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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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January 16, 2019

I don’t have time to start a side hustle – 8 tips to slay this dragon – Episode 76

One of the best ways to gain choice in life is to become self-employed, and a great way to bring that aspiration to life is by trying your hand at a Side Hustle. For the uninitiated, a Side Hustle is a business that you create as a second income to your primary source of making … Continued

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December 5, 2018

Financial Anxiety – is it holding you back? – Episode 70

 I’ve spoken in past episodes about the potential for overwhelm to lead to procrastination. Procrastination is evil because it results in no progress. You’re stuck in the cement. But there’s another element to the no-progress problem, and that is financial anxiety or financial stress.

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October 10, 2018

Putting the puzzle together – 4 essential elements to achieving your big life goals – Episode 62

 Here at Financial Autonomy, our focus is typically on the money side of how you achieve your goals and gain the choice in life that you deserve. But of course, achieving big goals requires more than just a financial solution. And so in today’s post we’re going to take a step back and consider … Continued

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