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    Side Hustle Idea – Working on Election Day

    Reading Time: 4 Minutes “Hi there, can I have your surname please?” I looked up at the next impatient voter looming over my desk. “Thanks, and have you voted before in this current election?” ~~~ Yes indeedy ladies and gentlemen, whilst the vast majority of our state was exercising their democratic right yesterday, yours truly was huffing and puffing behind the scenes. Thought I’d share with you all about this other “side hustle” which I’ve been doing for a while now (following on from being a soccer referee). Mind you this is probably the 3rd or 4th election which I’m involved in, and each time it’s been pretty much the…

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    Superannuation 101

    Reading Time: 4 Minutes What’s up everyone! Hope we are all having a good week. Much better for yours truly, thanks for asking. BOO-YAH, I knew it’d be a better week when on Monday, a whole bunch of us got together for an impromptu but QUALITY dinner. Like $65 all-you-can-eat top of the range Japanese BBQ quality. DAY-AM. Let’s see, my friend Light Beam was there (the future Australian Treasurer), Bubu (the most handsome of our group) and Bugzy (another EN-TRE-PRE-NEUR, guy’s got 3 online businesses on the go, jayzuz). So of course, as expected the conversation was free-flowing and top notch (just like the meat yum, yum). Actually, I…

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    R.I.P. Christchurch

    Reading Time: 2 Minutes Crazy, crazy, crazy. That’s the reaction we had when we first heard of the tragic incident unfolding in Christchurch, New Zealand. You see usually, on Friday afternoon, I’d be winding down – maybe even having a drink or two with my work colleagues as we pat ourselves on the back for another week down. But I remember that this Friday I was going full TILT. Been a pretty full-on couple of weeks actually and this week was no different. And then we heard the news… Or rather, I first received the actual 16 minute video the shooter live streamed BEFORE knowing what was going on. Initially…

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    Being Rich Eliminates 67% of Life’s Problems

    Reading Time: 4 Minutes Owwww I am STUFFED. BURP. Excuse me for a bit boys and girls. Belches again off-camera. Whew, much better. Just had a HUMONGOUS feed. Man, I knew it was wrong to grab those Fillet-O-Fish burgers for a post-dinner snack… never again. Shakes head. Brbrbrbrbrrrrr. But c’mon, who DOESN’T like fast food, SO. DAMN. DELICIOUS. Hmmm… although it does remind me of what I was reading earlier today, what was it again? Hm. Oh yeah! It was on Tom Corley’s Rich Habits. Who’s Tom Corley? Yeah exactly. But reading through his website, apparently the guy spent 12 years conducting a study by interviewing and researching millionaires, multi-millionaires,…

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    What I’m Viewing

    Reading Time: 2 Minutes Hi everyone! Welcome back to another post of your favourite personal finance blogger. Yes! It’s that time again… time for another episode offfff, “What I’m Viewing”. A short selection of articles, videos and links I’ve found useful in the last couple weeks or so. Without further ado, here they are: This Is What It Takes to Be in the 1% Around the World Ever wondered what it takes to be a one-percenter? Well, Bloomberg breaks this down to put some perspective. If you’re in India, a (relatively achievable) USD 81,000 p.a. will get you there. Compare this to a whopping USD 891,000 if you live in…