I’m frequently asked how I was able to achieve early retirement at 35. Ironically, it wasn’t because I worked for a Big Four financial company. It wasn’t because of my masters degree. It wasn’t my undergrad business degree either. It was personal finance podcasts.
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I’m a personal development junkie. Podcasts allowed me to learn something new while I ran errands, navigated rush hour traffic, and worked out.
Listening personal finance podcasts is one of the main reasons how I reached financial independence retire early (FIRE).
But why specifically listen to podcasts by women?
I listen to all types of podcasts by men and women. Many are not even focused on personal finance topics.
But when it comes to money, studies have shown that come out ahead of men when it comes to investing in the stock market.
In addition, I find myself relating most to the female podcast hosts who are ambitious girl bosses like myself. Most importantly, I resonate with their financial pasts and life experiences.
It took me a long long time to move past my money mistakes.
I definitely had my fair share of meltdowns throughout my emotional roller coaster journey to achieve FIRE.
Even as a business major in college, one would think I’d be better with my personal finances. I figured, all I had to do was make more than I spend. End of story. Right? Nope.
Yet, the wild journey to financial freedom made life much more meaningful. After all, life is all about the journey, not the destination right?
Financial Independence Retire Early (FIRE)
If FIRE is your goal too, then it’s time to start forgiving yourself for those cringe worthy financial mistakes. I’m living proof that financial freedom is possible regardless of when are where you start from.
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Here are my 3 favorite personal finance podcasts by women.
So Money host Farnoosh Torabi interviews the top dogs in entrepreneurship and finance. Her guests include the world’s top business minds, authors and influencers like Arianna Huffington.
What I like most about this podcasts is that she asks her guests very candid questions about their experiences with money growing up.
She is an award winning financial correspondent, best selling author and television personality. What inspires me most was how she became so successful after a job layoff. Now this is someone who knows how to turn a bad situation around!
Afford Anything host Paula Pant quit her job at 23 to travel the world. Upon returning, she hustled and invested in rental properties to ultimately achieve FIRE.
Paula Pant emphasizes, “You can afford anything, but not everything. This is true not only for your money, but also your time, focus, energy and attention.”
She covers different ways to build passive income through investing in real estate, index funds, side hustling and more. She’s authentic and down-to-earth as they come!
Not many people can discuss “woo-woo” and personal finance in one breath. But Certified Financial Planner Leisa Peterson skillfully covers money and spirituality like no one else.
As a spirit junkie myself, I love how she talks about financial challenges while drawing on different healing modalities from energy clearing to mindfulness practices.
As a CFP, she helps individuals heal their money stories. Leisa Peterson is able to quickly identify the exact issues that are holding someone back from achieving their goals.
Get FIRE’d up about achieving financial freedom!
There are a endless ways to create side hustle income and reach FIRE. Investing in stocks, owning rental property, creating your own online biz, and so forth.
But it doesn’t mean you need to do it all. Just pick 1 or 2 that gets you excited.
Everyone's financial situation and personal interests is unique. It’s important to try out different side hustles to see what works best for you.
I tried many different side hustles from teaching yoga to index fund investing. Eventually, I narrowed down my preference and was able to reach FIRE mainly through index fund and real estate investing.
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When I started Not A Bond Girl, I wanted to help others reach FIRE with me. I came across a lot of similar questions about how to achieve FIRE faster.
Of course, everyone’s financial situation is different. So what worked for me may not necessarily work for the masses.
But I’m living proof that it’s never too late to achieve financial freedom. You just have to take small but consistent baby steps towards creating wealth.
Money mistakes and financial setbacks are a part of the learning process.
Financial literacy is a lifelong learning process. There are so many things I wish I didn’t have to learn the hard way. In this course, I cover my best FIRE tips to help you reach your financial goal.
After all, no job is 100% secure. If you hate your job, give yourself some breathing room by having an emergency fund, aka F-You money.
Having F-You money allows you to swipe right on the 9-5 rat race. And if you do end up saying F-You to the boss, be sure to tell me about it.
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