Hi!! We are the family behind the Frank on FIRE blog.

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, and learnt how to invest (including in ourselves).

Since then we invested our first 100k in 17 months, and as of February 2022:

  • We have built our fire portfolio outside superannuation to over 400k,
  • Renovated our house so that we can house hack via Airbnb,
  • and we are now working towards semi-retirement in 2023.

That said it hasn’t always been smooth sailing. Pursuing financial independence with a family is challenging (and sometimes it feels impossible). So we’ve adjusted our plan along the way, and have spent a lot of time exploring different types of FIRE including Slow FI. If you want to know more about how we’re pursuing financial independence with a family click here.

This blog details our journey to Financial Independence and Retirement on Our Terms.

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Recent Blog Posts

Get a free Personal Property Securities Register (PPSR) check on your next vehicle

This post details how we managed to get a free PPSR check on the used car we just purchased in Australia. Saving ourselves money $$$$. Recently we sold our dual-cab four-wheel drive and downsized it for a smaller and more economical vehicle. This financial move helped us free up cash for our current kitchen renovations,…

3 scheduled messages you should send your Airbnb guests before they check-in

We’ve now been Airbnb hosts for almost 6 months. In that time we’ve learnt a lot, and so I thought I would start sharing what we’ve learnt in a series of posts. If you want to see all posts relating to Airbnb click here. One of the early things we invested time in setting up…

Interview with Money Flamingo: Slowing Down and Pursuing Passion Projects

First I must start off by saying this interview was a few months ago at the start of 2022. In the interview, I talk about my husband’s and I’s goal of reaching Flamingo FI at the end of 2022. First off if you’re not following Money Flamingo and the amazing Mrs Flamingo who first coined…

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