Aussie Paid Surveys gives users access to websites that pay for completion of surveys. So, is it worth it? Here’s my full Aussie Paid Surveys review..
Captain FI’s Reviews
RAA Car Insurance Review
RAA provides car insurance and other services. So what are the pros and cons and is it worth it for those outside SA? Here’s my full RAA car insurance review.
Bank of Melbourne Review; How do they measure up?
In this Bank of Melbourne review, I evaluate their offerings and accounts, weigh the pros and cons of being a customer with them and discuss their FAQs.
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..
Budget Direct Car Insurance review
Car insurance premiums can vary a lot! I found Budget Direct and stuck with them. Read on for my Budget Direct car insurance 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?
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.
HubDoc Review; making tax time easier?
Hubdoc is a reasonably priced application for extracting data from bills and receipts and exporting it to accounting software. Read on for a full Hubdoc review.
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 Make Money Online
How to make money online by buying and/or developing profitable online businesses and digital properties (websites).
Chemist Warehouse Review – Is It The Cheapest Pharmacy?
Chemist Warehouse is a large pharmacy chain in Australia that boasts having the cheapest prices. So are they cheaper? Here’s my full Chemist Warehouse review..
Crypto.com review; the best Crypto exchange?
Crypto.com: a crypto exchange with its own cryptocurrency, the Cronos. It operates in 90 countries, and the platform’s easy to use. Here’s my Crypto.com review.
FreshBooks Review; online accounting service
FreshBooks has reasonably priced cloud-based accounting software with an app for small businesses and a number of useful features. Here’s my Freshbooks review.
Bet365 Review – can you profit from 365Bet?
Bet365 is an online gambling company based in UK. It operates in more than 200 countries & has a wide variety of sports for betting. Here’s my Bet365 review.
MyBudget Review; How does it work?
MyBudget is an Australian service that creates budgets for clients and helps them to pay down debt and to save more. Here is the full MyBudget review..
Deposit Photos Review – paying for images
DepositPhotos is a stock photo website with more than 1.5 million images as well as music and videos. Read on for the full Deposit Photos Review.
Energy Rating Calculator Review; How does it work?
The Energy Rating Calculator allows consumers to calculate the cost of running an appliance. It adds the cost of the appliance to the cost of the electricity.
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..
Hi Pages Review; How does it work?
Hi pages is an Australian service that connects trusted tradies with homeowners. The service is free for clients, but tradies pay a monthly subscription.
Airtasker Review; Is it worth it?
Airtasker is a platform where people can post jobs that need to be done. So is it easy to use and how much does it cost? Read on for the full Airtasker review.
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.
ING Bank review; the bank for Financial Independence?
Click to read an ING Bank review from a long term customer, and experienced investor. Is ING bank the bank for Financial Independence? Find out here
BonusBank review – Is Matched betting with Bonus Bank worth your time?
BonusBank review from an experienced and long term investor and side hustler. Can you make money matched betting with Bonus Bank? Read to find out!
Sharesight review: The best share portfolio tracker?
Sharesight review from a long-term investor. Find out if this portfolio tracker is right for you, and whether you can trust them with your portfolio.
Wise Review; the cheapest way to transfer money overseas?
Wise is a P2P currency exchange service allowing you to hold balances in different currencies. Read on for the full Wise review, including pros and cons.
Unsplash Images Review – images for free
Unsplash images are free stock images that can be used by anyone. So how does it work, are there rules, and what are the pros and cons? Read on..
Finspo review – making home loans easier?
Finspo is an online mortgage broker with an app to help you find a home loan and pay it off ASAP. So are they really worth it and is it free? Read on..
Up bank review; is this Digital banking app safe?
Up bank review from a long term customer. Click to find out if this digital bank is suitable for those pursuing financial independence
SmarterQueue review; Smarter social media scheduling?
Looking for a social media scheduling platform? Check out Smarterqueue! With a free trial and 4 different plans, there’s sure to be an option that suits you.
WeMoney Review: Is this money wellness app safe to use?
Click here for a WeMoney review from a long term Australian investor on the path to Financial Independence. Is WeMoney is safe to use?
Receipt Jar Review – turning receipts into cash
Receipt Jar is an app for both android and IOS smartphones. Users scan their shopping receipts in order to earn eGift cards. Is it really worth it?
CommSec review: Is Australia’s most trusted broker worth it in 2022?
Complete Commsec review from a long-term investor and customer. Is Australia’s most trusted share trading brokerage platform right for you?
