After allowing the practicalities of saving for FIRE to continue on auto-pilot for three years, I feel like it is time to come back, review where we are, and look at our FIRE goal. A Vague FIRE Goal The first thing to note is that I can’t remember what our old goal was! That has … Show Me More!
Let me start by acknowledging that this is a post of privilege. I support paying tax. Sometimes I’m a direct beneficiary of what those taxes are spent on (health, education, roads). If not, my taxes go to benefit others who are not as privileged or lucky as I have been (pension, disability, unemployment benefits). Growth … Show Me More!
Many of us come to discover the concept of Financial Independence due to dissatisfaction with our work. We might be dreaming about the Retire Early component of FIRE, or we may be yearning to find a way of making a self-directed living aligned with our values. In the meantime, generally our jobs are the primary … Show Me More!
The post below was also mostly written in November 2018. The furthest Mr. ETT and I had ever moved was 5km from each of our parent’s homes when we got married 2 decades ago. This move to regional NSW happened before COVID – it would be an entirely different story today. Enjoy the trip back … Show Me More!
The post below was written in November 2018. I didn’t get around to posting because I was so busy, and I was feeling guilty about leaving the blog for so long! Enjoy the trip back in the Enough Time Machine. Life’s Been a Whirlwind (November 2018) I almost can’t believe I haven’t posted since June, … Show Me More!