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Mad Fientist

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Mad Fientist
Early Retirement
Money, Investing
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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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DINK (Dual Income, No Kids)
IT / Software
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Latest Blog Posts

Mr. and Mrs. 1500 from 1500Days.com join me as cohosts for a live Financial Independence Podcast interview with the Physician on FIRE! Read more → The post Physician on FIRE – Geographic Arbitrage, Sunk Costs, and Gangsta Rap appeared first on Mad Fientist. ...
Posted: Nov 14 2017 @ 5:00 AM
Retirement researcher and financial planner, Michael Kitces, joins me to discuss safe withdrawal rates and how to effectively plan for early retirement! Read more → The post Michael Kitces – The 4% Rule and Financial Planning for Early Retirement appeared first on Mad Fientist. ...
Posted: Aug 31 2017 @ 5:01 AM
One of the internet’s most-respected retirement researchers and financial planners, Michael Kitces, joins me for an episode of the Financial Independence Podcast! You may remember that my Safe Withdrawal Rate post drew heavily from the incredible research Kitces has done on the topic so it was great to talk to him directly to dive even deeper into important topics related to early retirement. During the interview, we discuss… Safe Withdrawal Rates and whether ...
Posted: Aug 31 2017 @ 5:01 AM
Finally, the post I’ve been waiting for. After starting this site back in early 2012, I dreamt of the day I would write my freedom post. I imagined it would be published the day after I left my job and would be the grand finale of my pursuit of financial independence. Well, exactly one year ago today I left my full-time job and yet I’m only now writing about it. Why? There are a few ...
Posted: Aug 01 2017 @ 11:51 AM
The Happy Philosopher joins me on the podcast to discuss semiretirement, job sharing, happiness, and the challenges doctors face during their pursuit of FI! Read more → The post The Happy Philosopher – Semiretirement and Finding Happiness appeared first on Mad Fientist. ...
Posted: Jul 17 2017 @ 4:01 AM
On today’s episode of the Financial Independence Podcast, Jeff from The Happy Philosopher joins me to discuss the unique challenges that doctors and other professionals face on the journey to early retirement. When you invest so much time, money, and energy into your career, it’s no wonder that walking away from your job is much more difficult. We discuss alternatives to early retirement, which provide a lot of the same benefits but ...
Posted: Jul 17 2017 @ 4:01 AM
Think back to the first time you found out that early retirement was possible. The idea of walking away from your job in your 50s, 40s, or even 30s may have never crossed your mind before but once you hear that other people have done it, you decide to investigate further. After doing a bit of research, you realized that early financial independence (FI) is in fact possible and may not even ...
Posted: Jun 27 2017 @ 12:28 PM
Mr. Money Mustache shares his financial independence and early retirement secrets in an interview for the Financial Independence Podcast! Read more → The post Mr. Money Mustache – Early Retirement Made Easy appeared first on Mad Fientist. ...
Posted: Jun 12 2017 @ 1:55 PM
Update: This interview with Mr. Money Mustache was republished on 6/12/2017 to celebrate the 5-year anniversary of launching the Financial Independence Podcast. Click here to listen to the newly-recorded introduction that tells the story behind the interview! Introducing…The Mad Fientist’s Financial Independence Podcast! In each episode, I pick the brains of some of the most respected fientists in the field to discover their strategies for reaching financial independence. For the first installment, I had ...
Posted: Jun 12 2017 @ 1:55 PM
Steve from ThinkSaveRetire.com joins me on the Financial Independence Podcast to talk about how moving into an RV helped him retire 5 years earlier! Read more → The post Think Save Retire – Selling Everything and Retiring to an RV appeared first on Mad Fientist. ...
Posted: May 16 2017 @ 8:58 AM


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