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August 7, 2019

7 Essential Australian Resources for Investing in Shares as a Beginner

Warren Buffet started investing in shares when he was just 11 years old. Today he one of the richest people on the planet, with an estimated worth of US$84billion. Buying shares is becoming a part-owner of a business. Throughout history it has been business owners, whether founders or subsequent investors, who have been most successful … Continued

Investment

Superannuation

July 24, 2019

IFA Award Nomination

Honored to be selected as a finalist in the Practice Principal of the Year category. The ifa Excellence Awards is Australia’s only awards benchmarking the success and quality of the independent financial advice sector.

Saving Strategy

July 24, 2019

Rent or Buy – how to determine what’s right for you

The great Australian dream of owning a home once drove a fairly predictable housing pattern –  Aussies would rent for a little while, save for a deposit then dive into home ownership at the first opportunity. Housing status spoke volumes. Homeowners were successful while renters were either young or couldn’t get it together financially. How … Continued

Property

July 10, 2019

How to prepare for a successful career change

With technology changing our world so rapidly, the chances of us entering the paid workforce in one role, and that role then seeing us through until retirement 40+ years latter would seem quite remote. And even if this were possible, is it what you would really want? In this post we’re going to explore some … Continued

Self-Employment & Side Hustles

July 3, 2019

Listener Q & A – Episode 100

Thanks for joining us for another Financial Autonomy episode. We’ve got a bit of a change in the normal routine today, because today is Episode 100 and I don’t want to pass through that milestone without doing something a little bit special. I’ve asked our Gaining Choice subscribers for their top Financial Autonomy questions. I’ve … Continued

Investment

Property

Saving Strategy

Self-Employment & Side Hustles

Superannuation

June 26, 2019

Will retirement still be a thing in 2030? – Episode 99

Throughout most of human history, the only time you retired was when you died. Retirement as we now experience it is a reasonably recent phenomenon. It’s an invention of the 20th century and it’s worthwhile questioning whether it will continue through the 21st century, at least in the format we currently think of. When the … Continued

Investment

Superannuation

June 19, 2019

Facebook goes Crypto – what does it mean for you?

This week Facebook announced a plan to lead the rollout of a new Crypto currency Libra. Whilst all the initial reports focused on Facebook, it is in fact a consortium based in Switzerland that includes VISA, Mastercard, Uber, EBay, PayPal, Vodaphone, microlending non-profit Kiva, Stripe, Spotify and more. The intention is to have 100 foundation … Continued

Investment

June 12, 2019

Financial Autonomy and the 8 Levels of Financial Freedom – Episode 97

Writer David Rae, in a great article in Forbes magazine, identified the disconnect between the early retirement through extreme frugality crowd, and the mainstream of society who want to enjoy life without financial constraints.  He identified 8 levels of financial freedom. A ladder that we progress along to gain more and more choice and freedom. … Continued

Investment

Saving Strategy

June 5, 2019

The 5 essentials for successful investing – Episode 96

There’s no shortage of books, articles, and academic research exploring the investment universe. So what works? In today’s post, I attempt to distil the key elements that you need for investment success. Short, sharp and to the point – that’s what we do here at Financial Autonomy!

Investment

May 29, 2019

Freelancing with a safety net – Episode 95

Freelancing offers flexibility. It’s a way to fit in the necessity of generating an income, with the other things you want to achieve in life. Recently I heard someone reflect on the standard 9 to 5 working day. It came about in the industrial era to align with day light hours. The factories had little … Continued

Self-Employment & Side Hustles

May 22, 2019

The Value of Education – Episode 94

When it comes to gaining choice, there’s few more powerful enablers than increased skills. Financial Autonomy is about gaining control and choice over your life – not enduring a working life that is unfulfilling. It’s about getting the most out of the one precious life that we are allotted. In this post, we’re going to … Continued

Investment

Saving Strategy

Self-Employment & Side Hustles

May 15, 2019

How to make sense of your superannuation statement (and other things you really should know about your most important financial asset). – Episode 93

For many people, thinking about superannuation is the go-to cure for insomnia. This isn’t all bad, in that so long as your superannuation foundations are set-up right, it is something that needs to be left alone to grow – too much fiddling around can be extremely costly. But ignoring your superannuation savings completely is a … Continued

Superannuation