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Join hosts Gwen & J on FIRE Drill podcast where they interview guests with epic side hustles, real estate investors, early retirees, online business owners, and other inspiring people rocking financial independence. Travel hacking, Mr. Money Mustache, Tim Ferriss and all things Early Retirement are broken down into simple, actionable steps for the average person. Step up your money game and renew your money philosophy with firedrill podcast.

Join hosts Gwen & J on FIRE Drill podcast where they interview guests with epic side hustles, real estate investors, early retirees, online business owners, and other inspiring people rocking financial independence. Travel hacking, Mr. Money Mustache, Tim Ferriss and all things Early Retirement are broken down into simple, actionable steps for the average person. Step up your money game and renew your money philosophy with firedrill podcast.
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Join hosts Gwen & J on FIRE Drill podcast where they interview guests with epic side hustles, real estate investors, early retirees, online business owners, and other inspiring people rocking financial independence. Travel hacking, Mr. Money Mustache, Tim Ferriss and all things Early Retirement are broken down into simple, actionable steps for the average person. Step up your money game and renew your money philosophy with firedrill podcast.

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The Financials of Infertility | Living Life Loving Us

8/15/2018
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Jenny and Jimmy are the All-American couple. He was the hot firefighter that fell in love with the ER nurse. Little did they know they were a little too average. Jenny and Jimmy are part of the statistics in America on infertility. They didn't realize how hard it was going to be to conceive. After a long and expensive struggle, they were rewarded with a bouncing baby girl. We were lucky enough to have them on the podcast to talk about their experience with IVF. If you or someone you know...

Duration:00:47:16

How to Earn a Full-time Income Flea Market Flipping

8/12/2018
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How does a family of 5 have a sustainable life flipping items full-time on the flea market? Rob and Melissa have 3 kids and earn their living buying weird items on the flea market and selling them online. They will buy any kind of item and aren't scared of shipping something huge (a Harley Davidson sign??!), and the profits they make can be pretty sweet. They have quite an unusual and interesting story, you'll love hearing how they hustle to make an income. We also chat about... A typical...

Duration:00:31:49

An Inside Look at the Nomad Lifestyle with Pauline Paquin

8/8/2018
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We got the chance to sit down with Pauline Paquin for this episode! Pauline is a digital nomad - originally from France and now living most of the year in Guatemala. She hustled straight out of the gate in her teenaged years that translated into massive success as an adult. Massive success being a fairly robust nest egg and a healthy passive income stream, of course. She now travels when she wants and get to do only things she wants to do. You will love her story! We also chat about... Dog...

Duration:00:48:54

When is the right financial time to have kids? | Financial Samurai

8/5/2018
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How do you figure out the right time to have kids? After leaving his job at the age of 34 (with a very sweet severance package), Sam from Financial Samurai didn't feel ready for kids. Quite a few years later, he wishes he had had them sooner. Where do kids fit in your FI plan? Sam has a very interesting story and you will love hearing his advice and family planning tips. We also chat about... The quick path to FI The middle-class families with $300,000 incomes His biggest mistakes when...

Duration:00:43:49

FIRE Drill Stories with Gwen & J

8/1/2018
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J & Gwen bring you another special solo episode. It's EXTRA SPECIAL because we recorded LIVE at Podcast Movement 2018 in Philadelphia! Don't worry, only one drink apiece was harmed in the recording of this episode. We get deep into who Gwen & J are and how they came to be from some of their earliest memories. We also talk about some of the really cool podcasters we met at PM18 and give an update, or two, on how the rental property business is going for both Gwen & J. If you liked what you...

Duration:00:35:54

Financial Independence in a Big City without the Big City Salary | Reaching for FI

7/29/2018
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How are people making less than $50,000 in massive cities working towards financial independence / early retirement? We have Erin from Reaching for FI here to share her story. She doesn't fit into the stereotypical FIRE mold (male, software engineer) which we say 50 times in the episode - whoops! Erin is a twenty-something living on a modest non-profit salary in DC. We chat with Erin about: Her student loan debt Budgeting Her hesitance to share her FIRE date FIRE dating & more! She was an...

Duration:00:39:09

Nicaraguan Finances in a Revolution

7/24/2018
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Today's guest is Elaine. She is a blogger and podcaster from Nicaragua. Unfortunately, the government of Nicaragua is corrupt and the people are protesting against the government. We talked to Elaine about the current environment, how the people are handling the changes, what the government is trying to do and what normal life looks like in the middle of protests. Most of you are US Centric which means we only know what's happening in the US. The mainstream media isn't great about covering...

Duration:00:31:55

I’m retiring early and moving my family to Panama | Route to Retire

7/22/2018
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Have you considered an early retirement abroad? Jim of Route to Retire is stepping away from his corporate job of 20+ years and is moving with his family to Panama. He reached a $1MIL net worth which is allowing him to fund his dream lifestyle. He'll officially early retire at the end of 2018 at the age of 43. You'll love Jim's story and the knowledge he has to share about planning for expat life in Panama. We also chat about... Timing for an early retirement Getting credit when you don't...

Duration:00:34:23

Your First $100k with App Development and Merch | Benny Hsu

7/18/2018
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Benny worked at his family restaurant and was sick of it. He felt like he was wasting his time doing things he had grown to hate. He wasn't motivated and wasn't inspired. He hit a low point and said, no more. He put in a lot of hard work and dedication into changing his life after that moment. He dove head first into making money online - first through apps on the iTunes store, then selling t-shirts, and then selling various products through print on demand services. Now, Benny lives a...

