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ChooseFI Podcast Essential Listening Guide

Whether you’re new to the Financial Independence community, or just looking to revisit some of our most popular podcast episodes, our Essential Listening Guide helps walk you through the most important pillars of FI.

  • What is The Simple Path to Wealth? | JL Collins | EP 284

    A Revisit With JL Collins Here to talk about the philosophy behind his investment strategy is one of ChooseFI’s most requested guests, JL Collins, author of The Simple Path to Wealth, and popular blog series, The Stock Series.

  • Investor Policy Statement | Ep 189

    An investor policy statement lays out your investment plan. It documents what your asset allocation is and guiding investment philosophy. It can help you from making emotion driven decisions during boom and busts times.

  • Adapting To The New Normal | Ep 185

    Dominick Quartuccio from the podcast The Great Man Within joins us to talk about how to process our emotions during these stressful times.

  • Negotiate Your Salary With Tori Dunlap | Ep 147

    Tori Dunlap talks about starting a business as a kid and negotiating your salary and her mission to help women earn their first $100k.

  • 115R | How to Get Out of Debt

    A how-to conversation about strategies for tackling consumer debt, a review of Monday’s episode with Bonnie Traux, and a few updates about the ChooseFI community. Brad’s wife no longer working as a CPA – although she was technically laid off, she’s excited for the extra time in her schedule. Being at FI gave Laura the…

  • 102R | The Triple Tax Savings of Health Savings Account

    Brad and Jonathan explain the long-term tax benefits of using a Health Savings Account to pay for medical expenses, discuss the benefits of new index fund investing options, review Monday’s episode with Timika Downes.

  • 100 | Welcome To The FI Community

    Brad and Jonathan look back at the ChooseFI Podcast’s growth during the past 100 episodes and hit the highlights of financial independence for new community members and recap their own financial independence journeys.

  • 038 | The Why Of FI

    In today’s episode, we discuss one of our most important topics: The Why of FI. Why we pursue this path, why we think it’s a life ‘superpower’ and how it can help you escape the hamster wheel of life decades earlier than most people could ever dream. Not a good time for a podcast? You…

  • 035R | The 4% Rule | Friday Roundup

    In today’s podcast we discuss our takeaways from Episode 35 with Big Ern from Early Retirement Now, plus paying off mortgages and student loans early and frugal wins of the week from the community. Podcast Episode Summary Links from the show:

  • 034 | The Stock Series Part 2 | JL Collins

    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. Podcast Episode Summary Listen to Brad and…

  • 029R | The Friday Roundup

    In today’s Friday Roundup we discuss our key takeaways from Episode 29: The Reluctant Frugalist vs. the Aspiring Minimalist, plus feedback from the audience as well as two of our in-house experts.

  • 022 | The True Cost Of Car Ownership

    Do you know what your car is actually costing you each year? What about over an investing lifetime? In this episode of the ChooseFI Podcast we cover the True Cost of Car Ownership and you’ll be absolutely amazed at the numbers. Podcast Episode Summary The True Cost of Car Ownership Calculator Listen to Brad and…

  • 019R | Index Investing | How to buy VTSAX

    Jonathan and Brad discuss the takeaways from the episode with JL Collins. During the community feedback portion, learn about travel reward perks that are available for active duty military and how to get started with index fund investing.

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

    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…

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

    Learn how devastating fees can be to you net worth and how to avoid them.

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