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Brand Building and Passive Income Streams | Rachel Richards

Today's episode features "Money Honey" author Rachel Richards. Rachel is passionate about passive income and making financial education more accessible. She was able to walk away from her job at age 27 through real estate, online courses, and book royalties. If you're interested in building a brand, writing a book, or just passionate about passive income, this is the episode for you! Links From the Episode Money Honey Website Money Honey Book Passive Income, Aggressive Retirement Book Join...


$0 to $100K+ with Short-Term Rentals | Diya Liu

Today's episode features Short Term Rental (think Air BnB) extraordinaire Diya Liu. Diya's strategy is all about real-estate investing without compromise. With her short-term rental (STR) business, she's built a system that she manage from anywhere and now has dozens of short-term rentals scattered throughout the U.S. Diya also mentions that these STRs also bring in 4-10x the gross revenue per year than if she were to market them as long-term rentals. That's insane! If you're thinking about...


Real Estate as a Business & Sourcing Deals | Paul David Thompson

Today's episode features real estate expert Paul David Thompson from the Ready Investor One podcast and Paul found his proficiency for building teams in the corporate world but knew that he was meant to run his own business. What started as a single investor in Little Rock, Arkansas has now morphed into an enterprise. He walks us through his systems which allow for him to offer over 1,000 offers on homes every week and how he works with others to help them recreate his...


Financial Feminism and Fighting the Investing Gap | Tori Dunlap

Today's episode features Tori Dunlap from Her First 100k & Financial Feminist Podcast. Tori was brought up in a family where money was a regular topic. She founded her first business at age 9. Learning about personal finance from an early age gave her power confidence. Tori would later realize that her mission in life was to bring that same power and confidence to women across the world. Since that realization, Tori's business has exploded. From being featured on Good Morning America to...


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 Solo 401k). In this episode, you'll learn: The three contribution buckets (pre-tax, Roth, and after-tax) How to calculate your contribution limits Combining company contributions with self-employment...


Mastering Real Estate Renovations | Van Sturgeon

Today's episode features Van Sturgeon who is an expert in real estate renovations with 30+ years of experience. He learned his trade the hard. Growing up, his parents purchased an apartment building but real estate was in deep trouble thanks to sky-high interest and unemployment rates. This forced Van into learning how to do the repairs his family couldn't afford. Fast forward to today and Van has seen and done it all. He breaks down all of his do's & don'ts to make the process less...


Building Businesses for Financial Freedom | Brooke Packard

Today's episode features Brooke Packard, the teacher, realtor, real estate investor, cleaning business owner, physical product creator... what doesn't she do? Brooke was always interested in making more money from a young age. Her first entrepreneurial venture was her cleaning business, BP's Easy Living, which she's scaled from a one-woman operation to a team of 13 and growing. But the ideas didn't stop there. Brooke is maximizing every hour of her day and continuing to build businesses for...


The Shred Method (How to Maximize Your HELOC) | Adam Carroll

Today's episode features author, speaker, and mentor Adam Carroll. Adam shares with us his favorite finance technique that he calls "The Shred Method" which looks to utilize your HELOC (home equity line of credit) loan to its full potential. He also covers some of the powerful mindsets that he believes in which he shares with colleges and corporations across the country. It's clear why Adam has been picked up for TED talks. His passion and unique views are something everyone should take the...


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 right people into your inner circle. Want to hear how Cody and Justin have witnessed similar experiences in their own lives? Then this episode is for you!...


Building a Multi Six-Figure Marketing Agency from Scratch | Ryan Helms

Today's episode features Ryan Helms from Legacy Podcasting. Ryan actually liked his position earning 6-figures in the supply chain industry, but he knew that there was something more out there for him. He initially started a podcast to learn from and talk with a collection of people. That quickly led him into helping other content creators build their brands. Today, Ryan's marketing agency is bringing in multiple six figures and he's helped dozens of entrepreneurs and small businesses grow...


