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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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Episodes

Making Money as a Pinterest VA and Blogger | Believe in a Budget

7/24/2019
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Kirstin retired from her day job to pursue entrepreneurship and make money blogging. Once Kirstin 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 money journey Tips to make money online blogging Pinterest design tips How Kirstin got started as a Pinterest VA Becoming a Pinterest VA as a side...

Duration:00:27:29

Why Cutting Out Lattes Won’t Help you Reach FI | FIRE2Moms1Babe

7/17/2019
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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 expenses down to $25,000 per year. You'll love that story. We also chat about... Courtney's journey to FI Her first career and income House hacking in...

Duration:00:47:59

From NFL Player to Van Life | Man Van Dog Blog

7/10/2019
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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... How Joe was inspired to pursue FI The identity crisis of leaving your job How he managed his finances while working for the NFL His plans to work on...

Duration:00:20:58

What We’re Doing 4 Years into FI | Millennial Revolution

7/3/2019
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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... Kristy and Bryce's FI story Why it's important to find your identity after FI Their current activities The different Chautauquas Their 3 month...

Duration:00:31:44

BONUS: Side Hustle Course – Student Experiences and everything you need to know

6/27/2019
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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. You can sign up starting today, June 27th, through Sunday only. The price is $197 just for this launch and will increase when the course opens again in future. Go to goldcityventures.com to sign up for the course by Sunday. A few...

Duration:01:08:27

My Journey from Space X to Financial Coach | Money Muse

6/26/2019
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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 strategy to reach FI How she acquired her property in Greece Getting over the fear of going to Europe What she currently spends her time on Her side...

Duration:00:37:10

My Side Hustle Tour Guiding Through Europe | Man Overseas

6/19/2019
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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 real estate coaching. You'll love his story. We also chat about... How Brad reached FI His career trajectory Where he saved his income His real estate...

Duration:00:47:30

How I Negotiated My Position to Work From Home | Modest Millionaires

6/12/2019
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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 Mod's path to FI How she got started with her career Negotiating flexibility How to present a policy proposal The Canadian path to FI Taking out...

Duration:00:37:55

Making a Full Time Income Selling Lesson Plans | April Smith

6/5/2019
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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. We also chat about... Making the decision to leave a teaching job April's financial journey from debt to financial freedom How she got started...

Duration:00:54:17

How a Physician is Planning on Reaching FI | Doc of all Tradez

5/29/2019
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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 his children's education The ethics of retiring early as a physician How he cut back on hours His plan on international travel Rebalancing his...

Duration:00:52:25

FIRE Drill’s 3 Big Announcements

5/22/2019
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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'll love today's episode. We also chat about... How Gwen and J have changed after 155 podcast episodes Mental health and saving the right amount of...

Duration:00:32:44

Our FI Gap Year Travelling Across the US | Money Metagame

5/15/2019
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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 about their trip Their advice to others who want to take a gap year Getting back into the workforce after a gap year Why they didn't try to start any...

Duration:00:35:10

How I Reached FI Without Saving 25 x My Annual Expenses | JT

5/8/2019
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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 love his story. We also chat about... Reaching FI with 4 kids The runway approach to FI JT's current assets How paternity leave gave him a taste of FI...

Duration:00:34:24

How Negotiating Boosted My Income to a 6 Figure Salary | Financial Mechanic

5/1/2019
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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 software engineering How she applied to jobs Why she wants to reach FI Her timeline for the next few years How negotiating booster her income to 6...

Duration:00:47:23

How to Focus on Your Career to Reach FIRE | Stop Ironing Shirts

4/24/2019
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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 eventually reach FI. You'll love his story. We also chat about... How to quit your job Why working in sales makes promotions easier Optimising your...

Duration:00:27:59

Planning for a Family and FIRE

4/17/2019
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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 dangerous to wait too long The different options LGBTQ couples have Why you should divide your paternity leave Working as a stay at home Dad Enjoy these...

Duration:00:55:19

How I Grew My Etsy Shop to 39,000 Sales | Paper Lark Designs

4/10/2019
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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 also chat about... Her career as a designer Her initial investments Her journey getting to 39,000 sales Advice to those getting started How to...

Duration:00:38:49

Using House-Hacking to Get out of $100,000 in Debt | Even Steven Money

4/3/2019
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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 story We also chat about... The moment Steve realised he needed to fix his finances How him and his wife house hacked their mortgage Moving from Chicago to...

Duration:00:38:27

Can FI be Bad for Your Mental Health? | Hillary Wallace

3/27/2019
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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 story. We also chat about... Hillary's background Doing therapy online When is it time to see a therapist? What to do as a friend Gwen and J's...

Duration:00:49:14

Being Financially Independent as a Team | Can I Retire Yet?

3/20/2019
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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 emotions when leaving his job Moving from Pennsylvania to Utah What he's currently doing with his time Figuring out the healthcare situation His...

Duration:00:35:20