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Welcome to Passive Income New Zealand- a journey to financial freedom and early retirement

Welcome to ….. A blog about my journey to Financial Independence and Early Retirement (FIRE)…and other things.

I’m not looking for likes or follows. I just want a place I can write down my thoughts and try to organise my life, to rant about things, and research new ideas about money. A way in which I can try to make my relationship with the internet a little less one-sided.

A place that will keep me honest about my goal of building passive income. It will remind me to stop spending on thriftless things, like big screen tv and playing house. (playing house is a term I use to describe people who desire to have the house in magazines, with all the expensive decor and artwork) Somewhere I can track my progress and hopefully grow my passive income.

So to start off…

I’m a millennial scientist, a self-directed investor, financial freedom enthusiast, and perpetual learner. I am on a disciplined journey to try to save as large a proportion of my income as I can, invest it wisely, and hopefully retire early.

It is here where I want to define what I mean by early. I don’t mean stop work altogether. I mean more about having the choice to stop if I so choose to. Say if my work is no longer bringing me the satisfaction or sense of achievement that I desire. I can simply stop doing it and look for another vocation without all the financial stress associated with being jobless.

After graduating from university, and buying a house, I’m wondering what is next. What do I want to do with my life?

Until this stage of my life, the aims have been relatively clear. Finish high school with good grades so you can get into a good university. Done. Finish university so you can get into a rewarding career. Done. Pay off the student debt. Done. Find a girl, buy a house, and settle down. Done.

Now what?

That is where this blog comes in. I’m going to be using it as a way of making sense of the world. To try to figure out what my goals in life are. To try to stop keeping up with the Jones and become financially free. And ultimately to have an engineered lifestyle, free of financial worries.

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