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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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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 28, 2018

Will my Money Run Out? Episode 38

Whether you’re planning for a traditional retirement at age 60+, or working towards an early retirement goal, thoughts of “will my money run out?” will no doubt have crossed your mind. There is a lot written about safe withdrawal rates. This refers to the rate you can afford to draw down on your savings, so … Continued

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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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February 21, 2018

First Home Super Saver Scheme – should I care? Episode 33

We all know that property prices in Australia have gone stupid in recent years.  One significant consequence of that has been that first home buyers have found it increasingly difficult to enter the property market.  Banks like to see at least a 10% deposit, and in the ideal world you’d have a 20% deposit to … 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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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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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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September 6, 2017

How to avoid the most common financial mistakes – Part 2 – Episode 13

Welcome back.  In the last episode we explored common investment mistakes people make.  It’s not really essential that you listen to Part 1 before giving this one a listen, but if you haven’t listened to that one yet, perhaps make that the next episode you grab. Today we’re going to explore common cash flow mistakes … Continued

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August 23, 2017

How to avoid the most common financial mistakes – Part 1 – Episode 12

Enough people have hit their thumb with a hammer for you to know that it hurts quite a lot. You don’t need to do the experiment yourself. I’ve been helping people as a Financial Planner now for almost 18 years, and I’ve meet many, many wonderful people. Often people put off seeing a financial planner … Continued

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July 26, 2017

When bad luck strikes – how cancer impacted Jenny’s life and the financial lessons learned – Episode 9

When thinking about financial autonomy we are typically talking about medium to long term goals, and then developing strategies to get to those goals. The transition then is a planned one. What if your transition was thrust upon you? I met someone recently who faced this challenge, and with her permission, I thought it was … Continued

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July 19, 2017

Divorce – how to bounce back financially – Episode 8

 Financial Autonomy is about managing and planning for major transitions in life. A transition that many of us face unfortunately is divorce. I understand researchers have found that going through a divorce can be one of the most stressful things you can experience in life. As a financial planner, I often work with clients … Continued

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