What $150,000 Looks like for your independence

The gross value

Previously I asked the question of how much it takes to retire early. This same question also is how much it takes to become financially independent.

There were a range of answers all the way from a retirement pension that only provides $24,268.40 per year, through to a real case where the money target was $384,000 per year.

Using average figures along with a multiplier of 2.5 I rounded up to come up with a number of $150,000 per year net.

So what does $150,000 look like?

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How much do you need to retire early?

What is retirement?

When most people think of retirement the first thing people tend to think about is the freedom that comes with not having to go to work each and every day. Taking this further the vast majority of people ‘want’ to retire early, but very few dare to explore the options available to make the dream a reality, until time is heavily against them.

But retirement usually has a few common factors namely, having enough money available to support their quality of life without needing to work for more.

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How you’ve been setup for financial failure

School and Life Decisions

Do you know that you’ve been setup for financial failure? It’s a confronting question that not many people would want to say ‘yes’ to. However since your earliest years this is exactly what you’ve been prepared for, and you don’t even know it. Here are the reasons why.

The first place that sets you up for financial failure is the school system. As confronting as this may be, the school system simply prepares you for more schooling and only at the very end does it prepare you for entry into the workforce as an employee and this is only at the technical level.

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How you’re worth $1 Million per year

Step 1: Get over self-doubt

You only need to look at anyone who provides a service to understand that information and skills are valuable. And as long as you’ve ever been paid for any work done, then you qualify as a provider of a service.

So how valuable is your service? More appropriately how valuable is the skill behind a service?

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How Low interest rates impact your future

The RBA Cash Rate

On the first Tuesday of every month the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) announces the official cash interest rate. With the current Cash rate at 1.00% and the economy failing to gain strength the, today the RBA dropped the Cash rate to 0.75%

The question is why?

The main purpose of a rate drop is to stimulate the economy. The logic is relatively simple. Low rates on loans mean lower repayments and hence more incentive and serviceability to borrow money now.

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