Relationships and Financial Independence

A financially independent life sounds pretty amazing, but do you want to spend it alone? Most people want time to spend with their loved ones, and none more than their life partner. Maybe you already have yours, or maybe you’ve never even considered how this would change your path. Either way, today’s episode is for … Read more

Knowing THIS is The Key To FI

What is that one thing you know would make you happy? The problem with that answer, is that often what we know turns out not to be true. We often think we need more (time, things, square footage, vacations, etc). In reality, what we need to be happy is already within reach, the real problem … Read more

Bad Personal Finance Takes (Part 2)

Bad Personal Finance Takes 2

Who needs a financial advisor when you have TikTok right? Be careful where you get your financial advice from. The internet is full of confident people, spouting absolute garbage. Some are trying to take your money. Some are trying to get clicks. And some are… just dumb honestly. No worries though, we’re here to make … Read more

Stats That Will Shock You (Thanksgiving Edition)

It’s Thanksgiving and we’ve got so much to be thankful for. We kick off the episode with some shocking stats that show just how privileged we all are to be seeking financial independence in the first place. Stats across the world such as Average income Average net worth Average daily spending How many people own … Read more

ETFs vs. Index Funds, Expense Ratios, and Investing Terms

Sometimes personal finance can just sound like a bunch of jargon. Today’s episode gives you all the foundational definitions you need to navigate your FI journey. We have episodes that dive deeper into some of these topics (linked below). But today is all about explaining the lingo you might hear on the show week to … Read more

Bad Personal Finance Takes (Part 1)

Bad Personal Finance Takes

The internet is a dangerous place. It’s full of amazing resources yet also some really bad advice. This is especially true in the realm of personal finance. TikTok has some of the most terrible and untrue statements about personal finance but Twitter (X) is always reliable right? Wrong. In this episode, we take you through … Read more

10 Money Tips for 2023 (Replay)

We’re hopping in the time machine and re-airing one of our most popular episodes. In this episode, we share our opinion on some of the biggest money topics. While this episode originally aired in 2019, our views have remained largely the same. These tips have helped us grow our combined net worth to over $3.5M! … Read more

Remote Work Strategies (for W2s and Entrepreneurs)

Many people want financial independence to do whatever they want, go wherever they want, and spend time with whomever they want. But too often in this pursuit, people run themselves into the ground trying to obtain this freedom as quickly as possible. What if you could see the world and work toward FI? Wouldn’t that … Read more

Skills: The Currency of the Future

You could lose your job, your business could fail, but even if your income drops to zero, there’s one thing you won’t lose: skills. In our last episode with Grant Sabatier, he said skills are the future currency and we couldn’t agree more. With a good mix of skills, you will both increase your earning … Read more

Entrepreneur vs. Employee Path to FI (Mad Fientist Replay)

Employee vs Entrepreneur

We (Cody and Justin) have both achieved financial independence through drastically different paths. This episode was a takeover episode for The Mad Fientist’s podcast where we break down the similarities and differences between an employee’s path (Justin) and an entrepreneur’s path (Cody) to FI! Highlights: Live-in flip vs. house hacking The sweet spot for buying … Read more