Has Early Retirement reduced my resilience?

It’s no secret here on the blog that I have not been enjoying my new job.

I might not like my job, but we love Canberra

In mid-2018, I moved out of the public service into the private sector. I’d been in the same department for 12.5 years, the only job I’ve had as an adult. It was time to make a change though, and while I don’t regret doing that, I have not enjoyed the new company I’ve worked at. Continue reading

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Remaining a Two Car Family

Are you a long time reader here at Adventures with Poopsie?

Do you remember when we became a one car family? What about when we returned to being a two car family? Continue reading

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The Australian Blogger Interview Series: FIRE by Thirty-Five

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: Lady FIRE from FIRE by Thirty-Five.
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Where We’ve Travelled: Royal Davui

As you would have read in our last post, Poopsie and I got married in January 2018. We had a wonderful day and fortunately, kept our costs pretty low.

We made up for that with our honeymoon. Continue reading

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Slowing Down Our Early Retirement

In January, I turned 31. To celebrate, I bought myself a birthday present.

I very rarely buy books anymore (preferring to visit the library) but for my birthday, I made an exception. I purchased Tanja Hester’s new book, Work Optional. For those who don’t know, Tanja is the author of Our Next Life, one of our favourite early retirement blogs. Continue reading

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Our Wedding

On the 1st of January this year, Poopsie and I celebrated one year of marriage.

And despite it being a full twelve months, I have yet to provide the recap and update. Apologies for the delay! Continue reading

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The Australian Blogger Interview Series: Hey, It’s Just Money

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: J from Hey, It’s Just Money.
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Our 2018 Savings Rate and What’s Ahead for 2019

We can’t quite believe 2018 is already over.

We did a lot of art gazing in 2018.

As always, the years seem to fly by and before we could blink, we’re now well into 2019. Continue reading

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A Change in Our Early Retirement Date

As many of you may remember, back in September 2016, we committed to a roughly six year time frame to reach Early Retirement.

We haven’t changed that date, despite many things changing here at Adventures with Poopsie. We aren’t going to change that date now, but I did want to talk about why and also what has changed.

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Travelling Closer to Home

As you will know if you’ve read our Where We’ve Travelled series, we like to travel.

Time and money are the only things that stop us from travelling more often. We only get four weeks of leave each year and, given we’re on the path to Early Retirement, we are trying to save as much as we can so can’t spend it all on travel. Continue reading

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