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?” Continue reading

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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 Zealand from Sydney to Auckland and hired cars on arrival. 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 time. 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 days this week, but have had to be in the office the other three days. I continue to try and convince my workplace that those of us who can work from should work from home. 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. Continue reading

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Simplifying

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. Continue reading

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The Australian Blogger Interview Series: Strong Money Australia

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: Dave from Strong Money Australia. Continue reading

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Retiring to a Better Life

I read a fair few early retirement blogs and when my favourite bloggers do a podcast interview, I listen to that as well (and of course, I listen to every episode of Aussie FIREBug).

So I think it would be fair to say that I know a reasonable amount about the FIRE movement and its concepts. Continue reading

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Back To Your Regularly Scheduled AWP

Between our blog break in 2019 and a hectic start to 2020, we haven’t been very consistent posters here at AWP.

In our earlier days, we would publish a blog post almost every single Wednesday. Continue reading

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Our 2019 Savings Rate and What’s Ahead for 2020

Like most people, we can’t believe it’s 2020!

2019 was an exciting year for us, but we spent a lot of it not blogging. The break was a good one and helped us to re-establish our goals and what part we want to play in the Australian FIRE community. Continue reading

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