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Aussie Firebug

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Name:
Aussie Firebug
Category:
Early Retirement
Tags:
Money, Early Retirement, Frugality, Investing, Millennial, Real Estate
Start Year:
2015

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Net worth:
Location:
Victoria, Australia
Age:
20s
Race:
White
Gender:
Male
Life stage:
DINK (Dual Income, No Kids)
Profession:
IT
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Latest Blog Posts

     Summary Our guest today is Dave AKA Strong Money Australia. Dave reached financial independence at the ripe old age of just 28. Dave is originally from country Victoria but moved to Western Australia at 18 to take advantage of the mining boom. Roughly 2 years into a job, Dave got a new […] The post Podcast – Strong Money Australia appeared first on Aussie Firebug. ...
Posted: May 20 2018 @ 9:05 AM
Finally feel like we’re making progress again this month. The ETFs are doing great, Super is up, killer month for savings and we booked a holiday. That a domi (made up word used to describe good things) if I’ve ever seen one! We are actually paying for flight and accommodation for not only us but both our […] The post APR 2018 Net Worth $415,010 (+$14,906) appeared first on Aussie Firebug. ...
Posted: May 05 2018 @ 11:18 AM
 Summary Our guest today is Ilan Israelstam, co-founder of Australian investment company BetaShares. You may have heard of BetaShares as one of the leading managers of ETFs with over 44 ETF products for investors to invest in and managing more than 5.4 billion dollars of assets. One of the most talked about ETFs in […] The post Podcast – BetaShares appeared first on Aussie Firebug. ...
Posted: Apr 25 2018 @ 5:12 AM
Summary Our guest today is Tim Sparks, Senior Key Account Manager, at Vanguard. Tim has more than 15 years’ experience in the financial services industry and joined Vanguard in 2013. In this episode, we unpack one of the most famous investing companies in the world. Vanguard. We go into who Vanguards is and what they […] The post Podcast – Vanguard appeared first on Aussie Firebug. ...
Posted: Apr 09 2018 @ 9:26 AM
March was a month of highs and lows. Mostly highs. I was asked by the ABC to come on to their national radio program to chat about my journey towards FIRE which was pretty cool. They had a financial planner, audio snippets from someone who was in their mid 30s current enjoying early retirement and […] The post MAR 2018 Net Worth $400,104 (-$7,211) appeared first on Aussie Firebug. ...
Posted: Apr 02 2018 @ 11:15 AM
*Nothing written below is financial advice. Always consult a professional when dealing with your finances One ETF to rule them all' The majority of the Australian FIRE community roughly subscribes to one of the three combos when it comes to ETFs:  40% Oz shares (VAS or AFI) 60% international (VGS or equivalent) Pros Great exposure […] The post Vanguard Diversified Index ETFs appeared first on Aussie Firebug. ...
Posted: Mar 31 2018 @ 9:59 AM
What a month February turned out to be! The market had a big dip at the start of Feb which I included in my net worth update from last month because I didn’t get around to writing it until the 7th of Feb. Now, what separates an astute investor from a novice' An astute investor […] The post FEB 2018 Net Worth $407,315 (+$9,248) appeared first on Aussie Firebug. ...
Posted: Mar 03 2018 @ 4:00 PM
*Please consult a professional if you’re confused or not sure about anything when filling out a W-8BEN-E form  Do you own a US domiciled ETF or share'  I own 2. VTS and VEU. If an investment derives its income from the US, it has to pay tax to Uncle Sam. But What happens when I get […] The post Filling Out A W-8BEN-E Form appeared first on Aussie Firebug. ...
Posted: Feb 13 2018 @ 7:23 AM
2018 has not been kind.   Firstly, this is the first time since I’ve been posting our net worth updates that we have been in the negative two months in a row. I secretly knew that the run we had in 2017 was not sustainable but I was hoping that we could at least start to […] The post JAN 2018 Net Worth $398,066 (-$2,106) appeared first on Aussie Firebug. ...
Posted: Feb 07 2018 @ 7:38 AM
 Summary Our guest today is 34 year old parent of 3 Nick from toowoomba queensland who describes himself as the most bland and generic person who has ever been on the podcast. Nick reached out to me just over 12 months ago detailing some of the things he was struggling with while trying to […] The post Podcast – Nick appeared first on Aussie Firebug. ...
Posted: Jan 31 2018 @ 12:20 PM

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