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Financial Independence Podcast
In the Financial Independence Podcast, I dissect the brains of some of the most well-respected fientists in the field to discover their techniques and strategies for achieving financial independence.

Join me for interesting and informative discussions on investing, real estate, entrepreneurship, and all things related to early retirement and financial independence!



#01Mr. Money MustacheEarly Retirement Made Easy
#02JL Collins NHThe Importance of F-You Money
#03Street Smart FinanceThe Real American Dream
#04Afford AnythingDive Into Real Estate Investing
#05Lacking AmbitionThree Months After FI
#06Retire Early LifestylePerpetual Travel
#07Radical Personal FinancePart One
#08Radical Personal FinancePart Two
#09Go Curry CrackerTen Years and a Day
#10Forever JoblessInternet Business Investing
#11JD RothGet Rich Slowly
#12Empire FlippersBuying and Selling Websites
#13Millionaire EducatorFinancial Independence on Teachers’ Salaries
#141500 DaysPulling the Early Retirement Trigger
#15Financial MentorHedge Funds, Happiness, & Over 15 Years of Early Retirement
#16FrugalwoodsMaking Frugality Fun
#17Budgets are SexyChallenge Everything
#18Travel Miles 101Travel Hacking and Financial Independence
#19Side Hustle NationInvest in Yourself
#20Mike and LaurenMedical Tourism, RVs, and Why You Should Question Everything
#21JL CollinsThe Simple Path to Wealth

56 comments for “Podcast

  1. JC Webber III
    March 23, 2014 at 9:01 am

    Why no recent podcasts?

    • The Mad Fientist
      March 23, 2014 at 10:27 am

      Hey JC, I actually have two really exciting interviews lined up for today so look out for a new episode at the beginning of April!

      • March 24, 2014 at 11:59 am

        Looking forward to it! Your podcast was the 1st FI podcast I ever subscribed to, and I blazed through all 9 episodes in 3 days.
        You content is steller. Thanks a ton. Keep ’em coming…

        • The Mad Fientist
          March 25, 2014 at 1:08 pm

          Comments like yours really motivate me to produce more episodes so thanks very much for the kind words!

          • July 13, 2014 at 2:15 pm

            Please post more, I do love listening to them while I work.

          • The Mad Fientist
            July 14, 2014 at 12:36 pm

            I have an interview scheduled for Wednesday so hopefully I’ll get another episode out in early August!

  2. C40
    April 3, 2014 at 10:37 pm

    Great to hear you’re still making more podcasts. I’d assumed you must have stopped. I enjoy the podcast a lot. I’ve went back and listened to many of them 2nd or 3rd times. Please keep making more!

    • The Mad Fientist
      April 4, 2014 at 8:07 am

      That’s very nice to hear, C40, so thanks a lot!

      I should hopefully have another episode out within the next week so stay tuned :)

  3. April 10, 2014 at 5:15 am

    Just listened to the first one and I can tell this will definitely be one of my favorites! Keep up the great content and I can’t wait to watch your journey unfold!!

    • The Mad Fientist
      April 10, 2014 at 9:32 pm

      Glad you enjoyed it, Phoebe! I’m looking forward to spending some time on your blog reading about your European motorcycling adventures :)

  4. May 15, 2014 at 5:42 am

    MF,

    I’m glad to see you put out more podcasts. I found your original podcasts a few months ago and they have turned me on to your blog as well as JL Collins and MMM. You have actually inspired me to start my own blog about my journey to early retirement (about 2 years away) and one of my first posts is a review of your site and a few others I’ve found on my own that have been very helpful. I also plan on writing about using your strategies, particularly relating to taxes in future posts.

    I’m including a link if you’d have an interest in checking it out. http://eatthefinancialelephant.com/

    Thanks for all of the effort you put into your blog and podcasts!

    Cheers!
    Chris

    • The Mad Fientist
      May 15, 2014 at 3:57 pm

      Hey Chris, that’s cool to hear I introduced you to MMM and JLC because usually it’s the other way around!

      Congratulations on starting your own blog. I just went over and checked it out and it looks good. I look forward to seeing what you do with it in the months to come!

  5. Jose
    May 15, 2014 at 7:01 pm

    A good friend of mine told me about this podcast and what can I say, I am so glad he did. I already listen to the first 5 episodes in half a day.
    So much quality content, its fantastic!!
    Please keep at it.
    Thank you so much for your excellent work.

