Once a year, we share our annual spending, so readers get an idea of how much our lifestyle as a semi-retired family of four living by the beach in Sydney costs us.
We are definitely not super frugal, we enjoy life and spend money on things that give us value and enjoyment. We don’t believe that you have to deprive yourself to reach FIRE. The journey to FIRE should be enjoyable. If that means that it is a slower journey, that is fine with us.
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!
We are back! It has been over 3 months since our last post and I can report that we survived our first few months as a family of four. Today’s post is our overdue 2020 spending report (how is it March already??).