JL Collins

JL Collins is a financial expert and author.

The author of “The Simple Path to Wealth: Your Road Map to Financial Independence and a Rich, Free Life”,  Mr. Collins offers easy-to-understand, effective guidance and resources to understand investing with confidence.

JL Collins spent most of his career in the publishing business, but that is almost completely unimportant. What mattered (to him and now us) was his driving ambition to have F-you Money. Of all the things you can spend money on the most important, he says, is your freedom.

That was a key message he wanted to impart to his daughter and in 2011 he launched his blog, jlcollinsnh.com, as a means of archiving this and other lessons for her. From that humble beginning, much to his surprise, it has grown to the international readership it enjoys today. It is most famous for its Stock Series of posts.

He also believes stocks, specifically broad based index funds, are far and away the most powerful wealth building tool ever created. Moreover, they always go up. Yet most people who invest in them lose money. In his book and on his blog, JL Collins explains this apparent contradiction and teaches readers how to harness the market’s power to grow their personal wealth and achieve their own Financial Independence.

Learn more at jlcollinsnh.com or get the book on Amazon.

You can also watch his Talk at Google here.

Buy VTSAX, buy as much as you can whenever you can, and hold it forever.
— JL Collins

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A documentary about the FIRE movement and one families quest to achieve financial independence and retire early. Available on the following:

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book

A perfect follow up on the film to dive deeper into the philosophies and "how-tos of the FIRE movement"
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Reading material

We have assembled the foundational information to get your start on the right foot down the FIRE path to financial independence.

How to Reach Financial Independence

Now that you know what FIRE is and why there is a growing movement of people who are aspiring to reach FIRE — or who have already succeeded — you might start wondering if this is something you could achieve.

Playing with FIRE forward

Playing with FIRE book forward written by Pete Adeney, a.k.a. Mr. Money Mustache

What is the Mega-Backdoor Roth Strategy?

Individuals with high incomes are usually not allowed to use a Roth IRA, but a mega-backdoor Roth conversion strategy is one way for these individuals to contribute up to $39,500 to a Roth IRA, get the tax-free benefits on the growth of these monies, and then withdraw the funds in retirement.