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Financial Autonomy - The Gold Standard – What was it and what does it have to do with Crypto currencies? – Episode 109

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September 4, 2019

The Gold Standard – What was it and what does it have to do with Crypto currencies? – Episode 109

Welcome back to the third episode in our financial history series. Last episode we looked at the Great Depression and why it still matters today. Before that we visited Amsterdam in the 1630’s to learn about Tulip Mania. Today we’re going to be exploring the Gold Standard, something that cropped up during the Great Depression … Continued

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August 28, 2019

The Great Depression – why the lessons learnt are more relevant than ever – Episode 108

Today we’re continuing to explore significant moments in financial history. In particular I’m aiming to arm you with a basic understanding of what the event was all about, and then importantly, why it’s of relevance today. Last week we looked at Tulip Mania in the Netherlands in the 1600’s. Today we skip forward several centuries … Continued

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August 21, 2019

Tulip Mania – What was it and why does it matter today? – Episode 107

You know how sometimes in the media or perhaps in a social setting, a self-declared expert will make reference to some historical event that they know full well most of us know little about, but they say it in such a way as to imply you’d be an imbecile if you weren’t aware of this … Continued

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August 14, 2019

From spinning your wheels to moving ahead with purpose – Episode 106

It’s so easy to just float along. If it ain’t broke don’t fix it is not just a good approach to raising toddlers, it can be a whole of life game plan. But there will come a day when you’re sick of going sideways. When rinse and repeat just won’t cut it anymore. Whether it … Continued

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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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