Audible Review – listen to your favourite books
Audible provides its subscribers with either 1 or 2 audiobooks per month as well as giving access to podcasts. Read on for the full Audible review.
Pixabay Review; free stock images
Pixabay allows users to download photos, videos, and music to use for any purpose. Downloads are free, but users can make donations to content creators.
TaskRabbit Review; the best task platform?
Wondering if TaskRabbit is worth it? We break down the platform, including prices, services, and more, to help you decide if it’s the right fit for you.
Pexels Free Images Review
Pexels allows the free download and use of stock photos and videos, but allows users to make donations for downloads. Read our full Pexels free images review..
Magic Mushrooms – My experience with Psilocybin shrooms
Read about my profound spiritual healing experience with psilocybin taking psilocybe subaeruginosa shrooms.
E Tax review – Australian tax return software
E Tax is a tax return preparation and lodgement service that can take the worry out of getting your taxes right. Is an online service like E Tax worthwhile?
Spriggy Review – Pocket money card and App
Spriggy pocket money app and card can teach kids the fundamentals of financial management in a cashless society. Is it worth it? Read the full Spriggy review.
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.
H and R Block Review – no-frills tax accounting
It doesn’t have to be tax time to start thinking about tax preparation. Let’s look at H and R Block – the pros and cons of using them for your tax accounting.
KWFinder Review: SEO and Niche Keyword Finder Research Tool
This KWFinder Review will guide you through everything you need to know about KWFinder and how you can use it for finding the best keywords out there.
SEEK review – a way to find better paying roles?
SEEK is an Australian run website aimed at connecting job seekers with job opportunities. SEEK also provides tips and advice. Read on for the full Seek review.
Copyscape Review; The Best Plagiarism Checker?
Considering using Copyscape to check for plagiarism? What are the features and how much is it? Find out everything you need to know in this Copyscape review.
Choice Review; Is it a reliable and trustworthy website?
Choice is an Australian consumer advocacy group. Choice also provides unbiased advice on products and services. Read on for the full Choice review..
Bamboo App Review; Micro-investing for Crypto
Investing in crypto for the first time can be daunting, but Bamboo app makes it easy to invest in Bitcoin and Ethereum with your spare change.
ANZ Bank Review – One of the best ‘Big 4’?
ANZ is the biggest bank in New Zealand and a popular choice for many Aussies. There’s also varying pros and cons. Here’s my full ANZ bank review.
Commonwealth Bank Review; Does it live up to the hype?
Commonwealth Bank is one of the Big 4 banks in Australia. Plenty of bad reviews but also many loyal customers. Read on for the full Commonwealth Bank review.
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.
Surfer SEO Review – Ultimate Website SEO Optimisation
Is Surfer SEO the best content editor and on-page optimisation tool out there? Find out in this comprehensive Surfer SEO review.
WestPac Bank Review – How Does it Measure Up?
Westpac bank is Australia’s oldest bank and offers a range of accounts and loans, however there are also mixed reviews. Check out the full Westpac Bank review.
Grammarly Review; Is It Worth It?
Grammarly is becoming hugely popular, but is it worth it? What’s the cost, what are the pros and cons and can it be trusted? Here’s my full Grammarly review.
NAB Bank Review – is a ‘Big 4’ bank better?
A NAB bank Review for Australians seeking a reliable banking experience with one of the Big 4 Banks. What are the pros and cons?
Finder Review: Is it safe to use?
Finder is a comparison site that allows you to compare products and find the best deal. So how do you use it? Can you trust it? Read my full Finder review.
ME bank review
Find out if ME digital bank is a good choice for your accounts with this ME bank review. Learn more about what kind of value they provide their customers.
Barefoot Investor bank accounts: the best bank accounts in 2022
You’ve read The Barefoot Investor, but want more information on how to actually set up the barefoot investor bank accounts? Check this out
Octopus Survey Review
This Octopus Survey review will give you a complete overview of this survey company. How it works, what they pay, and whether or not this is worth your time.
Canva Pro review; is it worth it?
Canva is a graphic design tool with a free and a paid version. Is a Canva Pro membership really worth it? Read my Canva Pro review to see what I discovered.
Flippa review; Buying and Selling Websites
This Flippa Review looks at the details surrounding the purchase and sale of websites and online businesses through Flippa.com
Empire Flippers Review
Empire Flippers is one of the best ways to buy or sell a website! This review discusses how they operate, success rates & why they’re such an amazing resource.
