021 | The Pillars Of FI

021 - The Pillars of FI

In this episode of the Choose FI Radio Podcast we focus on the essential Pillars of Financial Independence including index investing, affordable housing, the psychology of FI, tax optimization and more. Not a good time for a podcast? You can read the article inspired by this episode here. In Today’s Podcast we cover: ChooseFI Episode 21: The Pillars of Financial Independence While we intend to focus on the roughly 10 … Read more

019R | Index Investing | How to buy VTSAX

VTSAX

In our Friday roundup Jonathan and Brad discuss the highlights and takeaways from the Monday episode with JL Collins. Then the podcast is opened up and crowd sourced to the community. Find out the specific travel reward perks that are available for active duty military and how to get started with VTSAX if you don’t have $10,000 to invest Review of podcast with Jim Collins Jonathan’s baby was born! And … Read more

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

JL Collins from jlcollinsnh | 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

How to Invest in Index Funds in 2020

How to Invest in Index Funds in 2020

Investing your money in the stock market doesn’t have to be difficult or stressful and you certainly don’t have to spend dozens of hours researching to succeed for the long-term. In fact, I would argue that the most effective long-term wealth building strategy for the stock market also happens to be the simplest. We love the Total US Stock Market Index Fund (VTSAX) or S&P 500 Index Fund from Vanguard, … Read more

M1 Finance Review: Completely Free Investing

M1 Finance Review - Completely Free Automated Investing!

It’s no secret that investing can be complicated. So anytime it can be made easier, folks get pretty excited. That’s why there’s been a lot of hype about M1 Finance. Table Of Contents What Is M1 Finance Why M1 Finance Investing With M1 Finance M1 Borrow M1 Checking Account How To Get Started With M1 Finance Pros Of M1 Finance Cons Of M1 Finance How Does M1 Finance Make Money? … Read more

003 | Let’s Talk About Fees | Why Investment Fees Are Evil and How to Avoid Them

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Learn how devastating Fees can be to you net worth and how to avoid them How to invest your 401k?  Nobody knows! Index funds and low cost ETFs are the way to go Readings that changed our investing trajectory Who outperforms the market?  Nobody.  Hold the course and buy the entire US market. You aren’t going to find a brilliant financial advisor who can outperform the market Running an investment … Read more

Congratulations! You’re Broke

Congratulations you're Broke

Well, maybe things aren’t so bad. As of July 4th, 2016 my retirement accounts matched the remaining balance on my student loans. Neither of those numbers is particularly impressive but it allows me to claim a net worth of $0. Net worth is a snapshot in time, it does not define you or even give you a good idea of where you are going. Instead, we need to look at savings rate and the trend over time

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