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    Superannuation 101

    Reading Time: 4 Minutes What’s up everyone! Hope we are all having a good week. Much better for yours truly, thanks for asking. BOO-YAH, I knew it’d be a better week when on Monday, a whole bunch of us got together for an impromptu but QUALITY dinner. Like $65 all-you-can-eat top of the range Japanese BBQ quality. DAY-AM. Let’s see, my friend Light Beam was there (the future Australian Treasurer), Bubu (the most handsome of our group) and Bugzy (another EN-TRE-PRE-NEUR, guy’s got 3 online businesses on the go, jayzuz). So of course, as expected the conversation was free-flowing and top notch (just like the meat yum, yum). Actually, I…

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    What I’m Viewing

    Reading Time: 2 Minutes Hi everyone! Welcome back to another post of your favourite personal finance blogger. Yes! It’s that time again… time for another episode offfff, “What I’m Viewing”. A short selection of articles, videos and links I’ve found useful in the last couple weeks or so. Without further ado, here they are: This Is What It Takes to Be in the 1% Around the World Ever wondered what it takes to be a one-percenter? Well, Bloomberg breaks this down to put some perspective. If you’re in India, a (relatively achievable) USD 81,000 p.a. will get you there. Compare this to a whopping USD 891,000 if you live in…

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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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    6 Thoughts on the Banking Royal Commission

    Reading Time: 5 Minutes “An old man looks across the table to a middle-aged man… the old man is clearly unimpressed, but the middle-aged man ignores him and grins for the cameras… knowing full well this will make the 6 o’clock news.” What a week it’s been right! Because late on Monday afternoon, we had the results for the Banking Royal Commission. The final report had the legs to be the biggest shake-up of the Australian financial services industry. EVER. So much so that… Whoa, back it up a bit TheFrugalSamurai… what are you referring to? Oh… sorry guys – got ahead of myself there! For our international friends who…