24: Julien & Kiersten | Money Layers in Society and Relationships

November 6, 2018

Kiersten and Julien from Rich and Regular join us for our last interview in season 2. You may have seen them in the trailer for the upcoming documentary Playing With FIRE. We couldn't have asked for better guests to wrap up season 2, these two blew it out of the park.

We originally brought them on to talk about finances and relationships and they had amazing insights into that, but we ended up going so much deeper!

The best way to describe it is a multi faceted, layered talk about money, relationships, society, awareness, and the challenges African American's face, especially while striving for FIRE.

Bethany and I had our own reality checks during our own journey, yet the common advice out there doesn't always apply to everyone. It was an important reminder that we hope everyone takes to heart when listening.

If you are someone pursuing FI/RE, then this is a must listen. Without further ado we are happy to bring you two regular, yet rich people.

Shownotes can be found at hisandherfi.com/24

23: Michelle Schroeder-Gardner | Alternative Living

October 30, 2018

Michelle from Making Sense of Cents joins us to talk about living life a bit differently.

From living the nomadic life in an RV for 3 years and to now transition to a life on the sea in their sailboat, this is just another day in their life.

As travelers ourselves, we were curious about what full time travel looks like, some of the challenges, and some of the best parts of it. This includes working on the road and balancing places that have internet versus where you want to go.

Join us as we take a peek into the life of Michelle and her husband and see if this growing trend is something you would consider sometime in your own life.


You can find the shownotes at hisandherfi.com/23

22: Jimmy and Jenny | The Challenges of Parenting in Today’s Society

October 23, 2018

Jimmy and Jenny from Living Life Loving Us join us to talk about something we haven't really ever discussed before, parenting. The challenges of parenting are ever widening with the expanse of social media and the expectations that other parents have of each other for raising children. 

These two have a different take on the matter and have a truly unique system they have developed for their own family. It takes hard work and some sacrifice but the fight was worth it even when these two had to spend 6 figures on IVF just to have their baby.

They share their perspective on how they are raising their child, how they can still "spoil" her while not having to break the bank, and just focusing on what really matters most.  

Jenny and Jimmy bring their honest and vulnerable thoughts to this conversation and make this one a must listen even if you don't have kids.


The shownotes can be found at hisandherfi.com/22

21: Jamila Souffrant | Quitting your Job to Pursue Entrepreneurship

October 16, 2018

Jamila from Journey to Launch joins us to talk about her recent major decision. What I really appreciate from Jamila is that she figured out money first. Saving and investing her money for years before taking on such a big new challenge. Not only that, she and her husband saved a 2 year emergency fund to really give being a full-time entrepreneur a real shot.

We explore more than just quitting your job. Talking about Jamila's upbringing with money, her thoughts on why more people want to escape the 9-to-5, and the emotions tied in with money.

This is an inspiring conversation for anyone looking to make a big lifestyle change, while minimizing risks and still being smart with money.

We hope you enjoy it as much as us.


Shownotes can be found at hisandherfi.com/21

Bonus: The Money Middletons | A New Curation Site for Mild to Moderate Income Earners

October 11, 2018

We are happy to have on Stephanie, the creator of a new personal finance content curation site The Money Middletons. Their goal is to reach the shrinking middle class whose incomes are mild to moderate. What is considered the middle class you say?

Well, that is a tricky question as Stephanie points out in our talk. According to Brookings the definition of middle class can have many different meanings. Luckily Pew Research has a calculator that will help you determine what category you fall in.

I think the most important part that came across in this conversation though is a hard number range isn't the end-all be-all to determine if The Money Middletons will speak to you. Chances are they will have something of value to bring to you.

Listen for yourself and see if you can call yourself a Middleton.


To find all the links mentioned in this episode visit https://www.hisandherfi.com/moneymiddletons

20: Sarah | Save AND Spend Approach to Personal Finance

October 9, 2018

Sarah from Smile and Conquer is on the show to share her financial expertise as a professional in the finance world.

She doesn't advocate for a frugal life but instead takes a save AND spend approach. This reflects in her desire to not retire early as she enjoys her work and job. This results in some awesome advice for how to budget when you are an inherent spender. 

We then dive deeper into money and talk about some of the emotions that are tied to it, including shame. She goes on to discuss the challenges women face dealing with financial planners and the investing gap.

We also delve into home buying as she goes over the top tips from her Home Buying Series

Tune in for this well rounded conversation as there is lots to take away.


Shownotes can be found at hisandherfi.com/20

19: Zero | FIRE as a Necessity

October 2, 2018

Zero from Zero 2 FIRE comes on the show to tell her story. A powerful story at that, battling 3 grand mal seizures, brain surgery, and rheumatoid arthritis. Grit is a word I don't use lightly with her, she has had to face more challenges in her 20's than most of us will have to in our lives.

Zero overcame these challenges all while living in New York, saving $100k before she turned 30, and to top it off never making more than $60k a year.

This is a story of someone who may not be able to work into their 60's, making FIRE and early retirement not a nice to have, but a must have.

Please join us in listening to this amazing human being.


You can find the shownotes at hisandherfi.com/19

18: Fetching Financial Freedom | FIRE Risks and Charitable Giving

September 25, 2018

Felicity and Ferghus with a special appearance by Fluffster are on the show today to talk about how they are doing things a bit differently from the rest of us.

Set to retire at 29 and 35, these two engineers have planned for their future all while still donating up to a years salary to a donor advised fund.

Their philanthropy is only one side of this story though, as they bring many insights into how you too can plan for early retirement and truly looking at the risks involved.


You can find the shownotes at hisandherfi.com/18

17: Tanja and Mark | An Inside Perspective Into Early Retirement

September 18, 2018

Tanja and Mark from Our Next Life have been rocking early retirement. As recent early retirees at the ages of 38 and 41 they share how their next life is one filled with intentionality and purpose, without a single trace of boredom.

They bring a unique perspective as having now walked the path they envisioned. With this comes insightful thoughts about the FIRE community and the larger society as a whole.

Give these two a listen and we promise you that your world will be broadened.


You can find the shownotes for this episode at hisandherfi.com/17

16: Angela | Tread Lightly with Sustainability and Finances

September 11, 2018

Angela from Tread Lightly Retire Early intertwines finances with saving the environment. Sustainability is simple; Angela explains how this is not a fad and is a lifestyle that is accessible for anyone. Changes in your own life that can help improve the earth, also coincide with things that save you money.

Her own steps towards financial independence go side by side with her goals of being eco-friendly. See what you can do today to make an impact.


You can find the shownotes at hisandherfi.com/16