Over the last few days my early retirement story has been published in some large Australian media outlets, namely the ABC.
This has lead to a huge number of people reading through my website, seeing what an awesome idea this is and giving me a virtual high five. It has also lead to an even larger number of people being terribly confused about how this is even possible, with some making all sorts of crazy assumptions.
Continue reading “FAQs – Let’s clear a few things up”
It wouldn’t be long before I chimed in about Bitcoin and the collective insanity that currently surrounds it.
Continue reading “The predictability of the Bitcoin crash”
Throughout 2017, I have often felt that my progress to Financial Independence (FI) appeared very slow and the task at hand seemed insurmountable.
Several times I felt that I was getting absolutely nowhere with my savings, only to later update my Monthly Progress Tracker and realise I have actually made a 5 figure gain that month.
Looking back and tracking just how far you have come can really put things into perspective.
A lot of people also seem to be quite interested in this stuff.
So here I present to you my year in review!
Continue reading “A Year of Shuffling – 2017 in Review – All will be revealed (almost)”
I’ve recently noticed a strange thing while reading through all my past posts. I mostly write about fine-tuning and twisting the dials to live as efficiently as possible, while focusing on overall happiness. However there are some elephants in the room that I really need to address.
Continue reading “Avoid the circling vultures during your next ’emergency’”
Well hello Shufflers, I’m back. I didn’t fall off the face of the earth, but I have fallen to a lot of overtime at work.
It was this time last year that I wrote my very first post about retiring early, motivated by a final straw – a stint of unpaid weekend work.
Continue reading “Overtime | When reasonable turns unreasonable”
I spend a bit of time on this blog trying to dispel the misconceptions around ‘deprivation’. If you are to believe the brainwashed consumerist crowd, a balanced life consists of a couple of meals eaten at fancy restaurants, several barista brewed coffees and discretionary spending budgets of several hundred every single week.
Continue reading “Zoom out to see the truth of Extreme Frugality”
When Pat first spoke to me about retiring early, one of my initial worries was that our travelling days were over. I shared these thoughts in my very first post ‘A Shuffler’s other half – what the girlfriend thinks‘ as Steph the Shuffler.
As we spoke more, we agreed that we wouldn’t sacrifice the things that are important to us. However, any future trips between now and retirement will need to be super frugal.
Continue reading “Steph the Shuffler | Travelling on the cheap”
A quick post to just let you all know that Aussie Firebug and I had a fun chat about early retirement, happiness and investing!
Continue reading “Aussie Firebug and Pat the Shuffler have a conversation”
Something peculiar has been happening to me as of late.
I am increasingly enjoying my work. Even despite the fact that I am there for about 11 hours per day and even work some weekends.
What the hell, how is this even possible?
Continue reading “When work isn’t work anymore”
In a previous post I gave some basic tips for not spending a fortune when buying your groceries. This post here is more of a rant on the deplorable state of our modern supermarkets that have become hustlers of over-processed convenience foods. To make matters worse, swarms of sheeple further encourage the degradation of our supermarkets.
I have wanted to write about this for some while, but I recently got the spur of energy I needed. It all started when Steph wanted to buy a hummus dip.
Continue reading “Things to steer clear of in the supermarket maze”