Trying to Embrace Freedom

A few weeks ago, I announced that I would be semi-retiring at the end of the year.

The countdown is well and truly on and I have less than six weeks of full time employment left. Trying not to check out has been a bit challenging, but I am powering through.

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Financial Independence on YouTube

I have never been particularly interested in YouTube.

I thought it was a place where you went to watch cat videos (and I hate cats) or to learn DIY. I also know a lot of people watch someone else playing video games and that it’s becoming more and more popular to watch kids unboxing or playing with toys. Continue reading

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The Australian Blogger Interview Series: Keepin’ It Frugal

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.

Next Up: Sarah from Keepin’ It Frugal. Continue reading

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Our new (and improved) FIRE plan

I mentioned in a recent blog post that Poopsie and I had made an adjustment to our FIRE plan.

Today, we will be revealing all of the details and welcome any questions you may have. We have given this plan a lot of thought and set a lot of it into motion, however, there are still some parts that we haven’t completely decided on and discussion always helps with this. So please, let us know what you think below and if you think we have left anything out! Continue reading

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The Aussie FIRE eBook

Recently, The Aussie FIRE eBook was released by Pearler.

Pearler was started by three Australian friends who wanted to set up an easy to use source of information and products for Australians on the journey to financial independence. They came up with the idea of producing an eBook about FIRE. Continue reading

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Post-Corona Musings

That title is not a typo. I know we are not in post-Corona times either worldwide, or even in Australia.

However, here in the ACT we are mostly back to normal. Most shops and restaurants are back open and while there are some limitations on how many people can be inside at one time, you’re still able to eat in and shop in person while maintaining social distance. We haven’t had a case in over two months and just recently, both South Australia and Queensland opened up travel bubbles with us. Continue reading

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Black Lives Matter

Like many people around the world, Poopsie and I are shocked to see what is currently going on in the United States following the murder of George Floyd.

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The FIRE and Chill Podcast

Here at AWP, we love being a part of the Australian financial independence community.

We also try to build and grow that community, which is why we created The Australian Blogger Interview Series where we talk to as many Australian finance bloggers as we can [if you’d like to be interviewed or have a suggestion for someone we should interview, do get in touch!]. Continue reading

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The Australian Blogger Interview Series: The Flawed Consumer

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.

First up: Kara from The Flawed Consumer. Continue reading

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Using the FU Money

Recently Poopsie and I spent a long weekend at the beach with my brother, sister-in law and my nephews. It was lovely and while there, I read The Simple Path to Wealth by JL Collins.

In this book and on his blog, JL famously talks about F-You money. Continue reading

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