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24: Julien & Kiersten | Money Layers in Society and Relationships

Kiersten and Julien from Rich and Regular join us for our last interview in season 2. You may have seen them in the trailer for the upcoming documentary Playing With FIRE. We couldn't have asked for better guests to wrap up season 2, these two blew it out of the park. We originally brought them on to talk about finances and relationships and they had amazing insights into that, but we ended up going so much deeper! The best way to describe it is a multi faceted, layered talk about money,...


23: Michelle Schroeder-Gardner | Alternative Living

Michelle from Making Sense of Cents joins us to talk about living life a bit differently. From living the nomadic life in an RV for 3 years and to now transition to a life on the sea in their sailboat, this is just another day in their life. As travelers ourselves, we were curious about what full time travel looks like, some of the challenges, and some of the best parts of it. This includes working on the road and balancing places that have internet versus where you want to go. Join us as...


22: Jimmy and Jenny | The Challenges of Parenting in Today's Society

Jimmy and Jenny from Living Life Loving Us join us to talk about something we haven't really ever discussed before, parenting. The challenges of parenting are ever widening with the expanse of social media and the expectations that other parents have of each other for raising children. These two have a different take on the matter and have a truly unique system they have developed for their own family. It takes hard work and some sacrifice but the fight was worth it even when these two had...


21: Jamila Souffrant | Quitting your Job to Pursue Entrepreneurship

Jamila from Journey to Launch joins us to talk about her recent major decision. What I really appreciate from Jamila is that she figured out money first. Saving and investing her money for years before taking on such a big new challenge. Not only that, she and her husband saved a 2 year emergency fund to really give being a full-time entrepreneur a real shot. We explore more than just quitting your job. Talking about Jamila's upbringing with money, her thoughts on why more people want to...


Bonus: The Money Middletons | A New Curation Site for Mild to Moderate Income Earners

We are happy to have on Stephanie, the creator of a new personal finance content curation site The Money Middletons. Their goal is to reach the shrinking middle class whose incomes are mild to moderate. What is considered the middle class you say? Well, that is a tricky question as Stephanie points out in our talk. According to Brookings the definition of middle class can have many different meanings. Luckily Pew Research has a calculator that will help you determine what category you fall...


20: Sarah | Save AND Spend Approach to Personal Finance

Sarah from Smile and Conquer is on the show to share her financial expertise as a professional in the finance world. She doesn't advocate for a frugal life but instead takes a save AND spend approach. This reflects in her desire to not retire early as she enjoys her work and job. This results in some awesome advice for how to budget when you are an inherent spender. We then dive deeper into money and talk about some of the emotions that are tied to it, including shame. She goes on to...


19: Zero | FIRE as a Necessity

Zero from Zero 2 FIRE comes on the show to tell her story. A powerful story at that, battling 3 grand mal seizures, brain surgery, and rheumatoid arthritis. Grit is a word I don't use lightly with her, she has had to face more challenges in her 20's than most of us will have to in our lives. Zero overcame these challenges all while living in New York, saving $100k before she turned 30, and to top it off never making more than $60k a year. This is a story of someone who may not be able to...


18: Fetching Financial Freedom | FIRE Risks and Charitable Giving

Felicity and Ferghus with a special appearance by Fluffster are on the show today to talk about how they are doing things a bit differently from the rest of us. Set to retire at 29 and 35, these two engineers have planned for their future all while still donating up to a years salary to a donor advised fund. Their philanthropy is only one side of this story though, as they bring many insights into how you too can plan for early retirement and truly looking at the risks involved. You can...


17: Tanja and Mark | An Inside Perspective Into Early Retirement

Tanja and Mark from Our Next Life have been rocking early retirement. As recent early retirees at the ages of 38 and 41 they share how their next life is one filled with intentionality and purpose, without a single trace of boredom. They bring a unique perspective as having now walked the path they envisioned. With this comes insightful thoughts about the FIRE community and the larger society as a whole. Give these two a listen and we promise you that your world will be broadened. You...


16: Angela | Tread Lightly with Sustainability and Finances

Angela from Tread Lightly Retire Early intertwines finances with saving the environment. Sustainability is simple; Angela explains how this is not a fad and is a lifestyle that is accessible for anyone. Changes in your own life that can help improve the earth, also coincide with things that save you money. Her own steps towards financial independence go side by side with her goals of being eco-friendly. See what you can do today to make an impact. You can find the shownotes at...


