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March 15, 2018

Interview on ABC Radio National

I was pleased to be invited into the ABC Melbourne studios this morning as a guest on Radio National’s Life Matters program. It was a discussion on Financial Independence. Check it out here: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/lifematters/millenials-who-wont-give-up-on-their-financial-future/9546994

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March 14, 2018

6 Powerful Early Retirement Hacks – Episode 36

The goal for many in the Financial Autonomy community is to retire early. Early retirement means different things to different people, but as I always talk about, Financial Autonomy is about gaining choice. So whether you’re early retirement consists of lying on the beach in Fiji at age 40, or traveling around Australia with your … Continued

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March 7, 2018

Investing – How to Get Started – Episode 35

Research from the Australian Stock Exchange found that in 2014, 36% of adult Australians owned investments listed on the share market. Combined results from RP Data and Census data found 7.9% of the Australian population own an investment property. Now there would be some cross-over here with people holding both shares and investment property, but … Continued

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February 21, 2018

First Home Super Saver Scheme – should I care? Episode 33

We all know that property prices in Australia have gone stupid in recent years.  One significant consequence of that has been that first home buyers have found it increasingly difficult to enter the property market.  Banks like to see at least a 10% deposit, and in the ideal world you’d have a 20% deposit to … Continued

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February 7, 2018

What’s your number? Episode 31

The goal when working towards Financial Autonomy is to gain choice.  Choice in how you support yourself and perhaps your family financially, be that the type of work you do, the hours you spend doing that work, or whether you earn that income as an employee, or as a self-employed person. In developing an actionable … Continued

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January 24, 2018

5 Most Impactful Ways to Invest in Yourself (that wont cost you a fortune) – Episode 29

Right now you’re listening to this podcast, or reading the blog article. Why? You’re curious, and have a thirst for knowledge.  You want to learn new things.  You want to improve yourself. We usually think of investment as being a financial thing.  But investing in yourself – your skills, knowledge, and health, can be just … Continued

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January 10, 2018

Attaining financial independence doesn’t need to be hard – Episode 27

In the interview I did with Adam Murray in episode 20, he spoke about how he reduced his expenses in a significant way when he worked through his employment transition and gap year.  And you might recall, he found living on less made him more happy, not less. Another key element in your financial independence … Continued

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December 27, 2017

My 68% return. The power of gearing – how smart borrowing can accelerate your journey to financial autonomy – Episode 25

Way back in 1996 I bought my first home.  It was a two bedroom flat in a very ugly brown brick building, probably built in the 70’s with nothing done since.  It wasn’t flash but it was within my budget and in a good location close to town – Kew for the Melbournites.  I paid … Continued

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December 13, 2017

Early retirement – the multi-phase approach for Australians – Episode 23

The goal of early retirement is one many Australians aspire too.  And certainly, when thinking about achieving Financial Autonomy, retiring early is very often baked into those goals. But what is the best way to bring that goal to reality, given the uniqueness of our system – superannuation, franking credits, negative gearing, and means tested … Continued

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November 29, 2017

The side hustle – your ticket to Financial Autonomy? Episode 21

What do Apple, Nike, Under Armour, Instagram, and Groupon all have in common? It’s not just that they’re hugely successful, multibillion dollar companies.  They also share a common birth – they all started life as side projects of their founders.

Self-Employment & Side Hustles

November 15, 2017

I can’t buy a home, am I financially doomed? Episode 19

There’s a template that all Australian’s are meant to follow. Study, enter the workforce, buy a house, raise kids, pay off a mortgage, retire. It’s served us pretty well for the past 100 years or so, so you know the saying about if it ain’t broke… But for an increasing number of Australian’s this model … Continued

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November 1, 2017

Procrastination – 9 tips to combat this number one killer of Financial Autonomy dreams – Episode 17

How hard is it to get started?  I’m sure we’ve all had things that either need to be done, or that we’d like to do, but we put them off – shift them to the bottom of the pile or check out our Facebook feed instead. Procrastination is evil, and it afflicts us all at … Continued

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