UniSuper is an award-winning super fund which is also one of Australia’s largest. Read this UniSuper review to see what they can offer and how they measure up.
CaptainFI Investing tips
Captain FI’s Residential joint venture property development investment
Captain FI’s residential joint venture property development investment – what it takes to finance and manage a subdivision and build on a small development
Dividends vs Capital Gains Investing styles
Dividends vs Capital gains (Thornhill vs Boglehead) investing strategies explained. Is one better than the other? Let’s look at each strategy in detail..
Stake review; is it really cost-effective share trading?
Full Stake review from a long term investor who has reached financial independence. Learn about Stake fees, Stake Black and if Stake is legit.
Financial Independence Retire Early (FIRE) for Beginners
Financial Independence gives you the choice to direct your time and energy into the things that you truly value, rather than the things that you don’t.
Australian Super Review – What You Need To Know
Australian Super is Australia’s biggest super fund. Here’s my Australian Super review to help you decide if it’s the right super fund for you.
FIRE Investment Portfolio Strategic Asset Allocation
Asset allocations can be a source of self doubt and something any investor can change their mind on. Let’s look at asset types & my strategic asset allocation.
Superhero Review; Is this trading platform safe to use?
Superhero review from an experienced and long term investor. Can you trust this ultra low cost broker with your share portfolio? Read on..
MLC Superannuation Review: How do they measure up?
MLC is a stalwart of Australian superannuation funds. Read this MLC superannuation review to help weigh up if their offerings are right for you.
Vanguard Diversified High Growth Index ETF (ASX:VDHG) Review
VDHG ETF review; A complete review of Vanguard Diversified High Growth Index ETF (ASX:VDHG) from a long term index fund investor. Read on..
How to Start Investing in Australia
Have you wondered how to start investing in Australia? Yes, there are heaps of options, but don’t let that put you off. Here are some investment options.
Learn how debt recycling can help you pay off your mortgage, build investments and reduce your tax bill all at once. Read on as I explain further..
Investing in index funds in Australia in 2023
Investing in index funds in Australia is a simple and easy way to get your dollar employees working for you. So what is an index fund? Why are they so popular?
Sharesies Review; Is this investing platform trustworthy?
Sharesies is a popular NZ-based investing platform. Learn about features, regulatory & ownership structure, and investment options in my full Sharesies review.
Proppie Review; Shared property ownership
Proppie makes it easier for people to get into the property market sooner and facilitates shared property ownership. Read my full Proppie review..
Pearler Micro review – the best way to start your investing journey?
A comprehensive Pearler Micro review from an experienced and long-term investor. Is Pearler Micro the best way to start your investing?
Buying International Shares from Australia
Getting exposure to international markets doesn’t have to be difficult. By choosing ETFs, buying international shares from Australia can be easy!
Top 10 Benefits of Financial Independence
Here are the top 10 benefits of financial independence and why I have been so passionate about the whole FIRE movement. Read on..
Barefoot Investor Review; Does the Barefoot Investor Work?
Does Barefoot Investor work? My Barefoot Investor review covers his steps to reach financial independence and explains how this book changed my life.
Drawbacks of Financial Independence and the FIRE movement
There can be downsides to pursuing financial independence. While there are many huge benefits, I have described 10 drawbacks of the FIRE movement here..
An interview with the founders of Pearler
Because who doesn’t love a good Q & A, right? I have invited Kurt and the team from Pearler to come and have a chat about the platform, and where it’s headed.
An interview with Russel from Stake
Stake is an online share trading platform where you can buy US stocks with $0 brokerage. This is my interview with Russel from Stake.
Australian Foundation Investment Company AFIC (ASX:AFI) LIC review
Read on for the Australian Foundation Investment Company review (ASX:AFI) – Australia’s largest LIC, from an experienced and long term investor.
CoinLedger review – Crypto tax software
CoinLedger is software for calculating tax liability for cryptocurrency in 16 countries. Most of the features are free but you must pay for a tax report.
How To Use Debt To Get Richer
Not all debt is bad, so it’s important to know the difference between good debt and bad debt. Read on as we unpack how to use debt to get richer!
TaxBit Review – Cryptocurrency tax software
A thorough review of cryptocurrency tax platform TaxBit including how it works, pricing, pros and cons and FAQs. Read on for the full Taxbit review..
Retirement Planning; Investment Portfolio Safe Withdrawal Rates
Part of retirement planning is working out your safe withdrawal rate from your investment portfolio. So how much can you actually withdraw and how does it work?
Online Investing Australia; What Are My Options?
Interested in investing online? There are many options. From shares, bonds and property, to digital business. Let’s dive deeper into Online Investing Australia.
Shares vs Property; What’s the better investment?
The debate: whether to invest in shares vs property is one that rages on in the FIRE community. Your asset of choice depends on the kind of investor you are.
eBusiness Institute Review: Does it work and can you trust them?
