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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Getting Married- The Adventures with Poopsie Way

As regular readers here will know, Poopsie and I became engaged last September while in New York City.

This is the picnic we had in Central Park. A few minutes after this was taken, Poopsie proposed.

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What’s wrong with work?

We want to retire early- in approximately six years to be exact.

Is this because we hate working? We hate our jobs? We just want to sit on the couch all day?

Definitely not.

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Our Bucket List (or Retirement List)

A Bucket List is a fairly popular concept to most people.

This was definitely on our bucket list.

Figure out a bunch of awesome things you want to do in your lifetime, write them down and then tick them off as you achieve them.

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Curing Boredom on the Way to Early Retirement

A number of times, I have been asked if I get bored by not spending as much money as everyone else.

A giraffe is never boring.

The assumption is, if you’re not spending money on things to do, you must be bored. That couldn’t be further from the truth.
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