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https://www.aussiefirebug.com/playing-with-fire-london-premiere/In today's episode, I'm speaking with two other Aussie’s (Tom and Ricky) who were with me at the premiere of the FIRE documentary ‘Playing with FIRE’ which follows 35 year old Scott Rickens, his wife Taylor, and their toddler Jovi as they embark on a year-long odyssey to understand the rules of this sub-culture and test their willingness to reject the standard narrative of adult life.I want to just congratulate Travis and the whole team who was involved in the creation of Playing with FIRE. The film is fantastic and I would recommend it to anyone as it’s a super interesting documentary starring so many of our favourite FIRE bloggers and surprisingly was very funny as well.Some of the topics we cover today include:The events that lead up to the PremiereOur initial thoughts after watching the filmThings we liked and things we wanted to see more of in the documentary Talked about how hard it must have been to fit an entire concept like FIRE within 90 minutes The Q&A session after the filmAnd pretty much everything else we ended up talking about!
https://www.aussiefirebug.com/the-escape-artist/Today I’m speaking to one of the most popular FIRE bloggers in the UK, Barney from The Escape Artist.Barney is a super interesting guy who is married with three kids, worked in Finance and managed to reach FI at the tender age of just 43. He could have done it much sooner too if he had discovered FIRE earlier in the piece which we get into in the pod.Since I’m now living in the UK, I was particularly interested in what the FIRE community is like here and if there are any major differences in approach. We also have chat about the film that could be a game changer for the entire FIRE community worldwide, that is, of course, the documentary ‘Playing with Fire’ which is premiering in London on the 12th of June! And yes I will be attending the premiere and would love to see some Aussie help me rep the FIRE community if you’re in the area.Some of the topics we cover today include:- Barney’s journey towards financial independence in the UK- What made him start The Escape Artist- How boredom can be the secret to creativity- Why FIRE seems to be more prevalent in the United States vs most other places in the world- The London premiere of ‘Playing with Fire’ which hopes to be a game changer for the FIRE communityAnd much more!
http://www.aussiefirebug.com/matched-betting-bonus-bank/My guest today is Nico who managed to create an online income stream through a technique called matched betting.But don't let the name fool you! Matched betting is not gambling but it takes advantage of the big signup bonuses amongst other things that the betting agencies used to lure people in. The closest thing I can compare it to is signing up for credit card point to use on flights but matched betting is a lot more lucrative and easier IMO.Nico runs Bonus Bank which is a website that helps Aussies with matched betting by finding the best opportunities out there. Make sure you stick around for the second half of the pod as Nico’s story about what life matched betting has enabled him to live is pretty cool and well worth a listen. So let’s jump into the world of matched betting.
Episode 21. My Mate Jimmy

Episode 21. My Mate Jimmy

2019-04-1400:55:521

www.aussiefirebug.com/my-mate-jimmyAussie Firebug has been discovered!Late last year I woke up to a message from someone who lived in the same town as me saying they knew I was the Aussie Firebug and that my secret was safe with them... I immediately jumped to the worse conclusion thinking maybe my boss had figured it all out 😱. But it ended up being my mate from high school who as it turned out, was just as crazy about all things personal finance and investing as I am!We've had countless chats at the pub multiple times about a whole bunch of stuff since that faithful message. Today's episode is two mates who went to high school together having a good old yarn about financial independence, investing, ETFs/LICs and much more.
New to FIRE? Start here

New to FIRE? Start here

2019-03-2600:26:49

https://www.aussiefirebug.com/start-hereIf you're new to FIRE or aussiefirebug.com please start with this episode!If you're a veteran you can probably skip this one. I unpack what FIRE is and clear up some common misconceptions. I also go into how Aussie Firebug got started and what's in store for the future!
https://www.aussiefirebug.com/what-is-retire-early-and-why-its-the-most-important-partWhy would anyone want to pull stumps at 30? Wouldn't you get bored? In today's episode, I set the record straight as to what retire early actually means in the context of FIRE and why it's more important than simply reaching financial independence!
Episode 20. Nathan Birch

