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Financial Autonomy - The 10 worst things you can do to prepare for retiring early – Episode 48

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June 6, 2018

The 10 worst things you can do to prepare for retiring early – Episode 48

 So your financial autonomy goal is to retire early. For some that might mean retiring at age 35 and for others age 58. Often, especially for those looking to retire at the younger end of the spectrum, it will mean ceasing their current role, but still engaging in some income producing activities. So retiring … Continued

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May 9, 2018

Why Travel Bugs Need Financial Autonomy – Episode 44

What a wonderful era that we live in where holidays and travel are a regular feature in our lives. I don’t imagine that through the bulk of human history there was enough surplus of time, food, and resources to allow you to just take time off to explore the world or relax, unless you were … Continued

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May 2, 2018

How Settlers of Catan can help you achieve Early Retirement – Episode 43

As a kid, family holidays meant board and card games. Canasta was very popular, as was Monopoly, Cluedo, Squatter, and various other games. As an adult my love of games has continued and fortunately I’ve been able to convince my home tribe to join me (and usually crush me). Of the various games that we … Continued

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April 25, 2018

What is Ethical Investment all about? Episode 42

On the off-chance that you’re one of the few people who read the information sent out by their superannuation fund, you might have noticed that in recent years they’ve added an Ethical Investment option. Now the exact labelling of that option will vary – it might be called Socially Responsible, Sustainable, or just Responsible, all … Continued

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April 4, 2018

Financial Autonomy – Common Strategy Options – Episode 39

Regular listeners and readers know by now that Financial Autonomy is about gaining choice. Maybe that choice is retiring early (eg. the FIRE goal that’s popular in the US), but it could just as easily be the choice to work in a different career, start your own business, work fewer hours or days, or the … Continued

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March 15, 2018

Interview on ABC Radio National

I was pleased to be invited into the ABC Melbourne studios this morning as a guest on Radio National’s Life Matters program. It was a discussion on Financial Independence. Check it out here: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/lifematters/millenials-who-wont-give-up-on-their-financial-future/9546994

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March 14, 2018

6 Powerful Early Retirement Hacks – Episode 36

The goal for many in the Financial Autonomy community is to retire early. Early retirement means different things to different people, but as I always talk about, Financial Autonomy is about gaining choice. So whether you’re early retirement consists of lying on the beach in Fiji at age 40, or traveling around Australia with your … Continued

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March 7, 2018

Investing – How to Get Started – Episode 35

Research from the Australian Stock Exchange found that in 2014, 36% of adult Australians owned investments listed on the share market. Combined results from RP Data and Census data found 7.9% of the Australian population own an investment property. Now there would be some cross-over here with people holding both shares and investment property, but … Continued

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February 7, 2018

What’s your number? Episode 31

The goal when working towards Financial Autonomy is to gain choice.  Choice in how you support yourself and perhaps your family financially, be that the type of work you do, the hours you spend doing that work, or whether you earn that income as an employee, or as a self-employed person. In developing an actionable … Continued

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January 10, 2018

Attaining financial independence doesn’t need to be hard – Episode 27

In the interview I did with Adam Murray in episode 20, he spoke about how he reduced his expenses in a significant way when he worked through his employment transition and gap year.  And you might recall, he found living on less made him more happy, not less. Another key element in your financial independence … Continued

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December 13, 2017

Early retirement – the multi-phase approach for Australians – Episode 23

The goal of early retirement is one many Australians aspire too.  And certainly, when thinking about achieving Financial Autonomy, retiring early is very often baked into those goals. But what is the best way to bring that goal to reality, given the uniqueness of our system – superannuation, franking credits, negative gearing, and means tested … Continued

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November 1, 2017

Procrastination – 9 tips to combat this number one killer of Financial Autonomy dreams – Episode 17

How hard is it to get started?  I’m sure we’ve all had things that either need to be done, or that we’d like to do, but we put them off – shift them to the bottom of the pile or check out our Facebook feed instead. Procrastination is evil, and it afflicts us all at … Continued

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