FI resources for Australians

Aussie FI Tools

Carefully curated calculators, guides and other tools to help you out on your FI journey.

Tool Creator Great for
Aussie FI Calculator #1 Matt @ Aussie Firebug Calculating your FI-date quickly and understanding how Super affects it.
Aussie FI Calculator #2 Dan @ Ordinary Dollar Calculating your FI-date and understanding cash flows in detail.
Nomad FI Calculator Nomad List Working out if your next OS holiday can be permanent...
Super Consolidation Guide Kurt @ Pearler Consolidating your Super in less than 15 minutes!
Financial Freedom Calculator (SWR) Chris @ Engaging Data Calculating how many days of freedom you've saved!

Aussie FI Blogs

FI journeys of people just like you. Let their stories guide, motivate and inspire your own.

Blog FI progress Who they are
Buy Hold Long 7% Caleb is a late-20s civil engineer from rural South Australia. He is a value-investor and aims to FIRE before 50.
Ordinary Dollar 16% Dan has a background in Finance and makes some awesome FI calculators. He plans to FatFIRE by 2033.
All About Balance 17% Miss B is in her early-30s, working two jobs in Sydney. Her key goals are health, wealth, and relationships; she isn't in a rush to get to FIRE.
Life Long Shuffle 38% Pat is 33-year-old old engineer, who lives with his partner in Sydney. He is working to buy his freedom before 40.
Aussie HIFIRE 40% Aussie HIFIRE is a happily married dad-of-two from Victoria in his 40s. He works in finance and plans to HIFIRE (FatFIRE) in his 50s.
Frugality and Freedom 45% Michelle is in her mid-30s and works in the arts in NZ. She's originally from Adelaide, loves to travel, and plans to FIRE by 45.
His Her Money Guide 51% Alex and Ellie are in their 30s, married, and work white-collar jobs in Brisbane. They plan to retire in luxury (FatFIRE) in their mid-40s.
A Family on FIRE 59% Ms FireMum and her hubby are mid-30s and live in Melbourne with their toddler. They work white-collar jobs and plan to FIRE by 50.
Money Flamingo 70% Tina and her hubby are in their 30s, have one child and live in Sydney. They work white-collar jobs and plan to semi-retire before they turn 40 (FlamingoFI / BaristaFIRE).
Aussie Firebug 70% Matt and his partner are in the middle of their working holiday Euro trip. They currently live in London and aim to FIRE by 35.
FI Explorer 81% The FI Explorer is in his 40s and works a white-collar job. His is the go-to blog for investing theory and he has ~3 years until FatFIRE.
Strong Money Australia 100% Dave is a 30-year-old, FIRE'd blue-collar worker who lives with his partner in Perth. He reached Financial Independence at 28.

If you're an Aussie FI Blogger and you'd like to be included on this list, or you'd like us to update your FI progress, please let us know by sending an email to community@pearler.com.

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Aussie FI Communities

Places you can connect and share with like-minded Aussies who are also on their FI journey.

Community # Members Great for
FIAustralia 21,800ish Anonymous advice and/or feedback to help with your FI journey.
Mustachians Australia 1,800ish All things MMM but with an Aussie flavour - frugality + investing.
Financial Independence & Early Retirement Australia 1,400ish Sharing stories and tips. An intro-level group.
ChooseFI Australia 1,100ish Improving your FI strategies. An advanced FI group.
Local ChooseFI Group (Syd/Mel/others - search here) Varies! Talking to people in-person about FI through local FI meetups and events.