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

Financial Independence Flowchart

In this episode, Cody and Justin walk listeners through the step-by-step flow of what to do with your money at each stage of your financial journey. Using an excellent flowchart from Reddit as a starting point, we break down the full decision tree and give you our own opinions as well (even the controversial ones). … Read more

How to Prepare for a Recession

In this episode, Cody and Justin talk about something many listening to the show have never had to navigate until now. We’re talking Recessions and Bear Markets. Should your investment strategy change? Is there anything you can do to lessen the blow? How do inflation and rising mortgage rates factor in? Could this actually be … Read more

How Far We’ve Come

In this episode, Justin & Cody take a look back on what all has changed in their lives since the show started back in October 2018. It’s hard to believe that the show has been going for so long but there’s no sign of slowing down. In 2018: Justin was still in the Air Force … Read more

Q&A | HELOCs, Credit Cards, Taxes, Side Hustles, PMI, and VPNs

In this episode, The FI Show Guys take on questions submitted by the audience. Our audience is certainly an educated and savvy bunch, but we can all keep learning. So we opened up the hotlines and took on listener questions. Here are the topics we tackle in order: HELOCs vs. high-interest debt Credit card points … Read more

Dave Ramsey’s Baby Steps | An Honest Look at All 7

In this episode, The FI Show Guys take an honest look at Dave Ramsey’s 7 Baby Steps. While we believe Dave Ramsey has been a great gateway for a lot of people, there’s a ton we just can’t agree with. “Save 15%, never use credit cards, pay off all debt before investing”….these are just too … Read more

New Purchases, Business Goals, and FinCon 2021

In this episode, The FI Show Guys reflect on FinCon 2021 along with some big personal updates. We’ve been going to FinCon for over 4 years now and we love it. It’s the one time of year we get to hang out with all of our favorite personal finance people in real life! It’s also … Read more

Mega Backdoor Roth & Solo 401k Explained

In this episode, the FI Show Guys give you a step-by-step guide to utilizing the Mega Backdoor Roth and Solo 401k. You might be able to contribute A LOT more than you thought was possible. And that’s true whether you work for a company (using a  Mega Backdoor) or run your own business (using a … Read more

Resiliency, Networking, and Creating Your Own Path – July 2021 Roundup

In this roundup episode, the FI Show Guys talk about resiliency, creating your own unique path, and the power of networking. Our last three guests — Allegra Paris, Jennifer Magley, and Ryan Helms — all taught us that success doesn’t happen overnight. It’s through repeated hard work, embracing and learning from failure, and bringing the … Read more

Money = Flexibility & Options

In this roundup episode, the FI Show Guys talk about how FI has given them flexibility and freedom. Reflecting on the 4% rule, cashflow FI, and the levels of financial independence you hit along the way. Want more confidence in negotiations? How about less stress when something goes wrong? Maybe even to feel free enough … Read more