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    Bitcoin! (Part 1)

    Hey guys, how’s it going! Tick tock, tick tock – hey what’s that? It’s the clock counting down to the festive season! Yay! Can’t WAIT. Last week of work for me coming up before a couple of weeks off – definitely need the break as everything’s a million miles an hour right now. Christmas will be a God-send (Ho Ho Ho). MrsFrugalSamurai-to-be is working throughout so we’ve decided to stay local. But that’s OK! Most of our friends are staying local this year as well, should be good to catch up with good food, good wine and good times. Following on from the last post regarding our wedding planning journey…

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    Amazon is Here!

    Hi guys! How’s everyone doing! “Cough cough” What’s wrong TheFrugalSamurai? Excuse me, I’ve been knocked out and about with the flu all week. What’s that? Of course it’s not man flu! It’s a Jen-u-wine flu. I was going to continue the short series on my experiences of losing $40,000 but a couple of days ago something exciting happened here in Australia – Amazon launched their online store. ABOUT DAMN TIME. Here in Australia – retail is suffering, rising rents, lower consumer spending, flat wages growth and soaring house prices have coincided with the toughest trading conditions for many years. But can you blame us? For years we have had to…

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    Feedback

    “HELP!” What’s wrong?! What’s wrong?! “Nothing, just wanted to capture your attention.” (Ducks to avoid flying saucepan to the FACE). Now that I have it, I wanted to say a MASSIVE thank you to everyone who has read this blog so far. I know I added a small postscript at the end of the last post but that didn’t do it justice. Been soul-searching a bit over the last couple of days as to the why, the how, the what, the who, the where, the what now… what am I saying… oh yeah that’s right, been soul searching for what’s truly important to me. You know it’s like in the great…

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    1 Million Followers

    It’s a sad day today interwebers! Sad because I bid farewell to a valued and respected work colleague. He’s off to chase his dream halfway across the world in London, Britannia doing “the London thing”. I’ve had long and inspiring conversations with him during many office hours about self-motivation, affirmations, business ideas and so much more. I’m not ashamed to admit he taught me more than I taught him. “What did he teach man, tell us!” “Patience patience, all good things come to those who…” “TELL US YOU FKER” “Ok, ok fine” He taught me the power of chasing big dreams. Prior to meeting him I was content with what…

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    $100 million? Yes please!

    Earlier yesterday was the much anticipated boxing bout between Conor “The Notorious” McGregor and “Pretty Boy” Floyd “Money” Mayweather. The fight lived up to expectations and the favourite Mayweather triumphed via TKO in the 10th. And I couldn’t care less. Don’t get me wrong, I can understand the hype and hysteria this fight had – two flamboyant champions, both masters at selling themselves to the baying public with social media in overdrive at the mere thought of these two touching gloves (think Frodo and the ring against the fires of Mount Doom – except Frodo was an Irish brawler who requires English subtitles and Mount Doom was a big black…