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.
CASE STUDY - How did Ashleigh Page create Adventure Travel Pro? - Episode 202
Entrepreneurial inspiration here. One of the Financial Autonomy pathways to gaining choice is starting a business or side hustle. This week I talk to Ashleigh Page from Adventure Travel Pro about her journey in creating this exciting new business and how past endeavours have shaped her latest adventure.
A Tax Return Bonus - Episode 201
The end of the financial year is just a few weeks away. If you've had a successful year financially, perhaps you’re looking for ways to shave a little off your tax bill. We all know that paying taxes is important. It’s our contribution to a functioning society. But where rules and incentives exist that encourage you to reduce your contribution then it's only sensible for you make use of those provisions. This week, we'll look at an extremely impactful tax deduction that you may overlooked.
Listener Questions - Episode 200
This week's special episode, we will answer some of your burning questions ranging in topic from investing, to financial goals, to the all important question of what Paul can see out of his window!
Non-traditional property investment with Property Investory host Tyrone Shum - Episode 199
This week I speak with the host of the popular Property Investory podcast, Tyrone Shum. Tyrone is passionate about property as an investment vehicle, but he's thinking about things a little differently to the normal buy and hold a residential property plan. I know you'll get plenty out of this one.
Discovering the satellites - what are the satellites in a core-satelite strategy? - Episode 198
As regular listeners would know, here on the podcast we follow the framework set out in the Financial Autonomy book. One of the pathways in that framework is stocks and within that section, I explore the Core-Satellite strategy in some detail. It's a strategy we use a lot with clients and you've possibly heard me refer to it several times.
In this week's episode, we're going to dig in a bit to the satellite component of this strategy. What constitutes a satellite, why have satellites at all, and how much should you allocate to a satellite?
Investing in apartments and units with strata lawyer Amanda Farmer - Episode 197
Whether you're considering buying an apartment as an investor, or as an owner occupier, Amanda has some tips here that could save you thousands of dollars and a whole lot of heartache.
In this weeks episode we talk all things apartments and strata properties. My guest is Amanda Farmer, host of the Your Strata Property podcast, and a practising strata lawyer in Sydney.
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.
The intro & outro “music” is really bad
The intro and outro music seriously detract from the podcast content.
Succinct and enjoyable
Love these short episodes that cut straight to the point, there’s no waffling on like you get in some podcasts. Topics are always relevant and interesting