Reading Time: 9 minutes “Buffering…please wait…buffering… please wait…” Ever recall that message come up before? Well, before the age of high-speed internet and insta and snap and YOLO, us millennial folks who grew up in the 90s sure can. We who grew up in the age of the Pentium 3, the 56k modem (brrrkrrr… beep…krrr…dookrrrrr … More Investing in Real Estate 111 (Interest Rate Changes)
Reading Time: 9 minutes Wow! What a difference a day or two makes eh! Looks like the Australian politicians were reading the latest post (here) from TheFrugalSamurai and decided (again) to change the leadership of our nation. So for the seventh time in a decade, we now have a Prime Minister in office unelected by … More Investing in Real Estate 110 (Loan Structuring Tips)
Reading Time: 7 minutes Hey y’all! How’s it all going? Hope you’ve had a great week so far! I’m here in old Melbourne town actually, on a national work conference for a couple of days. As much as I would love to see the sights and catch up with old friends, frankly the schedule and … More Amusing Timeline of (Recent) Australian Prime Ministers
Reading Time: 7 minutes RnB music pumping: “….She’s so dangerous That girl is so dangerous, That girl is a bad girl, yeah” Oh! Hi there – how’s it going? Sorry for being distracted, you see – I’ve had an old school RnB binge this weekend. Poor MrsFrugalSamurai had to put up with my dance moves and … More Investing in Real Estate 109 (How to Start a Property Portfolio)
Reading Time: 5 minutes Hey YOU! (Points finger in your direction). “M…me?” YES YOU! Have you ever wondered how the Australian economy is going right now? What our GDP growth rate and headline figures are? WELL?! HAVE YOU??? “N…no…no” Well today’s your day to find out! “Oh…O…OK” The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA aka Oz … More Snapshot of the Oz Economy
Reading Time: 9 minutes Hey guys! How y’all doing? Hope you been enjoying the weekend – plenty of glorious sunshine out there! MrsFrugalSamurai certainly did, for she went out for a hike with friends to the famous Wedding Cake Rock whilst I ran around throwing my weight around on the field (as a referee). During one … More Which Financial Level Are You?
Reading Time: 6 minutes Ah yes, the Great Australian Dream. What is it you ask? Well, since the beginning of time, us Aussies – we’ve got this fascination, no, not the right word, this need of owning our own home. The insatiable desire for the quarter acre block and a piece of land we can call … More The Evolving Great Australian Dream
Reading Time: 5 minutes Today’s post is courtesy of my friend Light Beam AKA “Mike’s friend from Canberra”. Light Beam works and resides in our nation’s capital and is employed in the public sector. But what makes Light Beam different to most public servants is that he works for the government body which sets and … More What Are The 3 Big Financial ‘Mistakes’ That People Make (and the first thing they can do right now to rectify them)…
Reading Time: 4 minutes Everyday all of us deal with failures. Some are big – “OMG I just had a car accident.” Some are small – “WTF why no organic cronuts left.” And some are just downright ridiculous – “My fantasy football captain went down injured in the first minute”. Yet, there are various moments … More How Did These Billionaires Approach Failure?
Reading Time: 5 minutes Howdy fellow Frugal Samuraites! Hope we all had a cracking weekend – the sun is out and looks like the worst of Winter is passing through FINALLY! It’s beeeeautiful! Did you head outdoors to enjoy the warmth and sunshine? I did… well kinda – I mean, I did head into the city, … More What’s it Like at a Real Estate Seminar?