Semi-Retirement Update – Q2/2022

Time for another quarterly update where we share our coasting journey from Flamingo FI to full Financial Independence (and beyond). If you are new to the blog and not familiar with our plan you can find an overview here. Life Update The three months since our last update went by really quickly. The kids are … Read more

Semi-Retirement Update – Q1/2022

Welcome to our first Early Semi-Retirement update for 2022. This is where we share the ups and downs of our Coast FIRE journey to Financial Independence and beyond.

7 Lessons From Our First Year as Semi-retirees

Lessons from our first full year of Early Semi-Retirement

A few months ago we completed our first full year of early semi-retirement. I wanted to get this article out earlier, but it has taken me a while to properly reflect on the things we’ve learned and the things that surprised us. Everyone’s journey is different. We are a family with young kids, which obviously … Read more

Exposed: Our 2021 Living Expenses as a Family of 4 in Sydney!

Annual spending of a family of four on the way to Financial Freedom in Sydney, Australia.

It’s that time of the year again: Here is our 2021 spending report. A quick warning – our living expenses now that we are a family of four have gone through the roof. You might be a little shocked by how much our lifestyle here in Sydney is costing us each month. But I can assure … Read more

Semi-Retirement Update – Q4/2021 – Coasting to FIRE

Money Flamingo Coast FIRE Progress January 2022

Welcome to our latest Early Semi-Retirement where we share the ups and downs of our Coast FIRE journey to Financial Independence and beyond. Like last time I’ve broken the update up into three parts – a financial update, a life update and a blog update.

How Much Does a Baby Cost? – FIRE Edition

Baby Flamingo #2 turned 1 recently. I thought this would be a good moment to share my thoughts on a hotly debated topic in many FIRE Facebook Groups and on podcasts and Financial Independence blogs: the cost of having a baby in Australia!

Semi-Retirement Update – Q3/2021 – Coasting to FIRE

Money Flamingo Coast FIRE Progress October 2021

Our quarterly updates chronicle our adventures in semi-retirement and our financial progress from Flamingo FI towards complete Financial Independence (and probably Fat FIRE as well). Since we reached Flamingo FI in late 2020, we have not added any funds to our investments and are instead coasting to Financial Independence. You can read all about our … Read more

Quarterly Semi-Retirement Update – Q2/2021

Our current (July 2021) progress on our Coasting FI (similar to Barista FIRE) journey from Flamingo FI to FIRE. We are now semi-retired and have stopped investing.

Where have the last three months gone? How is it July already? I feel like we are stuck in this Covid infinity loop with no end in sight. Anyway, it’s time for another Semi-Retirement update. I’ve broken the update up into three parts – a life update, a financial update and a quick blog update. … Read more

Quarterly Semi-Retirement Update – Q1/2021

Welcome to our first quarterly update since we hit Flamingo FI! Going forward, we will post a life and financial update once a quarter instead of the monthly progress updates we published during our accumulation phase . I have recently written an in-depth article about our plan to coast from Flamingo FI to FIRE in … Read more