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 165 – Adding $10,000 of Passive Income to your Monthly Earnings with Max Cohen

In this episode, we sit down with Max Cohen, who shares his journey of building a profitable real estate portfolio, alongside his W2 job, with the help of the FI team in just a few years! Max didn’t grow up with an understanding of real estate, he even had a somewhat negative perception of what real estate agent and investors did! But, with an analytical, engineer mindset, once he saw the numbers of investing in real estate and offsetting your...
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Episode 164 – The Power of Data-Driven Deal Analyses With Sief Khafagi From Techvestor

In this episode, we're thrilled to feature Sief Khafagi, an accomplished entrepreneur, real estate investor, and co-founder of Techvestor. Sief’s journey began while working at Facebook, where he realized he needed to break out of the mold to secure a financial future for his kids. After switching to real estate, he co-founded Techvestor, pioneering one of the first investment platforms for short-term rentals. Techvestor allows anybody to passively invest in professionally managed Airbnbs, providing cash flow without doing the legwork....
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Episode 163 – How to Reach Multi-Millionaire Status Before Turning 30 With Jaren Sustar

Are you tired of dreading decades of working a 9-5, only to retire at an age where your best years are far behind you? Our guest today realized early on that making $45,000 a year wouldn’t get him to where he wanted to go. Join us for this insightful episode where he tells us exactly how he went from being buried in $100,000+ debt to reaching multi-millionaire status before turning 30! As the founder of Finance Cowboy, Jaren Sustar has...
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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!!”