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.
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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So many Australians are terrified of share investing because of the risk in buying shares, and also because they don’t feel comfortable with their ability to make money on their money. If that’s the case - paper trading, i.e. “fake-vesting”…
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Unexpected illness. It’s the last thing that any of us want to happen - and it’s worse when it comes completely out of the blue. When it does, though, our finances often bear the brunt of the storm. But managing money through illness isn't…
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The wedding bells have finished chiming, the once-chinking glasses are all back in the special cupboard and it’s time for a little one-on-one, just you two. But how do you think about honeymooning on a budget when everything seems geared to…
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A lot of folk say that financial independence doesn’t follow a linear path. That the stages of financial independence change.
I disagree, because actually, if you look at common themes in people’s finances across the spectrum, the trends…
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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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