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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

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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

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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

Episode 111

Hyperinflation and the potential for Back to the Future

Welcome back to another episode in our financial history series. We started with Tulip Mania and the madness of crowds. Then we reviewed the Great Depression and how the lessons learnt continue to have impacts today. One thread of the Great Depression story was the Gold Standard, which we explored in episode 109. An understanding … Continued

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Episode 109

The Gold Standard – What was it and what does it have to do with Crypto currencies?

Welcome back to the third episode in our financial history series. Last episode we looked at the Great Depression and why it still matters today. Before that we visited Amsterdam in the 1630’s to learn about Tulip Mania. Today we’re going to be exploring the Gold Standard, something that cropped up during the Great Depression … Continued

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Episode 108

The Great Depression – why the lessons learnt are more relevant than ever

Today we’re continuing to explore significant moments in financial history. In particular I’m aiming to arm you with a basic understanding of what the event was all about, and then importantly, why it’s of relevance today. Last week we looked at Tulip Mania in the Netherlands in the 1600’s. Today we skip forward several centuries … Continued

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Episode 107

Tulip Mania – What was it and why does it matter today?

You know how sometimes in the media or perhaps in a social setting, a self-declared expert will make reference to some historical event that they know full well most of us know little about, but they say it in such a way as to imply you’d be an imbecile if you weren’t aware of this … Continued

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Episode 106

From spinning your wheels to moving ahead with purpose

It’s so easy to just float along. If it ain’t broke don’t fix it is not just a good approach to raising toddlers, it can be a whole of life game plan. But there will come a day when you’re sick of going sideways. When rinse and repeat just won’t cut it anymore. Whether it … Continued

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Saving Strategy