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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…

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    What I’m Viewing

    Reading Time: 3 Minutes Howdy folks! Me again. Geez – can you really believe that we are in February already! I certainly can’t, seems like only yesterday that MrsFrugalSamurai and I were welcoming in the New Year under the mistletoe at our friend Emili’s place. Time is absolutely FLYING. Which is why I thought it best to introduce a new series today, it’s something I’ve thought about for a while and hoping you guys like it! Introducing… “What I’m Viewing” Now I don’t mean in like a perverted or voyeuristic kind of way… ha ha, no siree, that happens after dark, no I mean in terms of what I am…

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    Investing Resources and Links 2019

    Reading Time: 3 Minutes What’s up fellow Frugal Samuraites! Hope we are all having a great week. Gonna be quick today cos I’m late to meet MrsFrugalSamurai, we’ve got a hot date “wink wink”. Ahem. Anyway, so in a mad rush I was thinking how to make this post as pointy as possible. Then EUREKA. I thought, what best than to share some of the resources and links which I’ve used in the past to obtain my financial info! It’s a fairly chunky list… and most of them won’t be new – but hopefully there’s a golden nugget or two in there! Here it is: Australian Business News The Australian…

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    Cheque, Savings or Credit?

    Reading Time: 3 Minutes “Honey, we’re out of milk and bread”. Damnit I think, as I pick up the keys to head over to the shops. Hmm bread, bread… ah ha – gotcha. Now for some milk… oh look there’s thin-cut potato wedges on sale… Half an hour later, what was initially a two item shopping list turned into a trolley FULL of groceries which we don’t even need (c’mon Babe, those rubber gloves were on sale). As I approached the counter to pay with my card, the young lady asked: “Cheque, Savings or Credit?” Now, like you – I must have heard this hundreds if not thousands of times…