How the Latte Factor Works for Us

One of the most common things you’ll read about when researching frugality or saving money is the latte factor. In fact, just a few days ago, LifeHacker published this article about it.

The basic premise is that if you’re spending $4 every day of the year on a latte, that actually adds up to a reasonably large $1460 every year. If you were to save that money, you’d suddenly see a huge jump in your savings and therefore, a quicker path toward your financial goals. Continue reading

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That Time We Tried Stand Up Paddle Boarding

One night, earlier this year, my good friend popped round to our apartment in Newcastle. Over a glass of wine, she mentioned that she and her partner really enjoyed standup paddle boarding.
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Expense Report- May 2016

The expense report is in, and after our recently learned lesson, we did pretty well. We are back over the 50% savings rate, even with some expensive purchases, like a dishwasher. Hopefully we continue to see that savings rate grow. Continue reading

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We Still Have a Lot to Learn

Poopsie and I consider ourselves to be reasonably savvy when it comes to money. After all, we read all about personal finance and are on the path to financial independence! We know all the theory.
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Expense Report- April 2016

Another month down, which means it’s time to analyse our spending.

Both Poopsie and I were kind of dreading this task. We thought we’d had a pretty expensive month, what with the move and needing to buy new bedroom furniture for his kids and a new washing machine.
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The Move

We are officially all moved in and residents of sunny Queensland.

The delay in posting may be a good indicator as to how busy, and as it turns out, rather stressful, the last few weeks have been.
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Small Indulgences

Everyone spends their money on different things. While I certainly encourage frugality, that doesn’t mean I know what is right for each person to spend their hard earned money on. I certainly don’t.
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Expense Report- March 2016

Another month down! Where has the year gone already? It’s once again time to reveal our spending, this time for the month of March! Continue reading

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Where We’ve Travelled: Vietnam

Here at Adventures with Poopsie, we chronicle our path to early retirement and a life of full-time travel. While this goal is still around eight years away, travel has been and remains a very important part of our lives.
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We’re on the move!

If you’re a regular reader, you may have noticed the posts here have been a little bit less frequent.

Poopsie and I have been very busy lately, sorting out… a move!

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