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Interviews & Case Studies

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.

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?

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.

March 8, 2022 Podcast: Starting the FI Journey From Zero Today

A thought experiment. What if we had to start our wealth-building journey all over again from scratch today. I share the steps I would take.

Creating A Runway to Retirement
October 5, 2021 Podcast: Creating A Runway to Retirement (Pat’s Transition Plan)

We discuss transitioning from full time work to semi-retirement. Dealing with employers, managing your finances, and how Pat is approaching it as he plans his transition right now.

Pearler Review: Pearler Investments Low Cost Broker
June 1, 2021 Pearler Review: Easy, Automated, Low Cost Investing (with Pearler’s Co-Founder)

Pearler is a low cost broker focused on long term investing, serving the FI community, and making investing simpler for everyone.

A Family on their way to Financial Independence
May 25, 2021 Achieving Financial Independence With A Family

An epic post full of great advice on reaching financial independence when you have kids (from someone who is doing it!).

December 12, 2020 One Reader’s Remarkable Journey Towards FIRE

Learn how this reader turned his financial life around and is now well on the path to financial independence.

November 13, 2020 Follow-Up Interview with Early Retiree, Michael

I check in with fellow Perth early retiree to see how he’s enjoying his freedom.  He shares life lessons, and thoughts on investing and family.

February 1, 2020 Interview with Mrs Strong Money: Insights From the Better-Half

I ask Mrs SMA to share her thoughts on our FI journey, the lifestyle changes we made, and what it was like from her perspective.

January 4, 2020 Epic Blogger Roundup: The Best Advice for 2020 from the FIRE Community!

A great compilation of Aussie FI bloggers share their favourite tips for 2020 and beyond.

April 6, 2019 The Future of Australia’s Economy (with Pete Wargent)

In a follow-up with Pete, we discuss the future of Australia – the economy, property, shares, jobs, and much more.

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