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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…

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    Cannabis… The New Frontier?

    Reading Time: 3 Minutes “WHEW!” The agent looks up, she is startled. “Sorry I’m late, but my name is TheFrugalSamurai and I’m here for the inspection…?” ~~~ That’s right folks! Been like a busy bee these last few days working on the next couple of real estate deals. Sadly between this and juggling full-time work, the blog has been put on the backburner a little bit – ARGH! Hate it when that happens but can’t be helped. We only have 24 hours in a day right! BUT finally have a spare couple of minutes to let everyone know that don’t worry – I’m still here, still very much alive, still…

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    4 Things I learnt Investing in Cryptocurrency

    “A young man stood to inherit $10 million if he could turn $10k into $1m by the end of the month. The young man put the entire $10k into Cryptocurrency and it turned from $10k into $100 million in a matter of days. Fortunately for the young man, on the last day of the month, the value of Cryptocurrency crashed through the floor and his $100 million turned into $1m”. That was a joke I first heard during the last Crypto boom in late December/early January, a mere 4 months ago. Surely you all remember how social media, mainstream media and our own personal medium were all abuzz with Cryptocurrency…

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    Visualizing The World

    What’s up Frugal Samuraites! Hope everyone’s having a great time. MrsFrugalSamurai and I are still recovering from our magical wedding day, was worth every rocky step of the journey planning it. We took out some of MrsFrugalSamurai’s relatives from overseas afterwards to thank them for making the long journey to celebrate with us. During lunch, a relative of hers (a very successful career woman in financial services) found out that I too worked in financial services. As you do, we both started talking about… you guessed it – financial services. The conversation twirled from the Australian economy, to how hard difficult it is to purchase real estate in Hong Kong…

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    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…