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Financial Autonomy - The Beauty of the Worst Case – Episode 59

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August 22, 2018

The Beauty of the Worst Case – Episode 59

Do you remember those Worst Case Scenario Survival Handbooks that were around everywhere about a decade ago? How to land a light aircraft if the pilot has a heart attack, or how to survive a bear attack. I don’t know if they extended to surviving a zombie apocalypse, but I wouldn’t be surprised if they … Continued

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August 8, 2018

4 Hour Work Week – still relevant today? – Episode 57

 Originally published in 2007, The 4 Hour Work Week by Tim Ferriss, made some huge waves upon its release. It also laid foundations for its author that continue to this day. Indeed anyone who’s ever browsed the iTunes podcast charts will have come across Tim Ferriss, whose self-named show is regularly towards the top. … Continued

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August 1, 2018

Are you playing offence or defence? – Episode 56

 All sports have elements of offensive and defensive play. And whether you play Netball, soccer, cricket or basketball, your team must constantly strike a balance between the two. In pursuing your Financial Autonomy goal, you too must find a balance that will see your goals achieved in an acceptable time frame, whilst also enabling … Continued

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May 23, 2018

Why EVERYONE should have a Side Hustle – Episode 46

Whether it’s a stall at a local market selling hand knitted beanies for dogs, running an online store via Amazon selling rainbow coloured shoelaces, or designing the occasional band logo on 99 designs, I believe EVERYONE should have a Side Hustle. We’re here after all to find ways for you to gain choice in your … Continued

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May 16, 2018

Change – Essential Considerations when Making a Career or Life Change – Episode 45

Financial Autonomy is all about gaining choice, and very often, attainment of that choice goal results in a career or life change. In past posts we’ve explored numerous ways that you might be able to get yourself into a position to gain the choices that you deserve. In today’s post I thought it might be … 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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April 11, 2018

How to successfully transition from the corporate world to self-employment – Episode 40

Are you tired of the insecurity that comes from constant corporate restructures and the politics of a large work place?  Way back in episode 11, I explored the Security Illusion. This looked at the idea that most of us are brainwashed into believing that financial security comes from working for a large corporate, or perhaps … 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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January 24, 2018

5 Most Impactful Ways to Invest in Yourself (that wont cost you a fortune) – Episode 29

Right now you’re listening to this podcast, or reading the blog article. Why? You’re curious, and have a thirst for knowledge.  You want to learn new things.  You want to improve yourself. We usually think of investment as being a financial thing.  But investing in yourself – your skills, knowledge, and health, can be just … 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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November 29, 2017

The side hustle – your ticket to Financial Autonomy? Episode 21

What do Apple, Nike, Under Armour, Instagram, and Groupon all have in common? It’s not just that they’re hugely successful, multibillion dollar companies.  They also share a common birth – they all started life as side projects of their founders.

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September 20, 2017

How to avoid the most common financial mistakes – Part 3 – Episode 14

Today’s episode is the 3rd and final look at the most common financial mistakes I come across when advising clients.  Thanks for your comments and feedback on the previous 2 posts, it seems that many of you have battled with some of these issues yourselves, and there were a few other mistakes that you’ve managed … Continued

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