213 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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    • 4.4 • 135 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.

    Evolution of FIRE and EconoMe 2024 | MHFI 211

    Evolution of FIRE and EconoMe 2024 | MHFI 211

    Recorded in the hotel lobby on the last day of the EconoMe conference, Doug and Carl reflect on some of the presentations and conversations they had over the weekend while also providing their own insights & observations.  They discuss various topics including: the evolution of the FIRE movement from its initial focus on accumulating wealth to its current emphasis on mental health and personal development, happiness, post-FI life challenges, and strategies for dealing with anxiety and negative thoughts.
    Save 50% site-wide on your new mattress, pillow, and bedding over at GhostBed (coupon code: MILEHIGHFI)
    Couldn’t make it to EconoMe this year, but still want to hang out with others in the FI community?  If so, come over to Buy Me A Coffee and hang out with us.
    Links

    “Mindy On Money” podcast
    Doug’s Podcast Accelerator
    Doug’s SEO & Marketing Podcast, “Ranking Revolution”
    EconoMe Conference
    JL Collins
    Katie & Alan Donegan
    JD Roth/foldedspace
    Meteorologist Kristen
    Amberly Grant
    Mark Trautman
    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
    1:52 Stress & anxiety
    8:53 Removing the mask in retirement
    12:11 Thoughts on post-retirement life
    17:41 One-more-year syndrome
    25:27 Happiness & confronting personal issues
    29:09 Evolution of FI
    34:47 Carl’s 3 tips (plus a bonus)
    39:46 Podcast projects beyond MHFI
    47:11 Soundcheck – Feeling tired

    • 50 min
    Accidental FI, Early Retirement, & Subtle Art of Living FI - Bob Haines | MHFI 210

    Accidental FI, Early Retirement, & Subtle Art of Living FI - Bob Haines | MHFI 210

    Doug and Carl chat with Bob Haines who is a well-known figure in the FI community due to his frequent attendance of various FI-related events such as FinCon, EconoMe, Chautauqua, and CampFI.  Bob recounts his financial journey from initially finding FI through the Tim Ferriss podcast, to discovering that he was accidentally FI already, to transitioning fully into the world of early retirement almost five years ago.  Bob also discusses the changes he’s seen in the FI community over the years and the power of FI events.
    Save 50% site-wide on your new mattress, pillow, and bedding over at GhostBed (coupon code: MILEHIGHFI)
    Haven’t been able to attend any FI events, but still want to hang out with others in the community?  If so, come over to Buy Me A Coffee and hang out with us.
    Links

    Connect with Bob:

    Instagram
    Facebook


    EconoMe Conference
    CampFI
    FI Chautauqua
    Tim Ferriss podcast, “Mr. Money Mustache — Living Beautifully on $25-27K Per Year (#221)”
    Pete Adeney/Mr. Money Mustache
    Mr. Money Mustache, “The Shockingly Simple Math Behind Early Retirement”
    JL Collins, “Simple Path to Wealth”

    Kindle
    Hardcover
    Paperback
    Audiobook


    JL Collins
    Chad Carson
    Gwen Merz/Fiery Millennials
    FinCon
    Amberly Grant/FinTalks Cruise
    Amy Minkley/FI Freedom Retreats
    Fioneers/Slow FI Retreat
    Kevin Ha, “How an Ebike Can Be the Best Investment You Ever Make”
    Kevin Ha/Financial Panther
    ChooseFI Local Groups
    Joel & Matt/How To Money
    Early Retirement Extreme
    Bill Perkins, “Die With Zero”

    Kindle
    Hardcover
    Paperback
    Audiobook


    Coastal Volunteers in Medicine

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Random Show from EconoMe 2024 | MHFI 209

    Random Show from EconoMe 2024 | MHFI 209

    Recorded in the hotel lobby from the EconoMe conference in Cincinnati, Doug and Carl catch-up on various topics including: a recap of their recent visit to the Culdesac community in Arizona, thoughts on e-bikes & electric vehicles, Doug’s battle with pink eye, updates to their fitness routines, and Carl’s unfortunate Facebook incident.  Doug also shares an exciting announcement about his wife’s upcoming retirement, providing insights into her journey from skepticism to embracing financial independence.
    Save 50% site-wide on your new mattress, pillow, and bedding over at GhostBed (coupon code: MILEHIGHFI)
    Couldn’t make it to EconoMe this year, but still want to hang out with others in the FI community?  If so, come over to Buy Me A Coffee and hang out with us.
    Links

    EconoMe Conference
    Pete Adeney/Mr. Money Mustache
    Mr. Money Mustache & Culdesac on MHFI episode 207
    Culdesac
    Brad Barrett/ChooseFI
    ChooseFI podcast, “Update: Healthiest Year Ever | Dean Turner | Ep 480”
    UC San Diego Health, “Advent of Electric Cars Is Already Improving Health”
    Lex Fridman, “417 – Kimbal Musk: The Art of Cooking, Tesla, SpaceX, Zip2, and Family”
    Diania Merriam on MHFI Episode 199
    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
    4:41 Impressions of Culdesac
    10:29 Thoughts on e-bikes & robot cars
    17:29 Doug’s courageous battle with pink eye
    22:51 Carl’s new fitness routine
    31:20 The Facebook incident
    38:59 Elizabeth’s retirement: From Skepticism to FIRE
    45:49 Carl’s haircut
    49:41 Soundcheck – EconoMe opening party

