105 episodes

My name's Matt, I'm a country boy for regional Victoria who is on track to reach Financial Independence and Retire Early (FIRE) by my mid-thirties. I interview interesting people on topics relating to financial independence. You can learn more about the FIRE movement in Australia here https://www.aussiefirebug.com/start-here/

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My name's Matt, I'm a country boy for regional Victoria who is on track to reach Financial Independence and Retire Early (FIRE) by my mid-thirties. I interview interesting people on topics relating to financial independence. You can learn more about the FIRE movement in Australia here https://www.aussiefirebug.com/start-here/

    90. Ana Kresina - Kids Ain't Cheap

    90. Ana Kresina - Kids Ain't Cheap

    Today we're joined by Ana Kresina, Head of Product and Community at Pearler and the Co-host of the 'Get Rich Slow Club' and 'ETFs for Beginners,' podcasts.She’s also just become a published author with the book “Kids Ain't Cheap”.Some of the topics we cover in today’s episode are:Ana’s FIRE journey (00:03:37)Hitchhiking through Europe (00:07:09)Why Ana wrote a money book around raising kids or preparing to raise kids (00:10:02)The importance of normalising money conversations with children (0...

    • 1 hr 1 min
    89. Terry - Wealth Time Freedom (WTF)

    89. Terry - Wealth Time Freedom (WTF)

    Today's episode is something a bit different.Terry, the host of the Wealth Time Freedom (WTF) podcast interviewed me a few months ago. The response was so positive from that episode that I decided to repost it on my show.In this episode, Terry asks me about becoming a dad, my recent pivot with work and my new perspective on FIRE.I found it to be a great conversation, and I hope you'll enjoy it too.LinksPodcast - Wealth Time Freedom (WTF)www.aussiefirebug.com/podcast

    • 1 hr 15 min
    88. Captain FI - Financially free at 29

    88. Captain FI - Financially free at 29

    Today, my guest is fellow FIRE enthusiast/podcaster/blogger, Captain FI!He’s actually been on the podcast before but I had to take that episode down due to ASIC’s 2022 guidelines.Cap came and stayed at the Firebug household after attending the Rask event in my hometown. It was a lot of fun meeting and greeting others from the FIRE community and it was extra special to do so in my own backyard.This was very much an improv podcast and I didn’t have any set questions.We had a general chitchat ab...

    • 1 hr 19 min
    87. Clayton - My Accountant

    87. Clayton - My Accountant

    Today, my guest is none other than my accountant, Clayton!Clayton and I have talked about doing this podcast for a while. I pay him thousands of dollars each year to help with tax planning, structuring our investments and businesses and other strategic decisions that ultimately help me reach FIRE sooner.I thought it would be interesting to chat to him about what role an accountant can play when someone is trying to reach FIRE, and explore why certain decisions were recommended for our family ...

    • 1 hr 8 min
    86. FIRE/Life Update

    86. FIRE/Life Update

    I've been thinking about this post for the past 18 months, and to be honest, it's long overdue.So much has changed over the last 11 years since I first stumbled across FIRE.And if the podcast's feature image wasn't obvious enough, I recently became a father. So, now is the perfect time for a big update/recap on life at the Firebug household.www.aussiefirebug.com/podcast

    • 22 min
    85. Mr. 1500 - Retired Early at 43

    85. Mr. 1500 - Retired Early at 43

    Today my guest is Carl Jensen who is better known in the FIRE community as Mr. 1500.He’s a family guy living in Colorado with his wife and two young children and managed to retire at the ripe old age of 43.Some of the topics we cover in today’s episode are:The story behind the name "Mr. 1500" (00:02:06)Investment philosophy and strategies (00:07:25)Carl’s interest in Tesla and EVs in general (00:18:44)Balancing frugality and fulfilment on the path to FI (00:23:49)The biggest benefits of achie...

    • 1 hr 12 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
571 Ratings

571 Ratings

GreenThumbFriend ,

Fresh to the FIRE scene and loving this podcast!

I found this podcast through searching for ‘Peter Thornhill’ on Apple Podcasts cause I loved his philosophy and teachings on investing, living frugally and reaping the rewards and found this podcast and the FIRE community as a whole! Can’t thank you enough Matt for your amazing work and and effort bringing this podcast to life ! I’ve just binged the whole lot and loved to hear your journey from the start until now (as well as the audio and interview skills improve!) I’m recommending this podcast and your blog to everyone who will listen to me and well on my way to financial freedom! Thank you!

Brittany Lawler ,

Love it!

Awesome podcast, really interesting! Can’t wait to listen to more eps.

GNHGNH ,

Insightful, straight forward and relatable

This series is for anyone that wants a fulfilling independent life as well as for anyone unsure of how to hop out of the rat race.

Matt does a great job hosting some incredible guests from all around the globe that all have so much to offer and share.

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