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Financial Independence Retire Early Australia

Financial Independence…sounds pretty good hey! How about Retiring Early…Even better. We’re not talking dreams here. We’re talking about the FIRE movement…and it’s taking off! FIRE stands for Financial Independence Retire Early. You reach FIRE when you have enough personal wealth to live your life without having to work. Generally, you’ll have enough income-producing assets …

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Pearler – The Aussie Investing Platform Kicking Goals.

Like many investors, I was using a brokerage platform from one of the big 4 banks. It was slow, clunky and expensive! Not anymore. I’m making the switch to Pearler, and I’ll tell you why. Pearler was founded in 2018 by three mates in Sydney who wanted to create an easy …

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Is termite damage covered by insurance?

IS TERMITE DAMAGE COVERED BY INSURANCE? Termite damage is not generally covered by your home, contents or landlord insurance policy.  Termite activity, if left un-noticed or un-treated can cause significant damage to your home. Some studies suggest that the average damage caused by termites is cost $10,000 to repair.  That’s …

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Discover the NAB Equity Builder

The NAB Equity Builder is a principle and interest (P&I) loan by the National Australia Bank (NAB) that allows you to borrow money to invest in Exchange Traded Funds (ETF’s) Listed Investment Companies (LIC’s) and Mutual Funds.  If you’re apart of the FIRE community, you’ve probably heard of the NAB …

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The Birthright Fund – Setting Newborns up for Retirement

I recently read an interesting article containing the wisdom of the legendary investor, Bill Ackman. The title immediately caught my attention: Give every child $6,750 so they retire a millionaire.  You can read the original article here. Essentially, Ackman is suggesting the U.S. government utilise the effect of long term compounding returns …

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The smarter way to buy monthly subscriptions

Are you experiencing subscription fatigue? Does the thought of adding yet another recurring charge send shivers down your spin? Well, you’re not alone. Subscriptions are just a part of life. Don’t get me wrong, subscriptions can be great. They’re convenient for budgeting and will save you forking out a lump …

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The Australian FIRE Podcast List

If you’re like me, sometimes you can’t find the time to sit down and read a book or an article.  That’s why podcasts are great! I listen to podcasts on the way to work or when I’m exercising. It’s a great productivity hack.  We’re lucking to have so many content …

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Discover how much a billion dollars is in Australia AUD

Just how much is a billion dollars? Or even a trillion dollars?… We find out in Australian currency. Dollarydoos, pineapple, dough, moolah – these are some of our favourite ways to refer to boring old money. Whatever you want to call it, we like spending it! In the 2019 Christmas …

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Gym membership costs, are they worth it?

How much does a gym membership cost? We look at business economics behind Gym memberships and how you could save money. Summer is just around the corner…and that means gyms are going to start filling up! (As long as social distancing doesn’t stop us). Did you know, it’s estimated by the …

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Compounding -Why you should start investing early

Compound interest – Albert Einstein called it the 8th wonder of the world.  And there’s a good reason why.  It’s hard to dispute the power that understanding and harnessing compound interest has on wealth creation.  Earning interest on interest is amazing. The same can be said for investment returns. The compounding effect of …

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FIRE Calculator

We’ve made a FIRE Calculator! We’ve made a calculator that’ll show how long it could take to replace your current income through investing…and reach FIRE. This calculator show’s – through long term average investment return’s – how old you’ll be when your investment income could match your current income. Want to see your …

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How to set up an emergency fund

Money is often a cause of stress within households and one way to help reduce this stress is to have a solid emergency fund set aside in case of any unexpected emergencies. An emergency fund should be able to pay all of your non-discretionary expenses for between 3-6 months (12 …

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