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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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Episode 44

Why Travel Bugs Need Financial Autonomy

What a wonderful era that we live in where holidays and travel are a regular feature in our lives. I don’t imagine that through the bulk of human history there was enough surplus of time, food, and resources to allow you to just take time off to explore the world or relax, unless you were … Continued

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Episode 43

How Settlers of Catan can help you achieve Early Retirement

As a kid, family holidays meant board and card games. Canasta was very popular, as was Monopoly, Cluedo, Squatter, and various other games. As an adult my love of games has continued and fortunately I’ve been able to convince my home tribe to join me (and usually crush me). Of the various games that we … Continued

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Episode 39

Financial Autonomy – Common Strategy Options

Regular listeners and readers know by now that Financial Autonomy is about gaining choice. Maybe that choice is retiring early (eg. the FIRE goal that’s popular in the US), but it could just as easily be the choice to work in a different career, start your own business, work fewer hours or days, or the … Continued

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Episode 36

6 Powerful Early Retirement Hacks

The goal for many in the Financial Autonomy community is to retire early. Early retirement means different things to different people, but as I always talk about, Financial Autonomy is about gaining choice. So whether you’re early retirement consists of lying on the beach in Fiji at age 40, or traveling around Australia with your … Continued

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Episode 31

What’s your number?

The goal when working towards Financial Autonomy is to gain choice.  Choice in how you support yourself and perhaps your family financially, be that the type of work you do, the hours you spend doing that work, or whether you earn that income as an employee, or as a self-employed person. In developing an actionable … Continued

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Episode 30

Joanna Maxwell – how following her interests and passions has lead to the job she was born for

In this episode, I talk to Joanna Maxwell all about career change.  Joanna has worked in a wide variety of jobs throughout her career and she helps a lot of other people change careers as well. She’s now taken all that experience and recently gained a position with the Australian Human Rights Commission in the … Continued

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Episode 27

Attaining financial independence doesn’t need to be hard

In the interview I did with Adam Murray in Episode 20, he spoke about how he reduced his expenses in a significant way when he worked through his employment transition and gap year.  And you might recall, he found living on less made him more happy, not less. Resources & Links Blog Article Adam Murray … Continued

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Episode 16

Getting your debt under control doesn’t need to be difficult

How good would life be if you were debt free? No mortgage payments, or car loans.  No credit cards.  Imagine the weight off your shoulders.  The financial freedom you would gain.  The financial autonomy. Of course many people, probably most people, achieve debt free status over their working life.  This episode is not for those … Continued

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