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Episode 25

My 68% return. The power of gearing – how smart borrowing can accelerate your journey to financial autonomy

Way back in 1996 I bought my first home.  It was a two bedroom flat in a very ugly brown brick building, probably built in the 70’s with nothing done since.  It wasn’t flash but it was within my budget and in a good location close to town – Kew for the Melbournites.  I paid … Continued

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Episode 24

So what is Bitcoin?

In this episode we are joined by ICT professional and cryptocurrency expert Ivan Jasenovic, who describes himself as having his head in the cloud, his soul on the Blockchain, and his heart in decentralized Healthcare. General Advice Warning

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Episode 23

Early retirement – the multi-phase approach for Australians

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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Episode 20

Adam Murray of Subtle Disruptors – taking control of his life

In my next interview episode on the Financial Autonomy Podcast we chat to Adam Murray from the Subtle Disruptors Podcast.   Resources & Links Subtle Disruptors – Podcast General Advice Warning

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Episode 18

Felicity’s transformation from New York Fashion Journalist to Digital Creative Director

In our first interview episode on the Financial Autonomy Podcast with talk with Felicity Loughrey. She shares her career transition journey from journalism to advertising that spanned across two continents. General Advice Warning

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Episode 17

Procrastination – 9 tips to combat this number one killer of Financial Autonomy dreams

How hard is it to get started?  I’m sure we’ve all had things that either need to be done, or that we’d like to do, but we put them off – shift them to the bottom of the pile or check out our Facebook feed instead. Procrastination is evil, and it afflicts us all at … Continued

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Episode 15

The Sharemarket – A beginner’s guide

If you catch a snippet of the radio in the morning on your way to work, you’re likely to hear what happened to the Dow Jones overnight. If you read your news online or watch the news on TV it’s likely you’ll hear about the All Ords or maybe the ASX200.  You might even come … Continued

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Episode 14

How to avoid the most common financial mistakes – Part 3

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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Episode 12

How to avoid the most common financial mistakes – Part 1

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. Resources & Links Blog Article How to avoid the most common financial mistakes – Part 2 How to avoid the most common financial mistakes – Part 3 General … Continued

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Episode 11

The security illusion

Having a job and a regular wage is comforting and secure, except if you lose that job.   UK stats say that 45% of workers will be made redundant at least once in their working life.  I’d expect the Australian numbers would be much the same. Resources & Links Blog Article General Advice Warning

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Self-Employment & Side Hustles

Episode 10

Is your ladder against the wrong wall?

How long since you’ve taken a step back from your professional life and considered where it’s taking you?  Is your current professional activity taking you to somewhere you want to be in 10 or 20 years?  Is it leading you towards inner happiness? Resources & Links Blog Article General Advice Warning

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Episode 9

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

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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