Monthly Savings Rate – November 2017

Poopsie and I had an incredibly busy November.

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An Aussie Christmas

Christmas.

For some, it is the most joyous time of the year and for others, it can be very stress-inducing. It should be an end of year cleebration, a chance to take stock, relax and enjoy with family and friends. However, it can quickly turn into turmoil over how much to spend on presents and wondering how on Earth the credit card will be paid off. The average Australian credit card debt after Christmas is $1666 with a whopping 82% of people taking up to six months to pay it off and 18% taking even longer!

If you are stressing in the lead up to Christmas and aren’t sure how to go about having a fabulous time and not getting credit card hangover, look no further. Six Aussie bloggers are sharing how they celebrate Christmas in a frugal and fun way. Continue reading

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Share the Dignity

Like many FIRE bloggers, Poopsie and I are interested in giving back to our community.

We realise how fortunate we are to be in a position to pursue FIRE, and we’re always conscious of doing our bit to help others. Continue reading

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Where We’ve Travelled: New York City Part Two

If we didn’t already love New York City before, we were now smitten!

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The Australian Blogger Interview Series: All About Balance

Welcome 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 invite them to participate.

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Monthly Savings Rate- October 2017

Another very tough month for us savings wise, but for an expected and necessary reason.

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Revealing Ourselves

Recently, some of our favourite bloggers, Mr. and Ms. Our Next Life, revealed themselves after being anonymous for a few years.

They revealed themselves in a pretty fun way, which prompted me to ask Poopsie, “how should we reveal ourselves in six years?” Continue reading

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Poopsie’s Adventures in DIY: Plumbing Pandemonium

Welcome back to another edition of Poopsie’s Adventures in DIY. This series will mainly chronicle how we insource instead of outsource, and hopefully provide you with some inspiration to do the same!

Over the last few weeks our kitchen sink has become slower and slower to drain. As a conscientious man, I did my best to ignore it, until it just stopped draining altogether. So I did what I always do…I pulled it all apart to try and fix it! Continue reading

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Our Retirement Location

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! Continue reading

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Monthly Savings Rate- September 2017

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.
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