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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.

December 7, 2021 Investment Portfolio Update: H2 2021

My current portfolio, dividend income for 2021, which shares we’ve been buying and my views on the property and share markets.

August 31, 2021 Investment Portfolio Update: Mid Year 2021

In this update, I share our investment income for FY 2020-21, selling an investment property, and how our share portfolio is progressing.

Thoughts After Four Years of Freedom
July 6, 2021 Thoughts After Four Years of Freedom

In this article, I share my outlook and mindset four years after retiring early. I feel different about life, work, and money. What an experience FI has been!

May 11, 2021 Investment Portfolio Update: H1 2021

An update on our investments, including our dividend income for the first half of FY 2021, and what shares we’ve been buying lately.

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