S4: Episode 1 – Money Magic With Laurence Kotlikoff – Part 1

Welcome to season 4 of the Simplify Your Retirement Podcast! Season 4 will be packed with exciting guests, and popular FAQ’s Stephen gets from clients.  

In part one of this two-part interview, Stephen Stricklin is joined by Laurence Kotlikoff, a Professor of Economics at Boston University and a best-selling author. They discuss Kotlikoff’s brand-new book, “Money Magic: An Economist’s Secrets to More Money, Less Risk, and a Better Life”.

A magician isn’t smarter than anyone else, he just happens to learn something that he can convey in a way that surprises people. Laurence’s goal is just that – to share what he’s learned in an unconventional and entertaining way that will transform your financial thinking and show you how to improve your financial future.

He shares snippets from his book such as: Why he decided to become an Economist rather than a doctor, why students should consider not borrowing for college, finding a job you love but others hate, among other things. 

Laurence discusses:

  • Why he decided to become an Economist instead of a doctor
  • Discusses his latest book, “Money Magic: An Economist’s Secrets to More Money, Less Risk, and a Better Life”
  • Why he has a chapter in his book on not borrowing for college. 
  • Thinking about those who don’t graduate or even go to college. What are they going to do?
  • Having a smooth living standard over your lifetime.
  • And more


Season 1
Season 2
Season 3
Larry’s original Episode: S2 Ep3

Connect With Laurence Kotlikoff:

LinkedIn: Laurence Kotlikoff

Connect With Stephen Stricklin:

Simplify Your Retirement
LinkedIn: Stephen Stricklin
LinkedIn: Wise Wealth LLC

About Our Guest:
Laurence Kotlikoff is a Professor of Economics at Boston University, Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Fellow of the Econometric Society, Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, and President of Economic Security Planning, Inc, and a New York Times best-selling author. His columns, articles, and books cover personal finance, generational policy, climate policy, inequality, tax reform, Social Security, banking, robotization, growth, and much more.