What if the whole world was on FIRE?

This article was posted in Aussie Firebug’s FIRE discussion group on Facebook and, as a child-free person myself, the headline caught my attention enough to have a read and then take a look at the research upon which the article is based (the article being, like many these days, fairly superficial). The research was UK-based, … Continue reading What if the whole world was on FIRE?

It’s my 2-year blogaversary!

It's hard to believe that I've been at this blogging thing for two years already. When I first decided to start a blog about my path to FIRE it was very much a bit of a suck-it-and-see exercise; a post on another blog, Australian Dividend Investor (sadly no longer being published), about why you should … Continue reading It’s my 2-year blogaversary!

Reducing the discretionary spend – February 2021 results

I am just a little bit proud of myself this month - my eating out/takeaway expenditure was the lowest it's been so far this financial year! Hooray! Other discretionary spending has also remained low to zero - no entertainment or personal expenses this month has helped to keep things down, plus car-related costs were also … Continue reading Reducing the discretionary spend – February 2021 results

Savings rate challenge results – June 2020 and overall year

Well, this is it! My twelve months is up - achievement unlocked! This process I've followed of running a proper budget and tracking everything I spend has been a really interesting, if sometimes tedious, exercise. It's certainly brought sharply into focus those areas where I knew I was probably wasting quite a bit of money … Continue reading Savings rate challenge results – June 2020 and overall year

Savings rate challenge results – May 2020

Eleven months down, one to go! Finally, as mentioned in April's savings rate challenge post, I hit one of my financial goals in early May - I now have 6 months' full pay saved in my emergency fund! Boy, it's nice to hit this one. It's interesting how achieving a goal like this significantly reduces … Continue reading Savings rate challenge results – May 2020