    • The Mad Fientist
      May 18, 2014 at 9:16 am

      I’m glad he did too, Jose!

      I’m happy to hear you’ve been enjoying the podcast. I plan to increase the posting frequency in the coming months so stay tuned!

  6. Ross
    May 20, 2014 at 4:21 pm

    MF,

    Thanks for the great content, I have been working my way through your podcasts and articles over the last couple of weeks. A few times you mentioned that you have a savings rate of over 70%. I have been trying to calculate my savings rate, but its a little more complicated that I originally thought (e.g. factoring in 401k, mortgage principal, employee stock purchase program, etc). Do you have a formula or any recommendations on how to calculate savings rate?

    • The Mad Fientist
      May 20, 2014 at 7:00 pm

      Hey Ross, glad you’ve been enjoying everything!

      I just add up all of my investments (including employer 401(k) contributions) and then divide that by my income minus taxes. I don’t tend to factor in mortgage principal but that’s only because I’m too lazy to log in to see how much of my monthly payments are going towards principal vs. interest.

  7. June 22, 2014 at 2:02 pm

    I love these podcasts. Sometime you just don’t have time to sit and read but are doing boring work like cleaning. I always try to turn these on, I can’t wait for more!

    • The Mad Fientist
      July 3, 2014 at 9:37 pm

      Thanks, Ginger! Does this mean I can take a small amount of credit for the cleanliness of your house :)

  8. Robert
    July 1, 2014 at 10:38 am

    These podcasts are so enjoyable that it has given me some problems. My hobby is keeping my 14 year old diesel Jetta alive by repairing it myself. During two weekends of repairs I played these podcasts back to back and realized that I was so enthralled listening to them that I couldn’t get any work done. Then I took the advice offered in podcast #2 and started reading “How I found freedom in an unfree world”. Now I can’t get anything else done. That book feels like it was written for me!
    Thank you Mad Fientist for your effort. These podcasts are amazing.

    • The Mad Fientist
      July 3, 2014 at 10:52 pm

      Haha, sorry to make you less productive. That’s a great compliment though so thanks very much!

      Glad to hear you’re enjoying How I Found Freedom in an Unfree World. As I mentioned in my interview with JD Roth, that book changed the way I approach life the same way reading Early Retirement Extreme all those years ago changed the way I approached my finances. Great stuff!

  9. August 27, 2014 at 12:58 pm

    Hey MF,

    I just wrote a post about what I consider the 4 best podcasts for learning about FI/ER and included yours. It was featured today on Rockstar Finance. Hopefully we’ll send you some traffic and new listeners.

    http://rockstarfinance.com/
    http://eatthefinancialelephant.com/how-to-earn-a-masters-degree-in-financial-independence/

    Cheers!
    EE

    P.S.–Any new episodes in the pipeline? My only criticism of your podcast is a lack of episodes!

    • The Mad Fientist
      August 29, 2014 at 1:29 pm

      Hey, thanks a lot Chris and congratulations on getting picked up on Rockstar Finance!

      Haha, I am definitely the laziest podcaster ever. I actually do have an interview ready to go (surprisingly) so look out for it within the next week or two.

      Are you heading to FinCon this year? If so, it’d be great to meet up at some point.

      Thanks again!

  10. Jay
    September 5, 2014 at 3:27 pm

    Hey Man, you have my favorite podcast and I’ve listened to the interviews you’ve done several times. Can we get a new upload soon? I know your busy with the transition but hook a brutha up! :)

    • The Mad Fientist
      September 16, 2014 at 11:26 pm

      Haha, I apologize for being the laziest podcaster ever. I have an interview recorded and edited so I’m going to try to publish it within the next week or two. Stay tuned!

  11. Drew
    October 14, 2014 at 5:40 pm

    Still waiting for the new podcast episode!
    I check every morning. Update soon!

    • The Mad Fientist
      October 16, 2014 at 4:33 am

      I know, I’m sorry! I’m finally settled in Scotland now so I plan to release an episode early next week!

  12. Daniel
    December 1, 2014 at 10:36 am

    Hopefully this podcast isn’t dead. I found it and blazed through all the episodes in a week. I really love the content and hope you will release more episodes and more frequently. I have learned some life changing stuff, no lie. Thanks!

