In June 2019 I discovered the community and movement that is Financial Independence Retire Early (FIRE). A community that changed my traditional views on retirement, and made me realise I didn’t have to work until I was 65+ years old.
I soon introduced my husband to the idea and we started our journey then and there, improved our financial literacy, increased our savings rate to 60%, and learnt how to invest (including in ourselves).
Since then we have invested our first 100k in 17 months, and continue to invest regularly. This is our journey to Financial Independence and Retirement on Our Terms.
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I have been meaning to write and publish this article for a while now, and have deleted it many times over. As a personal finance blogger on a journey to financial independence, I’ve been hesitant to talk about my use of ‘Buy Now Pay Later’ (BNPL) companies like Afterpay. Over the last few years, thereContinue reading “Why we continue to use Buy Now Pay Later companies like Afterpay”
I hope everyone had a lovely October and Halloween !!!! I love Halloween so October is always a month I look forward to. This month I’m happy to share with you that renovations weren’t our biggest expense for the month, and they were pipped at the post for the first time in what seems likeContinue reading “Expense Review – October 2021”
We calculate our Net Worth and FIRE Net Worth and track it monthly. If you would like to see all net worth posts use this link here. Total Net worth October 2021 – $1,028,762 (up $5,886) FIRE Net worth October 2021 – $370,112 (up $82,247) Total Assets October 2021 – $1,583,330 (up $83,539) Our assetsContinue reading “Net Worth Update (and FIRE NW)- October 2021”
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