FIRE & Chill is a podcast about how to reach financial independence and retire early (FIRE) in Australia.
Each fortnight, I get together with my friend Pat from Life Long Shuffle and we break down everything from saving, spending, investments and living a great life.
UPDATE: Due to ASIC's guidelines for financial content creators, we have decided to stop producing the podcast. You can continue to listen to all previous episodes on this page.
Thanks for your understanding, we appreciate your support!
Stage 3 Tax Cuts Explained (Taxes and FIRE)
The new tax cuts and how it affects different income levels. What impact does it have on FIRE? What about franking credits and living off your portfolio? Plus thoughts on future tax changes.
Strong Money Household Spending in 2023
A full breakdown how and where we spent our money in 2023, including lots of pictures from throughout the year. See what changed (and why) and read about our spending plans for 2024.
80/20 Rule: The Pareto Principle for Financial Independence
How to harness the 80/20 rule across your income, spending, investing, and life in general, to make more progress with less frustration.
How to Level Up Your Life & Finances In 2024
My best advice for having a great year. Improving your mindset. Spending more consciously. Boosting your income. Perfecting your investment portfolio. And living a healthier life.
What If Everyone Pursued Financial Independence?
If people spent less, wouldn’t the economy collapse? What happens when everyone saves and invests? If lots of people retire, who does the important jobs? And how do we generate enough tax revenue?
Should You Pay Off Your Home, Invest, or Debt Recycle at Higher Interest Rates?
Should you pay down your mortgage or invest when interest rates are high? What about debt recycling? Let’s discuss the benefits of each and figure out which is the best option.
Some Notes & Lessons on Dealing with Loss
I share what I’ve learned through the experience of my dog passing away. Thoughts on dealing with loss in a healthy way, and how to navigate the ups and downs.
Early Retirement & Post-FI Resources Page
A central hub for content and resources focused specifically on transitioning to FI or semi-retirement life. My best articles, interviews with others, calculators, social groups and more.
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.
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!).
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.
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.
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