This eBusiness Institute review considers whether the eBusiness Institute courses are good value for money and the various courses offered.
Pearler Review: Auto-Investing & Brokerage-Free Investing
Pearler Review; a complete review of the Pearler investment platform from an experienced and long term investor on the path to Financial Independence.
SelfWealth Review: How Secure is Selfwealth?
Complete SelfWealth review from a long-term investor who has reached financial independence. Find out if this low-cost broker is right for you.
Barefoot Investor Super – The Best Australian Superannuation funds
Barefoot Investor Super – Everything you need to know about the barefoot investors Superannuation fund recommendations to save you thousands
A200 ASX – BetaShares Solactive ASX 200 (ASX:A200) ETF review
Betashares ASX A200 ETF (Exchange Traded Fund) review from a long term index investor who has reached Financial Independence. Is A200 right for you?
Property Investing to reach Financial Independence
You can reach financial independence through property investing but you need to be smart about it. Let’s take a look at this asset class for building wealth.
VTS Review – Vanguard Total US Market ETF (ASX:VTS)
VTS Review – Vanguard Total US Market (ASX:VTS) ETF from a long term investor who has reached Financial Independence. Do you have US exposure?
Financial Independence through Assets
There’s a vital difference between an asset & a liability. You can reach financial independence by investing in assets. Let’s take a look at the asset classes.
Hostplus Super review – is it still the best super fund for 2022?
HostPlus Super review from an experienced investor. Click to see if HostPlus superannuation is still one of the best super fund for 2022.
Top 10 FIRE Blogs Worldwide
A detailed review of the 10 best worldwide FIRE blogs, including information about the authors and the content that they publish.
Top 10 FIRE blogs in Australia – retire early and enjoy life
While many aspire to FIRE, and financial freedom, following the top 10 FIRE blogs in Australia can help with tips and tricks to get you there faster.
What is FAT FIRE?
The FAT FIRE movement has caught the attention of many in the workforce, with the idea of reaching FI to RE. So what is FAT FIRE and how do you achieve it?
Tiger Brokers Review
A review of the online investing platform Tiger Brokers and whether it’s a viable option for those looking to expand their investment portfolio internationally.
BearTax Review – Cryptocurrency Tax Software
BearTax can help keep track of your crypto transactions for tax purposes, and ease the headache of record-keeping in preparation for tax time.
Podcast – Sharesight portfolio tracker
An Interview with the Chief Marketing Officer of Sharesight to discuss and how investors can use it for portfolio tracking, administration, and tax accounting
What is the Best Vanguard ETF in Australia? Four popular Vanguard funds
Vanguard Australia is a leading ETFs provider in Australia, with over 50 ETFs. So what is the best Vanguard ETF Australia?
Barefoot Investor Index Funds – The Best Index Share ETFs
Barefoot investor index funds review from an experienced and long term investor on the path to independence. Click to discover the barefoot investor shares.
Investing in Gold in Australia
Everything you need to know about investing in gold in Australia from an experienced and long term investor on the path to financial independence.
Investing for kids; What are the Options?
What are the options when it comes to investing for kids? What are the tax implications and what is the best way to teach kids about investing?
Blackrock iShares Core S&P ASX200 Australian Shares (ASX:IOZ) ETF Review
The Blackrock iShares Core S&P ASX200 (ASX:IOZ) is an Exchange Traded Fund that gives investors exposure to the the top 200 Australian Shares by market capital and liquidity, according to the Standards and Poors ASX200 index
An interview with Sharesight portfolio tracker
I chat to Dave Olsen from Sharesight about the portfolio tracking software and some exciting new functionality that is in the works.
BetaShares Diversified All Growth ETF (ASX:DHHF) Review
BetaShares Diversified All Growth ETF (ASX:DHHF) Review from an experienced and long term investor on the path to Financial Independence.
Stockspot review – can this Roboadvisor help you invest?
Stockspot review from an experienced and long term investor on the path to Financial Independence. Is this Robo advisor safe to trust with your money?
Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets Shares ETF (ASX: VGE) Review
Is the Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets Shares ETF one of the best ETFs in Australia? This VGE review covers whether I’ll include this ETF in my portfolio.
Coinspot review: cryptocurrency exchange analysis from an experienced and long term investor on the path to Financial Independence.
Plenti Peer to Peer Lending review; is your money safe with Plenti?
Complete review of Plenti P2P lending from a long-term investor. Find out if this Peer to Peer lending platform is right for you.
Australian United Investment Company (ASX:AUI) LIC review
The Australian United Investment Company (ASX:AUI) is an Australian Listed Investment Company (LIC) founded in 1953 with a strong dividend growth focus.
Commercial Property Investment in Australia
A commercial property investment in Australia can be great for an established portfolio, but there are a number of unique risks and factors to consider prior.
