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Financial Autonomy - The 5 essentials for successful investing – Episode 96

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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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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

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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

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December 19, 2018

Net Worth – how and why – Episode 72

 Remember back in your school days where every few weeks you’d have a test, then at the end of the year there would be an exam. I have kids in high school now and I can tell you the framework hasn’t changed. So why all this measurement? It’s all about assessing progress. If you … Continued

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November 28, 2018

Money can’t buy happiness … or can it? – Episode 69

 In his thought provoking book The Geometry of Wealth, author Brian Portnoy observes “Does money buy happiness? The answer to that question can be summarised as Yes, Not really, It depends”. Intuitively none of us like ambiguous answers like this, but here, it successfully illustrates the complexity inherent in the question. After all, what … Continued

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November 21, 2018

Financial Fundamentals – the 6 essential foundation stones for financial success – Episode 68

 Today’s episode flows from a meeting I had last week with one of you guys, a member of the Financial Autonomy community. For reasons of privacy, of course I won’t use her real name, so let’s call her Jenny. It was a first time meeting, and in it Jenny observed that she felt she … Continued

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