Reader Case Study: Semi-Retirement vs. FIRE

Semi-Retirement vs FIRE

Cliff and Elaine moved to Australia nine years ago. In the process, they gave up Cliff’s UK police pension that would have allowed them to retire early at age 52. Now they want to explore their retirement options in Australia. Should they go for FIRE and retire early or could (Early) Semi-Retirement using a Coast … Read more

Reader Case Study: “How much is enough?”

Today’s case is from a couple from Victoria. They are on their way to FI but don’t have any plans to retire once they get there. Instead, they want to move to part-time work asap. How much they can reduce their income right now without jeopardising their goals?

Reader Case Study: A Fresh Start

Today’s case is from a new fellow blogger – Danny aka The Incompetent Investor. After several financial mistakes and big losses, Danny wants to reach Flamingo FI as soon as possible to focus on his health. How soon can he get there? Note to readers: If you would like your own case study, please get in … Read more

Reader Case Study: “Not too fussed about FI”

It is time for another FIRE case study! Today’s case is from a reader from rural Victoria. Spoiler: This case study is a little different! If you are a hardcore FIRE fan, you might find this case study hard to read without wanting to shake our subject! 😉 Enjoy! Note to readers: If you would like … Read more

Reader Case Study: High Income, Low Net Worth

It is time for another FIRE case study! Today’s case is from a reader from country NSW who contacted me a few weeks ago. I found his story so compelling that I asked him if he would let me use it for a case study. I’m sure you will find today’s case really interesting, there are … Read more

Case Study: From Corporate Prison to Freedom in 8 Years

Today, we will take a look at a FIRE case study. We will see how important it is to think about one’s ideal retirement lifestyle early on and to answer the question “Am I planning to work during retirement?”. The answer to this question is very helpful when it comes to determining which path to … Read more