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Our Investing Strategy Explained

Our Investing Strategy Explained

If you follow any online FIRE blogger whether it be an Aussie or international, you might start to see a pattern that emerges more often than not. The majority of these early retirees are living off an income stream generated by returns from Index Investing.  In this...

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Vanguard Diversified Index ETFs

Vanguard Diversified Index ETFs

*Nothing written below is financial advice. Always consult a professional when dealing with your finances One ETF to rule them all? The majority of the Australian FIRE community roughly subscribes to one of the three combos when it comes to ETFs:  40% Oz shares (VAS...

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Property vs Shares: The Ultimate Guide

Property vs Shares: The Ultimate Guide

Preface: When I talk about shares in this article, I really mean ETFs. I don't buy individual shares or day trade. Collingwood vs Carlton Sydney vs Melbourne Magic vs Bird   Just some of the biggest rivalries the world's ever seen. But in the investing world, there is...

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How to buy ETFs

How to buy ETFs

If you're on the path to financial independence and follow a few bloggers as they save and invest their way to freedom. You no doubt have come across an investment vehicle that just keeps on popping up everywhere you look.   Exchanged Traded Funds (ETFs)!     The holy...

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Australian Financial Independence Calculator

Australian Financial Independence Calculator

There are countless sites/articles/forums about financial independence (FI) on the world wide web. I've often come across really clever, well developed calculators that offer a really good visualisation on how long you have to go before you reach FI. But the longer I...

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Rentvesting

Rentvesting

What a horrible mash-up of words. Rentvesting? Rent-Investing? Rentvestor? Yuck! While the term itself doesn't sit well with me, the underlying principles defiantly do and I think a ton of millennials could benefit from it, so listen up muchacho's! What The Hell Is...

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Rent or Buy?

Rent or Buy?

"Are you still renting? Why don't you buy yourself a house already. Rent money is DEAD MONEY!" If you rent, I'm sure you have come across one of these people at least once in your life. And it's most likely coming from a loved one who genuinely cares about you. It's...

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Why Investing Early in Life Matters

Why Investing Early in Life Matters

Until I discovered the concept of FIRE at around the age of 24, my life was on track to becoming pretty 'normal'. What is normal anyway? I guess it's what the majority of the people around you are doing? The 'normal' where I live goes something like this: > Go to...

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How much does it REALLY cost to buy a property?

How much does it REALLY cost to buy a property?

With my most recent purchase of property number 3 I thought it would be a good chance to clear up any misconceptions about how much it really costs to buy a property and what are the hidden fees, extras and everything else involved right from step 1 to getting the...

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Negative Gearing Is For Dummies

Negative Gearing Is For Dummies

Unless you have been living under a rock I'm sure you have heard of the term negative gearing. Some swear by it, others say that it is responsible for the outrageous house prices in the Sydney and Melbourne market. At the time of writing this, the current median house...

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