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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.

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 3, 2023 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.

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.

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?

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.

January 18, 2022 Our 2021 Household Spending Revealed

In this article, I break down our spending from last year and show where each dollar went. Somehow we managed to live another enjoyable year on under $50k 😉

December 14, 2021 Podcast: Is Insurance Worth It?

We discuss different insurance options and discuss whether they’re worth having, strategies for reducing your insurance costs, other ways to protect yourself and more.

November 2, 2021 Podcast: Savings with Benefits

We discuss some powerful savings strategies help you sharpen your finances while providing plenty of other life-enhancing benefits too!

Is A 20% House Deposit Always the Best Move?
October 26, 2021 Is A 20% House Deposit Always the Best Move?

Looking at whether using a smaller deposit (and paying LMI) to buy a home and investing the difference works out better than the typical large deposit approach.  And whether paying LMI to buy sooner makes sense.

September 7, 2021 Podcast: Basics vs Luxuries -120 Years of Perspective

In this episode we zoom out and look at how much our lifestyles and spending have changed in the last 20, 50, 100 years, and see what we can learn from this.

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