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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 74

How to get your partner engaged in your Financial Autonomy goal

A significant reason many people don’t achieve Financial Autonomy is because they get pigeonholed into a certain life. They define themselves in certain ways, and often this flows from the role they’ve developed in their marriage or significant relationship. Some people worry about how their partner will react if they want to choose a fork … Continued

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Episode 73

The pay yourself first strategy

Have trouble building up a nest egg? Struggling to build up enough cash to start investing? Hate the idea of a detailed budget? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then the Pay Yourself First strategy could be for you. The idea of Pay Yourself First is not new – Google tells me … Continued

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Episode 69

Money can’t buy happiness … or can it?

In his thought provoking book The Geometry of Wealth, author Brian Portnoy observes “Does money buy happiness? The answer to that question can be summarised as Yes, Not really, It depends”. Intuitively none of us like ambiguous answers like this, but here, it successfully illustrates the complexity inherent in the question. After all, what is … Continued

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Episode 68

Financial Fundamentals – the 6 essential foundation stones for financial success

Today’s episode flows from a meeting I had last week with one of you guys, a member of the Financial Autonomy community. For reasons of privacy, of course I won’t use her real name, so let’s call her Jenny. It was a first time meeting, and in it Jenny observed that she felt she just … Continued

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Episode 64

Money & happiness – Brian Portnoy – The Geometry of Wealth

I am joined by author Brian Portnoy in this episode as we talk about his book on money and happiness called The Geometry of Wealth. Resources & Links The Geometry of Wealth General Advice Warning

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Episode 62

Putting the puzzle together – 4 essential elements to achieving your big life goals

Here at Financial Autonomy, our focus is typically on the money side of how you achieve your goals and gain the choice in life that you deserve. But of course, achieving big goals requires more than just a financial solution. And so in today’s post we’re going to take a step back and consider things … Continued

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Episode 61

Have your 20’s set you up for financial failure?

Habits. Human brains love them! Any time we can go on auto-pilot, we jump at it. Author Samuel Johnson observed, “The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken”. I also like a quote from Agatha Christie on the subject “Curious things, habits. People themselves never … Continued

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Episode 52

Mini-retirements

In several previous posts we’ve looked at strategies to help you achieve early retirement. I’ve often spoken about the fact that early retirement in our Financial Autonomy context doesn’t mean spending all day sitting on the couch watching the Simpsons. Our objective is gaining the flexibility and choice to pursue the things that we’re interested … Continued

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Episode 50

Mini Retirements, 3 day work week, self employment and more – Stuart Barry’s Financial Autonomy success

Today in the episode, we talk to Stuart Barry about his life story, his love for travel, his published book, his business and how he values his time. General Advice Warning

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Episode 48

The 10 worst things you can do to prepare for retiring early

So your financial autonomy goal is to retire early. For some that might mean retiring at age 35 and for others age 58. Often, especially for those looking to retire at the younger end of the spectrum, it will mean ceasing their current role, but still engaging in some income producing activities. So retiring early … Continued

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Episode 45

Change – Essential Considerations when Making a Career or Life Change

Financial Autonomy is all about gaining choice, and very often, attainment of that choice goal results in a career or life change. In past posts we’ve explored numerous ways that you might be able to get yourself into a position to gain the choices that you deserve. In today’s post I thought it might be … Continued

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