Episode 20. Nathan Birch

2019-02-1501:49:462

https://www.aussiefirebug.com/podcast-nathan-birch/Are you ready to come down the rabbit hole? Investing in his first property at 18, and starting his first business shortly after, Nathan Birch was able to 'retire' at just 24. He has appeared on such programs as 7 news, Sunday Night and Triple J’s Hack and his story is so incredible it’s hard to believe! We delve into so much more than just investing today, Nathan has in his own words, some alternative views about the entire systems that we are born into and some really thought-provoking commentary in regards to money.We cover so many things in today's episode, and it was actually recorded in the middle of last year. I have been working through a backlog to get these episodes out to you guys but it’s just about finding the time. It’s a big one today so maybe grab a coffee, sit back and enjoy. Get excited to exit the Matrix and dive into the brilliant mind of Nathan Birch!
You Only Live Once

You Only Live Once

2019-01-2800:19:231

https://www.aussiefirebug.com/you-only-live-once/You Only Live Once!In today's episode, I chat about our decision to move overseas to pursue a bucket list item of ours.Yes, FIRE is important to us, but there are some opportunities that we can't let pass us by before we are 30. YOLO!
Episode 19. Peter Thornhill

Episode 19. Peter Thornhill

2019-01-1701:22:255

Huge Pod to start 2019!I have the man, the myth, the legend, Peter Thornhill himself. Author of bestseller Motivated Money, Peter is famous in the FIRE community for his teachings on dividend investing and why it’s the best strategy for Australians to retire comfortably. And for someone who is currently receiving over $400K a year in passive income via dividends… when he talks, we should listen!In today’s episode we chat about:– Peter’s background in investing– ETFs vs LICs– How Peter invests– Capital gains vs Dividends– International diversification– Labor removing the franking credit refund– Why Peter uses a financial advisor– Debt recyclingand much more
Ask Firebug Fridays - 18

Ask Firebug Fridays - 18

2018-12-2700:21:551

www.aussiefirebug.com/aff/In Today's episode we chat about:- When to prioritise paying off a mortgage- What Super fund I'm with- High growth vs DividendQuestion (3:52)Hello,I have found a lot of information in regards to paying off a mortgage vs investing. However, I cannot find much to match my circumstances and am hoping you could shed some light.I live with my father and have a very low cost of living. I have an investment property and also invest in Vanguard index funds.If I lived in my property I would prioritise investing in the equity funds over paying extra on the home loan. My question is would there be anything to think differently about if the property is being used to create income as an investment rather than a debt burden if I was living in it? Is there any reason to prioritise paying extra on the mortgage?Thank you,StevenQuestion (11:27)Hey,First of all, thanks for the great content!I wanted to know if you have any posts on super or any advice on what to do with your super account for early retirement? Do you have an SMSF or do you go through a specific super fund? Basically, I want to know what I can do to optimise my super. I live in QLD and I'm with Qsuper.Thanks,JackQuestion (15:20)Hi Aussie Firebug,Thanks for your Great work on the blog and podcast.I wanted to ask about your move to Strategy 3, I think I understand the logic behind it and what you’re looking to achieve.If I can play devil’s advocate, wouldn’t it make more sense to invest in higher growth indexes for now (e.g. US Markets/VTS has massively outperformed ASX/VAS/A200 over the last 10 years even allowing for dividends), as this would grow your net wealth and allow you to achieve FIRE earlier. After that, you could sell VTS/VGS, convert to dividend paying shares and LICs, and live off the passive income?Key point being, while you’re working and not reliant on the dividend income, growth stocks/Index funds would allow you to grow the pie larger and more quickly. Once it’s at a sufficient size where the equivalent value in Aus dividend stocks/index funds would pay enough passive income to live off you would sell and convert right?Cheers and thanks for your time.Rando
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Benjamin Sofo

spark that fire #420 #bonghitsanddividendreinvestments

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