About the Mad Fientist

About the Mad Fientist

Financial Independence. Fience. FI.

Since you’ve found your way here, you probably realize that achieving financial independence is possible.

Now, you’re so excited about what your life will be like after you leave your full-time job, you want to get there as quickly as you can.

You’ve come to the right place.

By analyzing the tax code and looking at personal finance through the lens of early financial independence, I develop advanced strategies, spreadsheets, and software tools to help you retire even earlier.

Most personal-finance advice is geared towards people retiring in their 60s or later and doesn’t apply to those of us pursuing early retirement.

This site is focused specifically on providing advice and innovative tax-avoidance methods for people planning to break away from full-time employment very early in life.

To get an idea of what goes on around here and to learn more about my story, here is the best place to start.


In addition to writing articles, I also have a podcast where I interview exceptional people like Mr. Money Mustache and J.D. Roth to find out how they retired early.

Click here to subscribe to the Financial Independence Podcast on iTunes.

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Thanks for stopping by and I look forward to helping you make your journey to financial independence as quick and efficient as possible!

– The Mad Fientist