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December 1, 2020

Are these Side Hustle obstacles holding you back?

A Side Hustle can be a hugely significant stepping stone in you gaining financial freedom and choice. They’re a fantastic way to develop new skills and broaden your network, both of which help enormously in your income generating resiliency. And of course, they can have a financial payoff as well. But like most things in … Continued

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October 29, 2020

Which Financial Independence pathway is right for you?

So you have a goal of achieving Financial Independence. Fantastic. Financial Independence provides the potential for enormous freedom in life. But how to get from where you are today, to your chosen nirvana? Of course you need clarity on your goals, and a robust cash flow plan to maximise your savings. But with those two … Continued

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August 26, 2020

Why (and how) I wrote Financial Autonomy – the money book that gives you choice

It was wonderful to be approached by a publisher to write a book. It felt like validation that the effort I’d been putting into the Financial Autonomy podcast, and the weekly Gaining CHOICE email were being recognised, and the ideas conveyed were interesting and valuable. I enjoy writing, and as much as putting together enough … Continued

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August 18, 2020

How could You become Self-Employed?

I became self-employed in 2005. It was one of the most important decisions of my life, coming behind only to teaming up with my wife and starting a family. Are you ready to make the same move? Are you ready to become self-employed? If so, read on because I’ll be covering all the key considerations … Continued

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May 27, 2020

Transition to Self-Employment Without Going Broke

I’m hugely excited to share with you the release of Entrepreneur You – Transition to Self Employment Without Going Broke, our new online program in the Financial Autonomy Academy. It’s the first course we’ve created that combines one-on-one coaching with self-directed online learning modules. The feedback I’ve received from our beta testers has been fantastic … Continued

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May 13, 2020

How does work from home change Financial Independence? – Episode 145

Most office workers have quickly had to adjust to working from home in recent weeks. The pace at which businesses were able to make this happen has been quite extraordinary. Before COVID 19, if you’d told most companies they needed to transition to work from home arrangements, it would have been a 12-month plus planning … Continued

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April 16, 2020

18 ways to Build Passive Income that work in Australia

I’ve been researching all the ways one might go about generating Passive Income. Unfortunately, many of those found on the web won’t work in Australia. So I’ve produced a custom list especially for those of us on the largest island in the Southern Hemisphere. Here’s what I’ve come up with: 1. Low input business 2. … Continued

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April 1, 2020

Learnings from our recent Community Survey – Episode 139

Today’s episode is a bit different. I don’t have a script and I don’t have a guest. I recently ran a community survey to everyone that gets the Gaining Choice email. In this podcast I want to share with you what we learned and some of the ways this information will be used to shape … Continued

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February 12, 2020

How to Start a Side Hustle in Australia

I’ve interviewed numerous Side Hustlers over the past 3 years, including Side Hustle guru Nick Loper from the Side Hustle Show, and have conducted my own fair share of entrepreneurial experiments. The time has come therefore to provide the definitive guide to starting a Side Hustle in Australia. A Side Hustle could be the way you earn some extra dollars to pay for an overseas trip. Perhaps it accelerates the repayment of your mortgage. Your ambitions might be grander, with the Side Hustle being your entrée into becoming your own boss and pursuing self-employment or a major career change. Side Hustles can certainly provide choice, and of course that’s what we’re all about here at Financial Autonomy. So how can you get started with your Side Hustle here in Australia?

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December 5, 2019

The Financial Autonomy Journey

I put this diagram together yesterday to explain the central framework that we are working to here at Financial Autonomy. Anyone who successfully achieves Financial Autonomy will employ at least one, and usually two or three of these approaches. The self-employment route spotlights the difference between Financial Independence and Financial Autonomy.  Financial Autonomy success is … Continued

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October 16, 2019

FIRE is stupid – here’s some better alternatives

You’ve probably stumbled across the FIRE acronym before – it stands for Financial Independence Retire Early. It came out of the US and has spawned countless books, podcasts, conferences, and even a movie. Reddit has huge discussion threads devoted to the idea, with the primary thrust seeming to be how young you can achieve early … Continued

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August 16, 2019

ABC RN – Second Incomes

In this piece on Life Matters at ABC Radio National, I spoke with host Michael Mackenzie on second incomes. We explored investment options, as well as entrepreneurial/side-hustle opportunities. It was great fun.   Give it a listen here: Can I generate a second income stream without taking on major risk?

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