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Episode 51

Can you pass the financial literacy test

Want to minimise the chance of living off nothing but a meagre age pension in later life?   There’s a great proverb that I heard many years ago and have never forgotten “a fool and his money are easily separated”. So how do you ensure you’re not the fool? The solution is to have at … 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 49

Bike paths, Bitcoin, and Risk Budgets

I go for a bike ride most Sundays. Wherever I can, I ride on a bike path. Often there is a road running parallel to the bike path. Very often, cyclists are on the road when they could just as easily be on the bike path. Now I understand why they do this. It’s because … Continued

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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 47

Sports Geek Sean Callanan on how he’s created a life around his passions

In this episode, we interview Sean Callanan, a podcasting guru, and owner of Sports Geek. After 15 years of working as an employee in the IT space, Sean started his company, Sports Geek, out of his passion for sports and his expertise in technology, in 2009. He eventually started his own podcast in 2014 under … Continued

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Self-Employment & Side Hustles

Episode 46

Why EVERYONE should have a Side Hustle

Whether it’s a stall at a local market selling hand knitted beanies for dogs, running an online store via Amazon selling rainbow coloured shoelaces, or designing the occasional band logo on 99 designs, I believe EVERYONE should have a Side Hustle. We’re here after all to find ways for you to gain choice in your … 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 42

What is Ethical Investment all about?

On the off-chance that you’re one of the few people who read the information sent out by their superannuation fund, you might have noticed that in recent years they’ve added an Ethical Investment option. Now the exact labelling of that option will vary – it might be called Socially Responsible, Sustainable, or just Responsible, all … Continued

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Episode 41

From feeling trapped to living the life of her dreams – how Sharon Gourlay blogged her way to financial autonomy

Today I am joined by Sharon Gourlay from Digital Nomad Wannabe about how to gain financial independence through Blogging. Sharon Gourlay is passionate about working online and helping others to follow in her footsteps. She left Australia with her young family at the end of 2014 determined to grow an online business. She succeeded and now … Continued

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Self-Employment & Side Hustles

Episode 40

How to successfully transition from the corporate world to self-employment

Are you tired of the insecurity that comes from constant corporate restructures and the politics of a large work place?  Way back in episode 11, I explored the Security Illusion. This looked at the idea that most of us are brainwashed into believing that financial security comes from working for a large corporate, or perhaps … Continued

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