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November 15, 2023 Does Renting Make Your Finances More Predictable?

I compare renting vs owning a home and look at which option gives you more control and predictability over your personal finances.  Warning: may trigger homeowners.

October 27, 2023 Retirement Update – Notes from the Other Side #2

An update of how early retirement is unfolding this year.  What I’ve been spending my time on, and how the various parts of my life are going (with plenty of pictures!).

October 6, 2023 Open Home Loans: New Tech to Get the Best Rate Automatically?

Open Home Loans is a new digital mortgage broker aiming to simplify the home loan process and automate better deals. I talk to the founder about how they’re doing it.

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 Self 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.

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