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
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.
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!
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/
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!
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
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!
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.
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/
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!
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
I’m so glad I found this podcast
Highly recommended. I started listening a month or two ago. I’m halfway through the episodes and can’t wait until I have to drive somewhere or walk the dog so I can listen to more! Very inspiring and completely doable!
I've learnt so much!!!!- thanks
Thanks Brandon for the great info you've shared oer the years, specially in the beginning. I found you on late 2017, and since then I've made so many changes, to the point that I have my own podcast in espanol : De Peso a Peso podcast (paused for now). I want this FI information to reach those who dont speak English. Thanks again for you have done!!!!
Analytical and great!
Bare bones, numbers-driven podcast for anyone in or interested in FIRE. Highly recommend!