Welcome to the Money Flamingo blog!

Money Flamingo is an Australian Financial Independence blog with a twist.

We’ve come up with our own approach to Financial Independence – Flamingo FI – which allows us to leave the rat race years earlier than we could if we followed the “traditional” path to FI.

This blog chronicles the final 1000 days of our journey to freedom.

We hope you’ll join us for the ride!

 

Coasting to FI: Semi-Retirement Interview

Today I haves something special for you: An interview with a reader who was able to semi-retire in his 30s. Like many, he started off with a plan to retire early. But the closer he got to Financial Independence, his desire to stop working altogether disappeared. Instead, he decided to semi-retire and “coasted” his way to FI.

How to Read Your Favourite Personal Finance Books for FREE

I read a lot. Well, I used to read a lot before Baby Flamingo entered the scene. These days I have a little less time but still manage to read (or listen to) 1-2 books a month, most of them on personal finance, investing and mindset. In this article, I will share how I manage to read almost all my books for free, using a mix of free services offered by local libraries and free trials for paid subscription services. 

It’s time to talk about (Early) Semi-Retirement!

This is the first part of our Semi-Retirement series. Semi-Retirement is something that is not widely discussed in the FIRE community and it is a concept that we should all think about a little more. Depending on your plans for FI, semi-retirement will likely be part of the mix. We’ll start off by defining what Early Semi-Retirement means and how it relates to FIRE.