The House Buying Checklist (What We Wish We Knew)

We’ve interviewed countless people on buying real estate, but that didn’t mean we were prepared when we purchased our first properties. The reality is that people who have purchased a lot of real estate tend to skip past some of those tiny details. This episode is meant to slow down and cover all those details … Read more

$100 on Groceries … Per Month

Spending too much on groceries each month? In this episode, Cody interviews Justin about his $107/mo grocery bill. For many years this number floated closer to $70, but with inflation and a larger focus on getting in great physical shape, that number has grown but is still insanely low. And not only do we cover … Read more

Why You CAN Retire Early (Dispelling The Top 10 Myths)

In this episode, Cody and Justin rip apart an article detailing The Top 10 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Retire Early. The topics included: Expensive Healthcare Accessing nest egg early Missing out on compounding interest Living a long time Expenses going up in retirement Rising housing costs Extra income is hard to come by Too much … 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

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