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July 28, 2023 My Thoughts On Die With Zero (Book Review)

I share my honest thoughts on the ideas and concepts inside one of the most popular books in the personal finance community.

May 29, 2023 What’s the Difference Between FIRE in Australia and the US?

Is FIRE easier in Australia or the US? This article compares the differences between the two countries, as well as the key benefits and challenges of each.

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.

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 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.

April 22, 2021 Strong Money Website Update

A few notes on how the Strong Money site has been updated, with new areas, content and features.

December 27, 2020 Greatest Hits of 2020 and Recommended Reads

The most popular articles and podcasts from 2020, along with the best books I read this year.

July 11, 2020 So, About Last Week’s Post…

Clarifying my thoughts on home ownership, plus the final verdict on our decision to sell our shares or not.

July 4, 2020 Why We Might Sell Our Entire Share Portfolio…

We flirt with the idea of selling our shares to buy a house with cash here in Perth.

May 19, 2020 My New Podcast “FIRE & Chill” Is Now Live (Here’s Our First 3 Episodes!)

To celebrate our podcast launch, we released the first 3 episodes straight away!

April 29, 2020 Investing During A Pandemic (Webinar Replay)

A special video replay of a live webinar I participated in, on how to invest during a pandemic.

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