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Financial Autonomy

Paul Benson: Certified Financial Planner

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Financial Autonomy

Financial Autonomy

Paul Benson: Certified Financial Planner

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Financial Autonomy is an audio blog focused on financial strategies to give you choice. Hosted by Certified Financial Planner Paul Benson, each episode is a short and sharp 15 minutes or so, and aims to provide you with actionable content that can help you achieve your goals.

Latest Episodes

Let's Talk Shares - Equity Mates Collaboration - Episode 129

This week we talk all things Shares with Bryce & Ren from the Equity Mates podcast. We talk investment strategies, the current state of share markets, leverage, our first investments, books we’ve found helpful, and plenty more. I hope you love it! SUBSCRIBE TO OUR WEEKLY EMAIL “GAINING CHOICE” TO KEEP UP WITH ALL THINGS FINANCIAL AUTONOMY

64 MIN5 d ago
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Let's Talk Shares - Equity Mates Collaboration - Episode 129

Urban Farming and Permaculture to achieve Financial Independence with Kat Lavers of Plummery - Episode 128

Living sustainably is an increasing focus for many of us. This week’s guest, Permaculture expert Kat Lavers, shares how growing your own food can not only help in reducing your environmental footprint, but save you money too. In this episode, Kat shares: How she took on a modest inner suburban home in Melbourne and transformed it into an urban farm. What is permaculture. The amazing volume and variety of produce she has been able to produce, and the personal budget impact of that. How much work is involved. The health benefits, both physical and mental. The flexible life Kat has been able to achieve as a result of being so self-reliant for her food needs. Oh, and a YouTube video showing her property has been viewed over 600,000 times! Take a look here: Incredibly Abundant Permaculture Garden in the City | The Plummery I hope you love it. And if you’re not already receiving our weekly Gaining Choice email, subscribe for free here. SUBSCRIBE TO OUR WEEKLY EMAIL “GAINING CHOICE” TO...

47 MIN1 w ago
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Urban Farming and Permaculture to achieve Financial Independence with Kat Lavers of Plummery - Episode 128

What’s the plan for 2020? - Episode 127

In this episode I review the wins and challenges faced during 2019 and look ahead to our plans for Financial Autonomy in 2020. A bit of a pull back the curtain episode that I hope you enjoy. SUBSCRIBE TO OUR WEEKLY EMAIL “GAINING CHOICE” TO KEEP UP WITH ALL THINGS FINANCIAL AUTONOMY

24 MIN2 w ago
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What’s the plan for 2020? - Episode 127

From Employee to Self employed - Amy Irvine and I share our Stories - Episode 126

This week we talk making the move from employee to self-employment with Amy Irvine a fellow financial planner based in New York. We’ve each made the transition to self-employment, though Amy more recently than me. We share our experiences. The positives gained, as well as the challenges. Moving to self-employment is definitely a pathway to gaining choice in life, so if it’s an option you are considering, I know you’ll get a tonne out of this episode. SUBSCRIBE TO OUR WEEKLY EMAIL “GAINING CHOICE” TO KEEP UP WITH ALL THINGS FINANCIAL AUTONOMY

69 MIN3 w ago
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From Employee to Self employed - Amy Irvine and I share our Stories - Episode 126

18 Ways to Build Passive Income that work in Australia - Part 2 - Episode 125

If you’re to achieve financial independence and gain the choice in life that is our goal here at Financial Autonomy, then it’s very helpful if some or perhaps all of your living costs can be met without you needing to put a finger to a keyboard, smile at a customer, or drill a hole to install something or other. Passive Income sources are the key to arriving at this outcome. SUBSCRIBE TO OUR WEEKLY EMAIL “GAINING CHOICE” TO KEEP UP WITH ALL THINGS FINANCIAL AUTONOMY

19 MIN2019 DEC 25
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18 Ways to Build Passive Income that work in Australia - Part 2 - Episode 125

