YOU MATTER – MAKING YOUR WHY A PRIORITY EVEN WHEN IT’S HARD

Sometimes life can be so hectic and overwhelming.  We get so involved in planning and checking off goals that the WHY of why we do it all anyway can get drowned out. In today's episode, Wendy and Curtis will be sharing about their week at the FI Chautauqua in Portugal...
Creating a $45,000 Side-Hustle

CREATING A $45,000.00 SIDE-HUSTLE with Julie from Millennial Boss

There is no one way to Financial Independence. However, if you want to speed up your timeline to Financial Independence and Early Retirement – one of the best ways to do that is to increase your income via a side-hustle or a small business. 

From poverty to financial independence

FROM POVERTY TO FINANCIAL INDEPENDENCE – 1ST GENERATION IMMIGRANT – with Patrick Aime

Patrick Aime grew up in poverty and unrest in Rwanda but he had a dream of coming to the United States to make his own destiny. 

His pathway to the United States was via sports. First, he finished high school in Belgium and then came to the United States to play basketball in college.

In this Encore Episode, you will hear how Patrick achieved made his way to America – achieved success, made a lot of money and then lost it all.  It was devastating, but Patrick used the grit and determination that got him to the U.S. to rebuild himself a second time. 

HOW ONE DAD QUIT WORKING 70 HOURS A WEEK IN A CORPORATE JOB AND NOW IS A STAY AT HOME DAD

This week, we speak with Dan Shaw.  In this encore episode, we will hear how Dan engineered his retirement in just five years.  He was working 60-70 hours a week and was miserable.  He decided he had had enough and after a particularly hard day at work began executing...
7 Ways to Increase Your Savings Rate

EPISODE 59 – BONUS- 7 WAYS TO INCREASE YOUR SAVINGS RATE

In today’s bonus episode, Wendy and Curtis discuss you can increase your savings rate.  A good portion of the population has only a small percentage save for retirement. That is why, in this week’s episode, we discuss another important Tenet of the FIRE movement – increasing your savings rate.

Episode 59 – Suddenly Single – Parenting and Financial Insecurity with Dawn Holley

Eleven years ago Dawn Holley found herself single after the unexpected death of her husband.  As anyone can imagine, her world was turned upside down. In this episode, we have a candid discussion with Dawn about the challenges of parenting and picking up the pieces of her life financially unprepared. 

Episode 58 – Real Estate Investing to Reach Financial Independence – Encore Episode with David Greene

In this encore episode, we discuss how to use real estate investing as a means to Financial Independence.  As we dive into our first go at real estate investing (well, really our second – but that’s a whole notha’ story), we thought this was a perfect show to come back to as we update you on our progress.  

How We Plan to Retire Early

Episode 57 Bonus – Redefining Retirement Why We Plan to Retire at 55

In today’s show, we discuss the Second Tenet of FI which is Redefining Retirement. For some, that means retiring in the traditional sense and not working at all; for others, it simply means choice or freedom to do what you want.  This may mean working on passion projects or just working less.  It also means rejecting the traditional retirement age of between 65 and 75. 

Episode 57 – How to Travel the World with Kids, with Vicki Van Essen

Is it your dream to travel the world, but the one thing that prevents you is that you have children? In today’s episode, we talk to Vicki Van Essen, who has traveled the world full time with her husband and children for the past year.  When asked if it was everything she dreamed of, she responded…

…you’ll have to listen to the full episode to hear her response. 

EPISODE 56 BONUS – The Tenets of FI/RE with Wendy and Curtis

As the FI/RE movement becomes more mainstream, explaining what the core values and beliefs are can be daunting.  In this episode, Wendy and Curtis explain six of the core tenets of the community. 

Each tenet also embraces specific actions, mindsets, and strategies that flow from the core tenet. 

Podcast Episodes

FROM POVERTY TO FINANCIAL INDEPENDENCE – 1ST GENERATION IMMIGRANT – with Patrick Aime

FROM POVERTY TO FINANCIAL INDEPENDENCE – 1ST GENERATION IMMIGRANT – with Patrick Aime

Patrick Aime grew up in poverty and unrest in Rwanda but he had a dream of coming to the United States to make his own destiny. 

His pathway to the United States was via sports. First, he finished high school in Belgium and then came to the United States to play basketball in college.

In this Encore Episode, you will hear how Patrick achieved made his way to America – achieved success, made a lot of money and then lost it all.  It was devastating, but Patrick used the grit and determination that got him to the U.S. to rebuild himself a second time. 

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Episode 57 Bonus – Redefining Retirement Why We Plan to Retire at 55

Episode 57 Bonus – Redefining Retirement Why We Plan to Retire at 55

In today’s show, we discuss the Second Tenet of FI which is Redefining Retirement. For some, that means retiring in the traditional sense and not working at all; for others, it simply means choice or freedom to do what you want.  This may mean working on passion projects or just working less.  It also means rejecting the traditional retirement age of between 65 and 75. 

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