    • 52 min
    Telling People You're Retired or Wealthy | MHFI 208

    Telling People You're Retired or Wealthy | MHFI 208

    Doug and Carl (along with special guest co-host Georgie the dog) explore the concept of stealth wealth.  Each provides their personal money story & how much work it took to arrive at their current position, the pros & cons of sharing one’s financial status with others, and how this knowledge impacts social interactions & relationships.  They also discuss giving and helping others responsibly, using wealth to support people in meaningful ways rather than in response to direct requests for money.
    Save 50% site-wide on your new mattress, pillow, and bedding over at GhostBed (coupon code: MILEHIGHFI)
    Are you retired or wealthy and need someone to share this information with, free from any awkwardness or judgement?  If so, head over to Buy Me A Coffee where you’ll find a safe place to share.
    Links

    CampFI
    Mr. Money Mustache
    FinCon
    EconoMe Conference
    “Mindy On Money” podcast
    Dan Sheeks/Sheeks Freaks
    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
    3:29 Carl’s money story: From anonymity to viral fame
    7:28 Doug’s money story: Staying modest & hustling hard
    13:27 Sharing your financial status
    19:51 FI evangelism
    29:42 Impact of wealth on social interactions & relationships
    34:04 Navigating the corporate world
    43:24 Generosity & giving back
    50:07 Soundcheck – Apple hat

    • 55 min
    Mr. Money Mustache & Car Free Living at Culdesac | MHFI 207

    Mr. Money Mustache & Car Free Living at Culdesac | MHFI 207

    Doug and Carl visit Culdesac, a unique car-free rental apartment community in Tempe, AZ that redefines the typical American neighborhood by focusing on sustainability, communal living spaces, and alternative transportation options.  The guys are joined by members of the FI community (including Pete Adeney (Mr. Money Mustache), Paula Pant, Brad Barrett, and Chad Carson) to discuss Culdesac with co-founder and CEO Ryan Johnson.  The group explores Culdesac’s aims, design, how it represents a potential model for future urban planning, and concludes with a discussion on the importance & challenges of creating walkable, car-free communities.  Pete also shares his personal experience living in this community to include the impact of car-free living on personal finance, happiness, and building community. 
    Save 50% site-wide on your new mattress, pillow, and bedding over at GhostBed (coupon code: MILEHIGHFI)
    Not planning to move to Tempe, but still looking for community?  If so, head over to Buy Me A Coffee to hang out with us.
    Links

    Culdesac
    Connect with Culdesac:

    Twitter/X
    Instagram
    Facebook
    LinkedIn
    TikTok


    Pete Adeney/Mr. Money Mustache
    Chad Carson
    Chad Carson, “The Small and Mighty Real Estate Investor”

    Kindle
    Paperback
    Audiobook


    Brad Barrett/ChooseFI
    Paula Pant/Afford Anything
    JD Roth/foldedspace
    “The Strong Towns” Podcast
    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

    • 54 min
    Fitness & Health Update | MHFI 206

    Fitness & Health Update | MHFI 206

    In a follow-up to MHFI Episode 187 (Fitness Madness), Doug and Carl provide an update on how they’re progressing with their original fitness goals, discuss challenges they’ve faced along the way, provide dieting & workout tips, and discuss future plans.  Carl speaks candidly about Attachment Disorder and the importance of mental health.  Also, don’t miss out on new sponsor oFartsic by pVisor.
    Save 50% site-wide on your new mattress, pillow, and bedding over at GhostBed (coupon code: MILEHIGHFI)
    New “Sponsor” oFartsic: http://milehighfi.com/ofartsic
    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/
    Do you want lots of good stuff from Carl or really want that pickled asparagus?  If so, come over and support us at Buy Me A Coffee.
    Links

    “Fitness Madness”, MHFI Episode 187
    Tim Ferriss
    “Mind Pump” podcast
    Chris “The Indiana Jones of FI” on MHFI Episode 020
    Alan Donegan
    Diania Merriam & the Hoffman Process on MHFI Episode 199
    Hoffman Process
    “Dragon” Justin David Carl on MHFI Episode 204
    EconoMe Conference
    Brad Barrett/ChooseFI
    Pete Adeney/Mr. Money Mustache
    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
    3:56 Recapping fitness goals & progress report
    11:23 Reverse dieting
    16:20 Fitness challenges
    21:31 Protein tips
    28:08 Importance of mental health
    37:59 Future fitness goals
    43:05 Weight loss vs. strength training
    47:40 Workout injuri

    • 1 hr 5 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
135 Ratings

135 Ratings

Interested bystander ,

Not really a financial podcast

Still needs a script. Try products before you discuss them. Diana, was, like, you know, interesting, right.

Corgi in Space ,

One of my favorite podcasts

I feel like this is different from other FIRE podcasts because it doesn’t focus on the mechanics of FI (which have been covered many times in other places), but on Doug and Carl’s personal reflections on FI and post-FI. It feels like a bunch of friends sitting around and chatting. Doug and Carl seem down to earth and chill, and their banter and jokes entertain me. I’m also enjoying Carl‘s new podcast with his wife (Mindy on Money) which I feel like has a similar tone.

sc from b ,

Bros that talk but don’t say much

I have listened to several FI podcasts for several years now. This one is not worth your time. 20 minutes into a QnA episode and not 1 discussed. Plus the repeated use of foul language is offensive and unnecessary. So I recommend not spending your time on this one. There are many other more valuable FI casts out there.

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