Building Wealth via Property with John Pidgeon - Episode 124

We're talking property this week. I recorded this interview a few months back with John Pidgeon, co-host of the popular podcast, My Millennial Money. John shares his property journey with us and provides some great ideas on creating wealth through property. We discuss: John’s first investment property in rural Victoria His thoughts and approach to building wealth through property How John has built a property portfolio to give he and his wife choice in life. Where he thinks the opportunities are now I think there's a tonne of wisdom and knowledge you can get out of this episode, so I really hope you enjoy it. SUBSCRIBE TO OUR WEEKLY EMAIL “GAINING CHOICE” TO KEEP UP WITH ALL THINGS FINANCIAL AUTONOMY

43 MIN2019 DEC 18
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Building Wealth via Property with John Pidgeon - Episode 124

18 Ways to Build Passive Income that work in Australia - Part 1 - Episode 123

If you’re to achieve financial independence and gain the choice in life that is our goal here at Financial Autonomy, then it’s very helpful if some or perhaps all of your living costs can be met without you needing to put a finger to a keyboard, smile at a customer, or drill a hole to install something or other. Passive Income sources are the key to arriving at this outcome. It’s important to recognise that in one way or another, passive income generation requires considerable work up front. So for instance, our third option – buying shares, produces wonderful passive income via dividends, but of course you’ve had to work and save in the first place in order to have the cash to buy those shares. SUBSCRIBE TO OUR WEEKLY EMAIL “GAINING CHOICE” TO KEEP UP WITH ALL THINGS FINANCIAL AUTONOMY

15 MIN2019 DEC 11
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18 Ways to Build Passive Income that work in Australia - Part 1 - Episode 123

Science teacher to 6 figure earning internet marketing gun within 14 months – Episode 122

This week’s guest went from high school science teacher to being self-employed providing digital marketing services. In the space of 12 months she has grown her business income to over $100,000, and now has 2 staff helping her out. In this episode Brittany shares what sparked her change of career, her use of side hustles through her journey to self-employment, how she built the skills she needed for success, and what she’d do differently if she was starting over. If a career change or move to self-employment is on your radar at some point in the future, this is an episode that you won’t want to miss. SUBSCRIBE TO OUR WEEKLY EMAIL “GAINING CHOICE” TO KEEP UP WITH ALL THINGS FINANCIAL AUTONOMY

23 MIN2019 DEC 4
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Science teacher to 6 figure earning internet marketing gun within 14 months – Episode 122

Is Private Health Insurance Worth Having in Australia? - Episode 121

The cost of private health insurance in Australia keeps on rising. After housing, food and motor vehicle expenses, health insurance typically comes up as the next big ticket items in most households budgets. So it’s worth asking the question – do we need it? Private Health insurance is likely to be worth having if: You are over age 65 – the statistics say you’re far more likely to need medical care as you get older. Your income is at a level where the Medicare surcharge will apply. You’re planning on starting a family and would like greater choice around care and hospital accommodation. You have significant ongoing medical issues that won’t be covered under the public system. In Australia we all contribute to a form of health insurance – Medicare, which for the most part is very good. Given the existence of Medicare, why pay for a second layer of health insurance? SUBSCRIBE TO OUR WEEKLY EMAIL “GAINING CHOICE” TO KEEP UP WITH ALL THINGS FINANCIAL AUTONOMY

10 MIN2019 NOV 27
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Is Private Health Insurance Worth Having in Australia? - Episode 121

How to negotiate for career flexibility with Doc of all Trades - Episode 120

This week’s guest rose to become the medical director - head of department as an anaesthesiologist at a large trauma hospital, within 10 years of graduation. He was working really hard, and getting the success that hard work brings. But then: “I remember one night in the middle of a horrible, horrible case. It was a level one trauma. I'm covered in blood. And all of a sudden I realised that I don't know if I could do this anymore. I was exhausted. It had been a 20 plus hour day. I'd been working straight, I was in charge of all the operations for the day. And I thought, man, I don’t know if I could do this. And I've painted myself in a corner.” In this week’s episode, career coach and anonymous podcaster Doc of all Tradez shares how he reinvented his working life and how he helps others do the same. If you’re looking for a better balance between work and family life, between earning money and pursuing what gives you joy, and between pursuing the standard script of career success vs playing the long game for your health and happiness, then this episode is for you. SUBSCRIBE TO OUR WEEKLY EMAIL “GAINING CHOICE” TO KEEP UP WITH ALL THINGS FINANCIAL AUTONOMY

