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November 5, 2022 Reader Interview: A Real-Life Millionaire Next Door

I chat with a local Perth reader about his journey to financial independence and his new life of freedom, after building considerable wealth though decades of saving, investing and business ownership.

October 6, 2022 The Incredible Power of Momentum

Financial independence can seem complex, but is easily broken down into simple actions. In this article, I explain how to beat procrastination and take your first steps, building momentum, and how surprisingly powerful it is.

September 26, 2022 Why Our Idea of Sacrifice Is Wrong

Everything we do comes with benefits and drawbacks.  When we ‘sacrifice’ one thing for another, we’re choosing a better set of benefits and drawbacks.  And if that’s the case, then it’s not really sacrifice at all.

August 30, 2022 Your Flex Rate: The Crucial Factor Behind A Successful Early Retirement

I break down the concept of your ‘flex rate’, and how it can help you retire sooner and with greater peace of mind.  This can create years of extra freedom and squash the fear of not having enough money.

August 1, 2022 Why We’re Not Paying Off Our Mortgage

Our debt recycling situation, beefing up our share portfolio after selling an investment property, investing a lump sum, simplifying our accounts & going ‘all-in’ on shares.

July 13, 2022 What My Life is Like 5 Years After Retiring Early

I retired from my full-time job 5 years ago. Here’s how the experience is going, how I spend my time, and my advice for you.

May 18, 2022 How to Prosper Despite Higher Inflation

Practical thoughts and ideas for keeping your finances in rock-solid shape as we live through a period of higher inflation.

April 19, 2022 An Update on ASIC Guidelines and My Content

How I’m planning to move forward after thinking about ASIC’s new guidelines for creators of online financial content.

Finfluencers risk jail time for financial content
March 29, 2022 ASIC’s Crackdown of Financial Content & ‘Finfluencers’

My thoughts on ASIC’s crackdown on ‘finfluencers’ and online discussion about investing and finances. Why this ‘solution’ has multiple problems, and what it means for my content going forward.

March 15, 2022 Investment Portfolio Update: H1 2022

Our latest portfolio update.  Net worth allocation.  Passive income tally.  Current share portfolio & how I’m seeing shares and property right now.

March 1, 2022 How We’re Buying A House During Early Retirement

I share our house-buying experience while not working.  Why we bought, what type of property we bought, how we’re financing it, and whether it affects our FI numbers.

50 Enjoyable Low Cost Things To Do
February 15, 2022 50 Enjoyable Low Cost Things To Do

There’s a huge amount of ways we can spend our spare time which are fun, meaningful and also help us save.  Here’s a list of 50 enjoyable low cost activities I came up with.

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