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Mile High FI Podcast

Real talk about Financial Independence and life after corporate jobs. Carl Jensen and Doug Cunnington talk about FI, lifestyle, side hustles, health, and anything on their minds. Plus, they interview experts and non-experts interested in the FI lifestyle. It's raw, candid, pretty much like you get to sit in on a private conversation.

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Real talk about Financial Independence and life after corporate jobs. Carl Jensen and Doug Cunnington talk about FI, lifestyle, side hustles, health, and anything on their minds. Plus, they interview experts and non-experts interested in the FI lifestyle. It's raw, candid, pretty much like you get to sit in on a private conversation.

Doc G's Book Launch LIVE! | MHFi 114

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Doc G (Jordan Grumet) stopped by the MMM HQ to talk about the launch of his book, Taking Stock. We talk about how money is just a tool and actually the easier part of the early retirement equation. We also discussed how to think about the other tools available to you when you're just starting out on a journey to FI, and how to find your identity outside of a profession.
Check Out Jordan's Book!

Oct 04 2022

1hr

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Mr. Money Mustache on Get Smart With Money Netflix Documentary w/ John & Kim | MHFi 115

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We catch up with 3 people from Get Smart with Money (on Netflix) about the documentary, why they did it, and what they learned.

MMM HQ in Longmont, CO #mmmhq

NoCo Mustachians  Meet Up (Longmont, CO)

Mr Money Mustache | Pete Adeney Appearances
Mr. Money Mustache, Alan Donegan, Carl Jensen LIVE Q&A MHFi 075

Mr. Money Mustache Loves Hot Sauces | MHFi 042
(Hot Ones Inspired...)

JL Collins Interviews
JL Collins Live Q&A @ Mr Money Mustache HQ

JL Collins and The Simple Path to Wealth | MHFi 002

How I Lost Money in Real Estate Before It Was Fashionable

Paula Pant on Inflation
Inflation & How It Impacts FI | MHFI 044

Mad Fientist on Life After FI

Time Stamps:
0:00 Intro
0:29 Important Episode Details
1:55 Start Interview with John & Kim
2:19 How John & Kim Applied For the Doc
4:18 How their Families Reacted
5:38 Producer Goals & Money Stigmas
6:10 Carl's BIG Money Mistake
7:49 What Did Mr. Money Mustache Teach Them?
9:38 Why Did Mr. Money Mustache Do the Doc?
11:00 Carl Jensen on Community

Sep 30 2022

13mins

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CPA Sean Mullaney and Solo 401(k)s | MHFI 114

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Doug and Carl interview CPA Sean Mullaney. They talk about IRAs, 401(k)s, and Hawaii.

IRAs, 401(k)s, oh my!
- How Sean met his wife twice
- An overview of IRAs and 401(k)s
- What is a solo 401(k)?
- SEP IRA versus solo 401(k)
- Solo 401(k) mistakes

More about Sean
- Mullaney Financial
- Sean's new book
- Sean's best day

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Disclaimer: The discussion is intended to be for general educational purposes and is not tax, legal, or investment advice for any individual. Carl, Doug, and Mile High FI do not endorse Sean Mullaney, Mullaney Financial & Tax, Inc., or their services.

Sep 27 2022

1hr 11mins

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The Power of FU Money | MHFI 113

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We talk about F.U. money, why it might make you better at your job, and the power of having enough money to leave a job.

Jake Simon joins Doug as the co-host since Carl was out on PTO.

Join the Mile High FI Club – It’s our email list!

Get MHFi Merch – It helps support the show. Get t-shorts & more

**Disclaimer: The podcast is for informational purposes. Maybe entertainment but we won't even make such a claim. You shouldn't take the info as financial, legal, or tax advice. We aren't certified financial planners or advisors. We're not qualified for much. So get advice from professionals.**

Brought To You By:

The Doug Show, aka Affiliate Marketing & Side Hustles

1500 Days, Carl's Blog about Early Retirement

Email us here: doug@milehighfi.com or carl@milehighfi.com

Sep 23 2022

28mins

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Physician on Fire | MHFI 112

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Doug and Carl talk to Leif Dahleen (aka the Physician On FIRE) about medical school, sunk cost, Fat FIRE, and cave men.

