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September 23, 2023 Everyday Benefits of Having More Freedom in Your Life

We all know the big benefits of financial independence. But what about the other ways your life might change? There’s a surprising number of important yet often overlooked benefits to having more freedom.

August 28, 2023 Is Financial Independence Immoral?

Are we wrong to retire early?  Is the FIRE movement bad for society?  Are we all just being selfish and not thinking about the bigger picture?  I tackle these criticisms and more.

August 8, 2023 What If I Woke Up Broke?

From start to finish, how I would approach the FI journey if I woke up broke. What work I’d do, whether I’d buy or rent, lifestyle, savings rate, etc. Could I do it again, and how long would it take?

July 28, 2023 My Thoughts On Die With Zero (Book Review)

I share my honest thoughts on the ideas and concepts inside one of the most popular books in the personal finance community.

June 28, 2023 How to Become Rich AND Happy in One Blog Post

Becoming rich and happy are probably the two most common aspirations.  I explain how to achieve both, why I’m still working on it, and how one can help with the other.  It’s not complex, but it takes time and effort.

June 18, 2023 Side Hustles: Are They Worth It?

A detailed look at side hustles, and whether they can help you achieve your financial goals.  I look at the numbers, pros and cons, things to consider, and who’s best suited to take on a side hustle.

May 29, 2023 What’s the Difference Between FIRE in Australia and the US?

Is FIRE easier in Australia or the US? This article compares the differences between the two countries, as well as the key benefits and challenges of each.

May 18, 2023 The Economics of Publishing A Book (How It All Works)

I pull back the curtain on the book industry, sharing my experience with self publishing, how it all works, and why I chose that path.  I also share how much authors typically make and break down the numbers for my own book.

April 28, 2023 Early Retirement Update: Notes from the Other Side

In this post, I share more details on what day-to-day life is like 6 years after quitting my job. How I’ve been spending my time lately and the different things I’m focused on.

April 18, 2023 How to Deal With Those Awkward FIRE Conversations

I share my thoughts on how to talk to friends and family about FIRE, what to tell people about your situation, and navigating those awkward conversations around money and personal finance.

March 27, 2023 What Are Taxes Like When You Retire Early in Australia?

Learn how much tax you’ll pay when you live off an investment portfolio in Australia.  I consider dividends, franking credits, capital gains, and even part-time income.

February 28, 2023 Achievement vs Enjoyment (and How to Have Both)

I share my thoughts on moving from being ‘goal focused’ all the time, towards the ‘enjoyment phase’ of your life when you reach FI.  And how to do this while still feeling productive, happy, and doing things that matter to you.

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