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 more009 | Camp FI South Takeaways & Community Feedback

008 | The Low-Hanging Fruits of FI

The Low-Hanging Fruits of FI

In this week’s episode, Cody and TJ discuss the low-hanging fruits of FI. These are the changes you can make in your life today, tomorrow, next week, next month, next year, and so on that can drastically improve your financial position. Tune in and get ready to pick these low-hanging fruits! Episode Summary Housing: Makes … Read more008 | The Low-Hanging Fruits of FI

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 more007 | From Accountant to Full-Time Entrepreneur | PT Money

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 more006 | Casually Saving 90% of Your Income | Lily @ The Frugal Gene

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 more005 | Ready, Set, Gap Year! | Noah & Becky @ Money Metagame

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 more004 | From Poverty to Privilege | TJ Backstory

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 more003 | Earning $150,000 While Traveling Full Time | Brad Rice

002 | There’s No FI Without Purpose

There's No FI Without Purpose

What FIRE Means to Us Cody and TJ share their biggest reasons for pursuing financial independence. On their path, they’ve learned that money is just a tool, and it should not control your life. This concept simply allows you to buy your time back. It allows you take back control of your future, and focus … Read more002 | There’s No FI Without Purpose

001 | Lighting the FIRE

Lighting the F.I.R.E.

What exactly is FIRE? Financial independence, retire early. Financial independence is based on the 4% rule which was formulated from the Trinity study, the idea is that if you can survive comfortably at a 4% withdrawal rate from your nest egg (invested assets), provided that the assets were invested in low-cost index funds, you essentially … Read more001 | Lighting the FIRE