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    The Game Changers

    Reading Time: 2 Minutes Hey guys! Ya know, after what was the third or fourth mention of the new Netflix documentary “The Game Changers” this week – I decided my curiosity was sufficiently piqued to give it a watch. For those of us who are not aware of what it’s about, in short it is on… … plant-based diets. And what an eye-opener it was. At face value, the evidence of the vegan diet is very compelling, both from a health and an environmental standpoint. This is backed up by professional athletes at the top of their fields – a sprinter, olympic weightlifter, strongman, NFL linebacker among others – who…

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    How Much Super Do I Need To Retire?

    Reading Time: 3 Minutes What is going ON people! Apologies for being slightly AWOL as I was pre-bloody-occupied. With what? Being busy, busy, BUSY OK??!! Ahem. Sorry, sorry. Calm TheFrugalSamurai, calm. “Takes deep breath”. So guys, today I wanted to discuss that pivotal question on every man, woman and child’s mind… How much do I need to retire? The answer is… it depends on the type of tyre, its current wear and tear and whether it can be rety… ohhhhh. Wait. How much? This much. “Spreads arms wide open”. No really, it’s this much: I got this from The Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia (link here). ASFA as they…

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    WeChat!

    Reading Time: 2 Minutes Howdy folks! OK so many of us are familiar with Whatsapp, most of us are familiar with Facebook, and all of us are familiar with Amazon. But what if there is one company which can combine all three? Enter: WeChat You’ve probably heard of them already, but if you haven’t – I thought it best to write up a quick post on an app which is revolutionizing mobile platforms. WeChat When a company’s scale and market penetration is so gigantic that it’s described as “an ecosystem”, and the “only operating system for your life”, you should probably take note. WeChat is one such company (owned by…

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    What I’m Viewing

    Reading Time: 2 Minutes Hey boys and girls! It’s been some time since I’ve done an episode of “What I’m Viewing”, which is a short selection of articles, videos and links I’ve found useful in the last couple weeks to assist us on our financial and investment journey… The last one was back in July, which you can find by clicking here. Without further ado, let’s get into it! A Taxonomy of Moats I stumbled onto this gem of an article about “moats”. Not the dungeons and dragons kind, but the kind which enables a company to continue to churn out high profits and margins without imitation. More specifically, the article…

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    A Quick Cryptocurrency Update and a Personal Tale

    Reading Time: 2 Minutes So it’s been a while since I’ve written anything about Cryptocurrency. Cryptos you might remember, made global headlines for creating a whopper of a bubble a couple of years ago. Suffice to say, not much has been heard from since. I thought it’d be prudent to do a quick update on what’s going on in the world of Cryptos. Legitimacy As I’ve remarked before, the power behind Cryptocurrency, being the Blockchain, has always been the game changer. The premise being that transactions can be verified by anyone and everyone around the World. So it’s no surprise that in recent months established names such as Facebook came…