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Episode 136

Author Lacey Filipich talks about her new book Money School

Like me, Lacey Filipich is passionate about financial independence and gaining choice in life. She’s recently written a book, Money School, so I’ve invited her on to tell us all about it. Lacey shares her thoughts on how social trends, like conscious consumerism and sustainable lifestyle, have helped Financial Independence gain momentum, especially among younger … Continued

Investment

Saving Strategy

Episode 134

How to Money’s Kate Campbell on the Secrets to Successfully Saving for Your Goals

This week I chat with Kate Campbell, host of the popular podcast How to Money on how she’s gone about setting her goals and developing a savings strategy to see them achieved. As you’ll hear, she heads off to Europe soon for a 4 month trip, so clearly she’s got some ideas that work. I’m … Continued

Investment

Saving Strategy

Episode 133

How to Build an Investment Portfolio

This is part two of the back to the future episodes that we did. Episode 131 is part one of it, if you haven’t had a listen to that one yet maybe give that one a listen. You could do it after this one but it would probably make more sense if you listened to … Continued

Investment

Episode 131

How to get started Investing in Shares

We’ve got a bit of a back to the future episode for you this week, “How to get started Investing in Shares”. Now, the original version of this episode came out in late 2018. You can check out the full blog post here. This episode is a two-parter. There’s a second part which is called … Continued

Investment

Episode 130

Investment Market Outlook for 2020

2019 was a bumper year for investors, so can we expect more of the same in 2020? Or is a pullback inevitable? I receive reports almost daily from fund managers and financial institutions. In the last few weeks they’ve tended to focus on the current state of the global economy and what that means for … Continued

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Episode 129

Let’s Talk Shares – Equity Mates Collaboration

This week we talk all things Shares with Bryce & Ren from the Equity Mates podcast. We talk investment strategies, the current state of share markets, leverage, our first investments, books we’ve found helpful, and plenty more. I hope you love it! Resources & Links Equity Mates General Advice Warning

Investment

Episode 126

From Employee to Self employed – Amy Irvine and I share our Stories

This week we talk making the move from employee to self-employment with Amy Irvine a fellow financial planner based in New York. We’ve each made the transition to self-employment, though Amy more recently than me. We share our experiences. The positives gained, as well as the challenges. Moving to self-employment is definitely a pathway to … Continued

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Episode 120

How to negotiate for career flexibility with Doc of all Trades

This week’s guest rose to become the medical director – head of department as an anaesthesiologist at a large trauma hospital, within 10 years of graduation. He was working really hard, and getting the success that hard work brings. But then: “I remember one night in the middle of a horrible, horrible case. It was … Continued

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Self-Employment & Side Hustles

Superannuation

Episode 119

Re-thinking the traditional retirement

I read a great quote on the weekend attributed to Princess Elizabeth Charlotte of France in the 18th century. She was asked when sexual desire ended and she responded “How would I know, I’m only 80.” Between 1870 and 1970 our lifesplans more than doubled globally. For the thousands of years of human history prior … Continued

Investment

Superannuation

Episode 116

Living in a world where money is free

February 12, 1999. That was the date something never before seen, happened. The Central Bank of Japan, battling persistent recession, cut official interest rates to zero. At the time other central bankers around the world criticised the move. Savers must be rewarded for savings. Borrowers must have to pay something to borrow. Without these basic … Continued

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Saving Strategy

Episode 115

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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Saving Strategy

Self-Employment & Side Hustles

Episode 112

The secrets of a successful Tree Change with Vanessa Wiltshire

We interview Vanessa Wiltshire, a Gen-XY ‘tree changer’, living in Heathcote, Victoria. Three years ago, she and her husband made the move from suburban Melbourne to Heathcote. In our chat Vanessa explains: How to know if a “tree change” is right for you Escaping a career that makes you unhappy and into something that makes … Continued

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Property

Self-Employment & Side Hustles