    • The Mad Fientist
      December 4, 2014 at 5:24 am

      Not dead, just slow :(

      Glad you’ve been enjoying it! Comments like yours motivate me to put out more shows so thanks for the message!

  13. Adam
    March 3, 2015 at 1:57 am

    Thanks for a great podcast! Hoping for more episodes to come.

    • The Mad Fientist
      April 22, 2015 at 11:43 am

      Trying to arrange two interviews now so hopefully there’ll be another episode soon!

  14. Maria
    April 20, 2015 at 5:00 pm

    Really enjoyed your shows. It was like a “Who’s Who” of the personal finance world, and I got to hear the real life voices of a couple of favorites, as well as learn about some new blogs, books, and sites to check out.

    I’ll add my comment to those who are sad that you have so few shows, but if it’s because you are living out your plan, then more power to you!! I’ve been strictly audio so far; at least I have all of your blog posts and lab stuff to get through when I have the time.

    Thanks!!

    • The Mad Fientist
      April 22, 2015 at 11:46 am

      Glad you enjoyed the episodes, Maria!

      I’m lining up two interviews now so I’ll hopefully get more podcasts out soon.

      Let me know what you think of the blog posts and FI Lab after you check them out!

      • Jeremy E.
        April 27, 2015 at 2:33 pm

        Yay more podcasts soon! Maybe the Under the Microscope series could be in both Podcast and Blog form?

        • The Mad Fientist
          April 28, 2015 at 9:39 am

          Possibly! I need to get through all the other interviews I have planned first though.

  15. May 18, 2015 at 3:17 pm

    This is a great way to get another view on different people. I love the series and use it in teh car when commuting. I hope to see more of these.

    Thx for making the effort

  16. June 9, 2015 at 3:07 am

    MF,

    I know no one else has bothered you about this on this page and this may come as a surprise, but … I’m almost done getting through your podcast. When they’re gone, who will entertain me while simultaneously educating me about my beautiful future without a job?

    – FM

    • The Mad Fientist
      June 18, 2015 at 8:40 am

      New episode is up now :)

    • FI-odcast Listener
      July 12, 2015 at 2:27 am

      Hi FI Monkey-

      Like you, I also had a great experience listening to all of the FIentist’s podcast, but also like you my rate-of-listening quickly overtook his rate-of-posting. So I’m currently checking out the podast Radical Personal Finance (actually the guy who was in episodes 7 and 8 here) – he has a podcast that he updates a few times a week. I’m not sure how much of it is geared to FI as opposed to general PF topics, but with an output like that, there must be some good nuggets in there.

      I’ll keep the FIentist in my RSS feed, but his posting history has shown him to be more focused on “quality” than “quantity”, so I wouldn’t keep holding your breath.

  17. Peter G
    September 11, 2015 at 4:12 pm

    Wanted to say I’ve really been enjoying the podcast, keep it up!

    • The Mad Fientist
      September 11, 2015 at 5:56 pm

      Thanks, Peter! More episodes coming soon!

  18. Scott
    October 25, 2015 at 1:23 am

    I also listened and studied from the JD Roth and Mr. Money Mustache, look forward to the rest.

  19. B
    December 11, 2015 at 7:50 pm

    MF,

    Thanks for the podcasts. I’ve been listening to a lot of them lately as I have a newborn and pretty much bounce her for 2 hours every night so that my wife can get a head start on sleep. I particularly liked your discussion with Mike from Lacking Ambition. If you need any other ideas, I think it’d be great if you could get Doom from Living a FI or BNL from … Brave New Life.

  20. Ron
    December 24, 2015 at 1:57 pm

    Thanks for the great podcasts! Inspirational, motivating, and informational! Keep them coming!

  21. Sara
    March 7, 2016 at 1:38 am

    Hi!

    Just found your podcast today and then checked out your blog. Thanks for doing this for people like us. I am 29/F and would love to retire by the time I am 40. My friends think I am psycho.

    I look forward to following you and using the tools you have provided … then, proving everyone wrong.

  22. Clara
    April 9, 2016 at 6:02 pm

    More! More! I have already listened to all of them at work over the last 2 weeks. Love it.

  23. Katsiki
    June 21, 2016 at 9:05 pm

    Is there a way to add your ‘catalog’? I’m not sure what is required but I am thinking of something like an RSS feed that could be added to a podcast app.

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