We all know the first step to Financial Independence is tracking your spending! PocketSmith is probably the best expense tracking software I have found, and since switching to PocketSmith from manually documenting my spending (on my iPhone notes and transcribing to excel spreadsheets) I have found it so much easier and less stressful
I do not plan to raise a family on my own. Hell No! There are so many tasks and things to be done, honestly I don’t know how single parents do it! They are the super-heroes of our society. I know because I was raised by a single Mum, and the sacrifices she made were incredible
Something that everyone on the path to Financial Independence should consider, is brewing your own beverages. For the fraction of the price of commercially bought drinks, you can brew amazing craft beverages that are way better than anything you could buy commercially
I talk a lot of smack on this site about how good I am at saving and keeping my cost of living down by being frugal, so perhaps its about time I put my ‘Money where my mouth is’ and fess up to my ACTUAL grocery bills.
Back when I got my first car at 16, I paid for the first servicing which was $400. This blew my fricken mind. I didn’t have that kind of money to spend on a bloody car every year!
Learning to cook at home is a crucial step towards Financial Independence, and is something any responsible adult needs to know how to do.
The point of this article was not just a flagrant display of tight-arsery, but rather a starting point for a discussion and ongoing refinement on realistic and accurate family planning on the path to Financial Independence.
Pets and other animals are great for kids development. Both physically in terms of exposure to dander, allergens and bacteria, as well as actually exercising them, and also psychologically as they provide companionship, an understanding of empathy, and an opportunity to take responsibility for looking after them.
Traffic jams. We have all been there, stuck bumper to bumper and awkwardly shifting between neutral and first, painfully riding the clutch, throttle and brakes
You’ve probably heard about some horror stories when it comes to the price of healthcare and life changing medical conditions. So what exactly are the differences between private and public healthcare in Australia, and how do they impact our journey to FIRE?