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Podcast – Semi-retirement with Mrs Firebug

Podcast – Semi-retirement with Mrs Firebug


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Summary

I have a really fun podcast for you guys today.

It’s been 5 years since she was on, but I’ve finally managed to get Mrs Firebug back on the podcast. Sometimes it’s nice just to stop, turn around and look back at how far you’ve come. I thought it would be cool to get a life update from her perspective and just a general chit chat about her experience dropping down to working only 4 days a week.

Some of the topics we cover include:

  • Knowing what we know now, what would we have done differently if we could go back in time? (04:08)
  • How has moving to 4 day working weeks impacted Mrs Firebug’s life? (12:26)
  • Lifestyle creep – how has our lifestyle changed? (26:33)
  • How have I changed over the years if at all when it comes to money? (31:06)
  • How we have managed our finances as a couple (37:12)
  • Will Mrs Firebug ever go back to full-time work? (41:17)
  • Mrs Firebug’s tips for anyone with a partner pursuing financial independence (45:33)

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Podcast – John Pidgeon – Investing in Property and Tips for First Home Buyers

Podcast – John Pidgeon – Investing in Property and Tips for First Home Buyers


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Summary

My guest today is John Pidgeon. John is probably known best as the co-host of the very popular podcast, ‘My Millennial Property’ and has been investing in real estate for over 20 years. I had so much fun with this episode because John and I bounce around all different topics and we even get some footy chit chat in there as well.

Some of the topics we cover are:

  • How John got involved with property investing (12:27)
  • Bringing up children in a money-conscious household (15:00)
  • Private vs public schools (22:37)
  • John’s first property investment (27:28)
  • His current real estate strategy and what his portfolio looks like (32:34)
  • Are first home buyers currently locked out of the market? (50:57)
  • Tips for first home buyers (55:55)

 

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Podcast – Terry & Ryan – Passive Income Project

Podcast – Terry & Ryan – Passive Income Project


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Summary

Today I’m chatting with Terry & Ryan from the Passive Income Project podcast. I’ve been listening to their show for a few years now and what I really like is their emphasis on the psychology of investing and money. They’ve recently gone deep into the world of crypto in their latest podcast series called “Decoding Crypto”.

Some of the topics we cover are:

  • Is the financial planning industry coming to a crossroads? (00:11:08)
  • Is there a consensus among financial planners about what needs to happen to give everyone a fair crack? (00:16:40)
  • Where did the focus on the psychology of money come from? (00:20:00)
  • What do you find is holding people back from becoming comfortable with money? (00:24:13)
  • When did you discover the concept of FIRE and how did that impact you? (00:32:11)
  • What do you invest in these days and what is your investing philosophy? (00:38:36)
  • “Decoding Crypto” – when did that journey begin for you guys? (00:41:29)
  • What would you say to someone who wants to dabble in the world of crypto? (01:18:44)

 

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Podcast – J. MONEY – Budgets Are Sexy

Podcast – J. MONEY – Budgets Are Sexy


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Summary

My special guest today is one of the very first personal finance bloggers that I can remember. It’s J. MONEY from the 2012 Blogger of the Year awards “Budget Are Sexy”. J. managed to become a millionaire in roughly 10 years and has blogged throughout the journey posting his net worth online each month which definitely inspired me to start something similar in Australia back in 2015.

Some of the topics we cover are:

  • J.’s experience of buying a house in 2007 and what the fall out of the GFC was like as an American (14:19)
  • What made you start your blog back in 2008? (22:37)
  • Where did the idea of posting your net worth come from? (34:08)
  • How did you get to $1,000,000 USD net worth in 10 years? What was your investment strategy? (39:24)
  • What did you invest in to reach your FI goal and what is your investing philosophy today? (55:11)
  • When did you first discover the concept of FIRE? (1:00:33)
  • What is the best part about being FI and how does being FI allow you to live your ideal lifestyle? (1:05:59)
  • If you could give one piece of advice to someone who’s looking to be better with their finances, what would that be? (1:08:11)

 

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Podcast – Scott Phillips – The Motley Fool

Podcast – Scott Phillips – The Motley Fool


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Summary

My guest today is Scott Phillips – a Sydney based investor with over 20 years experience. Scott holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Graduate Diploma of Accounting but is most famous for his role as Chief Investment Officer of The Motley Fool Australia. This is a monster episode where we dive deep into many different areas of investing.

Some of the topics we cover are:

  • Where does it all begin with Scott Phillips and finance? (00:05:10)
  • How and when did Scott start investing? (00:14:31)
  • What does Scott invest in these days and what is his investing style/philosophy? (00:16:30)
  • Is there a significant difference between getting income from dividends or selling down shares? (00:26:48)
  • How do you identify a good company and what methods do you use? (00:31:43)
  • Structuring investments for children. (00:35:57)
  • Was financial independence ever a goal for Scott? (0038:51)
  • What does Scott make of this low-interest-rate world we are currently living in? (00:51:02)
  • Does Scott think Australia is in a housing bubble? (00:54:20)
  • What are Scott’s thoughts on Cryptocurrency and NFT’s? (01:06:34)

 

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