Books I like
The Barefoot Investor: The Only Money Guide You’ll Ever Need – Scott Pape
Scott’s ethos is one that I share: those that get into debt to maintain a façade of wealth and status by buying big McMansions and fancy cars will never truly be financially independent, and probably never really happy. Read the rest of my review.
Rich Dad Poor Dad – Robert Kiyosaki
“The lifelong monetary problems experienced by his poor dad pounded home the counterpoint communicated by his rich dad.” Read more reviews at goodreads.com
The Millionaire Next Door – Thomas J. Stanley
Not all millionaires drive fancy cars and live in big houses. In fact, most millionaires live well below their means. That’s how they become, and stay, millionaires. Read reviews at goodreads.com
Podcasts I like
The Australian Finance Podcast – hosted by Owen and Kate, this is a great place to start, and then expand your knowledge about money.
Choose FI – let Brad and Jonathan inspire you to become financially independent. It’s addictive.
Afford Anything – Paula Pant is all about how you can use the money you have, to achieve the life you want.
- ASX’s find a broker platform
- ASIC’s compound interest calculator
- ASIC’s superannuation co-contribution calculator
- InfoChoice’s high-interest savings account comparison tool
- A list of stock markets around the world
- The Australian government’s myGov platform – a one-stop shop for gaining access to a range of government services including tax, Medicare and the NDIS.
- Responsible Returns web-tool – created by the Responsible Investment Association Australasia, this tool can help you choose a super option that aligns with your social and ethical values.
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