I often collaborate with media and other bloggers, podcasters and interviewers regarding Financial Independence and my personal journey. So I created a static page where I will upload all of my interviews and media appearances for you to check out!
I have had a lot of fun being guests on some awesome podcasts, including;
Canna Campbell FIREPLAY Podcast
The White Coat Investor – WCI
A Podcast Interview by Dr Jim Dahle – Pilots Can Reach Financial Independence Too with Captain FI
My Millenial Money Professional
A Podcast Interview by Dev Raga on My Milennial Money Professional –
In today’s episode, retired pilot Captain FI joins us for a special interview about his journey to reaching FIRE at the age of 30. In part 1 Captain FI shares about his childhood and the lessons he learned about money, his training and costs to become a pilot, airline perks, are frequent flyer programs worth it?, achieving an 80% savings rate and if it was worth it, the negatives of being a pilot (some of these will surprise you!)
In today’s episode we’re continuing with part 2 of the interview with Captain FI chatting about: his investment strategy and income streams, net worth and how he calculated his FI number, his thoughts on “retiring early” + top tips from his personal finance journey
XY Adviser – https://www.xyadviser.com/podcasts/australia/316/
Captain FI is a Retired Aussie Pilot and the Host of CaptainFI Blog and the Financial Independence Podcast. He and Jess chat about the concept of FIRE (Financial Indepedence Retire Early), and what it takes to retire at a young age.
The first guest that I’ve invited on is none other than captain fire himself. You might know him from his own podcast, the captain of fly financial independence podcasts, which is very popular. And I’m really looking forward to getting other fire content creators onto these episodes and just other people in the community to join me in these episodes too.Aussie Firebug
ETFs for Beginners
ETFs for Beginners – Reaching the Crusing Altitude of Financial Independence
Captain FI is a retired Air Transport Pilot. He is passionate about Financial Independence, Aviation and online business, and enjoys writing about his financial journey retiring from full time flying at 30. Find out more about the Captain here: https://captainfi.com/Phil Muscatello and Ana Kresina
Money Bites podcast
We jump into the cockpit with our guest Captain FI, explore the importance of emergency funds and whether or not sticking to the cash only budget is possible in 2020. EPISODE NOTES If you’re craving a flight or are curious to learn more about FIRE, you can visit Captain FI here. Check out the in flight entertainment by taking a peek at the Captains recommended reading list.Dan Jovevski, CEO WeMoney
Money Madams Podcast
Do you like the idea of knowing what it takes to achieve financial independence? Or perhaps the idea of being able to retire in your 40’s or 50’s appeals to you. Well, those ideas appeal to a large group of people and it’s called the FIRE movement. In this episode, we chat with CaptainFI who is solidly on the path to FIRE and shares his story and explains what it takes to reach FIRE and nailing your number. If you would like to learn more about FIRE or CaptainFI’s journey you can find out more via https://captainfi.com/Katherine Hayes and Amber Parr
Money Like Mike
Today I’m speaking with Captain FI – a retired Air Transport Pilot who lives in Adelaide, South Australia. He is passionate about Financial Independence and writes about Personal Finance and his journey to reach FI at 29, allowing him to retire at 30. Some of the topics we discuss in this episode:
– Who is Captain FI and what is his financial journey?
– How he spent $350,000 on training to be a pilot without going into debt?
– Captains financial tips that he now follows.
Website – www.captainfi.com
Podcast – Captain FI PodcastMike Staunton
Featured articles and interviews
The following is a list of featured articles and interviews I have done
Finding FI Interview #44 – Flying Free with Captain FI
An interview on Nomad Numbers – From Cargo Pilot to Financial Independence
An interview on Livewire Markets – Pulling the ripcord and retired at 30 – here’s how he did it.
‘Quite simple’: How Aussie man retired at just 31- News.com – An interview about my journey to Financial Independence using boring, simple techniques
Pearler – CaptainFI profile
Captain FI – Personal finance/investment, Origin country: Australia
The Captain FI podcast is all about the journey towards financial independence, interviewing a mixture of finance and investing experts as well as people who have achieved FIRE.Sharesight.com.au
Coin Telegraph – Retire early with crypto? Playing with FIRE
FIRE is all about moving sensibly and methodically toward this goal, explains Captain FI, who recently semi-retired at age 30 from his job as a pilot after saving around 80% of his income for years.
