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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 different ways you can gain choice - from investing in stocks to becoming self-employed, starting a side hustle, or buying an investment property. I share learnings I've gained working with clients for over 20 years as a Certified Financial Planner, and interview others with interesting insights or experiences in gaining choice in life.

Financial Autonomy Financial Independence through an Australian lens

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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 different ways you can gain choice - from investing in stocks to becoming self-employed, starting a side hustle, or buying an investment property. I share learnings I've gained working with clients for over 20 years as a Certified Financial Planner, and interview others with interesting insights or experiences in gaining choice in life.

    Why Does Inflation Matter?

    Why Does Inflation Matter?

    Most of us recognise that interest rates were unusually low for a time, to counter the economic effect of the COVID pandemic. We recognised that at some point they would return to normal. But what is normal, why are they going up now, and why has this got share and property markets so rattled? One word - inflation.
    Inflation is all over the news at the moment. In financial markets, inflation has been the driving force for at least the past 6 months. So this week I thought we do a quick inflation 101 session to ensure you understand why it matters and perhaps consider whether there's anything you should be doing to stay ahead.
     
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    • 13 min
    Matt - Aussie Firebug

    Matt - Aussie Firebug

    This week I chat with Matt from the Aussie Firebug blog and podcast. We talk about financial independence, travel, lifestyle planning, and retirement.
    Check out Matt's blog here: 
    Aussie Firebug | Financial Independence Retire Early
     
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    • 45 min
    Offset vs Redraw

    Offset vs Redraw

    Should I be putting my savings in an offset account, or paying it straight off the loan and accessing via a redraw if I need it? This is a question I get asked pretty regularly, so perhaps it’s on your mind too.
     
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    • 11 min
    Borrowing Tips to Maximise your Wealth with Mortgage Broker Chris Bates

    Borrowing Tips to Maximise your Wealth with Mortgage Broker Chris Bates

    Today I chat with Sydney based mortgage broker and former financial planner Chris Bates about all things property and how we can maximise our wealth through investing in property.
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    Wealthful

    • 42 min
    Listener Question - How to Manage Uneven Super Balances Between a Couple

    Listener Question - How to Manage Uneven Super Balances Between a Couple

    This week's episode arises from a question I received from Daniel around uneven super balances between him and his spouse. Now I don't know Daniel’s full situation and a podcast isn't the place to provide detailed strategy recommendations, however, his question is an issue that many people face where one member of a couple has significantly more super than the other, so this week I thought we’d explore strategies you could use if this is a problem you face.
     
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    • 12 min
    What Does a Money Coach Do with Hannah Richards

    What Does a Money Coach Do with Hannah Richards

    This week I chat with Money Coach Hannah Richards about what Money Coaches do and how they help people in achieving their money goals.
     
    Hannah Rose Richards Money Coaching
     
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    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
120 Ratings

120 Ratings

25Froghollow ,

Great

Great work, great insights. Please remove that terrible, annoying music that drags on and on!

Possie1 ,

Love this community

Paul has built a genuine community of generous, like-minded individuals. He delivers quality content and delivers it with warmth and care. I’ve learned life-changing lessons from some of his guests.

CharbonBlue ,

The intro & outro “music” is really bad

The intro and outro music seriously detract from the podcast content.

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