Reviews
My biggest takeaway in his episode back in 2012 was how he illustrated the Risk and Reward ratio of investing between stocks and real estate as well as how much effort and skills are needed to sustain such investments.
Zia Amazon via Apple Podcasts · Philippines · 09/19/22
Highly recommended. I started listening a month or two ago. I’m halfway through the episodes and can’t wait until I have to drive somewhere or walk the dog so I can listen to more! Very inspiring and completely doable!
Justgothroughforthelove via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/02/22
Thanks Brandon for the great info you've shared oer the years, specially in the beginning. I found you on late 2017, and since then I've made so many changes, to the point that I have my own podcast in espanol : De Peso a Peso podcast (paused for now). I want this FI information to reach...Read full review »
Lore.MH21 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/01/22
I love the concept of your podcast and the cover photo. Your show is a very informative especially for beginners like me. You being open and honest help your listeners relate and get more inspired and motivated to reach what you were able to attain.
Zia N. via Apple Podcasts · Philippines · 05/16/22
Bare bones, numbers-driven podcast for anyone in or interested in FIRE. Highly recommend!
#kimikins via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/09/22
The Mad Fientist, host of the Financial Independence Podcast, highlights all investing and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!
roweereyes via Apple Podcasts · Philippines · 04/21/22
I really like this podcast, very interesting and high profile guests, and Mad Fientist asks poignant questions that lead to a deep understanding of the topics presented. I highly recommend it to everyone interested in investing, entrepreneurship, and all things related to financial independence...Read full review »
I value the unique angle via Apple Podcasts · Austria · 04/11/22
I discovered FIRE through this podcast and now I’m obsessed. I work in financial services and I noticed that the services provided by my company don’t really focus on financial independence. But I think that is what most people want. They want independence so they can focus on their true purpose...Read full review »
jbass_ via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 03/08/22
Really great interview with the Escape Artist. Nice to hear a fellow Brit on the show 🇬🇧
George Choy-Property Investor via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/10/22
We have followed Mad Fientist for years. Truly a game changer. We are so lucky to have Mad Fientist in our life through this podcast!
Minna987 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/28/22
Financial Independence is an interesting topic and I love hearing all the different minds and how they got there!
K P McCarthy via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/11/22
I’ve learned a few good things from this podcast. But I’ve started to cringe when I see a new episode drop. There is too much “I” and “me” that makes it feel self centered. Maybe it’s time for me to move on anyway.
Sarita7981 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/16/21
Or crypto.
djkezako via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/03/21
This show is great because you get lots of different perspectives but it’s all built around the same goal.
JohnPE via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/08/21
Excellent podcast! I’m so glad I found it. The Mad Fientist shares practical insightst to achieve financial independence and did a great job interviewing his guests. It’s a great source of motivation and inspiration that we need today to get going and keep going. I highly recommend it!
NJ Fernando via Apple Podcasts · Philippines · 05/21/21
The Mad Fientist, host of the Financial Independence podcast, highlights all aspects of financial independence and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!
malfoxley via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/20/21
I’m new to PODCASTS in general. This is the one so far where I had to go to the beginning and start listening and I will not stop till I run out. I have found so much great information and I love all the book recommendations. I started listening to other finance advice but none that shared so...Read full review »
Manny...Sanchez via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/30/21
If you’re into the FIRE movement, this podcast is a must listen. And be sure to check out the mad Fientist blog too! They are always bringing exceptional value to their readers and listeners. Highly recommend!
Rachelrichards92 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/04/21
I love listening to the Mad Fientist. He is bright, honest, and seems to be doing this because he genuinely enjoys it. I love that his podcast doesn’t try to sell me a product.
Gingermama5 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/01/21
Long time listener, first time poster. This is the only podcast I’ve ever listened to front to back. Great and diverse set of topics for anyone considering financial independence. I learned something from every episode.
Tusiime via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/30/21
A philosophical podcast about life, purpose and happiness. *May contain some financial advice.
Jen_Mantaray via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 01/25/21
I love the strategies and thought process this podcast brings!! My wife and I are in pursuit of FI and working to get there. I enjoy learning different strategies and this podcast is a great resource for that. I particularly enjoy the perspective on how FI should be for you to enjoy.
Evan E&M via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/18/21
I use this podcast to stay laser focused and on Fire! Love they low key mood.
b5media via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/04/21
I love this podcast. It is informative and entertaining. I’m still reeling from the Roth Conversion Ladder!
Polodastar via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/13/20
I always tell people new to FI to listen to this podcast. So many different ways to financial independence shown on this podcast. Also the host is so kind and intelligent. I can tell he’s doing this because he cares and not for self-promotion.
