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There’s a MAJOR stock market crash coming! – Stock Series Ep. 1 w/ Jim Collins

In this 10 part video series, Jim Collins shares his advice about investing in the stock market. He’s been investing for over 40 years and financially independent for 25.

Today’s topic: Why you should expect several major stock market crashes in your lifetime and that’s OK 🙂

Book Review: The Simple Path to Wealth by Jim Collins

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We’re excited to announce that our friend Jim Collins has just published a book based on his wildly successful “Stock Series” articles.  We received a preview copy of the book a few weeks ago and Jim asked us if we could write a “blurb” for promotional material.  We replied:

“Jim Collins has the gift of making boring financial concepts funny and interesting. He makes complicated subjects simple and easy to understand. The Simple Path to Wealth is the first book I recommend to people curious about financial independence.”

And we mean every word of it. There’s a reason why Lauren and I decided to drive 2500 miles to interview Jim back in 2014. It’s because the writing style on his blog made investing in the stock market seem more accessible for the average person. That’s not an easy task.

Many of you email us asking for investment advice and 8 times out of 10 we direct you to Jim’s blog.  “The Simple Path to Wealth” is now our go-to recommendation for people interested in investing and financial independence as it’s an expanded and polished version of his blog.

But there’s a reason why we trust Jim’s opinion before anyone else’s.
He was doing this stuff before it was cool.

He achieved financial independence before the internet was even around! He didn’t have books, blogs, and videos as a blueprint. He just wanted “F-you money” so he could live life on his own terms and figured it out.

As an investor of over 40 years and financially independent for 25, I think we have a lot to learn from him. I hope you agree 🙂

Here is a link to the series of videos we filmed with him:

And here’s a link where you can buy the book (amazon affiliate):


Jim Collins Thinks Your House Is a Bad Investment | Rent vs. Buy Analysis | Mike and Lauren LIVE

Tonight we have a special guest, Jim Collins, who is going to talk to us about why he thinks your house might be a bad investment. Topics will include rent vs. buy analysis, opportunity cost, and a few psychological factors you may not have considered.

Be sure to bring all of your questions about renting vs. buying your home, or any other questions you have for the Q&A.

Be sure to check out Jim’s blog:

His blog posts about the rent vs. buy debate:



His post about purchasing a house in Ecuador:

His post about bonds:


SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Jim Collins on Tuesday LIVE Show!!!

Jim Collins is being our guest this Tuesday, January 27th at 8:30PM EST on our LIVE show. We are going to talk about whether you should rent or buy your home. Don’t miss it!

Be sure to check out Jim’s blog:

And also his blog post about the rent vs. buy debate:

See you Tuesday!