205 episodes

Real talk about Financial Independence and life after corporate jobs. Carl Jensen and Doug Cunnington talk about FI, lifestyle, side hustles, health, and anything on their minds. Plus, they interview experts and non-experts interested in the FI lifestyle. It's raw, candid, pretty much like you get to sit in on a private conversation.

Mile High FI Podcast Carl Jensen & Doug Cunnington

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    • 4.3 • 8 Ratings

Real talk about Financial Independence and life after corporate jobs. Carl Jensen and Doug Cunnington talk about FI, lifestyle, side hustles, health, and anything on their minds. Plus, they interview experts and non-experts interested in the FI lifestyle. It's raw, candid, pretty much like you get to sit in on a private conversation.

    When Did You Feel Wealthy? Or Rich? | MHFI 203

    When Did You Feel Wealthy? Or Rich? | MHFI 203

    Doug and Carl delve into the differences between being “rich” and being “wealthy”, discussing their own journeys to financial independence and the pivotal moments when they each felt rich and then wealthy.  They reflect on pieces of financial advice, how to feel wealthy, reclaiming an abundance mindset from scarcity, and the importance of evaluating personal happiness.  Both also share anecdotes about their life experiences, underscoring the inherent value in simplicity and their changing perceptions on spending as their net worth increased.
    Are you feeling wealthy, feeling rich, or craving simplicity?  If so, then simply come on over and support us at Buy Me A Coffee.
    Save 50% site-wide on your new mattress, pillow, and bedding over at GhostBed (coupon code: MILEHIGHFI)
    Doug & Carl will be attending the EconoMe Conference in Cincinnati, OH on March 15-17, 2024.  For those interested in attending, use the coupon code MILEHIGHFI at checkout to save 10%.  https://economeconference.com/
    Links

    Morgan Housel podcast
    Books by Morgan Housel

    “The Psychology of Money”

    Kindle
    Hardcover
    Paperback
    Audiobook


    “Same as Ever”

    Kindle
    Hardcover
    Paperback
    Audiobook




    EconoMe Conference
    Empower (formerly Personal Capital)
    Pete Adeney/Mr. Money Mustache
    JL Collins Blog
    Diania Merriam on MHFI Episode 199
    CampFI
    Mile High FI Facebook Group
    Doug’s site
    Carl’s blog: 1500 Days


    Join the Mile High FI Club – It’s our email list!
    Get MHFi Merch – It helps support the show. Get t-shirts & more
    **Disclaimer: The podcast is for informational purposes. Maybe entertainment but we won’t even make such a claim. You shouldn’t take the info as financial, legal, or tax advice. We aren’t certified financial planners or advisors. We’re not qualified for much. So get advice from professionals.**
    Brought To You By:
    The Doug Show, aka Affiliate Marketing & Side Hustles
    1500 Days, Carl’s Blog about Early Retirement
    Email us here: do

    • 44 min
    I Hit Barista FI, But Now I Like My Job - Kim Ehardt | MHFI 202

    I Hit Barista FI, But Now I Like My Job - Kim Ehardt | MHFI 202

    Doug and Carl chat with Kim Ehardt, a firefighter from Austin, Texas, who unknowingly achieved Barista FI through careful savings and an unconventional career path.  Despite her financial status and ability to leave her current profession, Kim articulates a desire to shift focus from financial security alone to personal fulfillment, purpose, and happiness.  Kim’s future plans include life coaching to help others achieve their goals and potentially even starting her own podcast.
    Do you have a desire to help others as well?  If so, come on over and support us at Buy Me A Coffee.
    Save 50% site-wide on your new mattress, pillow, and bedding over at GhostBed (coupon code: MILEHIGHFI)
    Doug & Carl will be attending the EconoMe Conference in Cincinnati, OH on March 15-17, 2024.  For those interested in attending, use the coupon code MILEHIGHFI at checkout to save 10%.  https://economeconference.com/
    Links

    Kim’s website
    Afford Anything Podcast, “#139: How I Save Half of My Income as a Firefighter, While Living in an Expensive City — with Kim E.”
    EconoMe Conference
    Matthew Walker, “Why We Sleep”

    Kindle
    Hardcover
    Paperback
    Audiobook


    Joe Dominguez, “Transforming Your Relationship With Money”

