Pathfinders – JL Collins | MHFI 201

Doug and Carl chat with JL Collins about the evolution of the FIRE movement, lifestyle inflation, “enough”, & envy as well as how diverse the FI community is (not exclusive to any particular income level or lifestyle).  JL introduces his recent book, “Pathfinders”, which collects stories that demystify the process of achieving financial independence and highlights the different paths that people have taken, echoing the themes of intentional living and spending.

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0:00 Introduction

4:15 Life-style inflation & enough

12:42 Envy

16:52 Overcoming envy

26:10 Chautauqua & diversity in the FI community

31:04 Evolution of financial blogging

36:08 Introduction to Pathfinders

44:38 Writing books vs. blog posts

50:41 The great pizza debate

56:08 Soundcheck – Life in Florida