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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 guests who have already reached or are on their way to financial freedom and also answer listeners questions on the last Friday of every month.

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 guests who have already reached or are on their way to financial freedom and also answer listeners questions on the last Friday of every month.

You can learn more about the FIRE movement in Australia here https://www.aussiefirebug.com/start-here/

    Ask Firebug Fridays - 29 feat. Lacey Filipich

    Ask Firebug Fridays - 29 feat. Lacey Filipich

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    I'm joined today by the author of Money School and superstar of the Aussie FIRE discussion group, Lacey Filipich.

    We’re going over three questions in this episode:
    ➡ Buying shares prior to the ex-Dividend date (00:03:29)
    ➡ I'm scared of making a mistake when investing and losing it all (00:10:00)
    ➡ Debt recycling (00:27:58)

    • 45 min
    Ask Firebug Fridays - 28

    Ask Firebug Fridays - 28

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    Some of the topics in today's episode are:

    ➡ Tax minimisation (00:01:25)
    ➡ Should I wait until the next recession before I start to buy shares? (00:10:17)
    ➡ Leveraging into shares (00:21:14)

    • 37 min
    Ask Firebug Fridays - 27 feat. Family Finance

    Ask Firebug Fridays - 27 feat. Family Finance

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    Today’s episode is focussing on family financial topics. I thought I’d get an expert in this subject manner on the pod so I’ve invited Lee from Family Finance to help me answer your questions.

    We’re going over three questions today:
    ➡ Private health insurance and who Family Finance uses (00:03:55)
    ➡ Balancing how to give your children everything they need without spoiling them (00:15:12)
    ➡ Some of the biggest costs associated with having children (00:26:08)

    • 52 min
    Episode 36. Glen James - My Millennial Money

    Episode 36. Glen James - My Millennial Money

    Today I’m speaking to Glen James, a multiple award-winning financial advisor who is the creator and host of the very popular podcast, My Millenial Money.

    Glen's a self-proclaimed 'spender' but was able to develop a process and system to manged his own money at an early age that ultimately lead him to financial success. He then went into helping others achieve their financial goals starting and selling multiple businesses along the way. Glen highlights some really interesting points about the FIRE movement as well as the importance of giving back as you build your weal

    Some of the topics in today's pod include:


    ➡Glen’s relationship with Money and the systems and processes he has built (00:04:44)
    ➡Super asset allocations (00:14:01)
    ➡Glen’s investing philosophy (00:15:40)
    ➡Why the FIRE movement needs to ditch the RE (00:21:32)
    ➡Being charitable whilst building wealth (00:32:25)
    ➡My Millennial Money Podcast (00:39:27)

    • 54 min
    Episode 35. Lacey Filipich - Money School

    Episode 35. Lacey Filipich - Money School

    Today I’m chatting to Lacey Filipich, author of 'Money School' which is an Australian book about becoming financially independent reclaiming your life.

    Lacey resume is very impressive, she's an engineer, author and successful entrepreneur starting multiple companies who reached financial independence in her early 30s.

    Some of the topics in today's pod include:
    ➡Lacey’s upbringing and her road to financial independence (0:02:12)
    ➡Burning out at work (0:10:48)
    ➡Lacey’s investment strategies and current asset allocations (0:22:40)
    ➡The Money School Book (0:56:42)
    ➡How you can use Options with a FIRE strategy (1:05:34)
    ➡Bank bail in-laws and what it could mean for people holding large amounts of cash (1:14:51)

    For a full transcription of today's episode plus show notes, please head over to www.aussiefirebug.com/lacey-filipich-money-school/

    • 1 hr 20 min
    Ask Firebug Fridays - 26

    Ask Firebug Fridays - 26

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    Some of the topics in today's episode are:
    - How do companies like BetaShares and Vanguard weight individual companies in their ETFs? (00:02:34)
    - Anxiety from leaving your job once you have hit your FIRE number (00:10:16)
    - How to handle tax returns when you start to invest in ETFs (00:21:05)

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
340 Ratings

340 Ratings

milc331 ,

Like catching up with mates sharing some financial tips/tricks.

Money is that taboo subject that you don’t talk about with friends and family but listening to your podcast makes it feel like you are relaxing in the beer garden at the local pub on a sunny weekend just enjoying the conversation and learning from your peers. Thanks Aussie Firebug, keep up the great work.

jazzpreston ,

Excellent Aussie FIRE Content

Thanks for all the really practical information about financial independence in Australia. The principles of FIRE are universal but the Australian specific focus is much needed for those of us who are living in AUS. I always look forward to the next episode. Keep up the great work mate!

Nz veggie ,

Great Aussie content

Great content with various interesting people. Enjoy listening to the podcasts.

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