28 MIN2019 NOV 20
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How to negotiate for career flexibility with Doc of all Trades - Episode 120

Latest Episodes

Let's Talk Shares - Equity Mates Collaboration - Episode 129

This week we talk all things Shares with Bryce & Ren from the Equity Mates podcast. We talk investment strategies, the current state of share markets, leverage, our first investments, books we’ve found helpful, and plenty more. I hope you love it! SUBSCRIBE TO OUR WEEKLY EMAIL “GAINING CHOICE” TO KEEP UP WITH ALL THINGS FINANCIAL AUTONOMY

64 MIN5 d ago
Comments
Let's Talk Shares - Equity Mates Collaboration - Episode 129

Urban Farming and Permaculture to achieve Financial Independence with Kat Lavers of Plummery - Episode 128

Living sustainably is an increasing focus for many of us. This week’s guest, Permaculture expert Kat Lavers, shares how growing your own food can not only help in reducing your environmental footprint, but save you money too. In this episode, Kat shares: How she took on a modest inner suburban home in Melbourne and transformed it into an urban farm. What is permaculture. The amazing volume and variety of produce she has been able to produce, and the personal budget impact of that. How much work is involved. The health benefits, both physical and mental. The flexible life Kat has been able to achieve as a result of being so self-reliant for her food needs. Oh, and a YouTube video showing her property has been viewed over 600,000 times! Take a look here: Incredibly Abundant Permaculture Garden in the City | The Plummery I hope you love it. And if you’re not already receiving our weekly Gaining Choice email, subscribe for free here. SUBSCRIBE TO OUR WEEKLY EMAIL “GAINING CHOICE” TO...

47 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Urban Farming and Permaculture to achieve Financial Independence with Kat Lavers of Plummery - Episode 128

What’s the plan for 2020? - Episode 127

In this episode I review the wins and challenges faced during 2019 and look ahead to our plans for Financial Autonomy in 2020. A bit of a pull back the curtain episode that I hope you enjoy. SUBSCRIBE TO OUR WEEKLY EMAIL “GAINING CHOICE” TO KEEP UP WITH ALL THINGS FINANCIAL AUTONOMY

24 MIN2 w ago
Comments
What’s the plan for 2020? - Episode 127

From Employee to Self employed - Amy Irvine and I share our Stories - Episode 126

This week we talk making the move from employee to self-employment with Amy Irvine a fellow financial planner based in New York. We’ve each made the transition to self-employment, though Amy more recently than me. We share our experiences. The positives gained, as well as the challenges. Moving to self-employment is definitely a pathway to gaining choice in life, so if it’s an option you are considering, I know you’ll get a tonne out of this episode. SUBSCRIBE TO OUR WEEKLY EMAIL “GAINING CHOICE” TO KEEP UP WITH ALL THINGS FINANCIAL AUTONOMY

69 MIN3 w ago
Comments
From Employee to Self employed - Amy Irvine and I share our Stories - Episode 126

18 Ways to Build Passive Income that work in Australia - Part 2 - Episode 125

If you’re to achieve financial independence and gain the choice in life that is our goal here at Financial Autonomy, then it’s very helpful if some or perhaps all of your living costs can be met without you needing to put a finger to a keyboard, smile at a customer, or drill a hole to install something or other. Passive Income sources are the key to arriving at this outcome. SUBSCRIBE TO OUR WEEKLY EMAIL “GAINING CHOICE” TO KEEP UP WITH ALL THINGS FINANCIAL AUTONOMY

19 MIN2019 DEC 25
Comments
18 Ways to Build Passive Income that work in Australia - Part 2 - Episode 125

Building Wealth via Property with John Pidgeon - Episode 124

We're talking property this week. I recorded this interview a few months back with John Pidgeon, co-host of the popular podcast, My Millennial Money. John shares his property journey with us and provides some great ideas on creating wealth through property. We discuss: John’s first investment property in rural Victoria His thoughts and approach to building wealth through property How John has built a property portfolio to give he and his wife choice in life. Where he thinks the opportunities are now I think there's a tonne of wisdom and knowledge you can get out of this episode, so I really hope you enjoy it. SUBSCRIBE TO OUR WEEKLY EMAIL “GAINING CHOICE” TO KEEP UP WITH ALL THINGS FINANCIAL AUTONOMY

