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Episode 100

Listener Q & A

Thanks for joining us for another Financial Autonomy episode. We’ve got a bit of a change in the normal routine today, because today is Episode 100 and I don’t want to pass through that milestone without doing something a little bit special. I’ve asked our Gaining Choice subscribers for their top Financial Autonomy questions. I’ve … Continued

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Episode 99

Will retirement still be a thing in 2030?

Throughout most of human history, the only time you retired was when you died. Retirement as we now experience it is a reasonably recent phenomenon. It’s an invention of the 20th century and it’s worthwhile questioning whether it will continue through the 21st century, at least in the format we currently think of. When the … Continued

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Episode 97

Financial Autonomy and the 8 Levels of Financial Freedom

Writer David Rae, in a great article in Forbes magazine, identified the disconnect between the early retirement through extreme frugality crowd, and the mainstream of society who want to enjoy life without financial constraints. He identified 8 levels of financial freedom. A ladder that we progress along to gain more and more choice and freedom. … Continued

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Episode 96

The 5 Essentials for Successful Investing

There’s no shortage of books, articles, and academic research exploring the investment universe. So what works? In today’s episode, I attempt to distil the key elements that you need for investment success. Short, sharp and to the point – that’s what we do here at Financial Autonomy! Resources & Links Blog Article General Advice Warning

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Episode 94

The Value of Education

When it comes to gaining choice, there’s few more powerful enablers than increased skills. Financial Autonomy is about gaining control and choice over your life – not enduring a working life that is unfulfilling. It’s about getting the most out of the one precious life that we are allotted. In this episode, we’re going to … Continued

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Episode 92

Disaster avoidance – Best contact the experts

Have you ever surfed the internet and seen something like “don’t pay thousands of dollars to a dentist to fix that sore tooth, download my free ebook – do it yourself dentistry, for everything that you need to know”? Or how about “people who tell you you need a qualified electrician to hook up your … Continued

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Episode 89

Overcoming loneliness as a solopreneur

A key change in the working environment that has enabled greater choice, has been the explosion of the freelance economy and the rise of the solopreneur. But for all the positives that this change brings, primarily around flexibility, there is at least one potential downside – loneliness. Resources & Links Blog Article General Advice Warning

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Episode 87

Creating intellectual property to achieve Financial Autonomy

According to Forbes magazine “the world has changed dramatically in the past several decades with more and more of a company’s value attached not to factories, machines, or hard assets but rather the companies’ ideas, processes, and designs – their intellectual property.” Resources & Links Blog Article General Advice Warning

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Episode 84

Fraser Cameron on being an Epic Dad

It’s a scenario many of us face – experiencing professional success in the corporate world, yet finding it’s not making you happy in broader life. In this episode, Fraser Cameron shares his journey. How he left the corporate environment and founded a coaching business helping others achieve their potential. Oh, and along the way he … Continued

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Episode 83

Financial Independence in Australia

Job security isn’t what it once was. The trend toward contracting, outsourcing and the gig economy, combined with technological automation and increasingly, artificial intelligence, means the need for us to be emotionally and financially resilient has never been higher. Resources & Links Blog Article General Advice Warning

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Episode 82

Freelancing as a Financial Autonomy pathway

A centrepiece of workforce change over the past 20-30 years has been the rise of the independent contractor – the freelancer. It’s no coincidence that this rise has occurred in parallel to the global expansion and adoption of the internet. The internet has enabled people to work together, and find one another, whether they are in the same … Continued

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Episode 81

Joanna Penn on making a 6 figure income as a writer

Joanna Penn’s journey is a fascinating one. From consultant to business owner, to writer and entrepreneur, she’s certainly packed plenty into her life. General Advice Warning

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