Real estate is undoubtedly one of the most profitable and thriving industries out there

Especially if you are looking to achieve financial independence! It offers a wide variety of ways to invest actively and passively. If you are new to real estate investing and FI, and seek the proper guidance from experts, you are in the right place.

Welcome to Invest2FI, hosted by Craig Curelop and Ali Garced. In this series, we talk with real-life house hackers, real estate (and other!) investors and real people on a mission to become financially independent.

Invest2FI with Craig Curelop and Ali Garced
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Invest2FI Podcast



Episode 137 – Mastering the Art of Building Homes for Airbnb With Dan Bourdeau

It’s time to finally take control of your financial future! With the unlimited earning potential of Airbnb properties, we wanted to sit down with experienced investor and Airbnb manager, Dan Boudeau. Dan has cracked the code to building the perfect short-term rental, and he’s made it his mission to coach clients on how they can acquire and manage their own profitable rentals with as little pain as possible!  Join us as we sit down with Dan and discuss his practical...
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Episode 136 – Hitting The 1000-Unit Mark with Jered Sturm

At the age of 18, Jered Sturm Is the co-founder of SNS Capital group; Jered is passionate about helping investors passively grow their wealth and even retire from their day jobs. Join us as Craig and Ali learn all about Jered’s humble beginnings and how his steady and consistent progress has brought him to great heights today.   So if you’re serious about fast-tracking your real estate investing journey, this episode comes with must-hear advice from someone with over 15...
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Episode 135 – The Power of Saying Yes with Chad Rocke

In this episode, we’re thrilled to interview one of our very own, FI Team lead agent, Chad Rocke. Since his start in 2015, Chad has been a passionate advocate about escaping the rat race and maximizing your time to achieve financial independence. His unique perspectives on portfolio building have helped countless clients to retire early and passively build incredible wealth. So if you’re interested in getting your start in the world of real estate, this story is sure to inspire...
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Ali Garced Invest2FI

Ali Garced

Ali Garced separated from the Air Force a million at 31. While working full-time as a Special Agent with Top Secret/SCI clearance Ali began investing in real estate which accelerated her earnings to allow her to retire from her W-2. She and her wife have each used the VA loan twice and have been purchasing one property a year for the last four years.  Now Ali is a Military REALTOR® helping military members buy and sell their homes during their PCS while educating other military members the power of being a real estate agent and how they can earn uncapped income. 

Special Agent turned Real Estate Agent!

Craig Curelop

Craig Curelop went from a net worth of negative $30,000 to financially independent in just 2.5 years. Now, with his financial independence he has fun building a team of investor-friendly real estate agents at The FI Team, helping others achieve financial independence as he did. When he’s not slaying dragons with his newfound money mustache, he is rocking podcasts episodes, generating valuable content for FIRE learners everywhere, and living the biohacker good life in Colorado and Idaho with his wife. 

From College Student to Financially Independent in 2 years with Airbnb!


What our Listeners say


Two award winning hosts, rock star guests, and succinct actionable insights!
Q: When does 1+1 = 3, 4, or seemingly ∞?

A: When two award-winning rock stars co-host a discussion on achieving #FinancialFreedom!

As a #solopreneur and prior #podcast host, it was a sincere privilege for Craig Curelop & Zeona McIntyre to orchestrate a look back over my past decade as a passive investor, filled with dozens of succinct takeaways.

Dan Sheeks

Great stuff!
Craig and Zeona give great advice and ask great questions of their guests. One of the best new podcasts I’ve come across in a while. Highly recommend!”


The FI Team podcast kills it!
If you are interested in real estate investing, house hacking, short term rentals or reaching financial independence through real estate investing, this podcast is for you! Investing in real estate doesn’t have to be scary, and this podcast breaks it down step by step with new and experienced investors, in the least intimidating way. Start with your first house and buy a property every year with ease, and let this podcast inspire and teach you along the way. Thanks guys for all the hard work you’ve put into these shows!!”