• Life

    4 More Learnings From Planning a Wedding (So Far)

    Hey boys and girls! It’s your favourite Frugal Samurai again – how’s everybody doing? Did you have a wonderful weekend? What’d ya get up to?! Mine was go go go all the way. Doing what you ask? Ticking off our wedding checklist. There’s so many items left that it feels like we’re back to our university days. You know, when you have an assignment deadline tomorrow, you have a rough idea of what to do, AND you know you’ll be staying up all night to get it done. Coming out of our last meeting with the wedding planner, we got the what to do reasonably down pat. Now it’s the…

  • Life,  Work

    What Does Your Heart Say?

    “But… why can’t we buy this?” This was the question pre-adolescent me would often ask my parents growing up in our small two-bedroom flat by the tracks. Because we can’t afford it.  The same response, over and over. This line of thinking was ingrained in me for so long that whenever a decision is required to be made – inevitably “I can’t afford it”. Should I start my own business? Nope, stick with your job instead, you can’t afford to quit. Should I invest in the stock market? Nope, people can lose their whole fortune investing, you can’t afford to invest. Should I talk to that girl? Nope, she won’t…

  • Alternatives

    Cryptoboom vs Dotcomboom

    What’s up guys! Are you staying cool in this Sydney heat? 41 degrees yo – that’s some serious warmth. Not looking forward to heading back to work tomorrow in this weather – but I am pumped to get back into it! Two weeks flew by and so much has happened since the break started. What happened since then? CRYPTOMANIA! We live in exciting times I have to admit, with Cryptocurrency mania well and truly gripping the mainstream. I told you guys last time that this year I’m going to dedicate more time to research Cryptocurrencies and the blockchain, but seems like I didn’t have to go very far. Practically every conversation…

  • Life

    Hello 2018!

    HAY YOU! SNNNNNIFFFFF – smell that, it’s the smell of the new year, so fresh and clean! Welcome to 2018. I’m EXCITED! Hope everyone’s recovered from the New Year party hangover. How’d you spend yours?! I spent NYE with MrsFrugalSamurai-to-be together on an epic roadtrip: firstly to a spa retreat on the other side of the Blue Mountains (2 hours away), back home for dinner with the parentals, into the city for New Year’s fireworks, across to (the world famous) Bondi Beach after, then back to the city to crash. Man what a day – if only everyday was like this! People laughing, partying, enjoy time with their loved ones…