Duration:00:52:34

A to Z of the Startup Life and Cryptocurrency with Erica Amatori

7/15/2018
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Thinking about joining a startup? How do you know how much money and equity to ask for? Erica Amatori has worked for multiple startups (and one traditional Fortune 100 company) and shares all the details on compensation, salary negotiation, and equity. We also chat about... Cryptocurrency and Erica's new startup! Benefits (healthcare & retirement) Tech accelerators Getting involved in the startup community & more! Erica was an absolute delight to speak with! Enjoy this chat with Erica...

Duration:00:40:39

Camp Mustache and Community with Joe Goldberg

7/11/2018
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Today's guest is Joe Goldberg, a 40 something year old guy in Seattle on the path to FIRE. You might know him as one of the OG members of the MMM forums, or as one of the founders of Camp Mustache. Yes, that very same Camp Mustache that Gwen & J recently attended. As it turns out, there is far more to Joe than just being on the MMM forums or founding Camp Mustache. We dive deep into his story and you will love it! We also chat about... including FIRE on your linkedin profile if FIRE is a...

Duration:00:42:14

Chipping away at $77,000 of debt on a $50,000 Income | All She Saves

7/8/2018
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Have you ever been in credit card debt and had student loan debt at the same time? Krystel of All She Saves found herself in that situation and was motivated to attack her debt after an awkward conversation with her boyfriend. He was shocked to find out that she had accumulated $15,000 of credit card debt while she was living with her parents. He was also paying off his student loans so the two of them started tackling their debt together. You'll find Krystel's story very relatable. We...

Duration:00:33:21

A Fiery Independence Day | Updates with Gwen & J

7/4/2018
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We have a special treat for you today! J and Gwen broke into the liquor cabinet and recorded a solo episode. (can it be a solo episode with two co-hosts??) As it's the middle of the year, we discussed our resolutions for the podcast and ourselves and how we're doing. We also talked about updates on various things going on in our lives. Gwen's getting a new job and selling her house, and J is readying her house to go on the market. You will more than likely snort while listening... It's...

Duration:01:05:14

Managing Freelance and Variable Income with Jessica Moorhouse

7/1/2018
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Jessica Moorhouse is an entrepreneur and freelancer living in Toronto. We talk to her about managing variable income as a freelancer, figuring out how and what you should reinvest into your business, and getting burned on online courses. We also chat about... Invoicing Reinvesting in your business Couples finances Home ownership Entrepreneurship She was an absolute delight to speak with! Enjoy this chat with Jessica, and please subscribe to us in iTunes if you enjoyed it! Show notes and...

Duration:00:57:36

Active Investing with Mabel Nunez from Girls on the Money

6/27/2018
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Are you an active investor in the stock market or are you index funds all the way? Today's guest is Mabel Nunez from Girl$ on the Money. She ONLY invests in individual company stocks. Say what!?! No VTSAX? No FSTVX? Nope. Nothing. Just pure shares of individual publicly traded companies. There's a secret to her investing strategy........ and it's that anyone can do what she is doing! She walks us through her reasonings on what companies she buys and what companies she sells. You're going...

Duration:01:02:43

Raising Savers in the Pacific Northwest with Christina and Eric

6/24/2018
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Christina & Eric of Raising Savers will be financially independent by 2021. They have two kids and live in the Pacific Northwest. We specifically talk about what it's like raising kids in a financially independent family. We also chat about... Local credit union accounts for kids Dealing with kids and presents Being single and the FI life Their experiences working and having kids Enjoy this chat with Christina and Eric, and please subscribe to us in iTunes if you enjoyed it! Show notes and...

Duration:00:53:05

How to Learn from Mistakes and Turn Your Life Around with Joel from FI180.com

6/20/2018
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Have you made a mistake in your financial life? You're in good company! Today's guest is Joel from FI180. Joel and his wife made tons of mistakes with their finances - a huge wedding, a house bought at the height of the housing bubble, going out to eat all the time and unexplainable trips to Target. But one day, they saw the light and turned EVERYTHING around. Their spending went down and their savings went up, up and up! Joel was able to quit his super stressful software engineering job...

Duration:01:02:54

The tables turn: Gwen & J talk hackathons, meetups and their personal lives

6/17/2018
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Today is a special episode of FIRE Drill in that hosts Gwen & J are the guests! Jacqueline from their mastermind group pitched interviewing them for the show and they happily accepted. You'll learn more about Gwen & J in this episode than they have ever shared before including: How they met The times they met famous people First date stories Their greatest life hacks Their wildest dreams! Jacqueline was the best guest podcast host! (Thanks for hosting!!) Enjoy this chat with Gwen & J, and...

Duration:01:04:23

One American Woman’s Story About Disability and the Path to Financial Independence

6/13/2018
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How do you live a fulfilling life when you're not allowed to earn money or volunteer too much? Our guest today concludes our Tales from Camp Mustache series with a heartbreaking tale about being disabled in America. She has asked us to remain anonymous for fear of someone figuring out who she is and taking her healthcare benefits away. It costs over 6 figures to keep her alive each year, so the penalty of being caught is steep. She went on disability at the age of 24. 24!! That is crazy...

Duration:00:25:14

Saving 70% of Your Income to Be With Your Kids | Taylor from Playing with FIRE Documentary

6/10/2018
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Are you pursuing financial independence so that you can spend more time with your kids? Taylor always thought she would want to work after having a baby but that plan quickly changed once she had her daughter, Jovie. Taylor and her husband Scott realized that they didn't have the funds so that she could stop working. Scott discovered the concept of financial independence one day when going for a walk with their baby and became inspired. He's a documentary film maker and decided to...

Duration:00:25:38