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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/

    56. Semi-retirement with Mrs Firebug

    56. Semi-retirement with Mrs Firebug

    I have a really fun podcast for you guys today. It’s been 5 years since she was on, but I’ve finally managed to get Mrs Firebug back on the podcast. Sometimes it’s nice just to stop, turn around and look back at how far you’ve come. I thought it would be cool to get a life update from her perspective and just a general chit chat about her experience dropping down to working only 4 days a week.
    Some of the topics we cover include:
    Knowing what we know now, what would we have done differently if we could go back in time? (04:08)How has moving to 4 day working weeks impacted Mrs Firebug's life? (12:26)Lifestyle creep - how has our lifestyle changed? (26:33)How have I changed over the years if at all when it comes to money? (31:06)How we have managed our finances as a couple (37:12)Will Mrs Firebug ever go back to full-time work? (41:17)Mrs Firebug’s tips for anyone with a partner pursuing financial independence (45:33)Linkspodcast - Episode 7. Mrs Firebugwww.aussiefirebug.com/podcast

    • 47 min
    We Bought Bitcoin

    We Bought Bitcoin

    Today’s episode is a summary of my “We Bought Bitcoin” article which is all about why we have decided to buy Bitcoin and how Bitcoin plays a part in our financial independence strategy.

    Some of the topics I cover are:
    Post-crash and General Feelings (04:51)Down the Rabbit Hole (06:46)Risk Verse Reward (10:03)End Goal (12:22)But Why? (14:00)Conclusion (17:12)Links
    podcast - Vijay Boyapati - The Bullish Case for Bitcoin podcast - Decoding Cryptowww.aussiefirebug.com

    • 19 min
    55. John Pidgeon - Investing in Property and Tips for First Home Buyers

    55. John Pidgeon - Investing in Property and Tips for First Home Buyers

    My guest today is John Pidgeon. John is probably known best as the co-host of the very popular podcast, ‘My Millennial Property’ and has been investing in real estate for over 20 years. I had so much fun with this episode because John and I bounce around all different topics and we even get some footy chit chat in there as well.
    Some of the topics we cover are:
    How John got involved with property investing (12:27)Bringing up children in a money-conscious household (15:00)Private vs public schools (22:37)John's first property investment (27:28)His current real estate strategy and what his portfolio looks like (32:34)Are first home buyers currently locked out of the market? (50:57)Tips for first home buyers (55:55) Linkspodcast - My Millennial Propertywebsite - Solvere Wealthwww.aussiefirebug.com/podcast

    • 1h 15 min
    Ask Firebug Fridays 37 feat. Terry W

    Ask Firebug Fridays 37 feat. Terry W

    Welcome back to another episode of Ask Firebug Fridays! Today Terry W has returned to the show to help me answer your questions.

    Some of the topics we cover in today’s episode:
    A lengthy case study involving a couple who partially owns two businesses through a company and a trust. How their current share portfolio is structured and if Terry has any concerns or recommendations. (03:39)Receiving the monetary value of a trust distribution that doesn’t go directly to you. (35:36)Can you distribute franking credits only to someone in a high tax bracket? (41:36)Working as a contractor under the PSI rule and trust distributions. (43:07)Estate planning for families with international assets. (45:11)Links:
    podcast - Episode 46. Terry W - Structuringpodcast - The Structuring Podcastwebsite - Structuringwebsite - terryw.com.auwww.aussiefirebug.com/aff

    • 49 min
    54. Terry & Ryan - Passive Income Project

    54. Terry & Ryan - Passive Income Project

    Today I’m chatting with Terry & Ryan from the Passive Income Project podcast. I’ve been listening to their show for a few years now and what I really like is their emphasis on the psychology of investing and money. They’ve recently gone deep into the world of crypto in their latest podcast series called “Decoding Crypto”.
    Some of the topics we cover are:
    Is the financial planning industry coming to a crossroads? (00:11:08)Is there a consensus among financial planners about what needs to happen to give everyone a fair crack? (00:16:40)Where did the focus on the psychology of money come from? (00:20:00)What do you find is holding people back from becoming comfortable with money? (00:24:13)When did you discover the concept of FIRE and how did that impact you? (00:32:11)What do you invest in these days and what is your investing philosophy? (00:38:36)"Decoding Crypto" - when did that journey begin for you guys? (00:41:29)What would you say to someone who wants to dabble in the world of crypto? (01:18:44)Linkswebsite Cashflow Copodcast Passive Income Projectpodcast Paul Benson - Are Financial Planners worth the money?podcast Decoding Cryptowww.aussiefirebug.com/podcast

    • 1h 21 min
    53. J. MONEY - Budgets Are Sexy

    53. J. MONEY - Budgets Are Sexy

    My special guest today is one of the very first personal finance bloggers that I can remember. It’s J. MONEY from the 2012 Blogger of the Year awards “Budget Are Sexy”. J. managed to become a millionaire in roughly 10 years and has blogged throughout the journey posting his net worth each month which definitely inspired me to start something similar in Australia back in 2015.
    Some of the topics we cover are:
    J.’s experience of buying a house in 2007 and what the fall out of the GFC was like as an American (14:19)What made you start your blog back in 2008? (22:37)Where did the idea of posting your net worth come from? (34:08)How did you get to $1,000,000 USD net worth in 10 years? What was your investment strategy? (39:24)What did you invest in to reach your FI goal and what is your investing philosophy today? (55:11)When did you first discover the concept of FIRE? (1:00:33)What is the best part about being FI and how does being FI allow you to live your ideal lifestyle? (1:05:59)If you could give one piece of advice to someone who’s looking to be better with their finances, what would that be? (1:08:11)LinksJ. MONEY websiteTwitter @BudgetsAreSexyBudgets Are Sexy websiteJL Collins Stock Serieswww.aussiefirebug.com/podcast/

    • 1h 11 min

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