Vanguard Australian Shares High Yield ETF (ASX:VHY) Review
Vanguard Australian High Yield ETF (ASX:VHY) is an Exchange Traded Fund that is run by Vanguard Australia. It is a fund that focuses on returning a high dividend to its shareholders by owning a selection of established companies known for producing higher than usual dividends.
Whitefield (ASX:WHF) LIC Review
Review of Whitefield (ASX:WHF) Listed Investment Company from an experienced and long term investor on the path to financial Independence
Washington H. Soul Pattinson (ASX:SOL) LIC Review
Washington H. Soul Pattinson is an actively managed Investment Conglomerate that can be traded on the Australian Stock Exchange, and are one of the oldest Australian companies around having been first listed on the Sydney Stock Exchange in 1903. WHSP first started as a pharmacy, and have grown into a diversified investment company that has a strong focus on increasing dividend payments to shareholders
Vanguard International Shares MSCI Index fund (ASX:VGS) ETF review
Review of Vanguard International Shares MSCI Index ASX:VGS Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) from an experienced and long term investor on the path to Financial Independence
eToro Review; is it really Brokerage free share trading?
eToro fees and platform review from an experienced and long term investor. Do they really offer brokerage free share trading?
CMC markets share trading review
CMC markets lets you trade shares in both Australian Domestic and International markets with competitive brokerage rates – starting at $11 or .10% for their classic account, and $9.90 or 0.075% for their premium subscription, with $0 brokerage on international shares
IG trading review; are the $5 trades legit?
IG markets share trading platform review. Are the trades legit? Detailed review from an experienced and long term investor.
What is a stock broker? Everything you need to know to Invest
What is a stock broker? A stock broker is a third party that allows you to trade with other investors on the stock market. Check out some of Australia’s best.
Microinvesting apps – are they worth it?
Microinvesting apps let you invest with as little as a couple of dollars. Complete Microinvesting review from an experienced investor.
Vanguard ETFs in Australia
Vanguard offers a diverse range of index fund Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) financial products across a broad range of asset classes and individual markets
Exchange Traded Funds – BetaShares ETFs
Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and other exchange-traded products have been growing rapidly around the globe. Since the first ETF launched in Australia in 2001, the industry has grown approximately 45% on average year on year!
BKI Investment Company Limited (ASX:BKI) LIC Review
BKI is an Australian Listed Investment Company who’s strategy is to invest in a diversified portfolio of around 50 Australian shares, trusts and interest bearing securities. Read the full review
How to invest 20k in Australia
Click here to find out how to invest 20K in Australia from a personal finance expert and long term investor.
How to buy Vanguard ETFs in Australia
Click here to learn How to buy Vanguard ETFs in Australia
Should you Invest in Hemp in Australia?
Hemp stocks are gaining attention as medicinal and recreational marijuana hits headlines. So should you be investing in hemp in Australia?
Investing in Shares in Australia for Beginners
A stock or share is part ownership in a company. Suppose you start your own company. You own 100% of it. You start a company with a business partner. You own 50% of it. You buy a bunch of shares in Commonwealth Bank. You own something like 0.0001% of it, and although you probably won’t get much say about how the company is managed you are entitled to a cut of the profit!
Franking Credits and Tax Refunds on Australian Share Investments
The franking credit system was established to prevent a double whammy of taxation for shareholders; if a company has paid tax on its profits at the corporate rate of 30% (27.5% for small business), it doesn’t seem fair that the government gets to ‘double dip’ and then charge income tax to the shareholders once it gets distributed as dividends to them.
Ways to manage accounting for your investments
So once you have decided on your strategy to reach FI, figured out which stocks and ETF funds to buy and then gone out and bought your stock, how do you manage your portfolio?
Vanguard total world ex US (ASX:VEU) ETF review
Review of Vanguard Total world ex US (ASX:VEU) ETF from a long term index fund investor on the path to Financial Independence.
Vanguard Total Australian Market S&P ASX 300 (ASX:VAS) ETF review
Review of Vanguard Total Australian Market (ASX:VAS) ETF from a long term index fund investor on the path to Financial Independence.
Milton LIC (ASX:MLT) review
Milton Investment Corporation limited (ASX:MLT) is an Australian Listed Investment Company that’s been around since 1938
Argo Investments LIC review (ASX:ARG)
Argo investments is an old school Australian Listed Investment Company with super low management fees, a long term focus, and increasing dividends
Blackrock iShares USA S&P 500 (ASX:IVV) ETF review
Click to read the Blackrock iShares USA S&P 500 (ASX:IVV) ETF review by a personal finance expert and long term investor.
Captain FI’s Investing Strategy and Strategic Asset Allocation
Captain FI’s Investing Strategy: My Strategic Asset Allocation, financial goals, strategies and how I plan to keep myself accountable with investing
Get rich by Investing in LIC and ETF index funds?
ETF stock market Index funds are a type of investment product that allow an investor to align their portfolios performance to a certain part of the market; rather than trying to ‘beat’ the stock market, you ARE the stock market.