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Join the Mad Fientist as he interviews personal-finance icons like Mr. Money Mustache and Vicki Robin 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 • 77 Ratings

Join the Mad Fientist as he interviews personal-finance icons like Mr. Money Mustache and Vicki Robin 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!

    Bogleheads - Life After FIRE

    Bogleheads - Life After FIRE

    Last year, I published an interview with one of my favorite financial writers, Morgan Housel.
    You may remember that the interview was recorded as part of a Bogleheads meeting and the interview was actually conducted by my buddy, Gouri.
    Well, Gouri recently invited me to join the Bogleheads to talk about life after FIRE and today’s podcast episode is a recording of that discussion!
    Big thanks to Gouri and the Bogleheads for making this happen and hope you enjoy it!
    Highlights
    How your views on spending change after you retire Why you should treat FI as a spectrum rather than a finish line How to plan for all aspects of post-FI life The unexpected benefits and challenges of early retirement

    • 44 min
    Fifth (and Final) Annual Update

    Fifth (and Final) Annual Update

    If you’ve followed me for a while, you’ll know that I’ve released an annual update every year since I quit my job.
    It’s now been five years since I stopped working so this is my fifth (and final) annual update.
    Why is it my final one?
    I explain in today’s short episode.
    Highlights
    How the pandemic highlighted the power of having savings Why FI is the ultimate shock absorber and cheat code The reasons this annual update will be my last What to do when money is no longer a source of motivation Why “Lean FIRE” may be a bad idea Warren Buffet’s plan for leaving money to his kids (and why it may change your FI target)

    • 15 min
    Early Retirement Extreme - A Systems Approach to Lifestyle Design

    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!
    Highlights
    What Jacob has been up to since stepping away from ERE His experience being a financial quant and how it impacted his personal investing The problem with set-it-and-forget-it index investing The importance of staying flexible with your investing strategy Predictions for the next decade and the post-COVID world A systems approach to lifestyle design and why it’s beneficial Jacob’s thoughts on early retirement how they’ve changed since publishing Early Retirement Extreme His current projects and his plans for the future

    • 53 min
    8 Key Lessons from the Ultralearning Experiment

    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!
    In today’s podcast episode, I go through everything I learned and explain why the Ultralearning Experiment helped me push past the self-doubt and self-destructive habits that have plagued me in the past.
    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!
    Highlights
    How to get your brain ready (and why it’s essential for making progress) The best way to make developing new habits easier What you should focus on and why How to be original and creative Why you should make your project “real” (even if it makes you feel silly) When it’s worth spending more money instead of less Why you should expect to encounter the “gap” and how to get over it

    • 39 min
    Morgan Housel - The Psychology of Money

    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!

    • 48 min
    Valuable Lessons from My Fourth Year of Freedom

    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.

    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
77 Ratings

77 Ratings

Mantaz11 ,

Humble and Inspiring

Found this podcast before I knew about the FIRE community and what a find it was! Brandon is humble and the guests can really inspire with both ideas and ways of thinking differently about life. Recommend for everyone.

Marty McFlange ,

No BS and ads podcast

One of the few podcasts which discuss personal finance and frugality with umilify, honesty and no nonsense.

Few episodes when there is something meaningful to say rather than others’ as many as possible to be sure advertisers are happy.

Also appreciated the format which doesn’t constantly bombard you with ads.

6 out of 5 stars.

Thank you ❤️

D Geppi ,

Great podcast about FI and financial ideas

I really enjoy listening to this podcast. Great interviews and financial ideas explained in an easy to understand way!

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