Financial Independence Journey

Two Years On From My Financial Epiphany, What Has Changed?

As you may be aware, my beloved and I’s Financial Independence journey commenced shortly after my 30th Birthday.   We had just returned from an overseas holiday celebration for my birthday, when I started to get anxious about our financial position. Our holiday had been lovely, but expensive (thanks in part to business class flights […]

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How much can you earn from Airbnb in Australia?

How much can you earn from Airbnb in Australia?

This is a guest post by James Pointon for Open Agent.   There are many reasons why you might be interested in becoming an Airbnb host. Whether you’re looking for more financial freedom or you want to meet new people from around the world, Airbnb is a great option for many Australians. You have the […]

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Why net wealth is the only kind of wealth that matters - Australian personal finance blog

Net Wealth Is The Only Kind Of Financial Wealth That Matters

You may have noticed that in addition to terms such as Financial Independence and Financial Freedom, something I refer to a lot is Net Wealth.   In this article, I’ll give you the run-down on what Net Wealth is and why it is the only type of financial wealth that matters.   What is Net […]

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Financial freedom book review - Financial Independence Australia

Financial Freedom Book Review – A Proven Path To All The Money You Will Ever Need

This post may contain affiliate links.   In 2010, at the age of 24, Grant Sabatier woke up one morning and decided to check his bank account. With all of his accounts combined, he had $2.26 to his name. In that moment, he realised he needed to make some changes… Some big changes!   So, […]

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8 ways to save money on heating and cooling

8 Ways To Save Money On Heating And Cooling Your Home

This is a guest post by James Pointon for Open Agent.   Heating and cooling can take up a large chunk of your energy bill, so finding ways to minimise these costs can save you a lot of money. As an added benefit, if you ever decide to sell your property, some of these methods […]

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Automate your finances and save time and money

10 Ways to Automate your Finances — And Save Time and Money

This is a guest post written by Melissa Glidden for givingassistant.org.   Working toward financial freedom doesn’t have to be stressful. We’re now living in an age, where technology can help make managing money quick and easy. Just pick up any smart device or browse the web and you can connect with hundreds of apps or websites […]

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New Year Resolutions 2019

New Year Resolutions 2019

The new year tends to inspire a renewed motivation within us to be proactive and take control of our lives. So many of us make a new year resolution with the greatest intentions. Sometimes we achieve these goals. Sometimes we get to the end of the year and forget what it was we said we’d […]

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Successes and failures on our financial freedom journey thus far

Our Top 5 Money Successes and Failures of 2018

As 2019 is fast approaching, now is the perfect opportunity to reflect on the year that was.   2018 was a great year for kicking financial goals. As you’ll see below, we made some great strides forward on our financial freedom journey.   However, as you’ll also see, we are still flawed consumers and have […]

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A Firm Grasp on Your Personal Finances: 8 Clever Tricks to Keep Your Spending in Check

Nothing justifies the statement ‘easier said than done’ more than saving money. At the beginning of the month, you outline how wisely you want to spend your income – but, in the end, you realise that you spent way more than you had planned.   Overspending is a habit that inhibits the saving efforts of […]

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The Flawed Consumer, Australian Personal Finance Blog, is changing

The Flawed Consumer Is Changing…

It has now been 18 months since I started The Flawed Consumer. When I started, it was my intention to share my journey to Financial Freedom in the hope of both teaching and learning from others.   Part of my reasoning behind this was that after I had my financial epiphany around my 30th birthday, […]

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