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I recently found this story in the New Zealand Herald news about how selecting the wrong fund for your superannuation could mean that you miss out on thousands of dollars of returns over the life of the fund. Firstly, a bit of background for my none-NZ readers to put you in the picture. And before you decide that this doesn’t apply to you, if you… ...
Posted: Jul 08 2017 @ 7:30 AM
It’s been a busy week with two guest appearances on other bloggers’ sites. On Monday, I met up with Canadian blogger Mark at My Own Advisor, and late last week, on one of my favourite and longest subscribing sites, Freedom Is Groovy, with who else but Mr and Mrs Groovy. The Groovy’s, well Mr Groovy, describes himself as “a groovy freakin’ freedomist  who wants to… ...
Posted: Apr 20 2017 @ 8:00 AM
Today, I’m putting in a guest appearance on Canadian Mark Seed’s excellent financial advice, investment, and FIRE website My Own Advisor. Besides Mark’s excellent, well researched articles on smart investing, staying out of debt, and caring for your financial well-being, he also shares his own journey to financial freedom and eventual early retirement. His goal is to own a fully paid off home and have… ...
Posted: Apr 17 2017 @ 12:00 PM
Much has been written on personal finance sites and financial independence blogs about credit cards. Some suggest that they are a leading cause of growing personal debt these days. There is no doubt that used incorrectly and naively, credit cards can be one of the fastest paths to financial ruination perhaps only surpassed by pumping pokie machines full of cash in an attempt to get… ...
Posted: Apr 10 2017 @ 5:00 AM
If you’re a regular Get FIRE’d asap reader, you’ll know about our plans to eventually sell off, pack up, and take off to an as-yet-undecided location somewhere in South East Asia. At this stage, the short-list includes Thailand, Bali, and Malaysia although Vietnam and Cambodia are on our horizon as well. The reasons for planning to uproot and give up our safe but unadventurous life in… ...
Posted: Mar 23 2017 @ 7:30 AM
It’s been a few weeks now since I last posted an article on here. Since then, Ms MM and I have spent all of February travelling around Bali, Indonesia. Our mission, besides the pure relaxing pleasure one, has been experiencing what a not-too-far-in-the-distant-future living a retired ex-pat life in a foreign land could feel like. In answer to the obvious question, could we live overseas in a place… ...
Posted: Mar 13 2017 @ 1:30 PM
In the world of personal finance, numbers rule. Whether your finances are organised and structured as they should be if you’re planning early financial freedom, or totally disorganised as a result of living pay-cheque to pay-cheque, it’s the numbers that keep our lives ticking along. Mathematical Dyslexia So it may come as as surprise that for someone who has retired early as a result of… ...
Posted: Jan 18 2017 @ 12:15 PM
Happy new year everyone Hey, where did that Christmas break go' Ms MM is back at work already and it feels like we barely stopped. In fairness, Ms MM didn’t want to take any more time off than she had to as we are now on the countdown to our Bali trip at the end of January. More of that in a minute. So now… ...
Posted: Jan 09 2017 @ 8:45 AM
Our winner has been chosen from all of the entries received for the Simply Wall St 12-month subscription draw. But before I announce who that is, as 2016 draws to a close I thought I’d have a little meander through some of the milestones I’ve achieved in the past 12 months. Financial Freedom Firstly, 2016 is the year I worked out that I had unknowingly… ...
Posted: Dec 23 2016 @ 11:45 AM
If you’ve ever considered investing in the share-market, you’d be aware how complicated it can seem. How do I use all of the information available to analyse whether a stock will provide value to my portfolio' For a novice trader it can all seem quite bewildering. Especially if you’re not great with numbers, like me. So when I came across this new, online stock assessment… ...
Posted: Dec 13 2016 @ 6:30 AM


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