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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Our 2017 Savings Rate and What’s Ahead for 2018

It seems like I only just wrote our Savings Rate post for 2016! How time has flown.

For a quick refresh, our 2016 savings rate was 40%. We were disappointed with that rate and were determined to do better in 2017. We did slightly better, but not much. Continue reading

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Monthly Savings Rate- December 2017

It seems very late to be publishing this post as we are already half way through January! But, we have had a lot going on, what with getting married, going on an amazing honeymoon and moving to Sydney to start new jobs.

That’s right! For those who don’t follow us on Twitter, we are officially married. Our wedding was wonderful! We are so glad we decided to do it and we’ll cherish the memories we made. I don’t yet have the official photographs back, but when I do I’ll be sure to post some. Continue reading

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The Australian Blogger Interview Series: Enough Time To

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: Mrs. ETT from Enough Time To.
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