The Best Financial Independence & Early Retirement Podcasts

I have spent a lot of time reading the best blogs within financial independence and early retirement.

I even scraped a lot of data to make a list of the fastest growing personal finance blogs in 2017.

Recently, I have started using a new source to get my daily financial independence kick, namely financial independence podcasts.

There’s a lot of money podcasts, fewer personal finance podcasts and then even fewer financial independence and early retirement podcasts.

I have found five financial independence podcasts, listened to hours of great content, and listed them according to the ones I like the most:

1. Mad Fientist’s Financial Independence Podcast

I have always been a big fan of the Mad Fientist’s blog posts.

Recently, I started listening to his podcast from start to finish. It is absolutely amazing if you are interested in financial independence!

His podcast is based on interviews with a wide range of bloggers and influencers within personal finance, and especially financial independence and early retirement, with a focus on the strategies and tactics that they are using or have used to achieve financial independence.

His first ever episode was with Mr. Money Mustache in May, 2012. It is a lot of fun listening to that episode knowing what has happened to the FI community in the six years since then.

As much as I really like this podcast, the frequency is unfortunately quite low.

At the time of writing, the podcast is still active with a total of 42 podcasts from 2012 to 2018 with episodes ranging from approximately 30 to 60 minutes.

2. Jonathan & Brad’s ChooseFI Podcast

My second favorite financial independence podcast is made by Jonathan Mendonsa and Brad Barrett.

The podcast is focused on all sorts of subjects within financial independence such as ways to save money, building side hustles, reducing debt and so on. I get a lot of good tips and tricks out of the podcasts, and I generally like the way they communicate, but I know that some people don’t like the way they present things.

At the time of writing, the podcast is still active with a total of 120 episodes from 2016 to 2018 with episodes being approximately one hour each.

3. Gwen & J’s Fire Drill Podcast

Fire Drill is another of my favorite financial independence podcasts made by “Gwen & J”.

Just as Mad Fientist’s podcast, the Fire Drill podcast is based on interviews with people who share their stories about side hustles, investing, saving and other subjects related to early retirement and financial independence. In each episode they try to make it as concrete as possible with actionable steps to follow for the listener.

At the time of writing, the podcast is still active with a total of 59 episodes from 2017 to 2018. Episodes are usually around 30-45 minutes with a few being longer.

4. Joshua Sheats’ Radical Personal Finance Podcast

Don’t let the title of this podcast cheat you. I believe the Radical Personal Finance podcast is more about financial independence than personal finance as a broad topic. Joshua Sheats have made this podcast about how to live a good life while trying to achieve financial independence in 10 years or less.

The podcast is based on Joshua’s thoughts and ideas about personal finance, financial planning, lifestyle choices and business strategy that gives you tools and ideas for how you can achieve financial independence.

At the time of writing, the podcast is still active with a total of 500+ episodes from before 2015. Episodes have very different duration from a few minutes to several hours.

5. Phil Wocken’s The Modest Millions Show

The Modest Millions Show is one of the newest podcasts in the financial independence and early retirement sphere from early 2017.

This podcast focuses on personal finance strategies for normal people. I like that it is very down-to-earth and practical. It covers a wide range of topics within financial independence such as budgeting, passive income, investing and saving. I like that the episodes are centered on a single topic such as “The 4% Rule” or “How to Set Up a Budget”.

At the time of writing, the podcast is still active with a total of 19 episodes. Episodes are roughly 20-30 minutes in duration.

Those were my favorite financial independence podcasts!

I highly recommend to subscribe to these, as there’s many hours of great content out there with new episodes coming each week. It is a free gift that keeps on giving – and since you are interested in financial independence, I guess you like things that are free 🙂

Your turn: Did I miss any financial independence podcasts? Let me know in the comments!

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Myles Wakeham August 4, 2019 - 16:53

Hi there,

I see you have a list of podcasts for Financial Independence on your blog. I wanted to let you know of a new podcast on this very topic, that is quite a contrarian view to what the mainstream would have on FI and would love it if you could add this to your list.

The podcast is:

“The Unconstrained Podcast”
Website: https://www.beunconstrained.com/podcast
RSS Feed: http://www.cyberears.com/podcasts/podcast_6162.xml

It is on iTunes, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, etc.

Thanks in advance for letting your readership know.

Regards,
Myles

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Carl Jensen August 4, 2019 - 20:46

Interesting, Myles. Thanks for sharing 🙂

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