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April 17, 2019

Overcoming loneliness as a solopreneur – Episode 89

A key change in the working environment that has enabled greater choice, has been the explosion of the freelance economy and the rise of the solopreneur. But for all the positives that this change brings, primarily around flexibility, there is at least one potential downside – loneliness. So in this post, we’re going to explore … Continued

Self-Employment & Side Hustles

April 3, 2019

Creating intellectual property to achieve Financial Autonomy – Episode 87

According to Forbes magazine “the world has changed dramatically in the past several decades with more and more of a company’s value attached not to factories, machines, or hard assets but rather the companies’ ideas, processes, and designs – their intellectual property.” Intellectual property (IP) can take a range of forms – writing, music, design, … Continued

Self-Employment & Side Hustles

March 27, 2019

The Grey Nomad Alternative – Episode 86

My parents, like many of their peers, bought a caravan shortly after retiring. Each winter they escape a cold Melbourne, and head north, to explore the vastness of our nation and enjoy the agreeable climate on offer.  They’re onto their second caravan now, and whilst their preference has evolved to staying in the one spot for an extended period rather … Continued

Self-Employment & Side Hustles

Superannuation

March 20, 2019

How to get your home loan repaid sooner – Episode 85

Debt is like the leg irons worn by convicts – it holds you back from gaining choice in life, from achieving Financial Autonomy.  Yet if we aspire to own a home, then in all likelihood we’re going to need to take out a very significant loan – a home loan.  So given the conflict between:  a. … Continued

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March 5, 2019

Financial Independence in Australia – Episode 83

Job security isn’t what it once was. The trend toward contracting, outsourcing and the gig economy, combined with technological automation and increasingly, artificial intelligence, means the need for us to be emotionally and financially resilient has never been higher.  Emotional resiliency isn’t something I’m qualified to speak on, but financial resiliency – financial independence – is of course … Continued

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Self-Employment & Side Hustles

Superannuation

February 27, 2019

Freelancing as a Financial Autonomy pathway – Episode 82

A centrepiece of workforce change over the past 20-30 years has been the rise of the independent contractor – the freelancer. It’s no coincidence that this rise has occurred in parallel to the global expansion and adoption of the internet. The internet has enabled people to work together, and find one another, whether they are in the same … Continued

Self-Employment & Side Hustles

February 13, 2019

Why your parent’s financial plan won’t work for you – Episode 80

If retirement is a decade or more away, it’s tempting to look at your parents and perhaps grandparents in retirement and figure, well, they seem to be getting along fine, I’ll just have what they’re having.  But there’s two key factors that have underpinned your parents retirement, that will look vastly different in your retirement – the Age … Continued

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Superannuation

February 6, 2019

How to build an Investment Portfolio – Episode 79

In the last post – How to start an Investment Portfolio – we looked at the steps and mechanics involved in creating your first investment portfolio. So we covered – setting your Objectives, determining how much Risk you will take on, your investment Time Frame, and Opening a share trading account.  This week we’ll progress from this set-up phase, to explore how … Continued

Investment

January 30, 2019

How to start an Investment Portfolio – Episode 78

This is the first of a two-part series. In this post we will explore what are the actual steps and mechanics involved in starting an investment portfolio? In the next post, I’ll explore how you should go about building your portfolio. I’ve been building investment portfolios for clients for 20 odd years now. What I’m … Continued

Investment

January 16, 2019

I don’t have time to start a side hustle – 8 tips to slay this dragon – Episode 76

One of the best ways to gain choice in life is to become self-employed, and a great way to bring that aspiration to life is by trying your hand at a Side Hustle. For the uninitiated, a Side Hustle is a business that you create as a second income to your primary source of making … Continued

Self-Employment & Side Hustles

January 9, 2019

When investing, focus on what really matters – Episode 75

I remember reading once the advice of someone who had achieved success in their field. Their key observation was, “in life, you will occasionally be faced with times where you have to make a choice. One path will be easy, and the other harder. I’ve been successful because whenever I faced those choices, I chose … Continued

Investment

January 2, 2019

How to get your partner engaged in your Financial Autonomy goal – Episode 74

 A significant reason many people don’t achieve Financial Autonomy is because they get pigeonholed into a certain life. They define themselves in certain ways, and often this flows from the role they’ve developed in their marriage or significant relationship. Some people worry about how their partner will react if they want to choose a … Continued

Investment

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