I’m a 27-year-old copywriter living in Sydney, Australia with my husband, the affectionately named Captain Babestick (he has not approved this), and little rescue cat.
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.
There’s a common acronym within the financial independence, retire early (FIRE) community - and it’s used often. FU money.
For many, it’s a pipe dream they’re diligently working toward being able to say to a specific person, and for…
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My Financial Independence, Retire Early (FIRE) journey began when I was a little girl. I would look at people working until they were in their 70's, mostly when they didn't want to, and feel so bleak about my own working future.
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Finding extra cash by starting a side-hustle is about as mainstream now as mowing your own lawn. It's a great way to upskill, network - and of course, earn more cash. Beautiful, lovely cash that can be used for paying down debt, investing into…
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Minimalism and money are two things that go hand-in-hand.
And while you might think that the notion of having fewer things, or maintaining more simplicity in your life has little to do with the way you manage your cash - you’d be wrong.…
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To start off our financial independence story, I’m going to take you back to a smaller version of me.
Still as curly-haired, still as gappy-toothed, but much less wrangled by the world. I would read books widely and voraciously (thanks…
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I sing to the high heavens about side hustles.
They are powerful ways to up-skill, fill your time productively and of course, bring in a few extra dollars outside of your regular income. If your day-job is wrangling kids around town, a side…
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