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Costume Parties, FREEDOM….and the RBA announcement

Those of you who know me well know just how seriously I take a costume party. And at recent broker conference event where I won the “best costume” award, this was no exception.

“Any words you’d like to say Lee?”

Despite me not knowing anybody before the event, I timidly grabbed the mic for my victory speech.The crowd hushed.


Throat cleared and a serious look on face, I was ready for my moment…

“Well, I only have a few words to say…”

I pause for effect.

“They may take our lives but… They’ll never take… OUR FREEEEEEDOMMMMMM!!!!!!”

Mic. Drop. Crowd went wild.

A little dramatic? Indeed. But what’s a man to do in face paint and a skirt (“kilt”, yeh I know)?

Reasons Brave Heart rules ( and teaches us about finance)

Growing up, my favourite movie was Braveheart. I must have watched it 20 times. I loved William Wallace’s message of sticking up for the little guys, his bravery and his pursuit of freedom even though it would cost him his life. The freedom he fought for was only realised by his countrymen after his death.

Freedom is a fundamental right of every human and 99.9% of the world agrees. This is why current films such as The Sound of Freedom are crushing it at the box office, despite it containing footage that no-one surely wants to see.

I am loathed to even make this message about something so trivial as a home loan when I realise that true freedom is not simply having a debt free home (or several) in Australia. However, it doesn’t detract from the fact that having debt for longer than you need robs you, and your family, of your ability to live life on your terms. And that might be the true definition of freedom to me:

Being able to live life on your terms.

Our team at Fidget knows that our role is to be as skilled as possible to serve others, ensuring they are free sooner from their death pledge (aka mortgage). It’s very important to us and we take it seriously.

No matter what happens at today’s RBA interest rate meeting we can all agree that the speed with which rates have risen has been atrocious and quite damaging to so many households. And we have only be seeing the true harm of this in recent days.

The Reserve Bank clearly cannot manage monetary policy properly and should be held to account. But they won’t. And it’s just not right.

So, in the words of Mel Gibson (aka William Wallace) to the Reserve Bank I say this:

“There’s a difference between us. You think the people of this country exist to provide you with position. I think your position exists to provide those people with freedom. And I go to make sure that they have it.”

Mic. Drop.

Lee dominates at costume parties, just like he dominates in finding you the best home loan.


Do you want to experience freedom from your death pledge (aka mortgage)? Lee and the team at Fidget can help cut years off your current plan. And as an independent broker, we don’t charge any fees! Book in a free 15 minute consultation here and let’s make it happen.


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