Is This Still Semi-Retirement? A Little Life Update.

“I’ve decided to semi-retire the Money Flamingo blog. I’ve changed; my priorities have changed; the FI community has changed – so I feel it’s time to take a step back and make space for other things.” These are the words I wrote when I announced my semi-retirement from blogging in October last year – almost … Read more

Q4/2023 Update – Coasting to Financial Independence

I know it’s been a while – and that I skipped an update – but here it is: our Q4/2023 Semi-FI update. These (usually) quarterly updates track our Coast FI journey from Flamingo FI to full Financial Independence. This will be a short and sharp update – I wanted to get this out there before … Read more

Semi-FI Update – Q2/2023 – Coasting to Financial Independence

Welcome to our latest Semi-Retirement update, where we share the ups and downs of our Coast FI journey from Flamingo FI to full Financial Independence and beyond. You can find an overview here if you are new to the blog and unfamiliar with our plan. I’ll share a quick life update followed by our latest … Read more

Semi-Retirement Update – Q1/2023 – Coasting to FI

Welcome to our latest Semi-FI update, where we share the ups and downs of our Coast FI 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 Things have been pretty calm in the … Read more

Exposed: Our 2022 Family Spending With Two Kids in Sydney

Here is our 2022 spending report for our family of four. I know it’s already the end of March – but better late than never, right? I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised when I calculated our family’s total expenses for the year. We live in one of the nicest (and most expensive) … Read more

Semi-Retirement Update – Q4/2022 – Coasting to FI

Welcome to our latest Semi-FI update, where we share the ups and downs of our Coast FI 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 We had a great break over the … Read more

Semi-Retirement Update – Q3/2022

Welcome to our latest quarterly update where we share the ups and downs of our coasting journey from Flamingo FI to full Financial Independence. If you are new to the blog and not familiar with our plan you can find an overview here. Life Update It’s certainly been an interesting three months since our last … Read more

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