcast Takeover: Financial Independence Europe - Effective Altruism

    Podcast Takeover: Financial Independence Europe - Effective Altruism

    Welcome to another podcast-takeover episode of the Financial Independence podcast!
    This time, Mathias from the Financial Independence Europe podcast takes over the show to talk to Luke Freeman (from Giving What We Can) and Rebecca Herbst (from Yield and Spread) about Effective Altruism!
    Highlights
    What is Effective Altruism How to give efficiently and effectively Benefits of joining the effective altruism community How giving is evolving Differences between the US and Europe with regards to philanthropy How to give to charity while pursuing FI Show Links
    Financial Independence Europe - https://financial-independence.eu/ Yield and Spread - http://yieldandspread.com Give What We Can - https://www.givingwhatwecan.org Give Well - https://www.givewell.org Original Show Link - https://financial-independence.eu/uncategorized/episode-147-how-to-give-effectively-luke-freeman-and-rebecca-herbst/

    • 51 min
    The Best Advice from Mr. Money Mustache

    The Best Advice from Mr. Money Mustache

    Exactly 10 years ago, I released the first episode of the Financial Independence Podcast!
    To celebrate this big birthday, I’ve collected all the best advice from my interviews with my very first podcast guest – Mr. Money Mustache!
    Highlights
    Mr. Money Mustache’s investing strategy Thoughts on real-estate investing vs. stock-market investing How to invest in a raging bull market The benefits of hitting FI before having kids Why you’ll likely make money after retiring early Mr. Money Mustache’s biggest splurge How to decide whether to pay off your mortgage early The best part of financial independence How to find meaning after early retirement Most challenging part of post-FI life The impact of financial independence on personal relationships

    • 14 min
    Aime to Invest – From Bankruptcy to FI in 8 Years

    Aime to Invest – From Bankruptcy to FI in 8 Years

    On today’s episode of the Financial Independence Podcast, I speak to Patrick Aime from Aime to Invest!
    Patrick’s journey to FI is an incredible one. He…
    Moved from his home in Rwanda to attend high school in Europe and college in America Stayed in America after college and started working in the feast-or-famine world of sales Started his own company and grew it to $5 million in revenue in four years Used his success in business to invest in rental properties and live a lavish lifestyle Lost everything during the 2008 global financial crisis and had to declare bankruptcy Found FIRE and drastically reduced his expenses and started saving for the long term Rebuilt a smaller business and started investing in short-term rental properties in Mexico Utilized geographic arbitrage to lower his expenses even further Hit FI 8 years after declaring bankruptcy and became a millionaire 2 years after FI Patrick shares everything he learned during his rollercoaster financial journey so hope you enjoy the interview!

    • 37 min
    Podcast Takeover: Mile High FI - Early Retirement Failures & Successes

    Podcast Takeover: Mile High FI - Early Retirement Failures & Successes

    I'm excited to share with you the first Podcast Takeover episode of the Financial Independence Podcast!
    Carl and Doug from the Mile High FI podcast take over the Financial Independence Podcast to talk about their early retirement successes and failures.
    Enjoy!
    Highlights
    Test drive early retirement by going part-time or taking a sabbatical Why finding a community is even more important for early retirees How to give yourself permission to slow down and be inefficient/unoptimized Why you can (and should!) reinvent yourself after you leave your job How to stop worrying about running out of money Why meaningful work is still the key to happiness after FI Show Links
    Mile High FI - https://milehighfi.com My interview on the Mile High FI podcast - https://milehighfi.com/podcast/048-mad-fientist/

    • 38 min
    The Escape Artist - FIRE in the UK

    The Escape Artist - FIRE in the UK

    I have some big news…
    I am now a British citizen!
    In honor of finally getting my UK passport, and therefore completing this long journey to citizenship, I am releasing my UK FIRE episode.
    Barney, from The Escape Artist, joined me in my Edinburgh apartment (before the pandemic) to discuss all things related to financial independence and early retirement in the UK.
    Hope you enjoy it!
    Highlights
    The cultural differences between US/UK that affect pursuing FI How to escape from the prison we create for ourselves Translating US investing terminology to the UK (e.g. 401k→pension, IRA→ISA, etc.) Is it easier to reach FI in the US or UK Class structure in UK and how pursuing FI forces you to traverse all classes Why FIRE isn’t bigger in the UK Difference between the different types of ISAs Is tax hacking possible in the UK Real-estate investing in the United Kingdom and the fantastic Rent-a-Room scheme How to use geographic arbitrage to reach FI sooner

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
98 Ratings

98 Ratings

JoyfulMD ,

Inspiring

Mad Fientist, I love your podcast! I’m a doctor navigating the path to FI and the nuances associated with identity, purpose and life in general after FI. Happy to be along for the ride. Thank you!

Toby514-Invest ,

Genuine

This Podcast feels really genuine. The tone and pace of the host are chill, the topics have substance, and the guests dive into the topic enough that there is always something interesting to take away.

The pace of the release is slow too, but perfect. Because it’s quality over quantity, and it shows the host does not try to force content out just for the sake of revenue.

Personally, this is the only FIRE podcast I like, and my favorite Podcast in general.

RazWhatuupppp ,

Outstanding show!

This is an amazing podcast. I love the guests that come on the show and how natural the dialogues go. Mr There is such a great variety of topics discussed on how to achieve financial independence, and guests are really keen on sharing their wisdom on how they did it. I have learned so much about finances and some good investment strategies.
I also really appreciate how genuine Madfientist it.
Overall, this is a highly recommended podcast!

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