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P2P Lending

P2P Lending

  P2P lending is a topic I have been wanting to do for a long time but I never had the experience or expertise to write about it. I'm the kinda guy that actually likes to do something before I claim any knowledge on the subject. There are people out there believe...

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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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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 definitely 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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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...

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