186 episodes

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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    • 4.8 • 95 Ratings

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.

    Market Outlook for 2021 - Vanguard and Vaneck's forecasts and what they might mean for you if they're right - Episode 181

    Market Outlook for 2021 - Vanguard and Vaneck's forecasts and what they might mean for you if they're right - Episode 181

    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 investment plans for 2021.
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    How to increase your returns by over 5% - Episode 180

    How to increase your returns by over 5% - Episode 180

    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 sense to obtain professional advice.
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    The Financial Autonomy podcast was recently added to Feedspot's Top 65 Early Retirement and Financial Independence Podcasts
     

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    The new couples dilemma - joint everything, or keep your finances separate? - Episode 179

    The new couples dilemma - joint everything, or keep your finances separate? - Episode 179

    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 manage finances but in this episode, we're going to explore some of the things you might like to consider, and I'll share with you some of the ways I've seen it done amongst different couples over my 20 years of helping people with their money.
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    How can you invest in your career - with Emily & Shelly from My Millenial Career - Episode 178

    How can you invest in your career - with Emily & Shelly from My Millenial Career - Episode 178

    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 from the My Millennial Career podcast to explore what employers are looking for right now, and where you might be able to make a savvy investment in your career.
    There are some really actionable ideas here - namely how to get a pay rise and look out particularly for the T and I career framework that I thought made a lot of sense and was a great way to think about your career.
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    Year in review, and what's coming up in 2021 - Episode 177

    Year in review, and what's coming up in 2021 - Episode 177

    In this week's episode, we look at the year just gone and pull back the curtain to reveal some of the things that have happened here at Financial Autonomy. Then we share with you what's coming up in 2021.
    I hope you enjoy this episode. Thanks for your support and have a wonderful Christmas.
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    CASE STUDY - How Financial Autonomy community member Jason Watts Gained Choice in rural Victoria - Episode 176

    CASE STUDY - How Financial Autonomy community member Jason Watts Gained Choice in rural Victoria - Episode 176

    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.
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95 Ratings

95 Ratings

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Succinct and enjoyable

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