036 | Community, Chatauqua & AMA with JL Collins

036.Community Chatauqua

In today’s podcast with Jim Collins from The Simple Path to Wealth and JL Collins NH, we discuss the Chautauquas, in-person events plus an ‘Ask Me Anything’ series of questions from our ChooseFI community. In Today’s Podcast we cover: Part 3 with JL Collins from JLCollinsNH, the Simple Path to Wealth and Stock Series fame Jim’s discussion of Alan from PopUp Business School and how the UK Chautauqua came to … Read more

034 | The Stock Series Part 2 | JL Collins

034.The Stock Series Part 2

This podcast is Part 2 of the Stock Series discussion with JL Collins, author of The Simple Path to Wealth and the website JLCollinsNH; we discuss the Great Depression and the mindset you need to be a successful long-term investor, plus how to allocate between equities and bonds. In Today’s Podcast we cover: Part 2 of the Stock Series conversation with Jim Collins If you have not yet listened to … Read more

019 | JL Collins from jlcollinsnh | The Stock Series | Part 1

JL Collins The stock series

In Today’s Podcast JL collins from jlcollinsnh joins Jonathan & Brad on the podcast to bring the Stock Series to life. The Power of Index Investing is one of life’s greatest secrets & JL Collins is the ultimate travel guide. This multi part series turns the stock series into an interactive audio companion and this first part is sure to compel you to stick around for each additional entry The … Read more

096R | The Money Matriarch of the World & the Godfather of FI | Suze Orman & JLCollinsNH

Money Matriarch Suze Orman and Jim Collins NH

An in-depth conversation with JL Collins about a recent controversial interview given by Suze Orman, and clarification of what concepts are truly at the heart of the financial independence movement. Frugal wins of the week from Brad & Jonathan: garbage pickup and cell phone batteries. What questions did Dominick Q, from Monday’s episode, ask that were most impactful for Jonathan? Jonathan explains how he uses a planner at night to … Read more

Redefining The American Dream: MotherFIer’s Story

Redefining The American Dream

After immigrating to the US, MotherFier and FatherFier built a typical American life. They went to college, got good jobs, and found themselves deeply in debt. It wasn’t until they were considering building a 4,000 sq ft custom home that they woke up to discover that their American Dream was really a nightmare. Facing huge payments made them realize that this was not the life they wanted, so they started … Read more

109 | Exploring International Teaching Opportunities | Scott & Rob

109 | Exploring International Teaching Opportunities | Scott & Rob

Scott, a math teacher in Santiago, Chile, and Rob, a blogger at Getting Canned, share their experiences teaching abroad, including the financial and lifestyle benefits, and the how-to for making it happen. Scott Barrett, Brad’s brother, completed a bachelor’s in psychology, then earned his masters for free through the New York City Teaching Fellows program, then taught for three years in the city. When Scott finished his education, he had … Read more

FI Community Events To Check Out in 2019

FI Community Events To Check Out in 2019

Financial Independence can be lonely sometimes. But there is actually a huge community of others on this journey. Being part of the FI community can make a major impact on your finances. Not only do FI friends help you stay motivated over the long term but they can also give you great financial advice. Or at least give you a different perspective on your situation. It can be great having … Read more

Starting Late But Retiring Rich: The Story Of Stephen And Becky

Starting Late But Retiring Rich: The Story Of Stephen And Becky

Becky and Stephen were latecomers to the ChooseFI way of life. Their situation is pretty rosy now with Stephen getting ready to retire at the end of December this year at the age of 63. At that time, he and wife Becky, 62, will uproot from their home in Houston, Texas to be closer to their kids in the Colorado/New Mexico area. With high property taxes in Texas, a Geoarbitrage … Read more

107 | Entrepreneur Case Study | Craig Attkinson | GreenSide Up Landscaping

107 | Entrepreneur Case Study | Craig Attkinson | GreenSide Up Landscaping

  Craig Attkinson, owner and founder of Green Side Up, a landscaping company in Richmond, Va., explains how he started his business in his mid-20s, what it took to grow and optimize the business, and how he’s optimized other aspects of his life as well. Craig started out his career on a golf course, with a degree from Virginia Tech in turf grass and horticulture. Green Side Up started in … Read more

How To Move Money From A Financial Advisor To Vanguard

How To Move Money From A Financial Advisor To Vanguard

If you’ve been educating yourself about how to achieve financial independence (FI), you’ve probably learned a lot about investing on your journey to reach your FI number. You’ve probably also learned that fees can eat up a huge portion of your investment return over time, especially as the losses–due to fees, compound. Let me give you an example of how fees will eat into your nest egg. In 2019, you … Read more