8. How important is housing to FIRE?

Aussie FIRE | Financial Independence Retire Early

15-03-2024 • 1 hr 10 mins

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You MIGHT have noticed this, but people in Australia looooooove to talk about property. It’s a surefire conversation-starter if ever you’re struggling to make smalltalk, and the media won’t shut up about it. You’d be forgiven, then, for assuming that home ownership is a lynchpin of any half-decent FIRE strategy.

In truth, though, it’s not the only route to long-term wealth in Australia. Sure, anyone aiming for FIRE needs to account for a roof over their head. However, the concept of owning a home doesn’t need to be critical to your FIRE targets.

In this episode, Dave (Strong Money Australia) and Hayden (co-founder of Pearler) discuss the relationship between housing and FIRE. They also compare renting vs owning for a FIRE’d lifestyle, and weigh up the pros and cons of each. If you’d like a non-clickbaity take on the topic, you’ll want to tune in for this session.

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