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Episode 122

Science teacher to 6 figure earning internet marketing gun within 14 months

This week’s guest went from high school science teacher to being self-employed providing digital marketing services. In the space of 12 months she has grown her business income to over $100,000, and now has 2 staff helping her out. In this episode Brittany shares what sparked her change of career, her use of side hustles … Continued

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Episode 121

Is Private Health Insurance Worth Having in Australia?

The cost of private health insurance in Australia keeps on rising. After housing, food and motor vehicle expenses, health insurance typically comes up as the next big-ticket item in most household budgets. So it’s worth asking the question – do we need it? Private Health insurance is likely to be worth having if: You are … Continued

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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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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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Episode 113

3 Alternatives To Car Ownership That Can Help You Save

How many thousands of dollars do you have parked on the street or in the garage losing money every day? It’s a question I’ve been focused on for our household recently. My wife and I each have a car, plus there is a 12 seater minibus for my wife’s tourism business that we could use for a personal trip … 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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Episode 105

Special Collaboration Edition

Not your usual Financial Autonomy podcast. I was recently invited to co-host the Wheel of Sport podcast when they were working on the theme of Money in Sport. I had a ton of fun with this one – I hope you enjoy it too. General Advice Warning

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Episode 104

The Art of Frugal Hedonism with Annie Raser Rowland

In this week’s episode I speak with author Annie Raser-Rowland about her book The Art of Frugal Hedonism. Annie shares her tips on living a life of maximum happiness and fulfillment, whilst side-stepping some of the limiting societal expectations that we all face. Annie certainly embodies our theme of Gaining Choice, and I’m sure there … Continued

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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 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 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 86

The Grey Nomad Alternative

My parents, like many of their peers, bought a caravan shortly after retiring. Each winter they escape a cold Melbourne, and head north, to explore the vastness of our nation and enjoy the agreeable climate on offer. They’re onto their second caravan now, and whilst their preference has evolved to staying in the one spot for an extended period rather … Continued

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