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April 21, 2024 The Power Of Deliberate Spending

Why deliberate spending is my favourite money management style.  What it really means and how you can use it as your situation and priorities change over time.

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March 9, 2024 Should You Buy An EV? (And Why I Did)

I explain why (and how) I bought a Tesla. The experience so far.  How much it cost, and ongoing savings/expenses. Charging options + EV basics. Tax rebates + subsidies. And whether you should get an EV.

January 25, 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.

January 6, 2024 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.

December 20, 2023 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?

November 18, 2023 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.

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.

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 18, 2023 The Great Divergence

I discuss how the world of money and spending evolved into the modern era.  I explore how there’s now a great divide between those with knowledge and those without, between those who think for themselves and take action… and everyone else.

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.

November 30, 2022 Strong Money Australia Book Resources

On this page you’ll find extra content I mentioned throughout the book, plus tools, resources and other stuff to help you on your journey.

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