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Everyone's dream is to earn a healthy passive income every month.Jennifer and her husband earn 6 figures every year in passive income from their real estate business. The interesting part? They follow a slightly different business model and strategy. They also spend most of their time travelling around the world with their 4 year old child.You' ...…
 
Imagine travelling the world and only paying for the flights.Diana Chen is a full time travel blogger. Thanks to her blog she gets to try out hotels, resorts and adventure packages for free in exchange for a review or social media posts. She also makes money blogging and recently released a course to learn how to pitch to companies.You'll love ...…
 
Have you ever considered travel blogging as a full time hustle?Emily and Berty are full time travel bloggers and photographers. They make money blogging, working for clients, selling prints and many other projects that earn them several different income streams, all while travelling and working from home.You'll love their story.We also chat abo ...…
 
Have you ever considered quitting your job to start a business?Emily was working as a journalist, but an 'aha' moment made her realise that she wanted to do more meaningful work, and so she set up a flower company that caters to weddings and private events. She now has 5 employees and her business is growing steadily.You'll love that story.We a ...…
 
Are introverts more interested in FI than extroverts?Drew is an introvert on his path to FI, who was able to boost his career, finances and personal relationships by understanding his introversion and optimising his daily schedule.You'll love that story.We also chat about... What introversion really means The turning point of his career Startin ...…
 
James and Emily retired from the rat race at the ages of 27 and 28.Through real estate investing and frugality, they managed to hit their Cashflow FI number in 3 years. Using their Cashflow strategy, they're planning to travel around Europe and continue to manage their properties from abroad.You'll love that story.We also chat about... Their tu ...…
 
What is the best place in the world for early retirees to live in?In today's episode, Julie plays voicemails, reads out tweets and emails from members of the FIRE community on the best places to live as a financially free retiree. We hear about places in the US, South America and everywhere else in the world!We also chat about... The best state ...…
 
Ever considered teaching English online as a side hustle? Or even as a full time income?Rachel and her husband are full time digital nomads that travel the world and make their money teaching English online. They've been digital nomading for over 7 years and are still going strong.You'll love that story.We also chat about... What it's like to l ...…
 
Have you ever considered moving into a van and travelling round the country?Sydney is 24 and has been on the road for 2 years. She travels with her dog to every corner of the US, and is currently making money online through her websites.You'll love that story.We also chat about... How to live in a van with a dog The Van Life community What it's ...…
 
Did you know what you wanted to do at the age of 18?Like most of us, Vincent didn't know what he wanted to do, and ended up jumping in and out of college and trying out jobs. He's now been an entrepreneur for 12 years, has published his own book, organises retreats and masterminds and homeschools his kids.You'll love his story.We also chat abou ...…
 
Joanie is a full time food photographer who quit her 9-5 job to follow her creative passion.She's always loved cooking, and when she started sharing food content online through her blog and started getting hired by restaurants to take photos of their menu, she realised she had an opportunity to pursue this creative outlet full time. Since then, ...…
 
Kristin retired from her day job to pursue entrepreneurship and make money blogging.Once Kristin realised she could make good money blogging, she set a goal and left her day job once she reached it. Since then, she's set up her own business as a Pinterest VA and now helps others work remotely too.You'll love that story.We also chat about... Her ...…
 
Courtney is a member of the LGBTQ community who reached FI earlier last year.Courtney has been on her FI journey for 10 years. She is now married and with one child, and her and her wife have decided to keep working since they are now expecting a second child. She has experience house hacking, paying off student loan debt and reducing her expen ...…
 
Joe used to be a professional football player for the NFL.And although he was earning a very high salary, he was surrounded by people who also had high expenses and were living paycheck to paycheck. He has now reached financial independence and lives the van life while drawing down from his nest egg.You'll love his story.We also chat about... H ...…
 
4 years into your early retirement... what do you see yourself doing?Kristy and Bryce have been financially independent for 4 years and are busier than ever. They write childrens' books, travel, attend conferences and are now releasing a book. As they say themselves, they are literally living the dream.You'll love their story.We also chat about ...…
 
In this episode, J shares everything you need to know about the side hustle course launching today and brings on current students to share their experiences.There are three courses: Blogging for Profit, Etsy Printables, and Freelancing. You pick one track up front.Go to Gold City Ventures to sign up for the course.A few of you have asked me que ...…
 
Steph used to work at SpaceX and NASA...It's Steph's 1 year anniversary since she quit her job working as a rocket scientist. She reached FI by building an income through real estate in Greece, and now spends her time organising workshops and helping women with money as a financial coach!You'll love her story.We also chat about... Steph's strat ...…
 
