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

Today’s episode features Graham Cochrane from 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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

College Athlete Turned Financial Educator | Hassan Thomas

Hassan Thomas

Today’s episode features Hassan Thomas, founder of FYI FLI which stands for — “For Your Information, Financial Literacy & Investing”. FYI FLI is a brand that aims to promote financial literacy while eliminating financial illiteracy and teaches millennials how to manage and grow their money through its financial literacy app, website, and other financial literacy … Read more

How He’s Building a $10M Business from Scratch | Brian Luebben

Brian Luebben

Today’s episode features Brian Luebben, founder of The Action Academy Podcast. Brian’s entrepreneurial resume starts back in college where he built his first company, GreekBeats DJ/Entertainment, that allowed him to graduate debt-free. Shortly after graduating – he made it to the top of a Fortune 500 Company in a sales role earning multiple six figures … Read more

Personal Finance, Dancing, and Knowing Your Worth | Chloe Daniels

Today’s episode features Chloé Daniels, founder of Clo Bare Money Coach. Chloé is a money coach and focuses her time on helping people learn how to invest and build wealth the lazy way.  Her ultimate goal is to provide education in a fun, easy-to-understand, and accessible way and is known for her Reels and TikToks … Read more

Minimalism and Mini-Retirements | Melissa Neacato

Melissa Neacato

Today’s episode features Melissa Neacato from Traveling Wallet. Twelve years ago,  Melissa was a 21-year-old university student who got pregnant while completing her degree. She finished the degree but also graduated with $46,000 in debt. Then she went on to buy a new car, which added another $18,000 to her debt. She eventually discovered minimalism … Read more

200 Episodes Later … What We’ve Learned

In this episode, we recollect the past four years and 200 episodes since starting The Financial Independence Show and what we’ve learned along the way. It’s been an amazing journey so far and we can’t thank you enough. Some of the main topics include: Mindset Increasing income Creative ways to lower expenses There’s no “right” … Read more