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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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July 10, 2019

How to prepare for a successful career change

With technology changing our world so rapidly, the chances of us entering the paid workforce in one role, and that role then seeing us through until retirement 40+ years latter would seem quite remote. And even if this were possible, is it what you would really want? In this post we’re going to explore some … 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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May 29, 2019

Freelancing with a safety net – Episode 95

Freelancing offers flexibility. It’s a way to fit in the necessity of generating an income, with the other things you want to achieve in life. Recently I heard someone reflect on the standard 9 to 5 working day. It came about in the industrial era to align with day light hours. The factories had little … Continued

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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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April 24, 2019

How to create a business plan for your Side Hustle – Episode 90

A shout-out to Pedro in Sydney who emailed a little while ago asking for assistance on a business plan for his Side Hustle. I love getting your emails, so if there’s a topic that you feel we should be covering here at Financial Autonomy, be sure to get in touch – the easiest way is … Continued

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April 17, 2019

Overcoming loneliness as a solopreneur – Episode 89

A key change in the working environment that has enabled greater choice, has been the explosion of the freelance economy and the rise of the solopreneur. But for all the positives that this change brings, primarily around flexibility, there is at least one potential downside – loneliness. So in this post, we’re going to explore … Continued

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April 3, 2019

Creating intellectual property to achieve Financial Autonomy – Episode 87

According to Forbes magazine “the world has changed dramatically in the past several decades with more and more of a company’s value attached not to factories, machines, or hard assets but rather the companies’ ideas, processes, and designs – their intellectual property.” Intellectual property (IP) can take a range of forms – writing, music, design, … Continued

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March 27, 2019

The Grey Nomad Alternative – Episode 86

My parents, like many of their peers, bought a caravan shortly after retiring. Each winter they escape a cold Melbourne, and head north, to explore the vastness of our nation and enjoy the agreeable climate on offer.  They’re onto their second caravan now, and whilst their preference has evolved to staying in the one spot for an extended period rather … 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 27, 2019

Freelancing as a Financial Autonomy pathway – Episode 82

A centrepiece of workforce change over the past 20-30 years has been the rise of the independent contractor – the freelancer. It’s no coincidence that this rise has occurred in parallel to the global expansion and adoption of the internet. The internet has enabled people to work together, and find one another, whether they are in the same … Continued

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