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    Why Gen Z is Approaching Money Differently Than Other Generations

    Reading Time: 2 Minutes Recently, whilst on a packed public metro train, I was bumped into by a high school student. “S…sorry uncle” he stammered. What the deuce! UNCLE? Good gracious, I was only 10 years older than the little dude. This sad state of affairs instantly made me realize two things. One is that I am no longer as nubile as I felt, and two, how little do I know about the upcoming generation, Generation Z (those born 1997 to present). So I did some searching around and luckily, one of my favourite blog sites Visual Capitalist shared a fascinating insight into the minds of Generation Z and their…

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    What I’m Viewing

    Reading Time: 3 Minutes Hello everyone! Hope we’re all having a great weekend. Bit wet here in Old Sydney town, but that didn’t stop MrsFrugalSamurai and I from hosting our friends over for some fun and games last night. Twas a fantastic night, full of laughs and happy stories – although I would have liked to have won Poker! Today’s post is a continuation of the fortnightly series on “What I’m Viewing”, basically a short-list of articles and videos around the inter-webs to make us all just that bit more financially savvy. “What I’m Viewing” Want to become a Multi-Millionaire? No, it’s not just another click-bait article – this post…

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    Our Latest Buy (Part 4)

    Reading Time: 5 Minutes Howdy boys and girls! Me again. Let’s dive straight in and plug on with part 4 of our latest real estate purchase (read Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 here). Last time I disclosed that we bought Property 3 for a surprising offer of $210,000 against an asking price of $298,000. Let’s take a look at the pros and cons for this one… and you decide whether it’s a good buy or not! Pros So um… where to start? I guess from the beginning! In Part 1, I stated that the property was listed for $298,000, however 1 bedroom units in the same complex were asking…

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    Our Latest Buy (Part 3)

    Reading Time: 5 Minutes Gday everyone, writing this at Melbourne airport at the moment. Been a bit of a whirlwind weekend as a tag-along to MrsFrugalSamurai. She’s got a work conference here so thought I’d come down and see how our Melbournian cousins are doing. In a word? GREAT. Really good vibe every time we come here, people are more chilled and the food? Superb as always. We also caught up with a few friends – some of whom have been following the last couple of posts about our most recent purchase (read here and here) AVIDLY. Last time I disclosed the prices which I tested the waters for the…

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    Our Latest Buy (Part 2)

    Reading Time: 4 Minutes OK boys and girls, we are back! Back for the continuation of our most recent real estate purchase. If you missed part 1, don’t fret! Have a read of it here. Basically, after zipping around the Greater Perth area for the best part of a long weekend, we’ve narrowed the shortlist down to the FINAL FOUR. Ironically none were detached houses, which is a shame because I was on the look-out for somewhere with a bit of land. As we all know, it’s land which appreciates in value and the building which depreciates – hence anything with good land content and value, usually receives a big…