Financial freedom book review - Financial Independence Australia

Financial Freedom Book Review – A Proven Path To All The Money You Will Ever Need

This post may contain affiliate links.   In 2010, at the age of 24, Grant Sabatier woke up one morning and decided to check his bank account. With all of his accounts combined, he had $2.26 to his name. In that moment, he realised he needed to make some changes… Some big changes!   So, […]

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Successes and failures on our financial freedom journey thus far

Our Top 5 Money Successes and Failures of 2018

As 2019 is fast approaching, now is the perfect opportunity to reflect on the year that was.   2018 was a great year for kicking financial goals. As you’ll see below, we made some great strides forward on our financial freedom journey.   However, as you’ll also see, we are still flawed consumers and have […]

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IRE: career is a social construct

Why we seek FIRE: Career Is Merely A Social Construct

Up until I discovered the Financial Independence/Retire Early (FIRE) movement, I had never really thought much about why we spend so much of our lives focused on career. I had just accepted it as an inevitable part of life.   However, over the last 12 months, I’ve thought a lot about what I really want […]

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Is It A Wise Idea To Save Money When You're In Debt?

Is It A Wise Idea To Save Money When You’re In Debt?

This post was written by Stacy Miller from kissyourmoney.com. Stacy’s blog aims to provide real-world advice, tips and tricks to make, spend and save extra money smartly. Conventional wisdom says that you should focus on paying back your creditors when you’re in debt, but is this really the case?   When you’re in debt, saving […]

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The FIRE (Financial Independence/Retire Early) unicorn and its impacts on your career

The FIRE unicorn is ruining my career!

I loved my job Before I discovered the FIRE (Financial Independence/Retire Early) movement, I was somewhat of a workaholic. Consequently, getting ahead at work and securing a better position were hugely important to me.   In fact, my beloved used to complain that my work and work colleagues were the most important thing to me. […]

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Immunity rich foods such as oranges to keep you healthy on a frugal budget

Looking after your health is critical for your finances

I spent about a third of last year sick. I caught 4 colds, one awful stomach bug, and the flu which turned into bronchitis. As a result, I had to have 10 sick days off work, including 4 in a row, which is just unheard of for me.   One could argue that the reason […]

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How Grand Theft Auto V led me to seek financial freedom

Before embarking on my path towards financial freedom, we used to spend lots of our weekend time watching Netflix or playing the Playstation.   In fact, I usually dedicated my Friday nights to beer, pizza and Grand Theft Auto V.   For anyone who has played GTA V, you’d know that it includes a virtual […]

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10 simple changes I’ve made to go from saving 5% to 25% of my net income in just 6 months

Today I bring you the TFC 6 month round up. Check out the 10 changes I’ve made below to learn how to save money like a pro:   1. Utilising parent/family skills As it came into winter this year, we quickly realised that our dog required a new coat. The coat she had was two […]

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F*ck You Money - Financial Independence Australia

Financial Independence: What is f*ck you money and how do I get it?

Have you ever had one of those days at work where you just want to walk away? Maybe you don’t get promoted simply because you haven’t been around for as long? Maybe a bunch of clients treated you like shit because they were having a bad day? Or, maybe you’re organisation goes through a restructure […]

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The Flawed Consumer Australia personal finance blog

Tell me a bit about yourself, The Flawed Consumer

Hi there. Considering that you’re here, I should probably tell you a bit more about myself (AKA, The Flawed Consumer)…   I am 30 years old, female, married, with 2.0 fur kids and no human kids (just yet). I am Australian and live in Brisbane. My beloved and I just bought our first house 4 […]

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