How about turning something you love into a side hustle?Brad took a one year sabbatical in 2015 after reaching FI at the age of 35. He owned 5 properties and had a strong work ethic, but decided to take a break when he realised his income wouldn't be increasing much more. He now tours people round Europe, has a blog, a podcast and does some rea ...…
 
Have you ever tried negotiating for more flexibility at the workplace?That's exactly what Ms Mod did: she presented a proposal for better policies, and was able to negotiate with her employer to work from home for the same pay and benefits. She's also halfway on her path to FI and is mortgage free!You'll love her story.We also chat about... Ms ...…
 
Ever heard of a teacher version of Etsy?April Smith makes a full time income from her side hustle selling digital downloads on Teachers Pay Teachers, a marketplace for teachers to buy and sell lesson plans. She talks to us about her side hustle journey, how she got started and how she designs and markets her lesson plans.You'll love that story. ...…
 
What is the best way a physician can reach FIRE?In this episode J talks to Jesse, a physician who is set to FIRE in 10 years. He is currently 43 with 3 children, and talks to us about his different lifestyle changes, his investment strategies and negotiation advice.You'll love that story.We also chat about... His plan and timeline for FI and hi ...…
 
Today's episode has 3 big announcements! 🎉In today's episode Gwen and J give us a rundown of their FI journeys and everything they've learnt through this podcast. Gwen loves DC and will soon be changing to a better job, J announces that she's pregnant and due in August! Sadly, Gwen announces that she will be leaving the FIRE Drill podcast.You'l ...…
 
Ever considered taking a gap year right in the middle of your career?That's exactly what Becky and Noah did. We interviewed them before they went off on their 1 year road trip round the United States, and now they tell us how it went, their takeaways and plans for their future.You'll love their story.We also chat about... What surprised them ab ...…
 
Most early retirees will tell you that you'll most likely still make money even after retire.That's why JT decided he didn't need to reach the full 25 times his annual expense in order to quit his job and enjoy being with his family. Instead he has a runway for several years and is working on land investing to produce his main income.You'll lov ...…
 
How many times were you in a position to negotiate your salary?Financial Mechanic is a software engineer at the age of 25. She's negotiated for her salary several times which has boosted her income into the impressive 6 figures. She's now on her track to reach FI at the age of 32.You'll love her story.We also chat about... How to get a job in s ...…
 
One FI strategy is focus hard on your own career to fast track your path to FI.Robert worked for the same company for 15 years, which allowed him to get multiple promotions, become a leader at a young age and retire early at the age of 36. He worked in sales and thanks to a good boss and network, he was able to move up the corporate ladder to e ...…
 
Reaching FI and preparing for kids at the same time sometimes doesn't go as planned.In this episode we hear tips and tricks from our community on planning for children, the different options LGBTQ couples have and advice when it comes to paternity leave.You'll love this episode.We also chat about... Family timing and tips Why it can be dangerou ...…
 
Imagine making 39,000 sales through your Etsy shop.That's exactly what Alys Maley has made in total since she started selling digital products through her Etsy shop. She went from a full time job as a designer to working from home and earning even more through her side hustle, allowing her husband to also leave his job.You'll love her story.We ...…
 
Spend based on your values rather than your wants.This is what Steve does with his money, his values being his wife, happiness, travelling, health and fitness. By focusing his money on the right things he was able to pay off over $100,000 in debt, house hack and reach his own level of freedom before even reaching FI.You'll love his storyWe also ...…
 
Have you ever felt that pursuing FI affected your mental health negatively?Today we talk to Hillary, who struggled with anxiety and depression in her younger years and has worked with therapists to improve her mental health. She is also on her journey to FI, but does not sacrifice her mental wellbeing for financial independence.You'll love her ...…
 
What will you with your time once you retire early?We know you've wanted to hear more from early retirees, so today we interview Chris, who retired at the age of 41 after working for 15 years as a physical therapist, and now lives in Utah with his wife and daughter.You'll love his story.We also chat about... His job as a physical therapist His ...…
 
Do you believe in paying off your mortgage? Or using that money to invest in the stock market? Or a hybrid approach?In this episode we do a big debate on whether paying off your mortgage really is the right thing to do. We get some interesting voicemails from both sides of the debate, as well as some messages from the community!You'll love how ...…
 
Want a career that involves travel? Teaching offers exactly that.Sarah was born a traveller and knew she wanted to have a career that took her across the globe ever since she was a kid. She went into teaching and moved to China, where the low cost of living made it easy to save and travel. She then grew her side hustle of freelance writing to h ...…
 
Did you know there is a large FI community over in Brazil?Luiz reached FI after working as pilot both in Brazil and the Middle East. He discovered the FIRE world when he felt burnt out from work and was looking for smart ways to manage his money. His plans now include taking advantage of 90% discounts on airline tickets, travelling the world an ...…
 
