Surprises of Early Retirement: Earnings Matter (to me)

As mentioned in my sixth month review of semi-retirement, there were a few things about it that took me by surprise.

If you’ve read the first post in this series, you’ll know that other people’s reaction (or lack of) to my early retirement surprised me. But it wasn’t just other people – I also surprised myself. Continue reading

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One Year of Semi-Retirement – Part 4: 2022 Plans

My first year of semi-retirement is over. This series has taken you through how it was, what we spent and what we earned.

Now, let’s cover our plans for 2022. Continue reading

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One Year of Semi-Retirement – Part 3: How much did we earn?

Money makes the world go round, or so we’re told.

For many, what they earn dictates what they spend. As mentioned in Part 2 of this series, our spending didn’t really change even though we earned less than usual. Perhaps we’re not as good at this financial independence thing as we first thought!

But how much exactly did we earn? Let’s take a look. Continue reading

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The Australian Blogger Interview Series: Latestarterfire

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: Latestarterfire. Continue reading

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One Year of Semi-Retirement – Part 2: What did we spend?

I recently summarised my first year of semi-retirement as one of happiness and gratitude.

I was less stressed and more relaxed, especially about money. Continue reading

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One Year of Semi-Retirement – Part 1a: How was it?

Perception is a funny thing.

I had no intention of writing a Part 1a to my recap of my first year of semi-retirement. I planned to move onto Part 2 (spending), Part 3 (earnings) and Part 4 (what’s next). However, I was alerted by a couple of people (including Poopsie) about an unintended perception of Part 1, so I thought I’d address that before moving on. Continue reading

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One Year of Semi-Retirement – Part 1: How was it?

Around about the time you’re reading this, I will have clocked up one full year of semi-retirement.

And what a year it was. For all intents and purposes, I was semi-retired for 2021. I had a couple of weeks of leave in the early weeks of the year (still employed but not at work), but for the most part, in 2021 I was not employed full-time. Continue reading

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Poopsie’s Mini-Retirement

Last week, it was the one year anniversary of my last physical day in full-time employment.

My, my, how time flies. Continue reading

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Surprises of Early Retirement: Nobody Cares

As I alluded to back in June, a few things about my six months of early retirement surprised me.

I wanted to share what those were in a bit of a series of blog posts. I hope you enjoy but fair warning, I’m not sure how consistent I will be in the series. They will come though! Continue reading

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The Australian Blogger Interview Series: Burning Desire for FIRE

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: Frogdancer Jones from Burning Desire for FIRE. Continue reading

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