Hi, we’re Compound

Compound was created in 2021 by Scott & Rob — two complete personal finance nerds at heart that share a contagious passion for helping others improve their financial lives — as a safe place for people like you to come together to learn, share your struggles, and lift one another up as you achieve your goals.

Compound was built to provide three things:

The technical knowledge needed to manage your money.

The behavioral best practices to put the knowledge into practice.

The community and accountability to make it happen


Hi, I’m Scott.

I’m Scott Rieckens. I live in Bend, Oregon. I’ve been pursuing financial independence and making content about the FIRE movement since 2017.

Scott found FI later in life, while living in San Diego and stuck in the daily grind we often find ourselves in. He made immediate and radical changes in his life, jumping head-first into the FI world by quitting his job and giving up his expensive BMW lease. He went on to produce the acclaimed documentary and book "Playing with FIRE", which was covered by NPR, The New York Times, The Guardian, Vox… the list goes on and on. The project sold out an international theater tour, and hit number 2 on the iTunes charts. The book has sold over 40,000 copies and has been translated into 4 languages and counting.  Scott quickly learned that so many folks out there struggle the same way he did, and there is a tremendous need for this information. Scott has a keen ability to relate to folks who made the same mistakes his family did with regards to money. He is the accountability and motivational coach you always wish you had!

MEET rob

Hi, I’m Rob.

I’m a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional and have been teaching financial wellness classes for six years for leading companies and incredible individuals like yourself.

Rob has taught in the classroom at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and at the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business. Over the years, Rob has perfected a curriculum that delivers financial knowledge in an engaging and refreshingly simple manner...with plenty of Dad jokes sprinkled in! Rob has been involved with investing since opening his IRA at age 15. He was an early employee at a fintech startup which was acquired by BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager. He then went on to start his own financial wellness company, where he teaches workshops for leading companies such as Twilio, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and WeWork. Rob was immediately drawn to the Financial Independence movement because of the freedom it brings you in your life.

We chose our name "Compound" for several reasons. First and foremost, compound interest is one of the most powerful forces we can leverage to help us achieve our goals. Once you see it in action, you will be mesmerized by its power. We want you to be on the right side of compound interest! Also, a compound is a safe place where people come together, relax, and feel at home. You'll find that here, with our classes, Slack groups, and community. And what about our Compound logo? Well, Einstein didn't really call compound interest the 8th wonder of the world, but he might as well have. The 8 circles that make up our "C" logo represent this 8th wonder, and remind us that growth is often be non-linear and messy.

We hope you join us here at Compound, through our 6-week course or one of our free workshops. We’d love nothing more than to help you achieve your financial goals and empower you on your path to financial freedom.

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Driven to guide people like you toward sustainable financial futures.

Our goals

Here’s what Compound aims to do for you:

Help you break down your money history, shed your money weight and get into top money shape.

Connect you with like-minded people who will learn, share, laugh, and trust each other as we shed old habits and develop new ones.

Build a fully developed budget and system in place to identify and track expenses, with a clear path to achieving your financial goals.

Facililtate an understanding of various investment vehicles such as bonds, stocks, mutual funds, ETFs, index funds, and target date funds, including how they relate to investing in your 401(k) and Roth IRA.

Help you recognize how much is enough, and creating a plan to expand your choices and gain confidence for life.

Mold a new understanding of your time value and why it's so important to take care of the money you are already earning.

Break free from the fear, shame, guilt and other negative feelings around money that are causing stress and procrastination.

Create a financial plan with you that can be used to guide your financial decision making as you pursue financial independence.

Transform you into the money expert among your friends and family.

The Compound Promise

100% Satisfaction Guarantee - Money-Back Promise

This investment is 100% risk-free. If you watch the video lessons, complete the deliverables, and still don’t find the course valuable, we’ll happily refund your full payment within 14 days of the start of the course. This isn't something we've seen, but the guarantee is there for your peace of mind. 🙂

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