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March 2017 Net Worth $305,324 (+$31,066)

March 2017 Net Worth $305,324 (+$31,066)

This month has really been the journey of the missing Super.   As I was preparing for this months net worth update.   I began happily peering over our asset column on the spreadsheet I maintain which lists all Mr. and Mrs. Firebug's assets worth, less their debt (if...

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Financial Goals 2017

Financial Goals 2017

As 2016 comes to an end I'd like to reflect back on what was achieved and set new goals for the coming year. I'm a big believer in setting goals and making deadlines for them. One of my favourite quotes: I really like it because everyone has dreams, but very few...

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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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The Dangers Of Cross Collateralisation

The Dangers Of Cross Collateralisation

If/when you get to a point in your life where you own multiple properties, you will no doubt come across the term 'cross collateralisation'. It's a very important loan structure issue that you must fully understand if you ever do decide that it's the best option for...

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My Savings Rate 15/16

My Savings Rate 15/16

Lets talk savings rate for a second. It is in my opinion THE most important factor to FI (financial independence) and determines a lot of things like: Whether you actually reach FI How long it will take you to reach FI Gives you a clear indication as to what your FI...

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Pay Less Tax Part 2- Salary Sacrifice

Pay Less Tax Part 2- Salary Sacrifice

Part two of my Pay Less Tax series which focuses on various strategies for lowering the amount of tax you pay here in Australia. You can check out Part One - Buying Assets In A Trust if you missed it. This strategy is pretty straight forward, you buy stuff with...

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Fixed or Variable Rate

Fixed or Variable Rate

It's a decision most homeowners know all too well. Fixed or variable Rate? Do I fix my interest rate? Or do I go variable? Will the rate go up and I'll feel like a champ if I fixed? Or will it continue to drop and I'll just not tell anyone how much more I'm paying...

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Podcast – Mad Fientist

Podcast – Mad Fientist

Subscribe on Itunes    Subscribe on SoundCloud   Summary I have been following today's guest for a few years now. He is one of my favourite FI bloggers and has recently hit financial independence in his mid thirties. The Mad Fientist analyses the tax code and looks at...

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