412 | What's In Your Index Fund? | Katie & Alan Donegan

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In this episode; global funds, it's not doctrine, index funds, VTSAX, what is in index funds, and the opposite of active investing. If you've been in the FI community for a while now, you've probably at one point have heard of index Funds. However, whether you are familiar with this concept of investing, have invested in index funds, or are unfamiliar entirely, you may not necessarily know the mechanics and specifics of what certain types of index funds can actually do for you on your FI journey. This week we are rejoined by Alan and Katie Donegan, co-founders of The Rebel Finance School, to dive into the topic of index funds. Together, we discuss the differences between certain types of index funds, fee structures and returns, self-regulating funds, as well as break-down the benefits of what certain types of index funds can provide for you regardless of market and economic fluctuations! While we are not giving direct financial advice on what invest in, this week’s episode is meant as a resource to our listeners who may be curious to learn more about index funds and passive investing!  Katie & Alan Donegan: Website: alandonegan.com Podcast: alandonegan.com/podcast Rebel Finance School: www.alandonegan.com/rebelfinance VTSAX Breakdown: alandonegan.com/vtsax Timestamps: 4:11 - Introductions 5:13 - What Is In Index Funds 11:19 - Global Funds 21:54 - It's Not Doctrine, Don't Get Bogged Down In The Details 25:50 - Am I Getting What I Want When I Invest? Should I Be Concerned? 35:14 - The Opposite Of An Active Investor 45:09 - Is Cap-Weighting The Only Way To Run Index Funds? 52:50 - Is There A Future Where Passive Investing Isn't A Good Option? 57:46 - Conclusion Resources Mentioned In Today’s Episode: Leave A Voice Message Of Your Year End Wins The Top Chase Business Credit Cards for 2022 The Simple Path to Wealth | JL Collins | ChooseFI Ep 411 Subscribe to The FI Weekly! More Helpful Links and Resources: Earn $1,000 in cashback with ChooseFI's 3-card credit card strategy Share FI by sending a friend ChooseFI: Your Blueprint to Financial Independence Keep learning or start a new side hustle with one of our educational courses Commission-Free Investing with M1 Finance