“It’s basically about making a few smarter choices early on in life so that you can reap the benefits later on,” he tells Magazine, likening it to saving up to buy your first home. “Essentially, what FIRE does is you just keep doing that, maybe for another five to 10 years, so that you can build up assets that have cash flow to cover your cost of living.”
While that couldn’t be further from the get-rich-quick mentality of some in crypto, the key demographic is pretty much the same:Andrew Fenton, Coin Telegraph
Savings.com.au – Money Diaries: 30 years old with a $1.2m net worth
CaptainFI works in the aviation industry as an international transport pilot flying both passengers and cargo. When he isn’t flying around the world, practicing acrobatics routines or teaching people how to fly as a side hustle, he enjoys gardening, blogging and podcasting about personal finance and his experience flying towards financial independence. He has over 15 years flying experience, and has been blogging about his financial journey for the past two years at CaptainFI.com and on social media.Emma Duffy, Savings.com.au
TheMoneyPal – Inside word with CaptainFI
The 6th edition of The Inside Word features a pioneer of the FIRE movement down-under, Captain FI. Captain FI is a retired Air Transport Pilot who lives in Adelaide, South Australia. He is passionate about Financial Independence and writes about Personal Finance and his journey to reach FI at 29, allowing him to retire at 30.Jesse from TheMoneyPal
Currently I’m a pilot in my 20’s and I’m based in Sydney, Australia. I am passionate about Financial Independence and the freedom it provides you to pursue your dreams. Through Investing in Real Estate, low cost stock market index fund ETFs and Superannuation (Aussie tax sheltered retirement account) I now control over a Million dollars worth of assets with a Net Worth of just under $850,000.Michelle, Frugality and Freedom.com
Aussie Doc Freedom
Captain FI is a young pilot in Sydney who through scholarships and incredible dedication managed to get through extremely expensive pilot training without getting into debt! He is working towards financial independence, and runs the Captain FI blog and podcast. Pilots are high income professionals, also prone to lifestyle inflation, similar to medical professionals. Captain FI has bucked the trend and has achieved so much. Even the sky’s not the limit for this young pilot!Aussie Doc Freedom
The Frugal Beans
Captain FI is a frugal personal finance blogger. His own tips, tricks, experiences towards FIRE (financial independence retire early) and progress shown on his website captainfi.com Not too mention, an actual pilot! We first began following Captain on our own IG account the first day we became interested in sharing our own journey. His insight into the frugal living and FIRE movement has been a big help to us in our own journey. As well as sharing advice on investing with us. We recently had the opportunity to interview him and gain some more insight to share with our readers!
Guest posts and collaborations
A few guest posts and article collaborations I have worked on.
Aussie FIRE eBook – The Ultimate Guide to Financial Independence for Australians
I wrote Chapter 12b: Diversifying with other assets for the Aussie Fire eBook – NB you can download this for free when you sign up to my emailing list.
When it comes to constructing your portfolio, you can get by with really only a few key principles; Live below your means, invest in diversified, low cost, total stock market index-tracking funds (such as Exchange Traded Funds or good quality, old school low MER Listed Investment Companies), and keep a small cash buffer for emergencies. As you transition from the accumulation into the retirement phase, you will need to hold more cash or fixed interest in order to smooth out the volatility and protect yourself from having to sell your shares at a loss or make up for reduced dividend payments. That is really all there is to it – but of course, no one wants to believe that it is this simpleCaptainFI, Aussie Fire eBook chapter 12b – Diversifying with other assets
Pearler – Diversifying with other assets
“When it comes to constructing your portfolio, you can get by with really only a few key principles; Live below your means, invest in diversified, low cost, total stock market index-tracking funds (such as Exchange Traded Funds or good quality, old school low MER Listed Investment Companies), and keep a small cash buffer for emergencies. As you transition from the accumulation into the retirement phase, you will need to hold more cash or fixed interest in order to smooth out the volatility and protect yourself from having to sell your shares at a loss or make up for reduced dividend payments. That is really all there is to it – but of course, no one wants to believe that it is this simple.”CaptainFI
“Online trading is simply the process of buying (or selling) shares using an online share trading platform (or broker). There are many online share trading platforms available, but the key to building long term wealth is selecting a trading platform which is safe, that encourages you to regularly invest for the long term, and has transparent low fees.CaptainFI