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Welcome to Deep Dish, home of leading investigative pizza journalist Richard Meadows!

  • Want to build the sort of financial freedom that lets you live life on your own terms?
  • Have a sneaking suspicion that blindly following the status quo might not always be the best option?
  • Love pizza so much that you’d literally eat your own bodyweight, given half a chance? We’re going to get on just fine.

Some background

During my early years as a business reporter, I stumbled across the less-travelled path to financial success. I was 22 years old, with less than a cent to my name.

After making a bunch of small lifestyle tweaks, the savings started pouring in. By age 25, my net worth had soared from a big fat zero to $100,000.

Reaching the six figure milestone was the trigger to quit my job, abandon my worldly possessions, and move to Southeast Asia with a 22 litre day pack and a spare pair of undies.

I’ve since been featured in outlets including CNBC, MSN, Yahoo Finance, Now This and The Daily Mail, and contributed pieces to VICE, Sunday Magazine, The Spinoff, and various other publications.

If you want to read a more detailed overview of my journey to date, head on over to the ‘About’ page.

What is Deep Dish?

I created this blog to document my lifestyle experiments, and help others who are interested in taking a few steps off the beaten path.

Most people follow along by joining my email newsletter, which means they get the latest posts in their inboxes as soon as they’re published. I’d love for you to join too. As a welcome gift, I’ll send you a collection of free tools and resources, including the custom net worth tracking spreadsheet I used to hit my savings goal.

You can also come and join the conversation on the Deep Dish Facebook page, which is where I post my best journalism and writing, as well as various other bits and pieces that don’t make it onto the blog.

Where to start?

Feel free to jump into the archives and work your way through all of the posts in order. If you’d prefer a hand-picked selection, here are some of my most popular articles, organised by topic area.






Health and fitness:

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Anything else?

I love hearing from like-minded people, and I reply to every email (it sometimes takes me a little while to clear my inbox, so give me a few days grace).

If there’s anything I can help you with, feel free to get in touch using the Contact form. You can also hit me up on Instagram (mostly travel pics and calisthenics stuff), Twitter (occasional hot takes on current events), or come be my friend on Goodreads (book reviews and recommendations).

I hope you enjoy exploring the site, and I look forward to talking more soon!

All the best,