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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The Australian Blogger Interview Series: Remember to Water

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: Tom from Remember to Water.
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The Ups and Downs of Life

It has been a few months since we last posted here, with our August Life Update.

In that post, we updated our readers on a few things, particularly that we’d moved to Canberra and I had left my government employer after twelve years of working there. Continue reading

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Life Update

Back in March, we placed the blog on hiatus.

Mainly due to our busy work schedules, plus a few changes we knew were coming, we just couldn’t keep up with our weekly posts. I knew this would be temporary and, instead of stressing myself out over getting posts out, decided to just take a break. Continue reading

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Blog Hiatus

It is with sadness that I announce Adventures with Poopsie will be going on hiatus.

As many of you know, Poopsie and I have recently started new jobs which have proven to be exceptionally busy and taxing on our time. We have also had recent discussions that may see us redirecting our life plan, focusing more on what’s important to us.

As we go through this busy time and change, I can’t dedicate the time to the blog that I deem necessary.

I definitely plan to return to blogging but for now, a break is needed. I will still be using Twitter and occasionally checking in on Instagram, so feel free to stay in touch there if you like. Our email address also remains active.

I don’t want to put a timeframe on when I will return, as there’s much to figure out and likely to be a lot of change in the coming months. I will be back though!

Thank you for reading and I hope you will continue to do so when we return.

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Family Meeting

Back when we had our awful spending month in January, I mentioned that Poopsie and I would need to sit down and talk about our life plans, our goals and our FIRE plans.

Poopsie and I were chatting about something the other day and I mentioned we’d need to add it to our list of things to talk about more in depth. He suggested we have a Family Meeting on the weekend. I joked that we’d need an agenda, and hilariously, he typed one up and sent it to me. Continue reading

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The Power of Community

We have recently written quite a bit about financial community- here and here.

Recently, the wonder of our online community showed itself again. Continue reading

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Monthly Savings Rate- February 2018

February is the shortest month of the year, so that should technically mean we all spend a little less, right?

We did! This month we found ourselves a lot closer to our preferred savings rate. After our terrible January, we were quite relieved! Continue reading

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Changing Priorities

For those who pay particular attention to the blog, you may know that usually the top right hand corner of the blog header looks like this:

You may also know that it doesn’t look like that anymore. It now looks like this:

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