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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.

February 1, 2022 Sitting Down With Strong Money: Your Questions Answered #16

Q&A includes:  Super vs mortgage vs investing.  Mechanics of index funds. 2024 tax changes and investment income.  Why invest monthly?  Should I sell my investment property?

January 18, 2022 Our 2021 Household Spending Revealed

In this article, I break down our spending from last year and show where each dollar went. Somehow we managed to live another enjoyable year on under $50k 😉

December 21, 2021 Looking Back on 2021: Our Year in Review

I recap the events of 2021 for the Strong Money household.  What we spent our time doing this year, the good bits and the not so good bits.

December 7, 2021 Investment Portfolio Update: H2 2021

My current portfolio, dividend income for 2021, which shares we’ve been buying and my views on the property and share markets.

November 23, 2021 How to Actually Pull The Plug and Leave Work

Dealing with common fears and anxiety around leaving work, awkward conversations about FIRE, managing debt in retirement and convincing yourself it’s safe to step into freedom.

DHHF & VDHG: The Ultimate in Simplicity
November 9, 2021 DHHF & VDHG: Is A One Fund Portfolio All You Need?

I break down the pros and cons of all-in-one funds like DHHF and VDHG for long term investors.

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