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’ve been meaning to try Up bank for quite some time. If you google reviews for Up Bank you can quickly see that it’s a really polarising bank. People either really love or really don’t love it, and so I decided to try it for myself (and my teenage son). First off lets cover theContinue reading “Up Bank Review: So what’s up with Up bank?”
Goodbye April and Hello May. April has been a crazy month with renovations, Easter and our annual camping trip. There are a few changes to our ‘Top 5 Expenses’, but no real surprises. To view all previous expense review tagged posts click here. Top 5 Expenses There have been some changes to the Top 5Continue reading “Expense Review – April 2021”
This post is a part of a new tagged series of posts that give my perspective on a number of common budget, debt or finances questions. I find these questions in several ways including Reddit and Facebook Groups. Today I’m tackling a common question I see from people at the start of their debt freeContinue reading “Should I pay off debt first or focus on building an Emergency Fund?”
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