afamilyonfire

Hi, I'm Ms FireMum. Learning about FI/RE changed my life. In this blog I write about my experience in saving, investing, and changing mindset so that my family can achieve financial independence.

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Seven lessons from Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones is, by far, the most popular TV show on the planet. What can we learn from it? Here are some of my favourites.

Risk management: Part 1 – The basics of risk

In this post we focus on the basics: what risk means, what its properties are, and the different strategies you can use to deal with it.

Is the new Apple Card a game changer?

Apple announced the Apple Card this week, to great fanfare. Let’s look at what’s beneath the hype. Is this a game changer, or a honey trap?

How to have a baby on the cheap

When I found out I was pregnant, I resolved to cut down our expenses as much as possible. Here’s how I saved money in my baby’s first year.

Why everyone should have an emergency fund

Are you part of the 30% who don’t have savings for a rainy day? Learn why it’s important to have an emergency fund.

The good and bad about property investment

Like all asset classes, there are pros and cons, and this post is about what I’ve learnt throughout the years of investing in property.

The social coffee ritual – and how it felt giving it up

That coffee habit could be costing you close to a thousand dollars a year. I gave it up, and this is how I felt.

Women and financial literacy

With so much advancement made in the name of feminism, have women achieved equality in the domain of financial literacy?

What’s our magic number

Find out how much we think we need to retire. What’s your magic number?

Our journey so far

Our journey towards financial freedom began about 10 years ago, when we bought our first investment property.

3 ways to get salon hair on a budget

With salon services costing upwards of $60 for a simple haircut, what options are there for women who want

Saving money by growing your own fruits

Have you ever wondered how you can reduce your grocery bills? Give urban gardening a go!