  • Carl talks about meeting Leif for the first time
  • Identity
  • Sunk costs
  • Discovering FIRE
  • Last day of work
  • FIRE life
  • Where is the FIRE movement going?
  • Giving back

Links:

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Join the Mile High FI Club – It’s our email list!

Get MHFi Merch – It helps support the show. Get t-shorts & more

**Disclaimer: The podcast is for informational purposes. Maybe entertainment but we won't even make such a claim. You shouldn't take the info as financial, legal, or tax advice. We aren't certified financial planners or advisors. We're not qualified for much. So get advice from professionals.**

Brought To You By:

The Doug Show, aka Affiliate Marketing & Side Hustles

1500 Days, Carl's Blog about Early Retirement

Email us here: doug@milehighfi.com or carl@milehighfi.com

Sep 20 2022

1hr 22mins

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How To Find a FIREy Partner w/Mindy Jensen (Rebroadcast) | MHFI 111

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In this episode, Doug and Carl interview Mindy Jensen, Carl's wife! Mindy and Carl talk about their first date, Carl's unhealthy obsession with coupons, how to find a FIREy spouse, venereal diseases, and much more.

Check out Mindy's new book, First Time Home Buyer (co-written with Scott Trench). Or her other book, How to Sell Your Home.

Connect with Mindy Jensen

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Join the Mile High FI Club – It’s our email list!

Get MHFi Merch – It helps support the show. Get t-shorts & more

**Disclaimer: The podcast is for informational purposes. Maybe entertainment but we won't even make such a claim. You shouldn't take the info as financial, legal, or tax advice. We aren't certified financial planners or advisors. We're not qualified for much. So get advice from professionals.**

Brought To You By:

The Doug Show, aka Affiliate Marketing & Side Hustles

1500 Days, Carl's Blog about Early Retirement

Email us here: doug@milehighfi.com or carl@milehighfi.com

Sep 16 2022

1hr 34mins

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Hitting It Big In Tech with JT | MHFI 110

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Doug and Carl talk to a long-time friend of the show, JT.

  • JT's education
  • Striking gold in Big Tech
  • Discovering FI and getting the partner on board
  • Grocery store comparison shopping
  • A very expensive trip
  • Parents' influence
  • Fitness
  • Carl's hatred of running

Links Mile High FI Collection

The Earn & Invest Podcast

Mad Fientist - Financial Independence and Early Retirement

Franklin Barbecue | Austin, Texas

Mindy and Carl's Budget Series

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Join the Mile High FI Club – It’s our email list!

Get MHFi Merch – It helps support the show. Get t-shorts & more

**Disclaimer: The podcast is for informational purposes. Maybe entertainment but we won't even make such a claim. You shouldn't take the info as financial, legal, or tax advice. We aren't certified financial planners or advisors. We're not qualified for much. So get advice from professionals.**

Brought To You By:

The Doug Show, aka Affiliate Marketing & Side Hustles

1500 Days, Carl's Blog about Early Retirement

Email us here: doug@milehighfi.com or carl@milehighfi.com

Sep 13 2022

1hr 7mins

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DIY Stories: Doug isn't as lazy as he seems | MHFi 109

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We talk about some of our recent DIY projects, and Doug makes the case that he isn't as lazy as he might sometimes seem.

Doug's Projects:
Recharged Car AC Refrigerant
Xeriscaping

Carl's Projects:
Too many to list ... rebuilding entire houses

Sep 09 2022

21mins

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Fashion and Wardrobe Philosophy (or lack thereof) | MHFi 108

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Doug and Carl discuss fashion, starting with The Collared Shirt Incident.

  • School fashion
  • High-end trash
  • Workwear
  • Typical outfit
  • Why dressing up is horrible
  • Are nudist camps the answer?

Links

Sep 06 2022

50mins

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When Stuff Makes You Happy | MHFI 109

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Sometimes, purchases make us super happy! We talk about some of the best purchasing decisions we've made that actually had a tangible effect on our lives. Guest host Carla Cash from our network podcast Pennies and Popcorn stopped by for this one!

