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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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!

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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

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May 8, 2019

Disaster avoidance – Best contact the experts – Episode 92

Have you ever surfed the internet and seen something like “don’t pay thousands of dollars to a dentist to fix that sore tooth, download my free ebook – do it yourself dentistry, for everything that you need to know”? Or how about “people who tell you you need a qualified electrician to hook up your … 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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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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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

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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

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