Being Unstoppable, Forming Connections, and Competitive Edge | Jennifer Magley

Today's episode features former professional Tennis player and NCAA Div 1 head coach Jennifer Magley. Jennifer started her life as a professional athlete but was forced to reinvent herself like so many athletes often do. She had to learn to be likeable and shed her unwavering competitiveness. Since then, Jennifer has become a leader in connection and networking. Jennifer has also written two books, attends countless speaking engagements, and does amazing charitable work -- all while crushing...


Going Virtual, Sourcing Clients & Crushing Social Media | Allegra Paris

Today's episode features Allegra Paris from and the AP Fit program. If you look today, Allegra has created a successful and rewarding personal training business. She's helping others while also building a brand that provides her a life she loves. But things weren't always that simple. Allegra was facing massive burnout trying to make things work in New York City with her clothing brand and one-on-one training sessions. Eventually, she was forced to pivot and adapt when the...


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 to take a chance with a career change? These are all fantastic benefits that FI brings. We hope you take this episode and either reflect on your journey or get inspired to...


Slow FI and Building a 10/10 Lifestyle | Jessica from The Fioneers

Today's episode features Jessica from The Fioneers. Jessica wasn't always financially savvy and started her career making just $11k per year. Then, her husband introduced the ideology of retiring early and Jessica started climbing the corporate ladder. She quickly realized that racing towards financial independence at a rapid pace was taking too heavy of a toll on herself, so she changed course. No longer would she be hyper-focused on a retirement date but instead embraced what she calls...


How the 4% Rule is Changing | Bill Bengen

Today's episode features Bill Bengen, creator of the 4% rule. The 4% rule is arguably the most famous and influential research of the financial independence movement. The rule essentially says that you can safely withdraw 4% of your invested nest egg without ever completely depleting that nest egg. That means for every $100k you have invested, that you can spend $4k per year indefinitely. Bill has spent decades and countless hours tweaking these calculations and looking for any weakness in...


Fi-lexibility and The EconoMe Conference | Diania Merriam

Today's episode features the founder of EconoMe, Diania Merriam. Diania wasn't always into money. She had her time in New York where she went through a phase many of us struggle with -- blowing money and living it up in our 20s. Diania decided to revamp her lifestyle but wanted to do so without giving up the experiences. She traded going out to eat for hosting dinner parties. Instead of going out shopping, she hosted clothes swaps. Then, Diania took it a step further by relocating to...


Real Estate Roundup | Our Experiences with Real Estate Investing

Today's episode features your hosts Justin and Cody discussing Real Estate. They both had no idea how real estate was an investment because their parents lived in the same homes their entire life. It wasn't an investment, it was just home. Fast forward and Cody starts finding profitable properties in Connecticut after he extends his sights past his home state of Massachusetts. Then Justin gets into the game through REITs and a syndication. Real estate investing can be extremely powerful due...


Beating Broke, Leveling Up, and Real Estate | Alex Felice

Today's episode features Alex Felice from Broke is a Choice. Yes, Alex chose that name to be a little controversial. He likes to stir things up a little and get the conversations going. For him though, he found himself broke in 2010 and he did make that choice to turn things around. He poured himself into personal finance education and completely reinvented his relationship with money. In 2014, he decided real estate would be his angle towards freedom. 18 months into his journey, he made...


Investing in Self Storage and Green Homes | Scott Krone

Today's episode features Scott Krone. Scott is the managing partner and founder of Coda Management Group. During college, Scott and his fellow architect classmates found themselves providing free labor to their professor's development business. This odd form of free labor turned out to be a launching pad for Scott's career. He took on major projects right away and realized that he was more valuable than they realized and branched off on his own. Now Scott specializes in breathing new life...


Getting 1% Better and Creating Opportunity | Scott Trench, CEO of BiggerPockets

Today's episode features Scott Trench. Author of Set for Life and CEO of Bigger Pockets. After college, Scott finds himself in a finance job he doesn't like and discovers financial independence which changes his entire philosophy. Financial independence led Scott to real estate and the rest was history. In this episode, we dig into Scott's mindset, his habits, his goal-setting routines, his thoughts on real estate, his investment strategies, and his overarching life mission. Sit back, relax,...