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Adventures with Poopsie
Early Retirement
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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DINK (Dual Income, No Kids)
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Welcome back to The Australian Blogger Interview Series. We noticed the Australian personal finance community growing, mostly through our interactions on Twitter and we wanted to continue to foster this great camaraderie. We’ve reached out to as many Australian personal finance bloggers as we could and asked them to participate in our interview series. If you have any favourite Australian personal finance bloggers, tell us about them in the comments below and we’ll ...
Posted: Aug 23 2017 @ 5:00 AM
In May, Mr Money Mustache released his annual spending post for 2016. These are my favourite posts of his, where he details every dollar his family of three spent for the year. I gain a great deal of inspiration and motivation from them and I’m constantly amazed at the consistency of their spending. In this years post, MMM states that he has started to lose interest in tracking his spending, because at ...
Posted: Aug 16 2017 @ 5:00 AM
Straight off the high of a 62% Savings Rate in June, we entered July… And promptly fell flat on our faces. We had an incredibly expensive month. And there doesn’t even appear to be any major reason for it. We started experimenting with farmer’s markets this month. While we think this will prove to be a cheaper option for us, we were experimenting this month and may have got a little bit carried away. ...
Posted: Aug 09 2017 @ 5:00 AM
Back in April, the Australian media was full of stories about how Australians had more than $1 billion in unclaimed funds lying dormant in a variety of accounts. A desert of unclaimed money is out there. Poopsie read about it on ABC Online, and headed straight over to the ASIC website to do a search on both of our names. Imagine his surprise when he found over $900 listed against my name! Unfortunately, ...
Posted: Aug 02 2017 @ 5:00 AM
Food. For many Australians it accounts for the second or third biggest chunk out of their budget, after housing and/or transport. Poor food choices are also leading to an increase of “lifestyle” diseases, such as Type II diabetes and heart disease. Four Australian personal finance bloggers (Enough Time To, All About Balance, FIRE By Thirty-Five and yours truly) decided to get together and offer an in-depth look at how we all ...
Posted: Jul 26 2017 @ 5:00 AM
If you’ve been reading here for a while, you know that Poopsie and I don’t budget in the traditional sense of the word. Instead, we try and keep our spending as low as possible and everything left over is either put into our offset account or our Vanguard Index Fund. However, I do keep a Retirement Budget. This is the only way we will know, in six years time, if we are ...
Posted: Jul 19 2017 @ 5:00 AM
If you’ve been reading our blog for a while, you’ll know that we have a goal to retire from our jobs in just six years. However, what you may not know is, until about a week before we published that post, we didn’t actually have a firm goal. Big mistake! We have found that there is a direct correlation between setting a goal and achieving it. Sure, sometimes we achieve things that we didn’t ...
Posted: Jul 12 2017 @ 5:00 AM
June flew by. I was on my own this month for three weeks, as Poopsie was on a work trip in a remote Northern Territory town. Fortunately, he was fed all of his meals and this resulted in a reduced grocery expenditure- obviously he is the one who tips our grocery bills over the edge! This month was actually a three pay cheque month! We always like when that happens. As a ...
Posted: Jul 05 2017 @ 5:00 AM
There is just something about New York City. I don’t even know how to begin to describe it. Throughout my 20s, I travelled to New York City three times. I desperately wanted to show it to Poopsie, so we made it the final stop of our big trip. We left Washington D.C. at about midday. We decided to take the train so we could see some scenery along the way and generally, ...
Posted: Jun 28 2017 @ 5:00 AM
To many, money is a taboo subject and not something that they ever talk about. The financial field is a tricky one to navigate sometimes. This can make it hard as an aspiring early retiree, to know how to build a financial community around you. It is not socially acceptable to walk up to strangers and ask them if they plan to #FIRE. I vaguely remember there being discussion a few years ago ...
Posted: Jun 21 2017 @ 5:00 AM


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