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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 … 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 … 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 … Continue reading

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Where Were You When?

Most people can point to a large, singular historical event that occurred during their lifetime. Often, peers and those of a similar age might ask “Where were you when x-event happened?”

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Where We’ve Travelled: North Island of New Zealand

In March 2019, we spent 10 days on the North Island of New Zealand. We went with my brother, his wife and my two nephews who at the time were aged 2 and 6 months. We flew with Air New … Continue reading

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Why I’m Looking At My Investments During This Crisis

Australia had its last recession in 1991. While I lived through it, I wasn’t really concentrating on the fall of the share market. Learning how to use the toilet by myself and colouring in was taking up much of my … Continue reading

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A Visit to Frugality and Freedom

We’ve had a hectic week, which is nothing compared to the week the world has had. In welcome news following our last post, Poopsie has been working from home all week. I have been allowed to work from home two … Continue reading

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Responding to COVID-19

Like many people, Poopsie and I are watching and waiting to see how the world, and more specifically Australia, responds to the COVID-19 pandemic. There is a lot going on and it’s both a stressful and scary time for many.

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I discovered the concept of financial independence and early retirement back in 2013. Like many people who end up on this path, my first introduction to it was Mr Money Mustache.

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