• 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…

  • FIRE

    LeanFIRE or FatFIRE?

    Reading Time: 4 Minutes 7am on a Sunday morning what do you do? a) sleep, b) renovate your property with all the power tools you can find, c) sleep, If you chose a or c, congratulations! You are a normal person. If you chose b, well done! You are my next door neighbour and we look forward to replying in kind. Sigh, what we get for living in apartments I s’pose. Normally, I’m an early riser – so the noise wouldn’t be so bad – but not when you’ve been perusing some Facebook FIRE groups until the wee hours. There’s a few versions of the FIRE (financial independence retire early)…

  • Stock Market

    Here we go again…Down $6k, What Next?

    Reading Time: 2 Minutes And it’s back. Just when things were inching their way upwards. BAM. We get hit with another round of trade wars (wrote an earlier piece here), and now further interest rate cuts from a few of the central banks around the world… Looking decidedly SHAKY ain’t it? Suffice to say, yours truly has been caught up with the recent sell-off, down about 6 grand in the space of a week. Who said investing was easy! I find it a bit ironic that I place so much focus and attention to equities, considering it is a small fraction of the overall net worth yet has an enormous…

  • Real Estate

    You Snooze You Lose – A Lost Property Opportunity

    Reading Time: 3 Minutes Hey everyone! Writing this on a crisp Sunday morning surrounded by a whole ragtag bunch of no-gooders I call my friends. What a whirlwind weekend we had – it was the joint birthday of a couple of the gang so we did the annual pilgrimage to a tree-change location a few hours outside of Sydney. Cue laughter and drinking amidst the poker sessions, board games and non-stop sports streaming… An AMAZING time. So amazing that I didn’t notice that the property deal I talked about last time (read here), was stolen right under my nose. You might remember I vaguely talked about a sub-division opportunity which…

  • Life,  Real Estate

    I’m Back!

    Reading Time: 2 Minutes What’s up everyone! Sorry, sorry – I know I’ve been neglecting this blog a little bit, but things have been a bit TOO much these days. Some of you are aware of what’s going on in our personal lives, and I won’t dwell on it here. However strictly financially speaking – I’ve done a LOT in the last few days. You see, despite the reinforcement that finance and numbers and FIRE are not the be all, end all in recent weeks (believe me, family and health are), I still think it’s important to not let that area slide. So like any good boy scout, I’ve been…