Hello Fresh review – save time and money on your Food shopping?
Do you want to save time and have more fun cooking in the comfort of your own home? Read my Hello Fresh review!
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.
Wisr Review (ASX:WZR) Smarter Debt repayments and lower Interest Rates?
The average Australian has a credit card balance of $3,000 and an interest rate over 15%! Find out how to get on top of your debt faster with this Wisr review.
ShopBack Review – Can you really get paid for shopping?
Read this ShopBack review to learn how you can start using Shopback to get cash back on your purchases and earn money from shopping!
Mercury Book Club – The Monthly Must-Read for Business Leaders
Find out why the Mercury Book Club is a must read for business leaders. Learn more about how it works and see what kind of books they send each month.
Stake review; is it really brokerage free share trading?
Click here to read a Stake review from a personal finance expert and long term investor. Learn about Stake fees, Stake Black and if Stake is legit.
Sixpark review: is online robo-investing worth it?
Sixpark review – Find out about the pros and cons of sixpark, a roboadvisor investment platform with low fees that offers financial advice in real time.
Cashrewards Review – A Guide to using Cashrewards to get free Money!
Read this Cashrewards review to learn how you can start using Cashrewards to get cash back on your purchases and start earning money from shopping
Payday lenders – Wallet Wizard review
Wallet Wizard is a payday lender based in Sydney that provides hideously expensive short term loans of up to $5000 with an Annual interest rate of nearly 50%.
Click here to read a detailed Review of Ubank from a long term customer and personal finance expert on the path to Financial Independence.
Spaceship Voyager Review: Spaceship investing
Spaceship Voyager review from an experienced and long term investor. What is Spaceship voyager, Is Spaceship voyager safe and can this app help you invest?
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?
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.
Matched Betting to Beat the Bookmaker – Does it Work?
Complete review of Matched betting in Australia. Click to find out how to use Matched betting as a legitimate side hustle.
Raiz review Australia – is Raiz safe to invest with?
Raiz invest review (previously Acorns Australia) by an experienced and long term investor. Is Raiz safe and can it help you invest?
Commsec pocket review; is micro-investing worth it?
Commsec Pocket review from an experienced and long term ETF investor. Is this Microinvesting platform from Commonwealth Bank worth your time?
OpenTrader review; can you trust $5 trades?
OpenTrader review from an experienced and long term investor. Can you trust Australia’s cheapest broker with your share portfolio?
Quality of products – why quality products matter
Quality of products generally might mean a higher price upfront, but a much lower lifetime cost – this is exactly why quality products matter!
The Barefoot Investor Blueprint
The Barefoot Investor blueprint was a subscription stock tipping and general financial advice newsletter run by The Barefoot Investor Scott Pape and his team of accountants and marketers.
Superhero trading review; is it safe to use?
Superhero trading review from an experienced and long term investor. Can you trust this new ultra low cost broker with your share portfolio?
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
HSBC bank review; a better online bank in Australia?
Honest review of HSBC Bank Australia from a personal finance expert and experienced investor. Is it a better online bank in Australia?
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.
How I started the CaptainFI Podcast
I started the CaptainFI Financial Independence podcast to spread the powerful message of Financial Independence. I want to share with you exactly how I did this, as well as give you all of the tools I used.
Freelancer review: Outsourcing and Freelancing side hustle
It is impossible to do everything myself, so I use Freelancer to find experienced Virtual Assistants and outsource design and technical work for my websites – you can find Freelancers to do almost anything you want, as well as bid to win freelancing gigs yourself as a side hustle
Tracking your expenses with PocketSmith
We all know the first step to Financial Independence is tracking your spending! PocketSmith is probably the best expense tracking software I have found, and since switching to PocketSmith from manually documenting my spending (on my iPhone notes and transcribing to excel spreadsheets) I have found it so much easier and less stressful
BonusMoney Review: is Bonus Money worth your time?
BonusMoney review from an experienced and long term investor and side hustler. Is it worth your time? Click here for a full Bonus Money review.
Launching your Website with Bluehost
If you have ever thought about Launching a blog, a website for your business, or you just wanted to play around with your very own website, then you will know you need a good web hosting service to host your website. BlueHost make it incredibly easy to get started, along with extremely competitive pricing for hosting services. Check out this article to start learning more about how you can use BlueHost web hosting.
Why you should consider using a VPN, and two easy VPNs to choose
A VPN is a Virtual Protocol Network used for increased security online.