“Retired” at 24, Now Earning $1.5 Million Blogging | Michelle Schroeder-Gardner

In today’s episode, Cody and Justin interview Michelle Schroeder-Gardner from Making Sense of Cents. Join them as they dive into Michelle’s financial backstory and learn how she took her issues with student loan debt and turned it into a passion that ultimately became super profitable. While Michelle did retire from her job at 24 and is … Read more

Retire Early with Real Estate | Coach Carson

Coach Carson on The FI Show

In today’s episode, Cody and Justin interview Chad aka Coach Carson from CoachCarson.com. Join them as they dive into Chad’s financial backstory and learn how he realized that he couldn’t become another member in the rat race and turned to real estate to create an impressive portfolio of rental homes. He now has a huge … Read more

010 | Overcoming Adversity | Jillian @ Montana Money Adventures

Overcoming Adversity with Montana Money Adventures

In today’s episode, Cody and TJ interview Jillian from Montana Money Adventures. Join them as they dive into Jillian’s financial backstory and learn how she overcame substantial adversity. Now, Jillian spends her time blogging, life/money coaching, and running a Mini-Retirement Course. Episode Summary Jillian grew up in poverty From a young age, she knew that … Read more

009 | Camp FI South Takeaways & Community Feedback

Camp FI South Takeaways

The first portion of this podcast is feedback from last week’s episode: The Low-Hanging Fruits of FI. Anonymous talks about Project FI and tells us about calling to get cell phone data reports. Cody’s mom asks us to clarify how WiFi works. Luke from Forming the Life talks about the power of automation. Jeremy corrects … Read more

007 | From Accountant to Full-Time Entrepreneur | PT Money

PT Money LIVE at FinCon

PT Money is the founder of FinCon and a personal finance blogger at PTMoney.com. In today’s episode, I get a chance to interview him LIVE at FinCon to share his financial journey. Episode Summary Around age 24, PT realized that he was “not moving forward financially”. He describes how he “had debt” and “wasn’t saving … Read more

006 | Casually Saving 90% of Your Income | Lily @ The Frugal Gene

Lily | The Frugal Gene

In today’s episode, we get a chance to talk to Lily from The Frugal Gene about her accelerated path to financial independence. By choosing to avoid lifestyle inflation, Lily and her husband are able to save 90% of their income. The crazy part is that she thinks this is “normal”! Tune in to hear her incredible … Read more

005 | Ready, Set, Gap Year! | Noah & Becky @ Money Metagame

Fire Below Zero | 005

How to Get a Full Ride to College Noah and Becky worked as Caddies all throughout high school, making a good amount of money during the summer, but most importantly earned a full-ride scholarship (The Chick Evans Scholarship) to Purdue University (tuition and housing). This set them up to graduate college without debt. Because of … Read more

004 | From Poverty to Privilege | TJ Backstory

Starting from a 3rd world Country TJ shares his story and what life was like growing up in Nigeria. Born in a middle-class family, his father instilled basic money ideas that have stuck with him even as he pursues financial independence. He learned from his father to be frugal, and intentional with money. Only focusing … Read more

003 | Earning $150,000 While Traveling Full Time | Brad Rice

Brad Rice

How to Find FIRE Being naturally frugal, Brad kind of stumbled his way into FIRE. After starting the 9-5, Brad anticipated working like the typical employee and retiring at age 59 ½ with millions of dollars. Before long on this path, Brad came to the realization that he didn’t find a lot of joy in … Read more