Spending Reports No More

Usually, this post would feature our May spending report.

However, we’ve recently decided to stop publicly chronicling every dollar we spend.
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What If We Didn’t Retire Early?

We are pretty certain about our path to early retirement and getting there in approximately six years (though we definitely have our doubts).

However, occasionally, I wonder what our lives would look like if we had no plans to retire early.
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Where We’ve Travelled: Washington D.C.

Unfortunately during this particular trip, we only got to spend one full day in Washington D.C.

However, we packed a fair bit into that one day in the United States capital.
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Having Doubts

Sometimes when I read other personal finance blogs, I find it hard to believe that any of the people who have successfully retired early (or are about to), have had any doubts along the way.

Lemur’s don’t doubt.

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Expense Report- April 2017

Can you believe April is already over? We can’t. This year is absolutely flying by.

We had a pretty expensive month, but still managed to achieve a 50% savings rate. Phew!
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The Australian Blogger Interview Series: Miss Money Box

Welcome back to The Australian Blogger Interview Series.

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Sharing the Dream

If you’ve been reading our Australian Blogger Interview series, you know that one of the questions we ask is whether or not people in their real lives know about their blog.

We realise, we have never answered this question, so thought we would today. We will expand it a little and explain how much people in our real life know about our blog, our early retirement plans and our frugality.

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Grocery Shopping

Everybody needs groceries. Even if you choose to eat out for most of your meals, you will still need to visit a grocery store on occasion.

We grocery shop so we can eat delicious meals like this.

We don’t eat out very often so visit the grocery store at least once a week. Occasionally we get questions about our grocery spending, so I thought it would be a good exercise to show a typical weekly shop for us and what we do to keep the cost low, but the nutrition and deliciousness factor up.
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Expense Report- March 2017

A bit of an expensive month for us, mainly due to travel (fun), a tax bill (not fun) and a few utility bills.

 

We still managed to hit higher than a 50% savings rate, so we’re very pleased.
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Adele- The Frugal Way

Many of our readers will remember late last year, we purchased tickets to the Adele concert in Brisbane.

At $150 each, this was not a frugal purchase. However, it was a concert I desperately wanted to attend and the cost was well within the boundaries of what we could afford.
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