What would you do if you just sold your idea for $71m?

26 August 2016 – This week’s article is a little different than most. In fact it’s a story that I’ve taken from the New Zealand Herald newspaper about quite a remarkable family. It’s possible that this story could provide inspiration for anyone who feels that they need to just work a few more years before retiring, or that they just don’t earn enough to retire…

Cutting our retirement costs by two-thirds without making sacrifices. What the…..?

10 August 2016 –  What would you say to cutting your cost of living by up to two-thirds, able to afford dining out most nights, where the sun nearly always shines and it’s always warm? I’m sure that sounds pretty appealing to most of us.   So think about this. Let’s say you are planning on retiring early and you have worked out that you…

Tales from The Frugal Traveller – Part 2

23rd May 2016 – Welcome to Part 2 of the recent holiday to New Zealand with my lovely other half, Ms MM. Last time we looked at ways to reduce the cost of travelling to your destination and renting a car, which does make travel so much easier, especially when travelling any distance is required. As well as getting to, and getting around, I had…

Tales from The Frugal Traveller – Part 1

18th May 2016 – Ms MM and I have just returned from our 2 week trip to New Zealand. Actually, when we booked, it was a one-week trip but since then, I’ve stopped working so extended it by a week because I can. And hence, our first lesson on frugal travel. Choosing your flights Years ago, when you wanted to change your flights, you would…