Ever thought of starting a side hustle selling hair lice removal services?That's exactly what Timika came up with when she realised she wanted to make more money to retire early and take a sabbatical. She did the research, put up a bit of money and in her first year made 6 figures in sales. In 3 years she hopes to take her first sabbatical.You' ...…
 
Sometimes you're better off focusing your energy on getting a promotion at your day job than starting a side hustle. Would you agree?Tanja appears once again on the podcast! This time, with a new book! Tanja retired at the age of 38 and 2018 was her first year of retirement. She describes it as a year full of travel, family visiting and writing ...…
 
Ask yourself 'What kind of life do I want to live?' and then 'How much money do I need?'.Grant reached financial independence at the age of 30. But he was working 80-90 hour work weeks and was focusing more on the spreadsheets than actually enjoy the journey of FI. He's now published his first book and is touring the US to meet other people in ...…
 
A Purple Life is retiring next year on a $500,000 FIRE number.She is currently 29 years old, and living and working in Seattle. She's managed to reduce her expenses to $18,000 per year, and splits costs with her partner. She is also successfully living on a keto diet and is planning on going travelling next year once she hits her FI number.You' ...…
 
Have you ever renovated a house yourself?Garrett and Cathy have. In fact, they've renovated 6 properties! Garrett and Cathy came up with the idea of fixing up their own house when Cathy got laid off in 2009. Since then, they've been working hard buying houses, fixing them up and then renting them out to tenants. They are now stay at home parent ...…
 
Managing your own Etsy store is a great way to get some sweet monthly passive income. We talk to Amy, who manages her Etsy shop full time and has scaled her shop to both wholesale and retail clients.Amy fell in love with design and opened her Etsy shop the minute she graduated. From there she started off with vintage clipart, and the moved towa ...…
 
New Year, New Financial Goals!In this episode Gwen and J receive voice messages and emails from people in the community talking about their financial goals for 2019. We also hear Gwen's achievements and goals for the year coming, as well as J's exciting news about her house and her financial plans.You'll love this little chat.We also chat about ...…
 
Here in the FIRE community we save a lot of money. What if one day it all disappeared because of a... security breach?There's nothing worse than being hacked and having issues with your accounts because of a security issue - and losing all that money you need to reach FI! Today we talk with David, a security expert who used to work for NASA and ...…
 
Christmas is here! How are you celebrating the holidays this year?In this episode Gwen and J give an update on their lives and receive some comments and thoughts from different listeners on giving gifts at Christmas. We hear gift ideas to reduce consumerism, bring more experiences, recycle old gifts and save money when buying.You'll love the am ...…
 
Ever met someone who was in the FIRE community but didn't know it? Kelsey and her husband started off like many others: a college degree, a job, a house, and so on. But then, Kelsey decided she wanted to try something else and so they went to Seattle, where she started her own digital marketing company and her husband went into carpentry. They ...…
 
Tired of spending money on rent? How about living in an RV!Joe and his wife have lived in an RV for over 4 years now and are loving every minute of it. They have also been working towards their path to FI, continuously accumulating FU money and allowing them to go travelling, to survive a lay off and for Joe's wife to start her own business.You ...…
 
One of the keys to reaching financial independence is having certainty.Tyson created the amazing retirement tool called OnTrajectory, that helps people measure and plan for FI. It's a combination of the complicated financial calculations used by financial advisors with some great analytical visuals. Tyson also tells us his personal FI story and ...…
 
Have you ever thought of building a business around travel?Andy Steves started his travel business in 2010, giving student tours to exchange students all around Europe. At first he was doing all the manual work himself (tours, guides, etc) but eventually learnt how to scale and grow his business. He currently lives in Medellin, Colombia.You'll ...…
 
Is exploring the US by RV one of your dreams?Steve and Courtney retired in their thirties and are now travelling the US with an Airstream. They are both technologists and quit their jobs when they realised the better option was total freedom. They also travel with their two dogs and manage to do some hiking in the most beautiful places in the U ...…
 
What are you planning to retire to?Bob has been semi-retired for two decades, and tells us his story of working his tail off and retiring at the age of 42 and immersing himself in art. We talk about how he feels watching his co-workers becoming successful, the importance of giving meaning to your life and market volatility.You'll love his story ...…
 
Have you ever considered living abroad for a year?Ellen and Michael have lived in Mexico, Ecuador and are now planning to spend a year in Costa Rica. They reached FI at the age of 33, retired at 36, and have two children who have hopes and dreams of becoming bilingual. But they're thinking of starting to work again once their children get older ...…
 
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