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’ll be the first to admit that when I started investing in ETF’s I didn’t know the majority of the 10 terms in this post (or if I did know them I didn’t know enough about them). Not fully understanding these terms at the start of my investing journey set me back as I wasn’tContinue reading “10 investment terms you should know before investing in ETF’s”
I’m sharing one of my budget go-to recipes this week. I have been using this recipe for about 4 years in my Thermomix (maybe more). You could also use a mixer with a dough hook to make this recipe (no need to have a Thermomix). My kids love these, and it’s an easy lunch when you don’tContinue reading “Easy Scrolls (Ham and Cheese or any flavour you desire)”
Last month as I completed our monthly expense review I noticed that our monthly entertainment subscriptions had gotten a little out of hand. I noticed that we were now paying for Netflix, Spotify, Prime, and Apple TV (almost $50 a month). I was a little stunned at how normal these expenses had become and decidedContinue reading “Reduce your subscriptions (and save money) by doing a ‘Scream Test’”
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