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    Bitcoin! (Part 3)

    Buenos días muchachos! ¿Cómo están todos? Haha sorry guys, I’m still too caught up from watching old school gangster films these past couple of nights as a celebration of two weeks off work. Friday night it was “Boyz n the Hood” and last night “Blood in, Blood out” (hence the Spanish twist). CRENSHAW MAFIA YO! ROLLIN’ 60’s YA FEEL! LIFE’s A RISK CARNAL! VATOS LOCOS FOREVER ESE! Man, they just don’t make movies like they used to anymore. I was reminiscing about this to MrsFrugalSamurai-to-be in the middle of “Blood in, Blood out” when she asked me why I was so into “such old movies”. “Because you’re there with them…

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    Bitcoin! (Part 2)

    Scene 1. It is a dark and shadowy night. The camera slowly pans out to reveal a man seemingly lifeless on the ground. Slowly he raises his arm, looks into the camera and whispers… “”S…save me…” He drops his arm, and there is silence, scene fades to black. EXACTLY how I feel – working like a DOG and being pummelled left, right and centre until I’m left in the GUTTER. Personally I don’t mind the stress once in a while, until you start to feel like this: I’m fortunate to have writing as an outlet which is why I’m so very grateful to you for your continued support and feedback…

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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…