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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 14, 2021 Podcast: Is Insurance Worth It?

We discuss different insurance options and discuss whether they’re worth having, strategies for reducing your insurance costs, other ways to protect yourself and more.

November 2, 2021 Podcast: Savings with Benefits

We discuss some powerful savings strategies help you sharpen your finances while providing plenty of other life-enhancing benefits too!

Is A 20% House Deposit Always the Best Move?
October 26, 2021 Is A 20% House Deposit Always the Best Move?

Looking at whether using a smaller deposit (and paying LMI) to buy a home and investing the difference works out better than the typical large deposit approach.  And whether paying LMI to buy sooner makes sense.

September 7, 2021 Podcast: Basics vs Luxuries -120 Years of Perspective

In this episode we zoom out and look at how much our lifestyles and spending have changed in the last 20, 50, 100 years, and see what we can learn from this.

Young High Income Earners
August 9, 2021 Podcast: Thoughts For Young High Income Earners

Young high income earners have a unique opportunity to build wealth and reach financial independence relatively quickly. Here’s what they can do to make the most of their situation, and the traps to avoid.

A Family on their way to Financial Independence
May 25, 2021 Achieving Financial Independence With A Family

An epic post full of great advice on reaching financial independence when you have kids (from someone who is doing it!).

May 4, 2021 Podcast: Should You Pay Down Debt Or Invest?

Strategies for dealing with debt on the FI journey. And the pros and cons of investing vs paying down debt.

February 23, 2021 Podcast: Big Wins to Boost Your Savings Rate

How to tackle your biggest expenses and supercharge your savings rate from 10% up to 50%.

November 28, 2020 How Do House Prices Affect Financial Independence?

Despite high house prices, low mortgage rates mean home ownership is still relatively affordable.  Monthly costs matter more than prices.

September 15, 2020 How to Travel and Enjoy Time Off Without Killing Your Savings

A few strategies and lessons on keeping travel and holiday costs under control.

July 28, 2020 Podcast: Emergency Funds & Short Term Savings

The importance of building a cash cushion, how much to keep, and where to park it.

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