ETFs vs LICs vs Managed Funds – A Primer


Investing, Strategy

As a beginner investor, the thought of getting started in the share market can be intimidating. Well at least it was for us. So what did we do to drive away that fear? We procrastinated! Every day we would find a new reason to delay making a decision. Those reasons ranged from market volatility to […]

July 1, 2020

Passive Income – Dividend Investing


Investing, Strategy

April 2019 was the month when our first dividend income trickled in. So as we hit April 2020, 1 year since that first milestone, we thought it was a good time to review how much dividend income we had netted in over this period. A disclaimer, at this stage we are not investing specifically for […]

May 12, 2020

State of the FIRE – Feb 2020


Investing, Strategy

Coronavirus – The Undoing of the Stock Markets After hearing talk of impending doom for the last year or so, it’s finally here! Let history be witness to the fact that it was Feb 2020 when the stock markets finally sat up and recognised the threat of the Novel Coronavirus (named COVID-19). Shit finally hit […]

March 23, 2020

State of the FIRE – Jan 2020


Investing, Strategy

Portfolio Performance Review As cheesy as that sounds and as obvious as it is that this has been inspired by the State of the Union that happens in the US, I do think that State of the FIRE is the perfect name for what we are trying to do. We will conduct a portfolio performance […]

February 25, 2020

All FIRE’d Up and Ready to Go


Strategy

Mr. Fireball & I are in our mid-thirties, living the typical city lives, with the typical daily grind. But there’s something atypical that we want to do, we want to be able to exit the rat race and gain Financial Independence. Pronto! Fire & Ice – Origins Mr. Fireball & I have been married for […]

December 30, 2019