    Paperback
    Audiobook
    Audio CD


    Mile High FI Facebook Group
    Doug’s site
    Carl’s blog: 1500 Days


    Join the Mile High FI Club – It’s our email list!
    Get MHFi Merch – It helps support the show. Get t-shirts & more
    **Disclaimer: The podcast is for informational purposes. Maybe entertainment but we won’t even make such a claim. You shouldn’t take the info as financial, legal, or tax advice. We aren’t certified financial planners or advisors. We’re not qualified for much. So get advice from professionals.**
    Brought To You By:
    The Doug Show, aka Affiliate Marketing & Side Hustles
    1500 Days, Carl’s Blog about Early Retirement
    Email us here: doug@milehighfi.com or carl@milehighfi.com
    0:00 Introduction
    6:52 BaristaFI & finding FIRE
    11:14 Financial peace
    16:58 Firefighting & the pursuit of FI
    26:16 The drive to succeed
    34:09 Defining success
    42:25 Challenges to FIRE ideology
    49:07 Finding purpose through coaching

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Pathfinders - JL Collins | MHFI 201

    Pathfinders - JL Collins | MHFI 201

    Doug and Carl chat with JL Collins about the evolution of the FIRE movement, lifestyle inflation, "enough", & envy as well as how diverse the FI community is (not exclusive to any particular income level or lifestyle).  JL introduces his recent book, "Pathfinders", which collects stories that demystify the process of achieving financial independence and highlights the different paths that people have taken, echoing the themes of intentional living and spending.

    Have you already found your "enough"?  If so, then you're welcome to share anything above & beyond with us over at Buy Me A Coffee.
    Save 50% site-wide on your new mattress, pillow, and bedding over at GhostBed (coupon code: MILEHIGHFI)
    Doug & Carl will be attending the EconoMe Conference in Cincinnati, OH on March 15-17, 2024.  For those interested in attending, use the coupon code MILEHIGHFI at checkout to save 10%.  https://economeconference.com/
    Links

    JL Collins Blog
    JL Collins Stock Series
    Books by JL Collins:

    "Pathfinders"

    Kindle
    Hardcover
    Audiobook


    "The Simple Path to Wealth"

    Kindle
    Hardcover
    Paperback
    Audiobook


    "How I Lost Money in Real Estate Before It Was Fashionable"

    Kindle
    Hardcover
    Paperback




    John Maynard Keynes, "The 15-Hour Week"
    Morgan Housel, "Same as Ever"

    Kindle
    Hardcover
    Paperback
    Audiobook


    Early Retirement Extreme
    Mr. Money Mustache
    FI Chautauqua
    EconoMe Conference
    Mile High FI Facebook Group
    Doug’s site
    Carl’s blog: 1500 Days

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    Join the Mile High FI Club – It’s our email list!

    Get MHFi Merch – It helps support the show. Get t-shirts & more

    **Disclaimer: The podcast is for informational purposes. Maybe entertainment but we won't even make such a claim. You shouldn't take the info as financial, legal, or tax advice

    • 58 min
    What We Learned From 200 Episodes | MHFI 200

    What We Learned From 200 Episodes | MHFI 200

    Doug and Carl celebrate the 200th episode of the Mile High FI podcast, reminiscing about the past while discussing future plans.  Topics include: what they've learned, what they enjoy about podcasting, the many challenges they've faced, and goals & plans for 2024 and the next 100 episodes.  Carl also discusses his new podcast with Mindy.

    Come celebrate 200 episodes with us over at Buy Me A Coffee.
    Save 50% site-wide on your new mattress, pillow, and bedding over at GhostBed (coupon code: MILEHIGHFI)
    Doug & Carl will be attending the EconoMe Conference in Cincinnati, OH on March 15-17, 2024.  For those interested in attending, use the coupon code MILEHIGHFI at checkout to save 10%.  https://economeconference.com/
    Links

    “Mindy On Money” podcast
    Connect with Mindy Jensen:

    Email
    BiggerPockets
    Twitter/X


    EconoMe Conference
    Carl’s YouTube channel
    James Clear
    Derek Sivers
    Mark Manson
    Morgan Housel
    Morgan Housel on the Tim Ferriss podcast:

    “Morgan Housel — The Psychology of Money, Picking the Right Game, and the $6 Million Janitor (#576)”
    “Morgan Housel — Contrarian Money and Writing Advice, Three Simple Goals to Guide Your Life, Journaling Prompts, Choosing the Right Game to Play, Must-Read Books, and More (#702)”


    Pete Adeney/Mr. Money Mustache
    Descript (AI-Powered Video Editor)
    Mile High FI Facebook Group
    Doug’s site
    Carl’s blog: 1500 Days

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    Join the Mile High FI Club – It’s our email list!