15: Ms ZiYou | Feminism and Finances

Coming to us from the UK is feminist finance blogger Ms ZiYou. A world traveler that brings a world of wisdom and an array of varying perspectives. This is someone who actually takes the time to analyze her own actions and contemplates if they are contributing more to the problem or not. Something we all could be better at. Listen and hear some truly great insights from Ms ZiYou. The shownotes for this episode can be found at hisandherfi.com/15


14: Kara Perez | Looking Outside Your Own Experience

We are joined this episode by the CEO of Bravely, Kara Perez. We learn about Kara's background including how she paid off $25,000 in debt in 3.5 years while never making more than $32,000 a year. We also explore how Bravely came to be and the motivation behind it and the importance of bringing diversity to the financial world especially in today's society and culture. Most importantly, Kara reminded us to look outside our own experience as not everyone can relate to your story. You can...


13: Ty Roberts | Behind the Scenes with the Creator of Camp Fire Finance

Welcome back to season 2 of the HisandHerFI Podcast. We are kicking off the season with Ty Roberts. You may recognize the name as he is the owner and curator of Camp Fire Finance. A directory that features the best articles in the Financial Independence Retire Early (FIRE) world. We look at the origin story of Ty, how he got to where he is and the eventual start to his newest creation, Camp Fire Finance. Shownotes can be found at hisandherfi.com/13


HisandHerFI Season 2 Returns August 21st 2018

We are back! After upgrading just about everything on the podcast we are ready to return with not just ourselves as usual, but with some amazing guests. That's right, we have changed up the format and as promised, will be interviewing others in the personal finance community. This won't be like other interviews, we want to learn about the person, their story, and the defining moments in their lives so we all benefit. Practical tips have their place, but without a story, the meaning can lose...


12: Changing Daily Habits for More Time and Money

We are wrapping up season 1 with a collection of the habits we have changed this past year. As a result of these changed habits, you guessed it, we gained more freedom, time, and money. We are taking a quick break between seasons and will announce a date in the future for season 2! We cover a lot in this episode. We have been making little changes here and there. Looking back our whole lives have changed. In a kind of strange turn of events it has become harder to relate to people in...


11: Is Google Really Giving you the Answers you Need?

We are in an age of unparalleled Googling. Google is becoming the collective consciousness of the world and critical thinking is dropping off by the wayside. Have you ever stopped and thought about how much you rely on the answers to your search results? Well we did just that in this week's episode. We are encapsulated in a highly curated world of content just for us. This means we see only the information we want, or do we? I recently became frustrated with seeing the same information over...


10: Why These Two Millennial's Aren't Married Yet and Don't Want Kids

What does marriage mean to you? Depending on who you ask, in what society, in what culture, in what place you ask the answer will most likely be different. For most, the first concepts, ideas, and notions of marriage you get are from your parents. Oversimplifying things a bit, you could say if your parents had a good marriage, then you would be more inclined to get married. Parents had a bad marriage? Well the opposite would be more true. Bethany and Charles didn't see great marriages...


09: Top 10 Cheap Travel Tips to Feed Your Wanderlust on a Budget

Travel feeds our souls. We make it a priority to go on a big trip every summer. Last year we spent 2 weeks in Ireland touring the whole country. This summer we are going to Peru for 2 weeks to see Macchu Picchu, the Amazon jungle, and some good eats in Lima. Sprinkled in-between these big trips we try to take advantage of any other travel we can squeeze in. While they may not be big international trips, they still feed our wanderlust. With all this travel we still want to save money, so we...


08: Expectations of Society and the Labels we Apply to Ourselves and Others

What is your role in life? We all want to play a role in this play we call life. The stage has been set and all that's left is to say our lines and perform as instructed. Society expects something from us, people expect things from us, family expects things from us. No, it doesn't necessarily come from a bad place. It's simply the understanding that we grew up with. We are sold the idea that we need to go along with social norms and be an "upstanding" citizen and if you want to be unique,...


07: Personal Growth and the Upper Limits to Success

We have had to overcome a lot of personal limits to begin this personal growth journey. Financial Independence was one of the catalysts that made us start thinking differently and choosing to live a life by our own design. We have had some personal growth wins already and it always feels good to know you are making positive steps in the right direction. That doesn't mean there weren't challenges along the way. There are 4 upper limits that The Big Leap by Gay Hendricks talks about that you...