Is FIRE Right For You? Special Guest Lacey Filipich
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In this episode of The Australian Finance Podcast, Kate talks with expert guest Lacey Filipich, Founder and Author of Money School.

Ultimately, the FIRE movement is all about taking back control over your time, and Lacey is a wonderful example of an Aussie doing just that. Kate chats to Lacey about her journey to financial independence (without even being aware of the FIRE movement), how to know if the goal of FI/RE is right for you, whether having a family stands in the way of your goals and the idea of becoming time rich.


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