    Get MHFi Merch – It helps support the show. Get t-shirts & more

    **Disclaimer: The podcast is for informational purposes. Maybe entertainment but we won't even make such a claim. You shouldn't take the info as financial, legal, or tax advice. We aren't certified financial planners or advisors. We're not qualified for much. So get advice from professionals.**

    Brought To You By:

    The Doug Show, aka Affiliate Marketing & Side Hustles

    1500 Days, Carl's Blog about Early Retirement

    Email us here: doug@milehighfi.com or carl@milehighfi.com

    0:00 Introduction

    3:18 Mindy On Money

    5:58 What we’ve learned

    13:25 What we like about podcasting

    16:32 Future guest wishlist

    23:03 Wha

    • 33 min
    Scarcity vs Abundance Mindset & FIRE with Diania Merriam | MHFI 199

    Scarcity vs Abundance Mindset & FIRE with Diania Merriam | MHFI 199

    Doug and Carl chat with Diania Merriam about big events in her life in 2024 (a wedding & the EconoMe conference), struggles with scarcity mindset/shifting to an abundance mindset, and how these mindsets have influenced her approach to wedding planning.  Along the way she discusses her transformative experience at the Hoffman Process retreat, especially as it relates to spending.  Diania also provides a preview of EconoMe, an overview of the conference goals, and highlights the importance of community on the path to financial independence.

    Not planning to attend EconoMe?  You can still hang out with us virtually by heading over to Buy Me A Coffee.
    Save 50% site-wide on your new mattress, pillow, and bedding over at GhostBed (coupon code: MILEHIGHFI)
    Doug & Carl will be attending the EconoMe Conference in Cincinnati, OH on March 15-17, 2024.  For those interested in attending, use the coupon code MILEHIGHFI at checkout to save 10%.  https://economeconference.com/
    Links

    EconoMe Conference
    EconoMe YouTube Channel
    Optimal Finance Daily Podcast
    The Summit of Greatness
    Skyline Chili
    Cincinnati DJ Natalie Jones
    Hoffman Process
    Diania at CampFI, “Unlocking the Abundance Mindset | A Paradigm Shift”
    Carl & Mindy on Ramit Sethi’s podcast
    Mr Money Mustache, “Frugal Man Buys $52,000 Car - Why?”
    Mad Fientist on MHFI Episode 176
    Diania on Doug.Show Podcast Episode 323
    The Hoffman Process discussions on Tim Ferriss podcast with Andrew Huberman & Blake Mycoskie (founder of TOMS Shoes)
    Mile High FI Facebook Group
    Doug’s site
    Carl’s blog: 1500 Days

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    Join the Mile High FI Club – It’s our email list!

    Get MHFi Merch – It helps support the show. Get t-shirts & more

    **Disclaimer: The podcast is for informational purposes. Maybe entertainment but we won't even make such a claim. You shouldn't take the info as financial, legal, or tax advice. We aren't certified financial planners or advisors. We're not qualified for much. So get advice from professionals.**

    Brought To You By:

    The Doug Show, aka Affiliate Marketing & Side Hustles

    1500 Days, Carl's Blog about Early Retirement

    Emai

    • 1 hr
    Finance Advice to Our Younger Selves | MHFI 198

    Finance Advice to Our Younger Selves | MHFI 198

    Doug and Carl reflect on their paths to financial independence and discuss the advice they would have given their younger selves.  Topics include college education/career paths, early savings, retirement account contributions, index fund investing, flexibility across different investments, strong work ethic, resilience, and of course... asparagus.
    Do you wish that your younger self found this podcast earlier in life?  Well, you can't go back to the past, but there's still time to support us over at Buy Me A Coffee.
    Links

    Elon Musk University
    Bill Perkins, “Die With Zero”
    Morgan Housel, “Psychology of Money”
    Thomas J. Stanley, “The Millionaire Next Door”
    Sean Mullaney on MHFI Episode 114
    Mile High FI Facebook Group
    Doug’s site
    Carl’s blog: 1500 Days

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    Join the Mile High FI Club – It’s our email list!

    Get MHFi Merch – It helps support the show. Get t-shirts & more

    **Disclaimer: The podcast is for informational purposes. Maybe entertainment but we won't even make such a claim. You shouldn't take the info as financial, legal, or tax advice. We aren't certified financial planners or advisors. We're not qualified for much. So get advice from professionals.**

    Brought To You By:

    The Doug Show, aka Affiliate Marketing & Side Hustles

    1500 Days, Carl's Blog about Early Retirement

    Email us here: doug@milehighfi.com or carl@milehighfi.com

    0:00 Introduction

    1:17 Education & alternate career paths

    6:35 Carl’s first post-college job

    10:29 Doug’s early career jobs

    15:51 Early investing experiences

    20:19 Rich vs. wealthy

    25:25 Investment strategies & lessons

    33:42 Importance of work ethic

    38:07 Final thoughts & advice

    42:05 Soundcheck - Hangover cure

    • 45 min

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