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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

Investment

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

Investment

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

Investment

Superannuation

Episode 153

Is singledom denying you financial success? – Part 2

In Australia the most recent census found a quarter of the population was single, with the Australian Bureau of Statistics forecasting a 65% increase in single households by 2036. The increase in singledom is being seen throughout the world. In Norway and Sweden half of all households are now singles. When it comes to finances, … Continued

Saving Strategy

Episode 152

Is singledom denying you financial success? – Part 1

In Australia the most recent census found a quarter of the population was single, with the Australian Bureau of Statistics forecasting a 65% increase in single households by 2036. The increase in singledom is being seen throughout the world. In Norway and Sweden half of all households are now singles. When it comes to finances, … Continued

Saving Strategy

Episode 151

Avoid borrowing mistakes with Stuart Wemyss, author of Rules of the Lending Game

You might have come across Stuart Wemyss via his regular contributions in the Australian newspaper, or his excellent podcast Investopoly. Stuart is a fellow financial planner, and in this week’s episode, we discuss his latest book Rules of the Lending Game. Whether you’re an investor, a homeowner with an existing mortgage, or an aspiring first … Continued

Property

Episode 150

CASE STUDY – Isabelle Lenglois

French born Western Australian Isabelle Lenglois shares her inspiring journey to Financial Autonomy in this week’s episode. She prospered in an industry not especially welcoming of women – oil and gas drilling – through plenty of hard work and determination. She has then succeeded in transforming that income into wealth which provides her and her … Continued

Investment

Episode 149

7 tips for buying shares in volatile markets

Volatility and share investing go together like honey and crumpets. As a share investor, how can you use volatility to your advantage? And how can you ensure volatility doesn’t derail your strategy to build wealth and gain choice in life? I’ve invested through the GFC, the Asian Currency Crisis, September 11, the Japanese tsunami, Brexit, … Continued

Investment

Episode 148

CASE STUDY – Property + Side Hustle + Shares – Lachlan’s use of the 3 Financial Autonomy pathways to gain choice in life

Lachlan is a member of the Financial Autonomy community and responded to my call out for case study examples. I’m especially excited to chat with Lachlan because he’s pursued all 3 of the FA pathways – shares, property, and self-employment. You can get a hold of him through his email at Ellenjaycs@gmail.com Interested in becoming … Continued

Investment

Property

Self-Employment & Side Hustles

Episode 147

Transition to Self-Employment Without Going Broke

So why consider moving to self-employment? Our mission here at Financial Autonomy is helping you gain choice. Of the options available to gain choice, becoming self-employed offers the potential for you to achieve success quickly, without huge financial investment, and provides the greatest potential financial upside. But transitioning from being an employee to becoming self-employed … Continued

Self-Employment & Side Hustles