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JL Collins: The Case for Simplicity

The author and financial blogger discusses why less is more in investing and his controversial take that homeownership often doesn't add up financially.

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Our guest on the podcast today is author and blogger JL Collins. He blogs about financial and other matters at JLCollinsnh.com. Collins' first book, The Simple Path to Wealth: Your Road Map to Financial Independence and a Rich, Free Life was published in 2016 and has been an international best-seller. His latest book is How I Lost Money in Real Estate Before It Was Fashionable. That one came out in 2021.

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JLCollinsnh.com

The Simple Path to Wealth: Your Road Map to Financial Independence and a Rich, Free Life

How I Lost Money in Real Estate Before It Was Fashionable: A Cautionary Tale

Investing

"Stocks--Part XV: Target Retirement Funds, the Simplest Path to Wealth of All," by JL Collins, jlcollinsnh.com, Dec. 18, 2012.

Stocks—Part XIII: The 4% Rule, Withdrawal Rates and How Much Can I Spend Anyway?" by JL Collins, jlcollinsnh.com, Dec. 7, 2012.

"The Alfred Hitchcock Path to FI," by JL Collins, jlcollinsnh.com, May 5, 2021.

"The Trinity Study and Portfolio Success Rates," by Wade Pfau, Forbes, Jan. 16, 2018.

"Stocks—Part XXVII: Why I Don't Like Dollar Cost Averaging," by JL Collins, jlcollinsnh.com, Nov. 12, 2014.

Real Estate

"Truly Passive Real Estate Investing," by JL Collins, jlcollinsnh.com, Nov. 28, 2018.

"Why Your House Is a Terrible Investment," by JL Collins, jlcollinsnh.com, May 29, 2013.

Other

The Psychology of Money, by Morgan Housel

Why Does the Stock Market Go Up? Everything You Should Have Been Taught About Investing in School, But Weren't, by Brian Feroldi

Quit Like a Millionaire: No Gimmicks, Luck, or Trust Fund Required, by Kristy Shen and Bryce Leung

Rich & Regular blog

Cashing Out: Win the Wealth Game by Walking Away, by Julien and Kiersten

Taking Stock: A Hospice Doctor's Advice on Financial Independence, Building Wealth, and Living a Regret-Free Life, by Jordan Grumet

Earn & Invest podcast