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Episode 165

CASE STUDY – From employee to partner – Alex’s journey to gaining choice via the self-employment pathway

I met Alex Hont at a Financial Planning conference last year. Alex hosts the Masters of Finance podcast – so with both financial planning and podcasting in common, we had quite a bit to talk about! I invited Alex onto the podcast to share how he went from being an employee to being a partner … Continued

Self-Employment & Side Hustles

Episode 164

Why (and how) I wrote Financial Autonomy – the money book that gives you choice

Regular listeners will know my book Financial Autonomy – the money book that gives you choice, came out last month. In this week’s episode, I explain why I wrote it and how it fits into my mission of helping more people gain choice. During the various interviews I’ve done promoting the book one of the … Continued

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Episode 163

Market Update from the largest fund manager in the world – BlackRock

Really excited for this episode. I chat with Thomas Taw, the Head of Investment Strategies Asia Pacific for BlackRock. For those who are unfamiliar, BlackRock is the largest fund manager in the world. It’s a wonderful opportunity to gain insight into how a business with the global resources they have at their disposal is seeing … Continued

Investment

Episode 162

How to use a Core/Satellite strategy in your share portfolio

One of the most popular pathways to achieving financial autonomy is through investing in stocks. Stock market investing has a ton of advantages including ease of diversification, low transaction cost, ease of liquidity, and being highly regulated to guard against investor fraud. A popular stock portfolio strategy is known as the core/satellite approach. In today’s … Continued

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Episode 161

How to achieve Cult Status with Tim Duggan

Tim Duggan is the co-founder of Junkee Media, one of Australia’s fastest growing media companies dedicated to improving the conversations about things that matter. In today’s interview, we talk about building communities around digital products and understanding the shift towards conscious consumerism. We also discuss his new book, Cult Status, which encourages thinking about business … Continued

Self-Employment & Side Hustles

Episode 160

How to become Self-Employed – Part 2

Self-employment is one of the 3 pathways to achieving Financial Autonomy. What are the key 12 elements you need to cover off to succeed as a self-employed person? We covered the first 6 elements last week and this week we’ll cover the other 6. Resources & Links How to become Self-Employed – Part 1 How … Continued

Self-Employment & Side Hustles

Episode 159

How to become Self-Employed – Part 1

Self-employment is one of the 3 pathways to achieving Financial Autonomy. What are the key 12 elements you need to cover off to succeed as a self-employed person? That’s what I’ll be covering in this and next week’s episode. Resources & Links How to become Self – Employed – Part 2 How to become Self-Employed … Continued

Self-Employment & Side Hustles

Episode 158

Motherhood, career, and self-employment with Melissa Martin

Today Melissa Martin is a successful Melbourne photographer, but that’s quite a way from where she started her career journey. In this chat we explore: The challenges many women in particular face when they start a family and find that their previous career no longer works in their life. How Melissa went about finding a … Continued

Self-Employment & Side Hustles

Episode 157

Axelrod, Gecko, and Martha Stewart – let’s talk Insider Trading

What is insider trading, why is it a crime, and why does Hollywood seem to love it so much? Today I wanted to discuss Insider Trading. It’s something you’ve likely heard of. The name gives you a sense of roughly what it’s all about, but that’s likely as far as things go. So let’s explore … Continued

Investment

Episode 156

Investing, digital advice, and low cost solutions with Ted Richards of Six Park

Looking for an easy and low-cost way to get started with investing? Ted Richards from Six Park might have your solution. Listen to our chat via the player above.   Resources & Links Six Park Financial Autonomy Book General Advice Warning

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Episode 155

Why Modern Monetary Theory is suddenly the cool kid (and why you should care)

I started writing this piece for inclusion in Gaining CHOICE, our weekly email. But as I read more and more the piece became longer and longer until it was clear the idea of Jobs Guarantees and Modern Monetary Theory warranted a post all of their own. Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) sounds dry, I know, and … Continued

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Episode 154

What to do when a family member needs Aged Care – with age care expert Susan Cooper

What’s Aged Care have to do with financial autonomy and gaining choice? At some point, your parents are likely going to need age care and it might come down to you to solve it for them. An awareness of how the system works and some of the basics, is something I’m sure you will find … Continued

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