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Whether you are new to the financial independence / retire early (FIRE) movement, already on your FIRE journey, or have retired early, there's something here for you. Go beyond the numbers and get the personal stories as experienced by Eric and Jason.

Two Sides of FI Jason and Eric

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    • 4.9 • 73 Ratings

Whether you are new to the financial independence / retire early (FIRE) movement, already on your FIRE journey, or have retired early, there's something here for you. Go beyond the numbers and get the personal stories as experienced by Eric and Jason.

    BONUS - Submit a question and be a part of our 50th episode!

    BONUS - Submit a question and be a part of our 50th episode!

    Do you have any questions you'd like to ask Eric and Jason? Be a part of our upcoming 50th full-length episode by sharing any questions addressed to either or both of us. In just over a week, we'll be recording an Ask Me Anything (AMA) episode to celebrate our Two Sides of FI milestone. THANK YOU for your support of the show!

    Leave us a message: http://twosidesoffi.com/speakpipe

    • 1 min
    Will You Run Out of Money or Time? FI Advice From a Hospice Doctor

    Will You Run Out of Money or Time? FI Advice From a Hospice Doctor

    What can conversations with the dying teach us about the secret to financial independence? In this episode, Eric + Jason are joined by Jordan "Doc G" Grumet, a hospice doctor, podcaster, blogger, and author. Topics discussed include the mirage of wealth, living meaningfully, and Jordan's experiences eight years post-FI. Irrespective of your own retirement journey, you won't want to miss our conversation. See below for links to Doc G's book as well as the show notes.

    Show notes: https://twosidesoffi.com/DocG

    Doc G's book: "Taking Stock: A Hospice Doctor's Advice on Financial Independence, Building Wealth, and Living a Regret-Free Life": https://amzn.to/3xKvukv

    • 46 min
    FIRE and Holding Cash - What We’re Doing

    FIRE and Holding Cash - What We’re Doing

    How much cash in your portfolio is enough - or too much? In this episode, Eric + Jason discuss the idea of holding cash allocations pre- and post-retirement. Topics covered include emergency funds, the temptation to invest in a down market, bonds, and building cash reserves. Join us as we discuss this essential retirement topic.

    Show notes: https://twosidesoffi.com/cash

    • 49 min
    Do I Wish I’d Worked One More Year?

    Do I Wish I’d Worked One More Year?

    With all of the volatility in the market, should you delay retirement by a year? A viewer asked Jason if he would feel more secure had he worked another year or two before retiring early. In today's episode, Eric + Jason discuss that question and the merits of considering "one more year". Join us as we discuss this idea and the reasons you might consider that option, what Jason would have missed out on if he had worked longer, and the value he found in retiring when he did.

    Show notes: https://twosidesoffi.com/onemoreyear

    Submit a question: https://twosidesoffi.com/speakpipe

    • 25 min
    How I Plan to Retire Early on a $50K Salary

    How I Plan to Retire Early on a $50K Salary

    Can you retire early without a high-paying tech industry salary? In this episode, we talk with Stephen about how he plans to do just that. At 30 years old, he's earning $50k as a higher education administrator, yet he plans to retire with at least a million dollars by his early 50s. How will he do that? Join us as we discuss his plans, the role of financial discipline, why he doesn't feel he's overly frugal, and the challenges of his FIRE path.

    **Show notes: https://twosidesoffi.com/50k

    • 35 min
    Karsten Spoke, We Listened. Here’s What We Learned.

    Karsten Spoke, We Listened. Here’s What We Learned.

    We're making changes. Here's what we learned and how our FIRE strategies are changing after talking to "Big ERN" Karsten Jeske, an economist, CFA, and safe withdrawal rate expert. In this episode, we review our take-homes from that conversation, and react to comments and feedback we received about the episode. If you missed the original episode, be sure to listen to Episode 40 first.

    Show notes: https://twosidesoffi.com/swr

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
73 Ratings

73 Ratings

Guerbers ,

Great podcast with before and after perspectives on FI

Great podcast for people anywhere on the path to FI. Love that the episodes walk through SO many relatable topics and how they impact your FI plan in the end.

Interested bystander ,

You need to read all of Karsten’s posts thoroughly

Put some work into your craft. Don’t just meander around the concepts. We understand that the 4% rule is not a rule but a starting guideline. You claim to be a scientist, then use the scientific method to develop a sound strategy. Listen to the Talking Real Money podcast for investing insight.

Smykowski ,

Exploring the topics that FI pursuers care about

Informative show that really hits the topics that DIY investors that are serious about hitting FI care about. I love the financial content in many shows but to walk both sides of the journey real time makes this show unique.

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