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Mongrel On Fire
Early Retirement
FIRE, debt, Australia, spending, habits
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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DIK (Dual Income, Kids)
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If you aren’t already insanely rich, please don’t dive into any kind of investment without a strategy. Crypto sounds exciting and it’s very easy to get involved, but it’s a much wilder ride than other investments and it’s extremely hard to keep emotion out of the equation. I’m no investment expert. I’ve done well off … More Crypto – don’t burn yourself ...
Posted: Jan 11 2018 @ 7:00 AM
Bucket lists aren't stupid. They aren't silly and they aren't (entirely) indulgent. There was a period in time, maybe ten years ago, where they were all the rage, and then they suddenly became embarrassing. Well, I have a bucket list, I love my bucket list, and I credit my little list with giving me something incredibly precious - direction and purpose. … More Direction in the new year – the ...
Posted: Dec 27 2017 @ 6:58 AM
Christmas can be insanely expensive. And for us, that's probably not going to change. As much as I want to save more and more, I'm not about to give up Christmas. … More Christmas costs ...
Posted: Dec 16 2017 @ 7:15 AM
What do you do with adult children who still expect you to bankroll them? … More Everyone keeps taking my money #3 kids ...
Posted: Dec 03 2017 @ 5:16 PM
When your partner expects too much, and your friends take your stuff... … More Everyone keeps taking my money #2 dating and friends ...
Posted: Nov 26 2017 @ 7:47 AM
Sometimes people grow up in really toxic environments, and don't realise what's wrong for a very long time. This post isn't about happy families, or helping out people where there is mutual, unconditional love. This is about the families that are selfish. … More Everyone keeps taking my money #1: Parents and siblings ...
Posted: Nov 19 2017 @ 6:06 AM
When you start handling your money and life better, it's probably going to be confronting for the people you know. They might be upset that you no longer want to maintain the lifestyle they are used to seeing you in... … More Stop listening to your loved ones ...
Posted: Nov 15 2017 @ 5:00 PM
FIRE stands for Financial Independence Retire Early. It's fairly self explanatory - you get yourself to a point where you have enough wealth that your passive income covers your expenses and you no longer HAVE to work. … More What the hell is FIRE ...
Posted: Nov 11 2017 @ 11:47 PM
Sometimes, it actually is too hard. You might be looking at your bank balance and wonder how you got here yet again. But although you want to fix it, you're paralyzed. So you just carry on, shouldering this weight that is getting heavier and heavier... … More Money – what to do when it’s all too hard ...
Posted: Nov 02 2017 @ 5:00 PM
How do you deal with retirement when your spouse is over 10 years older than you? … More Who retires first? ...
Posted: Oct 29 2017 @ 11:14 PM


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