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Creating Freedom Through Financial Independence
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.

April 19, 2022 Podcast: ASIC’s New Guidance & The Future of FIRE & Chill

We discuss the crackdown on financial content by the regulator ASIC.  We share our thoughts on these issues, how it affects content creators and why we’ve decided to end the show.

April 5, 2022 Podcast: How to Deal With Taxes

In this episode, we talk about taxes on income and investments, possible ways to reduce tax on our financial journeys, and what tax looks like when we reach early retirement.

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 22, 2022 Podcast: Minimalism and Financial Independence

We discuss the huge overlaps between Minimalism and the pursuit of financial independence.  The benefits, the possible drawbacks, and how to put these lessons into practice in our everyday lives.

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