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Plenty of books, podcasts and blogs focus on building wealth – and that’s great, as far as it goes. But focusing just on wealth misses the point. I believe what most of us actually want is to have choice. Choice in how much time we give to income-producing activities. Choice about what those income-producing activities are. Choice about where we live. Choice about when we retire. Choice about the ways we use our money to produce happiness. In the Financial Autonomy podcast, I explore the dif ...
 
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This week we take a look at Listed Investment Companies, LIC’s. They’ve been around a long time on the stock market, and given the advancements made, especially in the Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) space, it's worthwhile to question whether LIC’s still have a reason to exist? Should we as investors have them on our radar? [Disclaimer]…
 
Recently a very small stock in the US made headlines in the investment community. Gamestop is a bricks and mortar retailer in the US, selling games and accessories for The PlayStation and Xbox. Despite being a dying business, in the space of 2 weeks in January, this stock rose from a little over $19.00 a share to over $145 a share. That's a 660% ga…
 
From radio and publishing to hosting his own TV show, and today being self-employed in one of the industries hardest hit by the COVID pandemic - tourism - Adam Ford of the Big Bus Tour and Travel Guide shares with us his journey and how he's created the resiliency to succeed. An inspiring story that I'm sure you'll love. Also mentioned: www.showmem…
 
In this episode I review two 2021 Outlook reports, one produced by Vanguard the second largest fund manager in the world , and one from VanEck . I've pulled out these two because they have some consistency in their views, but also some differences and I thought that might be useful to you guys in thinking about how you might approach your investmen…
 
Russell Investments recently released a research report - 2020 Value of an Adviser - where they explore where a financial advice relationship can add value for investors. Today I speak with Bronwyn Yates, Head of Client and Business Solutions at Russell Investments to share with us what they learned. We also discuss when in your life it might make …
 
If you're in a relationship that's been going for a little while, how do you manage your finances? Do you and your partner’s wages all go into a single joint account that you both then spend out of? Or do you keep your money separate, each paying for your own expenses and combining only when necessary? There's no single right way for couples to man…
 
In the Financial Autonomy podcast, we normally talk about traditional investments - stocks and property. But today I wanted to discuss another type of investment you can make which can help you hugely in achieving financial autonomy and gaining choice. That is investing in your career. I'm joined by Emily and Shelly, career and recruitment experts …
 
Today I'm speaking with a Financial Autonomy community member. Jason emailed me to share a bit about his journey and it was so interesting I asked him to come on the podcast and share it with everyone - I think you'll find this one really inspirational. [Disclaimer]
 
A Side Hustle can be a hugely significant stepping stone in you gaining financial freedom and choice. They’re a fantastic way to develop new skills and broaden your network, both of which help enormously in your income generating resiliency. In the end of course, they can have a financial payoff as well. But like most things in life, valuable and e…
 
We've talked to several property investment experts recently, but what we haven't covered what you need to think about once you are a landlord. In this episode, I speak with Jeremy Goldschmidt from property management disruptor RentBetter to learn the property investment essential beyond the initial purchase. [RentBetter Website] [Disclaimer]…
 
This week I have a bit of fun with Elephant in the Room co-host Veronica Morgan, a buyers agent and co-host of Foxtel's Location Location Location Australia. I play devil's advocate, arguing against property as an investment, and Veronica explains why I'm wrong (or not in a few cases!). Hope you enjoy this one. [Disclaimer] Learn more about Veronic…
 
Regular listeners will know that I frequently refer to the 3 pathways to Financial Autonomy - investing in stocks, investing in property, and building a business or being self-employed. But how to determine which pathway makes the most sense for you to pursue? That's what we'll be exploring in this week's episode. Disclaimer…
 
Ryan wanted a change in his life. He wanted more flexibility, he wanted to gain choice. He thought about how he could make that happen and realised the starting point needed to be reducing his debts - they were a huge burden that locked him down and hugely limited his options. Hear how he went about solving this challenge. Another great IRL example…
 
Pete Wargent is a property investment expert. He is a buyer's advocate and does various bits and pieces within the property space. Pete's background is as a chartered accountant. The content he produces on property investment tends to be very analytical and data driven. So I've invited him along to get his insight as to what he is seeing in the dat…
 
When investing in property, it's largely a given that you'll be borrowing as a core element of the transaction. Indeed often, you're borrowing the entire purchase cost. Borrowing to buy shares however is often approached with trepidation, despite the many advantages shares offer around the ease of altering the transaction size, diversification and …
 
I met Alex Hont at a Financial Planning conference last year. Alex hosts the Masters of Finance podcast - so with both financial planning and podcasting in common, we had quite a bit to talk about! I invited Alex onto the podcast to share how he went from being an employee to being a partner at his financial planning firm - how he planned for that …
 
Regular listeners will know my book Financial Autonomy - the money book that gives you choice, came out last month. In this week's episode, I explain why I wrote it and how it fits into my mission of helping more people gain choice. During the various interviews I've done promoting the book one of the most frequent questions I get is how did I find…
 
Really excited for this episode. I chat with Thomas Taw, the Head of Investment Strategies Asia Pacific for BlackRock. For those who are unfamiliar, BlackRock is the largest fund manager in the world. It's a wonderful opportunity to gain insight into how a business with the global resources they have at their disposal is seeing things - investment …
 
One of the most popular pathways to achieving financial autonomy is through investing in stocks. Stock market investing has a ton of advantages including ease of diversification, low transaction cost, ease of liquidity, and being highly regulated to guard against investor fraud. A popular stock portfolio strategy is known as the core/satellite appr…
 
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