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November 24, 2023 Some Notes & Lessons on Dealing with Loss

I share what I’ve learned through the experience of my dog passing away.  Thoughts on dealing with loss in a healthy way, and how to navigate the ups and downs.

October 27, 2023 Retirement Update – Notes from the Other Side #2

An update of how early retirement is unfolding this year.  What I’ve been spending my time on, and how the various parts of my life are going (with plenty of pictures!).

May 18, 2023 The Economics of Self Publishing A Book (How It All Works)

I pull back the curtain on the book industry, sharing my experience with self publishing, how it all works, and why I chose that path.  I also share how much authors typically make and break down the numbers for my own book.

April 28, 2023 Early Retirement Update: Notes from the Other Side

In this post, I share more details on what day-to-day life is like 6 years after quitting my job. How I’ve been spending my time lately and the different things I’m focused on.

January 28, 2023 Our Household Spending in 2022 (Full Breakdown)

I share exactly how much money we spent in 2022, the breakdown for every single category, and how it compares to the prior year.

December 22, 2022 Looking Back on 2022: Our Year in Review

In this post I share what we’ve been up to this year. We bought a house, continued volunteering, I wrote a book, we kept investing + lots more.

August 1, 2022 Why We’re Not Paying Off Our Mortgage

Our debt recycling situation, beefing up our share portfolio after selling an investment property, investing a lump sum, simplifying our accounts & going ‘all-in’ on shares.

April 19, 2022 An Update on ASIC Guidelines and My Content

How I’m planning to move forward after thinking about ASIC’s new guidelines for creators of online financial content.

March 15, 2022 Investment Portfolio Update: H1 2022

Our latest portfolio update.  Net worth allocation.  Passive income tally.  Current share portfolio & how I’m seeing shares and property right now.

March 1, 2022 How We’re Buying A House During Early Retirement

I share our house-buying experience while not working.  Why we bought, what type of property we bought, how we’re financing it, and whether it affects our FI numbers.

January 18, 2022 Our 2021 Household Spending Revealed

In this article, I break down our spending from last year and show where each dollar went. Somehow we managed to live another enjoyable year on under $50k 😉

December 21, 2021 Looking Back on 2021: Our Year in Review

I recap the events of 2021 for the Strong Money household.  What we spent our time doing this year, the good bits and the not so good bits.

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