134 episodes

Financial Autonomy is an audio blog focused on financial strategies to give you choice. Hosted by Certified Financial Planner Paul Benson, each episode is a short and sharp 15 minutes or so, and aims to provide you with actionable content that can help you achieve your goals.

Financial Autonomy Financial Independence through an Australian lens

    • Self-Improvement

Financial Autonomy is an audio blog focused on financial strategies to give you choice. Hosted by Certified Financial Planner Paul Benson, each episode is a short and sharp 15 minutes or so, and aims to provide you with actionable content that can help you achieve your goals.

    Let's Talk Shares - Equity Mates Collaboration - Episode 129

    Let's Talk Shares - Equity Mates Collaboration - Episode 129

    This week we talk all things Shares with Bryce & Ren from the Equity Mates podcast.
    We talk investment strategies, the current state of share markets, leverage, our first investments, books we’ve found helpful, and plenty more.
    I hope you love it!
     
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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Urban Farming and Permaculture to achieve Financial Independence with Kat Lavers of Plummery - Episode 128

    Urban Farming and Permaculture to achieve Financial Independence with Kat Lavers of Plummery - Episode 128

    Living sustainably is an increasing focus for many of us. This week’s guest, Permaculture expert Kat Lavers, shares how growing your own food can not only help in reducing your environmental footprint, but save you money too.
    In this episode, Kat shares:
    How she took on a modest inner suburban home in Melbourne and transformed it into an urban farm. What is permaculture. The amazing volume and variety of produce she has been able to produce, and the personal budget impact of that. How much work is involved. The health benefits, both physical and mental. The flexible life Kat has been able to achieve as a result of being so self-reliant for her food needs. Oh, and a YouTube video showing her property has been viewed over 600,000 times! Take a look here: Incredibly Abundant Permaculture Garden in the City | The Plummery
    I hope you love it.
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    • 47 min
    What’s the plan for 2020? - Episode 127

    What’s the plan for 2020? - Episode 127

    In this episode I review the wins and challenges faced during 2019 and look ahead to our plans for Financial Autonomy in 2020.

    A bit of a pull back the curtain episode that I hope you enjoy.
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    • 24 min
    From Employee to Self employed - Amy Irvine and I share our Stories - Episode 126

    From Employee to Self employed - Amy Irvine and I share our Stories - Episode 126

    This week we talk making the move from employee to self-employment with Amy Irvine a fellow financial planner based in New York. We’ve each made the transition to self-employment, though Amy more recently than me. We share our experiences. The positives gained, as well as the challenges.
    Moving to self-employment is definitely a pathway to gaining choice in life, so if it’s an option you are considering, I know you’ll get a tonne out of this episode.
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    • 1 hr 9 min
    18 Ways to Build Passive Income that work in Australia - Part 2 - Episode 125

    18 Ways to Build Passive Income that work in Australia - Part 2 - Episode 125

    If you’re to achieve financial independence and gain the choice in life that is our goal here at Financial Autonomy, then it’s very helpful if some or perhaps all of your living costs can be met without you needing to put a finger to a keyboard, smile at a customer, or drill a hole to install something or other.
    Passive Income sources are the key to arriving at this outcome.
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    • 19 min
    Building Wealth via Property with John Pidgeon - Episode 124

    Building Wealth via Property with John Pidgeon - Episode 124

    We're talking property this week. I recorded this interview a few months back with John Pidgeon, co-host of the popular podcast, My Millennial Money. John shares his property journey with us and provides some great ideas on creating wealth through property.
    We discuss:
    John’s first investment property in rural Victoria
    His thoughts and approach to building wealth through property
    How John has built a property portfolio to give he and his wife choice in life.
    Where he thinks the opportunities are now
    I think there's a tonne of wisdom and knowledge you can get out of this episode, so I really hope you enjoy it.
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    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

Kris Domagala ,

Good and easy to understand info

Presents useful topics around personal finances in a quick and easy to understand manner.

Tangamand ,

Great tips easy to follow.

Paul has inspired me to get my finances organized. Also just to start doing it as opposed to wait until everything is ready and perfectly set for it. I’ve started and I’m fine tunning as I go.

Chris C-O ,

Great

Clearly presented, easy to understand information in short snippets that you can think about and take action on.
Aussie based which is hard to find sometimes.

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