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┬ámay 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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Expense Report- February 2016

A mixture of some illness and being busy at work has meant this post is coming slightly late. But, with February well and truly behind us, it’s time to publish our expense report!
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Our Favourite Expat Chats

As you will know if you’ve read Our Plan, we are hoping to retire early and pursue a life of full-time travel.

We decided this after stumbling across the podcast The Expat Chat. Tony Argyle interviews people who have given up their day jobs for a life of travel. The majority interviewed still need to earn a living to fund their travels but they have figured out a way to do this on the road, many referring to themselves as digital nomads.
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Our New Emergency Fund

Recently, I got the following message from my bank:

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What?!?!? A $15 000 credit card limit. That doesn’t sound very frugal, does it?
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The Art of Keeping Up

“Keeping Up With the Jones'” is a well known phrase for keeping up with your neighbours/family/colleagues/friends. It is usually meant in terms of outwards appearances of wealth, like houses, cars, clothes and holidays.
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