43 MIN2019 DEC 18
Comments
Building Wealth via Property with John Pidgeon - Episode 124

18 Ways to Build Passive Income that work in Australia - Part 1 - Episode 123

If you’re to achieve financial independence and gain the choice in life that is our goal here at Financial Autonomy, then it’s very helpful if some or perhaps all of your living costs can be met without you needing to put a finger to a keyboard, smile at a customer, or drill a hole to install something or other. Passive Income sources are the key to arriving at this outcome. It’s important to recognise that in one way or another, passive income generation requires considerable work up front. So for instance, our third option – buying shares, produces wonderful passive income via dividends, but of course you’ve had to work and save in the first place in order to have the cash to buy those shares. SUBSCRIBE TO OUR WEEKLY EMAIL “GAINING CHOICE” TO KEEP UP WITH ALL THINGS FINANCIAL AUTONOMY

15 MIN2019 DEC 11
Comments
18 Ways to Build Passive Income that work in Australia - Part 1 - Episode 123

Science teacher to 6 figure earning internet marketing gun within 14 months – Episode 122

This week’s guest went from high school science teacher to being self-employed providing digital marketing services. In the space of 12 months she has grown her business income to over $100,000, and now has 2 staff helping her out. In this episode Brittany shares what sparked her change of career, her use of side hustles through her journey to self-employment, how she built the skills she needed for success, and what she’d do differently if she was starting over. If a career change or move to self-employment is on your radar at some point in the future, this is an episode that you won’t want to miss. SUBSCRIBE TO OUR WEEKLY EMAIL “GAINING CHOICE” TO KEEP UP WITH ALL THINGS FINANCIAL AUTONOMY

23 MIN2019 DEC 4
Comments
Science teacher to 6 figure earning internet marketing gun within 14 months – Episode 122

Is Private Health Insurance Worth Having in Australia? - Episode 121

The cost of private health insurance in Australia keeps on rising. After housing, food and motor vehicle expenses, health insurance typically comes up as the next big ticket items in most households budgets. So it’s worth asking the question – do we need it? Private Health insurance is likely to be worth having if: You are over age 65 – the statistics say you’re far more likely to need medical care as you get older. Your income is at a level where the Medicare surcharge will apply. You’re planning on starting a family and would like greater choice around care and hospital accommodation. You have significant ongoing medical issues that won’t be covered under the public system. In Australia we all contribute to a form of health insurance – Medicare, which for the most part is very good. Given the existence of Medicare, why pay for a second layer of health insurance? SUBSCRIBE TO OUR WEEKLY EMAIL “GAINING CHOICE” TO KEEP UP WITH ALL THINGS FINANCIAL AUTONOMY

10 MIN2019 NOV 27
Comments
Is Private Health Insurance Worth Having in Australia? - Episode 121

How to negotiate for career flexibility with Doc of all Trades - Episode 120

This week’s guest rose to become the medical director - head of department as an anaesthesiologist at a large trauma hospital, within 10 years of graduation. He was working really hard, and getting the success that hard work brings. But then: “I remember one night in the middle of a horrible, horrible case. It was a level one trauma. I'm covered in blood. And all of a sudden I realised that I don't know if I could do this anymore. I was exhausted. It had been a 20 plus hour day. I'd been working straight, I was in charge of all the operations for the day. And I thought, man, I don’t know if I could do this. And I've painted myself in a corner.” In this week’s episode, career coach and anonymous podcaster Doc of all Tradez shares how he reinvented his working life and how he helps others do the same. If you’re looking for a better balance between work and family life, between earning money and pursuing what gives you joy, and between pursuing the standard script of career success vs playing the long game for your health and happiness, then this episode is for you. SUBSCRIBE TO OUR WEEKLY EMAIL “GAINING CHOICE” TO KEEP UP WITH ALL THINGS FINANCIAL AUTONOMY

28 MIN2019 NOV 20
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How to negotiate for career flexibility with Doc of all Trades - Episode 120
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