Pennies and Popcorn Links:

Sex and The City - Can The Rule of 37 Change Your Life? Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory - Childhood Jobs and The Value of a Lifetime Supply of Chocolate

Sep 02 2022

35mins

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Are Your Money Beliefs Holding You Back?? with Alan & Katie Donegan | MHFi 106

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Doug and Carl talk to Katie and Alan Donegan about limiting beliefs.

Show Notes

  • What is Rebel Finance School?
  • Why JL Collins thinks Rebel Finance School is the worst business model ever
  • The top 4 limiting beliefs people have about money
  • Why you aren't what you think
  • How to overcome limiting beliefs

Links

Aug 30 2022

1hr 8mins

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Bullshit Jobs | MHFI 105

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Guest host Carla Cash stopped by to talk about the book Bullshit Jobs by David Graeber. This book has resonated with so many people who have struggled with finding meaning in their work. We go through the different categories of BS jobs and talked about our own personal experiences with them.

Links: Mary Poppins: Finding Joy in Money and Work

Aug 26 2022

39mins

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Live Q&A at CampFI | MHFI 104

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This hilarious episode is full of our typical shenanigans, but also some nuggets of wisdom! Carl and Doug were joined by Carl's wife, Mindy Jensen from Bigger Pockets, and Rachel from Money Honey. The four of us fielded questions from the Rocky Mountain CampFI audience. A few highlights:
  • How to chase FI with small children
  • How to transition from being a small landlord to a big one
  • Side hustles and self promotion
  • Whether to take out a mortgage
  • Investing in syndications
  • Paying off students early versus investing
  • How hard is the real estate license test
  • Working towards FI or an interesting career
Links:

Bigger Pockets Money Honey

Aug 23 2022

59mins

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Humble Beginnings

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We've talked before about how start-up stories are the oxygen that inspires entrepreneurs to build businesses and make progress. With that in mind: meet Ken, who moved to the UK from Nigeria when we was 14 years old, survived bullying, thrived at school, got into the corporate world and then jumped ship to build his own business. If start-up stories are oxygen for the entrepreneur's soul then get ready to breath deeply!

Links:

https://thehumblepenny.com/

Aug 22 2022

59mins

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Try Something That Terrifies You (like dancing! wait, what??) | MHFi 103

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Doug and Carl talk about doing scary things and getting outside your comfort zone. Doug started dance lessons with his wife! And he found that terrifying.

Aug 19 2022

29mins

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8 Things I've Learned After 5 Years of EARLY Retirement | MHFI 102

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Carl discusses what he's learned in 5 years of early retirement

  • The urge to make money
  • Retire is a bad word
  • The value of community
  • Why planning is bad
  • Redefining yourself
  • The role of money
  • Why FIRE is the best insurance policy
  • Don't wait to live
Links:

1500 Days to Freedom - Think different and escape the rat race.

Aug 16 2022

42mins

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The Day We Discovered FI | MHFi 101

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Doug and guest host, Carla Cash, talk about the day they discovered FI. We talk about if it was a light bulb moment or a gradual shift in thinking.

Carl was out on PTO — out sick or at the beach or something...

Check out Pennies and Popcorn.  (you can get to all the episodes here)

Aug 12 2022

33mins

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Post FI Life After 1 Year | MHFi 100

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Doug and Carl interview Jenn and Scott about their first year of early retirement.

  • COVID car trip
  • How long does it take to decompress?
  • New sleep habits
  • Inflation
  • Discovering FIRE
Links:

Aug 09 2022

1hr 24mins

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Inflation - Are we doing anything different? | MHFi 099

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Inflation is going crazy, so are we doing anything different?

Carl was out sick, and he's nearly out of PTO days...

Anyway, Carla from Pennies and Popcorn filled in.  (you can get to all the episodes here)

Aug 05 2022

23mins

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Is $1.7M Enough To Retire? ... It's not so simple...| MHFI 098

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In this episode, we talk to Steve, who recruited us to chime in on whether he is ready to retire. His net worth sits at about $1.7 million, including $30k in a college fund, $760k in brokerage accounts, $1.4 million in real estate, with about $900k in equity. He has eight rental properties that cash flow about $1,000 a month. Is he ready to pull the trigger? We go through his concerns and all the details.

Aug 02 2022

49mins

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