Index Funds, How To Build Wealth & Financial Independence Wisdom With “The Godfather of FI,” JL Collins

Episode Number: 141

Episode 141- The Simple Path to Wealth and All You Need to Know About Index Investing with JL Collins

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Your path to financial freedom and wealth doesn’t have to be complicated. This week’s Journey to Launch podcast episode lifts up the veil of overcomplicated investing strategies to show you a more simple path to wealth. Well known author and blogger, JL Collins, is on the show discussing his path to Financial Independence through index investing and his successful book, The Simple Path to Wealth

JL Collins went from working in an ice cream parlor for $1.25 an hour (he was 13) to accomplishing Financial Independence & Retiring Early (FIRE) before it was even a thing. In this episode, JL Collins breaks down the stock market and everything you need to know about investing in index funds. 

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • What is F-you money and why you need it
  • Ways to enjoy breaks or sabbaticals throughout your career
  • What are index funds and tips on investing in the market
  • Why your house is a terrible investment (his words, not mine)
  • What is a Chautauqua, and so much more

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Like what you heard and want to learn more about JL Collins? Check out some of his most popular blogs on this website

Also, check out JL Collins’ book, The Simple Path to Wealth

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4 Responses

  1. Thanks Jamila for putting this together for all of us. Hearing from JL is always great!

    Semper FI,


  2. Brilliant! I’ve listened/viewed numerous jl collins offerings, Jamila.

    The combination of your two personalities, the rich, important,
    well-stated material covered is priceless!

    Thank you.

    I anticipate enjoying your blog.

    Best of luck to you and yours!


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