Keep it simple ….

By Mr Chaos on May 5, 2021 in Family, Finance, Living Abroad

As a family of 6, we’ve learnt the importance of keeping things simple. That’s not to say we’re always successful, but we try to apply it to all areas of our lives, particularly personal finance. ‘Keep it simple’ was what came to mind when I spoke recently with some friends looking for financial advice. Let’s call them Peter and Susan* (I’ve just finished reading the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe to our kids).

Why didn’t I discover financial independence earlier in life?

By Mr Chaos on April 28, 2021 in Finance

A common lament I hear from fellow cult advocates of the financial independence (FI) movement is that they didn’t discover financial independence until later in life. I can relate, having come across it in my 40s.

We tell ourselves that if we’d come across these principles 20 years ago, we’d be financially independent and pursuing our passions like writing a family blog having the time to be better parents.