1. Questions on money, freedom, and a FIRE’d lifestyle

Aussie FIRE | Financial Independence Retire Early

08-12-2023 • 44 mins

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The quest for FIRE (Financial Independence, Retire Early) requires planning, discipline, and structured money management. It’s no surprise, then, that most FIRE-craving people focus on these topics (or aspects of them). Even so, a sound FIRE strategy doesn’t begin and end with saving, budgeting and investing.

Our goals once FIRE’d, and our sense of purpose beyond our careers, play just as crucial a role. Without these, we don’t know what we’re working towards – let alone what to do once we get there.

In this episode, Dave Gow (Strong Money Australia) and Hayden Smith (co-founder of Pearler) explore how to identify what freedom looks like for you. They also cover how to design the perfect FIRE’d lifestyle for you, and how to find meaning outside of work. This way, you’ll be able to maintain your motivation towards FIRE – and make the most of it once you reach it.

Strong Money Australia
Original Aussie FIRE e-book
Strong Money Australia’s audiobook


Any advice is general and does not consider your financial situation needs, or objectives, so consider whether it’s appropriate for you. You should also consider seeking professional advice before making any financial decision.

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