156 episodes

🎤On a mission to get friends to talk about money
🔥Sharing our FIRE journeys, personal finance advice, and frugal tips
Hosted by 2 Friends on FIRE - Mike + Maggie
**Leave a voicemail or text us at: 404-981-3370**

friends on FIRE Maggie Tucker, Mike O'Leary

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🎤On a mission to get friends to talk about money
🔥Sharing our FIRE journeys, personal finance advice, and frugal tips
Hosted by 2 Friends on FIRE - Mike + Maggie
**Leave a voicemail or text us at: 404-981-3370**

    #155 | They keys to a full life with That Science Couple

    #155 | They keys to a full life with That Science Couple

    In this week’s episode, we interview Diandra from That Science Couple. Diandra and her husband Bradley are a plant-based 30-something couple living in Wisconsin. Brad has a masters in Environmental Biology, and Diandra is a PDH student in nutritional sciences and has a passion for evidence-based nutrition. We talk with Diandra about evidence-based science, nutrition advice for long-term health, lifestyle medicine, personal finance, minimalism, sustainable living, and more!

    • 1 hr
    #154 | 6 weeks into early retirement: Untethered and finding margin with Maggie and Greg

    #154 | 6 weeks into early retirement: Untethered and finding margin with Maggie and Greg

    In this week’s episode, Mike does a 6-week check-in on early retirement with Maggie and Greg. Maggie and Greg. are enjoying early retirement; they are being even more active, sleeping better, and feeling the benefits of more margin in their lives. They share their observations and insights in these early weeks, from the impact of less structure, feelings of being untethered, where their time is going, and their optimism for the future.

    • 46 min
    #153 | Listener Q&A: Savings, 529s, retirement planning, conversion ladders, rentals, and more!

    #153 | Listener Q&A: Savings, 529s, retirement planning, conversion ladders, rentals, and more!

    In this episode, we answer a bunch of recent listener questions. We answer questions on partying off your mortgage versus saving more into a 529 for college, if now is the right time to put money into the market, how much money to keep in a cash emergency fund, and how to balance income while planning for early retirement. We then discuss how to breakup with your financial advisor.

    • 36 min
    #152 | Travel hacking thru the summer and 1M point goal update

    #152 | Travel hacking thru the summer and 1M point goal update

    In this week’s episode, we give a refresher on travel hacking and share an update on our 1 million point goal this year. The power of travel hacking comes from the sign-up bonuses, not from normal spend. We’ve signed up for 9 different credit cards this year for a total of 800K+ points and miles. We share how our traveling hacking is helping to fund our summer travel adventures.

    • 36 min
    #151 | How to make paying off debt fun

    #151 | How to make paying off debt fun

    In this episode, we discuss simple and fun strategies for paying off debt. We often hear about good vs. bad debt, but don’t be fooled by companies trying to sell you loans. Almost all debt is bad, and if you are stuck with it, you should work hard to pay it off quickly. We share strategies for picking which debt you pay back first and ideas for making paying off your debt fun!

    • 27 min
    #150 | The stock market is down! What to do!?

    #150 | The stock market is down! What to do!?

    In this week’s episode, we discuss the recent volatility and decline in the stock market. It’s been a wild ride in 2022! With a dramatic pullback from recent stock market highs, it can be stressful to watch your investments. We discuss some of the reasons behind the declines and share some advice on how to handle bad news and make sure you make solid decisions with your investments.

    • 31 min

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Creek content. I enjoy listening to your podcast and it helps on my way to financial Independence.

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Inspiring convos for alternative living

Love listening to these hosts share their take on personal finance, values & priorities, and living a different financial lifestyle than the mainstream. Looking forward to more!

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Camp FIRE chats for Families

Love the casual, pragmatic, and humorous conversations between Maggie and Mike. Great conversation, advice, example and resources for families exploring or driving towards Financial Independence while also enjoying the adventure along the way.

Friends on Fire has already sparked ideas to plan vacations, credit card points, mobile plans, investing and discussions of money with friends. Excited for the possibilities and examples of two families becoming financially independent in their 40’s!

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