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Financial Autonomy - Australia’s Financial Advice Landscape

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June 22, 2022

Australia’s Financial Advice Landscape

Australia’s financial system is complex. It also requires that we as individuals take charge. Whilst it’s likely that the Age Pension will continue to provide a baseline of support for those late in life, our system is designed around people providing for themselves. So we’re presented with an interesting challenge. A complex system, but one … Continued

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May 18, 2022

Why does Inflation matter?

Most of us recognise that interest rates were unusually low for a time, to counter the economic effect of the COVID pandemic. We knew that at some point they would return to normal. But what is normal, why are they going up now, and why has this got share and property markets so rattled? One … Continued

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March 30, 2022

The Balancing Act

  How do we juggle the desire to save for the future, with the need to live life to the fullest today?   Is 6 months backpacking around Europe in your 20’s more valuable than being able to buy a beach house in your 50’s? Is pushing hard on the mortgage today the wisest course, … Continued

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Saving Strategy

March 23, 2022

How to Build your Financial IQ

We’re fortunate to live in an age where information is at our fingertips. If you’ve gotten more interested in investing and financial markets in recent years you’re not alone. It seems the combination of anaemic interest rates on bank savings, a proliferation in apps that make low cost investing easy, and reduced spending during COVID … Continued

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Superannuation

February 16, 2022

Parents, Adult Children, & Money

Nearly every client I work with who has children give some thought to how they might help them out in adulthood. For those with young or teenage children, the thoughts are often around assisting them into the property market via a lump sum gift to bolster their potential deposit. For clients whose children are beyond … Continued

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February 12, 2022

How to Convert Great Income into Financial Security

One of the most common reasons clients engage us through the Financial Autonomy programme is a realisation that all their hard work is not translating into financial wealth and security. It generally seems to be that people in this predicament have put all their energy and focus into developing their careers and therefore just haven’t … Continued

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Superannuation

February 9, 2022

How to use the Greatest Tax Perk in Australia

Often when people think about making the transition from full time work to semi or complete retirement, there is consideration given to rejigging existing investments, whether to produce more income, reduce debt, or improve tax efficiency. But selling investments typically incurs capital gains tax and much of the planning work we do for our clients … Continued

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Property

February 6, 2022

The Investment World Has Changed

In my recent New Year letter to our financial planning clients at Guidance, I proposed that investment markets are today less risky than they were in decades past. Whereas once governments and policy makers could largely leave the stock market to do what it likes, in the last decade especially there has been far more … Continued

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February 2, 2022

Building Wealth Efficiently

You’re busy with your career and personal life. You don’t need your wealth creation plan to suck up hours of each week. So how can you best put your earnings capacity to work to secure choices for you down the road, without the plan adding to your already full schedule? This week I’m sharing 7 … Continued

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February 2, 2022

2 Unconventional Strategies the Rich use to get Richer

I’m into my 22nd year of helping Australian’s gain choice through building wealth and financial independence. Much of what I share draws from the clients that I interact with every day. The entire Financial Autonomy framework was built by reverse engineering how my most successful clients achieved their success. In that vein, today I wanted … Continued

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November 9, 2021

The Three Pathways to Achieving Financial Autonomy

If you’ve been listening to this podcast for a while, and certainly if you’ve read my book, you’ll be aware that we adhere to a framework in helping people gain choice. A core element of that framework is the three pathways. The entire Financial Autonomy framework, and in particular these three pathways, are the product … Continued

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Self-Employment & Side Hustles

November 9, 2021

When to Sell Your Shares

When it comes to stock market investment, buying is easy, selling is hard. It’s interesting how there’s always so much talk about exciting new opportunities and yet rarely is the exit plan discussed. Well, let’s address this common investment strategy oversight and help you decide when it’s time to sell your shares.   Selling Strategy … Continued

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