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MAY19 Net Worth $644,772 (-$1,255)

MAY19 Net Worth $644,772 (-$1,255)

A relatively quiet month this update. The federal election has finished and I'm in the middle of a dedicated post about what the outcome means for our journey and to share a few more in-depth thoughts and opinions on how our strategy has changed from not only the...

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APR19 Net Worth $646,027 (+$4,354)

APR19 Net Worth $646,027 (+$4,354)

Mrs. FB and I were well and truly in 'The Grind' for roughly the last 4 years back home. We had holidays every year and plenty of social events but the routine of work, gym, nightly wind down (book/Game of Thrones/Youtube) from Mon-Fri was pretty much the same for a...

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MAR19 Net Worth $641,673 (+$3,066)

MAR19 Net Worth $641,673 (+$3,066)

I don't even know where to begin with this months update. So much has happened that it feels like it's been a lifetime since I've logged in to give you all an update on our journey. I guess I'll just go in chronological order but I may have a few sidebars here and...

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FEB19 Net Worth $638,607 (+$16,652)

FEB19 Net Worth $638,607 (+$16,652)

Our travels continued in February stopping by Cambodia and spending the majority of our time in Vietnam. I know I said this is not turning into a travel blog but some photos are too good not to share, so please bear with me¬†ūüėÖ It's sometimes hard to truly appreciate...

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JAN19 Net Worth $621,955 (+$21,341)

JAN19 Net Worth $621,955 (+$21,341)

If you don't already know by now, we jetted off on our overseas adventure in mid-Jan to begin a new chapter of our lives working and living in the UK. You can read about the decision and 'why' in last months post 'You Only Live Once'. I've had so many people reach out...

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DEC18 Net Worth $600,614 (+$34,175)

DEC18 Net Worth $600,614 (+$34,175)

I cannot believe 2018 has come and gone. What an incredible year it's been! We spent Christmas locally and thankfully Mrs.AF is from the same town as me along with all her fam so there was no traveling ūüôŹ. We used to travel to Melb a lot on Christmas day to see my...

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NOV18 Net Worth $566,439 (+$7,080)

NOV18 Net Worth $566,439 (+$7,080)

It wasn't too long ago that I wrote about starting a new job because my old one went through a 'restructure' back in 2016 and essentially screwed over the team I was apart of. You can read about that here. Long story short, I took a $12k pay cut back in 2017 to get...

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OCT 2018 Net Worth $559,359 (+$99,551)

OCT 2018 Net Worth $559,359 (+$99,551)

Oh baby! BIG bump this month after we sold Investment Property 1. The huge influx of cash actually hid a terrible month for every other asset we hold. The reason it was such a big jump this month is because CBA valued my property at $416K which was almost $100K less...

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SEP 2018 Net Worth $459,807 (-$5,904)

SEP 2018 Net Worth $459,807 (-$5,904)

A new player has joined the game! Our very first LIC (Listed Investment Company) made its way into the fold in September after we officially transition our portfolio to Strategy 3. This is the dividend focussed portfolio that will mainly consist of Aussie shares...

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AUG 2018 Net Worth $465,711 (+$10,871)

AUG 2018 Net Worth $465,711 (+$10,871)

Three big things to cover for August. First off, we have a brand new edition to the portfolio! I have essentially replaced our VAS ETF with the BetahShares A200. The only major difference between the two products in terms of what they are invested in is the A200 is...

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