• Economy

    Yield Curve Inversion

    Reading Time: 3 Minutes Strewth, WHAT a shitty week that was. Made a TON of mistakes at work (some forced, some unforced) and it doesn’t help when I’m dealing with probably the most arrogant, demanding and obnoxious client in a LONG time. Still, moments like these I come back to the tried and tested adage for myself, which is – when I’m 80 will I remember this time? The answer I’ve decided, is a resounding NO. WHEW. Now that’s off me chest, let’s move on shall we? What’s down with the yield curve? We also heard this week the big bruhaha about something called “yield curve inversion”,¬†which set off a…

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    Afterpay… A New Way to Pay?

    Reading Time: 3 Minutes What’s up Frugal Samuraites! Ab-so-loot-ly freezing my proverbial cheeks off here in Auld Sydney town. Maybe something about not wearing pants according to MrsFrugalSamurai. Shorts and long socks aren’t attractive apparently, ha! The nerve of that woman. I actually think it’s to do with these Antarctic winds coming over for a visit Brrrr. That’s partly why MrsFrugalSamurai and I found ourselves in the warm embrace of friendship at our friend Bess’s place last night. A riproaring dinner as always (thank you Bess!) and of course the conversation was as free flowing as the meal (beef hotpot with traditional oriental sides). Unfortunately for yours truly, I missed…

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    Aussie Interest Rate Cut Again

    Reading Time: 3 Minutes OK, so about a minute ago I went on to type out this post and the entire FrugalSamurai site had a “fatal error” message… to say that my heart skipped a beat is to put it LIGHTLY. Too much blood, sweat and tears have been poured into this project for it to succumb to some Machiavellian cyber-attack. “DON’T YOU DIE ON ME” I yelled at the monitor, pounding my fists on the desk, willing it to BREATHE. Takes a huge breath. Be still my beating heart. Too much excitement for a Wednesday night I tell you. Anyway moving on. So, our central bank, The Reserve Bank…

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    Internet Trends Report 2019

    Reading Time: 2 Minutes Hello people! How’s it all going? Whoa can you believe that half of 2019 has flown by? Seriously, feels like I’m aging every day… How’s those New Year’s resolutions going? Unfortunately haven’t achieved mine yet… but hey, there’s still another 6 months to do it right! Continuing on the tech theme of recent posts, this week I had the privilege of reading the highly anticipated annual “Internet Trends Report” from Mary Meeker. Mary is one of the most closely followed Internet and Tech investors out there, having started her career on Wall Street as an analyst, and first covered internet based stocks in the mid-90’s. She…

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    Hong Kong Protests

    Reading Time: 3 Minutes Hi guys! Back again for another post tonight… Sigh, still getting over the news of last week (read here), but hey I’ve said right at the start of this blog that I’ll try and push through the good and the bad. Life’s not all about sunshine and lollipops y’know. I think too many of us on the interwebs only portray our best face forward, but life’s a biatch and sometimes we all gotta acknowledge that. Anyway. Takes deep breath. Back to it. In the last week or so you might have noticed that something is rotten in the state of Hong Kong. There’s been mass protests…