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Interviews & Case Studies

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.

March 30, 2019 Interview with Pete Wargent: Part One – Financially Free at 33

I interview one of the original early retirees in Australia, Pete Wargent, about his journey, investments, and what he’s doing now.

February 9, 2019 Reader Interview: Financially Independent at 32!

I chat with a local Perth reader who just reached FI and quit his job at age 32 to spend more time with his young family.

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