1. Stash April/June 2020

    This will be my last stash report for a while.
    I will be studying postgraduate Oncology from mid July onwards so I expect to be busy.
    This series of posts has been useful for me to focus on our finances whilst we both made the decision to buy a house …

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  2. Stash May 2020

    It all happened didn’t it? This could have been an absolute clusterfuck but luckily for us moving to a new home and job in the outback during a pandemic was okay. Thanks to the awesome team at LiteMoves the move was hassle free. Our house in Coffs is being …

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  3. We Moved

    Last Tuesday we emptied our little house into the back of a removal truck. After a quick tidy and a last tearful visit to family we set off on the trail to Broken Hill. Z&JB had to wait on some repairs to their car. They followed on at a …

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  4. Stash April 2020

    The global COVID reset button has been activated to coincide with our move out west. My Mum and JB have not been able to fly back to the UK. So their holiday has turned into an extended stay with us. It has been great to have them both here. JB …

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  5. Testing Times

    My current favourite local bit of coast. I'm going to miss the sea.

    Monday morning at work I started running a slight temperature. My shoulders and neck ached. I work with immunocompromised patients so it was safest to go home. I am a nurse so in the interest of keeping me in the workforce I was tested for COVID-19. The test was …

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  6. Stash, March 2020

    My networth this month continues to be all over the shop. Money is flowing out as the house renovations are finalising and a trip to Darwin NT. Equities are of course crashing on the back of COVID-19. I’ll keep it short.

    Net Earnings

    • $3073 (February)
    • $30,469.84 …
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  7. Stash, February 2020

    Last year we booked tradies to begin the final stages of renovating our old wooden house. Nothing too major, a few repairs and a lick of paint. So, naïve…
    The scaffolders arrived on Monday as planned and wrapped our little house in iron bars. Our builders found major repairs in …

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  8. Escape Routes

    In my continuing effort to make moving to Broken Hill quantifiable here are some extremely rough travelling numbers.

    From To Plane Train Bus Car Bicycle Walk
    Broken Hill Adelaide (500km) $200
    2hrs
    no train $20
    7hrs
    5hrs 1w 1m
    Broken Hill Coffs Harbour (1,400km) $500
    7hrs
    $60
    23hrs
    $120 …
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  9. SEIFA Wonks

    Socio-Economic Index Map of Broken Hill

    This is interesting. The SEIFA map shows Broken Hill as an island of Socio-economic advantage in an ocean of disadvantage. I prefer to think of the glass half full so I am ignoring the quote at the top of that post. When it comes down the quantifiable it seems Broken …

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  10. Going for Broke

    We have both secured jobs in Broken Hill and have made the decision to make the move. We are jumping in with both feet, albeit with a lifeline back here in Coffs. We are renting our house out and buying one in Broken Hill. I hope to keep our mortgage …

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