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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/

    Ask Firebug Fridays - 26

    Ask Firebug Fridays - 26

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    Some of the topics in today's episode are:
    - How do companies like BetaShares and Vanguard weight individual companies in their ETFs? (00:02:34)
    - Anxiety from leaving your job once you have hit your FIRE number (00:10:16)
    - How to handle tax returns when you start to invest in ETFs (00:21:05)

    • 30 min
    Episode 34. Aussie HIFIRE

    Episode 34. Aussie HIFIRE

    Today I invited one of my favourite Aussie FIRE bloggers on the pod, and that’s none other than Aussie HIFIRE. HIFIRE works in finance and is looking to create a higher than average income stream to fund his retirement.

    Some of the topics we cover are:

    - Who is Aussie HIFIRE? (00:04:30)
    - What is HIFIRE and how does it differ from regular FIRE? (00:05:10)
    - What does AHF want to do during retirement? (00:11:53)
    - The role that bonds play in a portfolio (00:18:53)
    - How Aussie HIFIRE approaches FIRE and kids (00:29:42)
    - Income insurance during the accumulation phase (00:44:10)

    For a full transcription of today's episode plus show notes, please head over to www.aussiefirebug.com/aussie-hifire/

    • 56 min
    Who am I and what is the Aussie Firebug podcast all about?

    Who am I and what is the Aussie Firebug podcast all about?

    Hey guys, welcome to the Aussie Firebug podcast,

    My names Matt, I’m a country boy for regional Victoria. I barrack for the Magpies, I love to snowboard and I play way too much Call of Duty. I’m a pretty normal bloke, but the one area where I’ve always been a bit different is when it comes to money and investing.

    In fact, I’m on track to reach financial independence by my mid-thirties and plan to retire early. That’s what the FIRE acronym stands for, financial independence, retire early. You might be thinking “There’s just no way someone could retire in their 30’s without a big inheritance, high paying job or winning the lotto”! But that’s just not true! Early retirement is 100% possible for most Australian.

    FIRE was a movement that started in the US around 2011 and has since spread all over the world.

    I stumbled across it in 2013 and when I read the formula for reaching early retirement, it blew my mind. It was one of those lightbulb moments that changed my life forever. There were heaps of great content creators for the states but they were all talking about 401K’s and Roth accounts. I wanted to know if FIRE was possible for Australians, so in 2016, I created the Aussie Firebug podcast.

    This is the financial independence podcast for Australians where I chat with people who have already reached or are on their way to financial independence. There’s also a segment called Asked Firebug Fridays where I answer listeners questions on the last Friday of every month.

    If you want to know more about me or the FIRE movement in Australia. Head over to https://www.aussiefirebug.com/welcome

    I hope you guys enjoy the show and I’ll see you in the next episode

    • 1 min
    Episode 33. Can't stop, won't stop, GameStop! Reddit VS Wall Street

    Episode 33. Can't stop, won't stop, GameStop! Reddit VS Wall Street

    Today's episode covers the incredible story of how retail investors are taking on billionaire hedge funds.

    This David vs Goliath story heated up last week and the big wigs on Wallstreet resorted to insanely dirty tactics to try and break the internet army.

    Some of the topics we cover are:
    - What is GameStop (00:03:40)
    - What does it mean to short a stock? (00:08:45)
    - Dirty/Ilegal tactics that these hedge funds are trying to implement to stop further losses from occurring (00:17:25)
    - Why this story is resonating with so many millennials (00:27:40)
    - Aussies were trying to buy $GME stock on the ASX which is actually a mining company 🤦‍♂️ (00:46:13)

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    #🦍💪🦍
    #Wejustlikethestock

    • 51 min
    Ask Firebug Fridays - 25 feat. Captain FI

    Ask Firebug Fridays - 25 feat. Captain FI

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    I'm joined today by Captain Fi.

    Some of the topics we chat about are:

    - Speaking to financial advisors and where to find good ones (00:05:39)
    - Is it a good time to buy bitcoin?(00:18:38)
    - DCA vs lump sum investing(00:33:07)

    • 47 min
    Episode 32. Dev Raga

    Episode 32. Dev Raga

    Today I’m chatting to Dev Raga, a medical professional from Melbourne who migrated from India as a child in the 80's. Dev runs his own podcast at devraga.com and is breaking the stereotype of Doctors not being the best with money with his educational content on various personal finance topics.

    Some of the topics we cover are:
    - Dev's background (00:03:03)
    - How long does it take to become a doctor and when do they start earning the big bucks? (00:10:30)
    - How Dev became interested in FIRE (00:23:12)
    - What Dev invests in (00:44:06)
    - The Dev Raga Podcast (00:51:14)

    For a full transcription of today's episode plus show notes, please head over to https://www.aussiefirebug.com/dev-raga/

    • 1 hr 11 min

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A pleasure to listen to!

I've been listening to Aussie Firebug for well over a year now and can't recommend it enough.

Great podcast for anyone either wanting to chase FIRE, or wanting some sound bites to keep them in tune with the world on finance.

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