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

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

Mapping Retirement with Projection Lab | Kyle Nolan

Today’s episode features Kyle Nolan, creator of Projection Lab. Kyle already had the skills to develop web-based applications when he discovered the world of financial independence. What he didn’t have and couldn’t find was a financial planning tool that felt modern, flexible, and engaging. So he just decided to build his own! Projection Lab allows … Read more

From $5K to $250K per Month with a Service Business | Irvin Aguilar

Today’s episode features Irvin Aguilar who took AGR Landscaping from a small-time company making $5k per month to a money-making machine hitting $250k in recent months. Irvin saw his dad struggling and found himself struggling with college as well. It turned out to be the perfect opportunity to inject some small but powerful changes into … Read more

How She’s Made $1.5M on Fiverr | Alex Fasulo

Today’s episode features Alex Fasulo, author of Freelance Your Way to Freedom. Long-time listeners may remember Alex from episode 48. At the time, she was making over $350k per year on Fiverr. But Alex was also working insane hours. It eventually became clear that she needed to build a team around her to make this … Read more

Day Jobs AND Multiple Other Income Streams | Ryan & Cory

Today’s episode features Ryan and Cory from The Weekly Juice Podcast. Have you ever wanted to pick the brain of a thriving investor or entrepreneur, but didn’t know how? Maybe you wanted to ask them about their successes, failures, systems, motivations, or experiences they’ve had? Perhaps you wanted to invite them out for a coffee … Read more