Emzy14 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/19/20
Had to turn off this episode. You had background music playing. Could not concentrate
bigfoot29! via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/16/20
Found this podcast before I knew about the FIRE community and what a find it was! Brandon is humble and the guests can really inspire with both ideas and ways of thinking differently about life. Recommend for everyone.
Mantaz11 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/19/20
Thanks Brendan for this excellent podcast. I hope it’s not too late to write a review as I only started listening all your podcasts recently. I wish that I’ve listened your podcast and read your articles a bit earlier, like in my mid 20s. Nevertheless, I’m catching up all your older podcasts....Read full review »
Wejingg via Apple Podcasts · Ireland · 10/02/20
One of the few podcasts which discuss personal finance and frugality with umilify, honesty and no nonsense. Few episodes when there is something meaningful to say rather than others’ as many as possible to be sure advertisers are happy. Also appreciated the format which doesn’t constantly...Read full review »
Marty McFlange via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 09/12/20
I really enjoy listening to this podcast. Great interviews and financial ideas explained in an easy to understand way!
D Geppi via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 09/07/20
The Mad Fientist interviews the most interesting characters in the FI/RE space and asks interesting and to the point questions. A great way to get soaked in the ambient and see all the alternatives one has in all stages of the FI journey.
donembutido via Apple Podcasts · Argentina · 07/27/20
Mad Fientist, I love your podcast! I’m a doctor navigating the path to FI and the nuances associated with identity, purpose and life in general after FI. Happy to be along for the ride. Thank you!
JoyfulMD via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 07/16/20
I've learned an absolute ton from the Mad Fienstist. He's willing to go into hard core topics that most podcasts don't touch.Read full review »
Dave Mason: Growth Novelist via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/18/20
Thank you for all of the valuable information and encouragement on my FI journey. I am very grateful for all that I have learned from you and your guests. New episode soon, please?
zubbuga via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/18/20
Mad Fientist is awesome. He interviews some of the best in personal finance. He is super chill and open minded. He is a little dry and can be monotone, but that’s just his style. Other podcasts are more eccentric than this one. Overall, it has great info and great guests featured.
Jake Svoboda via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/05/20
Mad Fientist is the best!
APKOOMAR via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/04/20
I only have 1 criticism... we want more episodes! Brandon, give the people what they want haha!
Cali To The Crowd fitness via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/18/20
beginning the/my FI journey and starting from the beginning of your podcasts, i can say: thanks! this episode as well as your others are awesome. i’ve abandoned all other podcast. thanks again for this medium, bbrown
rustyb2d via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/30/20
What a great series of interviews by people who have “won the game”, including the interviewer himself. If you were to only just follow a fraction of the advice given here by these successful people, the majority of us should be able live better lives.
Pastrychica via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/17/20
I have always really enjoyed your perspective and podcasts. I have to tell you, this Monday’s episode on Corona was the best! As you said, people’s health and safety are far more important. But, people are also rightly afraid of the economic situation. It feels like a lot all at one time. ...Read full review »
JID the Kid via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/20/20
Of course, long time listener, first tim reviewer. I wanted to thank you & JL Collins for the special episode "Coronavirus Market Crash." It was sorely needed perspective in the hurricane that is COVID-19's impact on the American (global?) economy. It's not all doom &...Read full review »
random00b via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/17/20
The interviews are interesting and well done. There is a lot to be learned. Brandon is a nice guy and is always cooking up something good in the lab.
Anonymous 51565161 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/12/20
3 years ago in 2016, I stumbled upon this podcast on a cross-country road trip. Feeling inspired by what I was hearing, I vowed to become more intentional with my work, my time, and my money. I used the information that I was learning to pay off $25,000 in student loans in 4 months while maxing...Read full review »
Ethmbray via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/05/20
I enjoyed the clear explanations of things that are not always discussed. It’s easy to find conversations about the basics like saving/investing more and spending less but I’m seeking more depth to the FI discussion and I found it here! Things like how to analyse the cost basis of my investments...Read full review »
Cathode ray tube via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/08/20
Learning all the time here!! <3
Deb Melbs via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 02/08/20
Excellent and well thought out podcasts, drills down to the essence of what FIRE is all about and does interviews with folks that will add greatly to your financial knowledge. Listen and learn, knowledge is power.
David 1466 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/29/20
I started listening to the podcast 4 years ago. I listened to every single episode from the start. This is by far the best podcast out there! You get to learn so much about FI from different people. Brandon does a great job interviewing everyone!
Tomer_A via Apple Podcasts · Netherlands · 01/26/20
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