95 episodes

As a lawyer / engineer / MBA, how can you achieve FIRE (financial independence, retire early) rapidly to quit the rat race, pursue your passions, and live life on your own terms? Andrew Chen – founder of the Hack Your Wealth Blog and lawyer, financial expert (CFA graduate), and tech industry veteran – shows you strategies and tactics to (1) earn, (2) save, (3) invest, and (4) protect as a high earner so that you can build massive wealth and create a portfolio that’s a FIRE machine. Through solo lessons, expert interviews, and side hustle profiles, you’ll learn about tax strategies, retirement account optimization, asset allocation & rebalancing, passive income (real estate investing, side hustling, online business, digital nomading), family finances (e.g., strategizing college education costs), travel hacking, estate planning, and career transitions. Andrew podcasts about the big picture concepts, then adds step-by-step implementation guides downloadable from the Hack Your Wealth website to help you FIRE strategically, methodically, and rapidly.

Hack Your Wealth Andrew Chen

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As a lawyer / engineer / MBA, how can you achieve FIRE (financial independence, retire early) rapidly to quit the rat race, pursue your passions, and live life on your own terms? Andrew Chen – founder of the Hack Your Wealth Blog and lawyer, financial expert (CFA graduate), and tech industry veteran – shows you strategies and tactics to (1) earn, (2) save, (3) invest, and (4) protect as a high earner so that you can build massive wealth and create a portfolio that’s a FIRE machine. Through solo lessons, expert interviews, and side hustle profiles, you’ll learn about tax strategies, retirement account optimization, asset allocation & rebalancing, passive income (real estate investing, side hustling, online business, digital nomading), family finances (e.g., strategizing college education costs), travel hacking, estate planning, and career transitions. Andrew podcasts about the big picture concepts, then adds step-by-step implementation guides downloadable from the Hack Your Wealth website to help you FIRE strategically, methodically, and rapidly.

    Healthcare planning = retirement planning

    Healthcare planning = retirement planning

    #95: The biggest concern many would-be retirees have, at least in the US, is the cost of healthcare.Not only is healthcare more expensive in the US than in every other industrialized country. There’s also no national health insurance system to control costs or standardize care quality…unless you’re a senior or very poor (or both).In fact, were it not for worries about healthcare, there would undoubtedly be way more US retirees out there today. The average retirement age would drop noticeably....

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Real estate investing in short-term rentals and hotels

    Real estate investing in short-term rentals and hotels

    #94: Real estate investing changed a lot the last couple years, but one asset class consistently punched above its weight: short-term rentals, a.k.a., STRs, e.g., Airbnbs.In 2020, when people couldn’t go on vacation by hopping on a plane to Europe, South America, or Asia, they got in their cars and drove to national parks and mountain / beach / lake towns. Short-term rentals, often seen as safer than hotels, were on 🔥.In 2021, this trend exploded. 🔥🔥In 2022, when flying became a thing again, ...

    • 56 min
    Health insurance for traveling early retirees

    Health insurance for traveling early retirees

    #93: Early retirees often fill their early years in retirement with lots of travel. There is even a vibrant community of nomadic early retirees who travel long-term.But what do you do about health insurance, especially if you’re American? Unlike in most other industrialized countries that have universal health insurance, American health insurance is generally tied to your employer, at least before you’re old enough to qualify for Medicare. That means if you don’t have a job, you generally don...

    • 53 min
    How a female MBA early retired at 39 (+ her advice for women pursuing FIRE)

    How a female MBA early retired at 39 (+ her advice for women pursuing FIRE)

    #92: Most FIRE stories are of men. A lot seem to be of ex-software engineers (on blogs anyway). It’s rare to see profiles of early retired women, especially single women who retired early from ambitious careers.Also, most FIRE stories focus on strategies for things like accumulating enough assets to FIRE. Investment selection. Portfolio allocation. Safe withdrawal rates. Sequence risk.These are important topics for sure. I’ve covered many of them on HYW. But they are also very much about the ...

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Financial independence in healthcare: how a dentist built a $7M nest egg

    Financial independence in healthcare: how a dentist built a $7M nest egg

    #91: It’s no secret that many healthcare professionals earn lots of money. So, you might think it’s relatively easy for them to achieve financial independence and retire early (or at least step back from demanding clinical hours).Aaaand….you’d be right about that!Sure, earning healthcare money is not a requirement for FIRE. But if you do, you certainly have more options…even if you also have large expenses (like kids).This week, I talk with Dr. G (anonymized, his request), a dentist with two ...

    • 54 min
    How to pay for college

    How to pay for college

    #90: It’s back to school season, and that means it’s also the time of year for high school seniors to start agonizing over college applications.Applying to college is an anxiety-filled rite of passage for high school seniors, but it’s often just as anxiety-inducing for parents who bang their heads on how to pay for it.That’s because paying for college is, for many families, the biggest single expense they’ll have for their child. It’s also often the second biggest life expense a family will i...

    • 1 hr 15 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
67 Ratings

67 Ratings

bradchandlercoaching ,

Great Podcast!!!

Hack Your Wealth" isn't just a podcast, it's a comprehensive guide to financial freedom, blending together an exquisite mix of education, motivation, and enlightenment. Each episode offers practical advice that's as engaging as it is informative, demystifying the complex world of finance and wealth-building. The guest experts add an insightful layer to the show, broadening the scope and diversity of the topics covered. Undeniably, it's a must-listen for anyone on a journey to financial independence and wealth creation. A true 5-star treasury of knowledge!

Fjdfjgigg ,

Thoroughly impressed with the Extensive Questions Asked!

Truly informative. Every podcast. My man asks the questions that you have after you finishing listening to a video and podcast and wondering. Yeah he asks them during his podcast. Never write reviews but definitely had to take 60 seconds to right this for how much knowledge I learned. Thank you. Great podcast of Tax Liens!

mchoi7 ,

For those seeking financial independence…

Andrew provides specific and tangible advice along with his interviewees. Very different from other podcasts/blogs. Direct and engaging content. Go to his blog, he has very helpful material!

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