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 announceĀ 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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Waiting for Early Retirement

Here at AWP, we’re working our way toward FIRE – Financial Independence, Retire Early.

We have been on this journey for a couple of years now and have under six to go (maybe). But in those remaining six years, the thing we will be doing most is waiting. Continue reading

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Financial Community

You might remember back in June, I wrote about the importance of a financial community.

In that post, I mentioned that Mrs. ETT, Miss Balance and I regularly have some great chats on Twitter. Continue reading

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Are you serious?

First of all, for those who don’t follow us on Twitter, you may have noticed that we didn’t publish a post last week. I sent out this message on Twitter, letting everyone know that there wouldn’t be a post.

Both Poopsie and I started new jobs a few weeks ago. While they’re with the same organisation, the jobs themselves are different to what we were doing before and let’s just say, there has been an adjustment. We both get home and collapse. Our brains are mush. Continue reading

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