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Cody Berman and Justin Taylor believe in the concept of "Financial Independence For All". The Financial Independence Show focuses on REAL stories of individuals on their journey to financial independence. Each episode aims to include actionable insights and takeaways for listeners to implement into their own financial situation.

The podcast covers topics like building wealth, entrepreneurship, investing, money mindset, small business, frugality, geoarbitrage, side hustles, real estate, productivity, travel, and so much more.

Sit back, tune in, and join a community of like-minded people who are changing their lives through financial independence.

The Financial Independence Show Cody Berman and Justin Taylor

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Cody Berman and Justin Taylor believe in the concept of "Financial Independence For All". The Financial Independence Show focuses on REAL stories of individuals on their journey to financial independence. Each episode aims to include actionable insights and takeaways for listeners to implement into their own financial situation.

The podcast covers topics like building wealth, entrepreneurship, investing, money mindset, small business, frugality, geoarbitrage, side hustles, real estate, productivity, travel, and so much more.

Sit back, tune in, and join a community of like-minded people who are changing their lives through financial independence.

    2023 Goals and Strategies

    2023 Goals and Strategies

    In this episode, Cody and Justin share their goals and strategies for 2023.



    The goals were loosely broken into a few groups.



    * Finance



    * Justin: Hitting $2k/month from covered calls, eliminating car payment, covering half of the mortgage via Airbnb & Turo

    * Cody: Solo 401K, tax optimization through real estate, syndications, angel investing, spending more on time-saving services





    * Business



    * Cody: Doubling down on Gold City Ventures, podcast growth, rental properties

    * Justin: Upskilling his direct reports and finding them leadership opportunities





    * Travel



    * Cody: Slow travel & workations

    * Justin: Take his dad on his first international trip, more trips w/ close friends, establish a Trusted House Sitter profile





    * Fitness



    * Cody: Gym 5-7 days per week, less screen time before bed, daily walks, limited alcohol

    * Justin: Maintaining low body fat % and increasing muscle, a full year without getting drunk





    * Other:



    * Justin: Building up skills in 3d printing/laser engraving

    * Cody: Always putting people before business/money







    We think 2023 will be a great year for The Financial Independence Show and for all of you as well.



    Make sure you pop over to our Facebook group and share your 2023 goals!



    We'd love to cheer you on and keep you accountable.

    Links From the Episode



    * Covered Calls with Daniel Alonzo

    * Trusted House sitting with Britt

    * Solo 401ks

    * The Topia App with Logan Leckie



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    How to Start a Business (And Make It Successful) | Graham Cochrane

    How to Start a Business (And Make It Successful) | Graham Cochrane

    Today's episode features Graham Cochrane from GrahamCochrane.com and Recording Revolution.



    Graham can now proudly say he's running some incredibly profitable businesses... but it hasn't always been that way.



    After moving to Florida in 2009 with his wife to help a friend start a church, he got laid off from his new job.



    Trying to find decent-paying work during a global recession proved to be difficult. So Graham started doing freelance music work again.



    Although he was making some money, he was also on food stamps to help make ends meet.











    Graham stuck with it though and over the next decade went from $500/month to $5,000/month to $50,000/month and beyond.



    All from his online business.



    In today's episode, we cover topics like:



    * How to generate business ideas

    * How to validate business ideas

    * Finding your ideal avatar

    * The best ways to scale a business

    * What it takes to create a successful business



    and a whole lot more.











    If you loved Graham's story as much as we did, please share it with a friend!

    Links From the Episode



    * Graham's Personal Site

    * Recording Revolution

    * Graham's YouTube



    YouTube Interview

    https://youtu.be/2SvsZ5thOeY

    Join the Community

    We’d love to hear your comments and questions about this week’s episode. Here are some of the best ways to stay in touch and get involved in The FI Show community!



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    * Join our Facebook Group

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    * Send an email to contact [at] TheFiShow [dot] com



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    • 51 min
    How The Internet Really Works | Larry Ludwig

    How The Internet Really Works | Larry Ludwig

    Today's episode features Larry Ludwig who created and sold Investor Junkie for $6M back in 2018.



    Larry has had a long, successful business and entrepreneurial career.



    He has always been at the forefront of technology, digital marketing, and online business since he started working on the internet in 1994.



    Since then, he's created websites for Fortune 500 companies, built his own web hosting service, and consulted some of the top online brands.



