• Alternatives,  Misc

    One Quick Tip Regarding Investing (Know How You Will Get Your Money Back!)

    Reading Time: 2 Minutes Hi guys! Going to be SUPER short tonight, because I’ve just wasted a good couple of hours and I’ll explain why. Earlier MrsFrugalSamurai just stumbled onto some old letters from SIX months ago which she neglected to open. Cos who uses letters any more right? Well dear, apparently some financial institutions still do. I love my wife. She keeps life interesting. Lo and behold, in one of the letters was an outdated life insurance plan to the tune of about $20k or so. To say she was shocked was an understatement. Because to think that the value of her life is worth less than a Toyota…

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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…