Tag Archives: Thoughts & Musings

What is our FIRE? And our news

By | February 12, 2018

Author: Mr and Mrs DDU.

Most people know what the acronym FIRE stands for. Financial Independence, Retire Early. Lots of people are aiming to retire as early as possible so that more of their lives can be spent doing things they want to do, rather than working.

Retiring early is a noble goal and one that we’d encourage everyone who wants to achieve that to … Continue reading >>

It can’t be done

By | August 20, 2017

Author: Mr and Mrs DDU.

One of the biggest hurdles to overcome most challenges in life is not having the belief that you can do it. Sometimes that’s not having the belief in yourself or other people not believing in you, which can have an effect on you.

Sadly, not having the belief of family or friends can be so off-putting that you might not … Continue reading >>

DDU Inflation Study Year One Review

By | July 24, 2017

Author: Mr DDU.

It’s been 52 weeks since we started our inflation study, so now is a perfect opportunity to do an update post.

We decided to run the inflation study as a bit of fun but mainly to show how important it is for us to invest in assets that will pay increasing money over time, otherwise inflation will eat our lifestyle.

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A message to the Queen for her 90th Birthday

By | June 13, 2016

Author: Mr and Mrs DDU.

Monday 13th June 2016 is a public holiday for the Queen’s birthday in Australia. It’s an odd public holiday as it isn’t actually the Queen’s real birthday. This tradition to celebrate a monarch’s birthday started in 1788 and was celebrated on their actual birthday until 1936 when King George V died. Since then it’s been celebrated on the second Monday … Continue reading >>

Is ‘better’ ever worth paying more for?

By | May 29, 2016

Which items are worth paying more for - dividends down under blogAuthor: Mr DDU.

I’ve recently been reading a few examples of people praising Airbnb. The people who stay at Airbnb places are essentially saying that it’s better value/experience than a hotel. We haven’t stayed at an Airbnb yet, but there’s a good chance we may in the future.

This got me thinking though – what is worth paying more for? By paying more for, I … Continue reading >>