I’m a 30-year-old copywriter living in coastal NSW with my husband, the affectionately named Captain Babestick (he has not approved this), beautiful son, the aggiest little rescue cat you’ve ever met and our very own Scooby Doo rescue dawg.
I run my own copywriting and communications strategy house, Wordy and Smith, and write predominantly about saving and investing in property, the stock market and superannuation. Occasionally, I deviate a little and talk about other investments we want to experiment with.
But most importantly – I write about my favourite things ever. Minimalism and money. Intention and money.Generosity and money. The three things that underpin a successful financial life. And it’s my hope that by sharing this snippet of my life, and my money management strategies with you, it will spark the change in you to better your financial future, too.
We started our financial journey together
Sparks flew when I met my husband, and then again when our financial worlds collided.
The FIRE was truly burning
I saw an opportunity for an amazing life outside of work when I found FIRE and the math added up.
Founded the blog That Girl On Fire
I began sharing my story, much like others generously did for me, in the hopes it might inspire people.
Australia has a slow burn retirement system that’s pretty super, so when it comes to how we maximise superannuation, here are the habitual things we’ve done to help us achieve both a big balance in the amount, and good balance in the distribution.
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Every investor is different, coming to the table with a different amount of capital, a different risk tolerance, a different lifestyle and different vision for their investment outcome. To me, that’s the magic of finding ways to achieve financial…
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“The secret to a fulfilled life is not only to do well, but to do good.” That's ethical investing 101.
Whatever your personal, political or social view of the world, there’s one thing we can all agree on: it’s never been as batshit…
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If you're like any of the Aussies with FIRE on the mind (in short: swapping extravagant lifestyles for frugal, intentional living and investing) - the biggest question for you is... how? The answer, simply, is following the six steps to ensuring…
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It’s so easy to get wrapped up in the fallacy that acclaim and success are direct outcomes of how much we earn, or how complicated our affairs are.
Accomplishment isn’t linked with complexity. We can merely “work to live” and still…
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I cannot tell you the amount of times I have heard that financial independence is simply not possible when budgeting for a baby. That as soon as you procreate, all notions of economic autonomy go out the window, along with your sleep, sanity…
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