    In this episode, we get to pick Larry's brain on how the internet really works.



    We cover topics like SEO, affiliate marketing, keyword research, creating content, customer journey, website monetization, ranking on Google, and a whole lot more.



    If you loved Larry's story as much as we did, please share it with a friend!

    Links From the Episode



    * LarryLudwig.com

    * Larry's Twitter

    * Larry's LinkedIn



    YouTube Interview

    https://youtu.be/oRc0jIrqtzQ

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    • 47 min
    $135,000 per Month in Passive Income | Jeff Rose

    $135,000 per Month in Passive Income | Jeff Rose

    Today's episode features Jeff Rose from Good Financial Cents.



    Jeff began his adult life as a Veteran who transitioned into civilian life as a Certified Financial Planner.



    He began working for a firm but found himself questioning the ethics of his compensation.



    This ultimately nudged him toward entrepreneurship where he started creating personal finance content through his blog and later his YouTube channel.



    Even though his original goal was just to impact a few hundred people, he's now reached millions and has built himself a multi 7-figure business.



    If you loved Jeff's story as much as we did, please share it with a friend!

    Links From the Episode



    * Goof Financial Sense

    * His Book Soldier of Finance

    * Jeff Rose on Twitter

    * Jeff's Wealth Hacker YouTube 



    YouTube Interview

    https://youtu.be/3MRAx9AA4uw

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    • 53 min
    Retired at 39 From a Movie Theater | Tom Brickman

    Retired at 39 From a Movie Theater | Tom Brickman

    Today's episode features Tom Brickman aka The Frugal Gay.



    Tom actually bought his first property at age 21 while working at The Gap making only $8.50/hr.



    He would go on to buy 20 additional properties.



    Did he get some huge pay increase? Not really.



    Tom worked at a movie theater where he started off making $32k and eventually maxed out in the $70k range.



    He also did this all at a reasonable pace, taking 18 years in total to acquire all of his doors.



    That's what's so powerful about Tom's story. He never made a ton of money, he didn't buy 10 houses in a year, he didn't take out some crazy loan, and he never got some crazy inheritance.



    Now he's retired at 39 and is earning double his day job income through real estate and side hustles.



    If you loved Tom's story as much as we did, please share it with a friend!

    Links From the Episode



    * The Frugal Gay

    * Tom's Instagram

    * Tom's Twitter

    * Tom's LinkedIn



    YouTube Interview

    https://youtu.be/xtB8mffYrY0

    Join the Community

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    Can You Believe This Happened? 2022 Reflection

    Can You Believe This Happened? 2022 Reflection

    In this episode, Cody and Justin reflect on 2022 and all of the changes that have happened.



    Cody utilized a vision board going into the year... and Justin was a bit less planned, but both guys came away with some amazing updates and insights.



    Some topics included:



    * Justin found a lot more purpose and happiness with work

    * Cody more than tripled revenue in his main business, Gold City Ventures

    * Justin increased his salary by 23.5%

    * Cody launched 2 Airbnbs and is flipping his first property

    * Both guys did a ton of traveling

    * Both guys put a lot of time and energy into their relationships and friendships

    * Justin started focusing a lot on physical health (working out, dieting, and mostly eliminating alcohol).

    * Cody found a great charity program called Givewell and now donates $1k per month to various causes



    There's a ton the guys go over in this episode and also a proposition at the end of the episode.



    They'd love to highlight listeners who want their opinion or advice on their current situation.



    Just a few small tweaks could reduce your time to retirement by several years.



    We just actually published a poll in the Facebook Group if you'd like to participate.



    And as always, thank you for listening. The show wouldn't exist without you.



    2022 was a great year for The Financial Independence Show and we can't wait to see what 2023 has in store.



    If you got value out of this episode, please share it with a friend!

    Join the Community

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4.8 out of 5
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245 Ratings

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Found these guys through the Mad Fientist and now I’m hooked. Love their episode on Solo 401Ks and Mega Backdoor Roths. Definitely will be following these guys!

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Started listening a few weeks ago but now I’m going through the backlog and there’s so many good episodes in here! They’ve covered just about everything when it comes to personal finance and financial independence.

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The Financial Independence Show is your home base for learning the most important and helpful tips and tricks for creating the future you want (and deserve!!) entrepreneurship, wealth, investments, and inspiring stories...we love it so much!

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