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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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Long time readers probably know that we have always been undecided about exactly where we would retire. For quite some time, we have been tossing up between retiring to Newcastle and Canberra. And finally, we’ve made a decision! But before I reveal the location (if you must know now, you can skip straight to the bottom) we chose, I’ll give a rundown on why we wanted to live in these two wonderful ...
Posted: Oct 18 2017 @ 4:00 AM
September was our worst month of the year for savings rate. As we revealed last week, we are paying for a wedding and a honeymoon, but that’s definitely not the only reason we had a low savings rate. Our water, electricity and gas bills were all due. We have recently switched electricity suppliers in an effort to lower costs and this was our first full bill from them. We are very pleased ...
Posted: Oct 11 2017 @ 4:00 AM
As regular readers here will know, Poopsie and I became engaged last September while in New York City. This is the picnic we had in Central Park. A few minutes after this was taken, Poopsie proposed. What they may not know is that we never intended to have a wedding. While we both do think modern day weddings are a ridiculous waste of money and that people spend way too much on them, ...
Posted: Oct 04 2017 @ 4:00 AM
We want to retire early- in approximately six years to be exact. Is this because we hate working? We hate our jobs? We just want to sit on the couch all day? Definitely not. Neither of us hates our jobs. Poopsie actually doesn’t mind his at all and he has achieved a lot throughout his career. I don’t hate my job either. I have been in some roles that have completely bored me, ...
Posted: Sep 27 2017 @ 5:00 AM
A Bucket List is a fairly popular concept to most people. This was definitely on our bucket list. Figure out a bunch of awesome things you want to do in your lifetime, write them down and then tick them off as you achieve them. While not everyone has a physical list, most have an idea in their mind of at least a few key things they want to do in their lifetime. Many ...
Posted: Sep 20 2017 @ 5:00 AM
A number of times, I have been asked if I get bored by not spending as much money as everyone else. A giraffe is never boring. The assumption is, if you’re not spending money on things to do, you must be bored. That couldn’t be further from the truth. First of all, Poopsie and I do spend money on entertainment. We go to the symphony, the ballet, sporting events and large concerts. We ...
Posted: Sep 13 2017 @ 5:00 AM
August was another very expensive month for us. We got our lowest savings rate of the year! Oh the shame. Yes, that’s right, lower than July! August marked the one year anniversary of when we bought our house! This meant that our yearly house insurance was due. At a smidge over $500, it certainly made an impact on our savings rate. We also paid our quarterly rates, which aren’t exactly cheap. We had another ...
Posted: Sep 06 2017 @ 5:00 AM
You might remember, last year, we became a one car family. We love our little red car! We were very content with our little red car. Almost a year on, it has never provided any sort of issue. We have always been able to work out any need to be in two separate places at once, and the whole journey has gone very well. However, we are now officially a two car family ...
Posted: Aug 30 2017 @ 5:00 AM
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


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