• Economy,  FIRE,  Investing,  Real Estate,  Stock Market

    Where To Next?

    Reading Time: 2 Minutes Hello all! Some of you have commented on the fact that I’ve not been posting much regarding our own investment journey lately. Have we slowed down our buying journey? Yes. Have we slowed down our investment journey? A resounding no. Now regarding the first point, I am fully aware of this, but the reason is simple. The reason we have slowed down our buying journey is that frankly, I don’t see any value where it makes sense to buy anything. Don’t confuse activity with productivity has been one of my biggest takeaways on this journey. Property values are at all time highs. With corresponding yields at…

  • FIRE,  Life,  Real Estate

    6 Things You Learn Buying A House (Vs Units)

    Reading Time: 3 Minutes Howdy folks! Been full bloody on these last few weeks. Why? Well MiniFrugalSamurai’s arrival is INBOUND. Less than 8 weeks left and it is ALL SYSTEMS GO over here. So, I apologize off the bat for going missing here and there. Especially going AWOL with the Youtube channel, but honestly peeps… I have no time. From scans, to doctor appointments. Prenatal classes to baby shopping (buying things for the baby, not buying babies – that is illegal in most countries). It just doesn’t stop. HOWEVER. I do have a spare hour or two to punch out this quick post. As many of you know, late last…

  • Alternatives,  FIRE,  Life

    How Much Is Your Time Worth?

    Reading Time: 2 Minutes What’s up dudes and dudettes! Welcome back to another episode of The Frugal Samurai. SO GUYS, DRAMA in the TFS household. Or rather we had a mini bust-up recently with a close family member. Long story short, it involved some tree trimming, and the question of who is responsible for the leftover rubbish (think branches, leaves, logs… y’know tree stuff). I’d thought that it was a simple matter for the tradies to take away said rubbish. HOWEVER, it appeared that this detail was not negotiated in the works – which meant they left a great big mound in the front yard. Just look at that eyesore!…

  • FIRE,  Life

    What’s Needed To Be Financially Successful?

    Reading Time: 2 Minutes MrsFrugalSamurai and I attended a stunning wedding put on by one of her oldest and dearest friends over the weekend. Massive congrats BENSICCA!!! It was our first Corona-wedding and to be honest with you, I didn’t know what to expect. What to expect? Why nothing but FUN of course! There’s something about weddings which makes everyone happy… I think it’s to do with the live music. Regardless, weddings are also a great time to catch up with people who you haven’t seen in agggges, and this one was no different. As I caught up with a once-close-but-now-distant friend, we waded into a discussion about finances, more…

  • Economy,  Life,  Real Estate,  Stock Market

    8 Financial Lessons From 2020

    Reading Time: 3 Minutes Happy New Year everyone and WELCOME BACK! Hands up if you’re very excited for what 2021 will bring? Haha, I exited 2020 with a whimper, with a (lonely) jog in the park on NYE followed by watching “Tenet” (confusing) with MrsFrugalSamurai, and get this… going to SLEEP before midnight (exhausting), thereby missing out on the fireworks (disappointing) and also ringing in the New Year with MrsFrugalSamurai (chastising). D’oh! Getting old in my years. Anyhow, as much as I love to look ahead, it’s also important to look back on the previous year because well… 2020 had it’s moments didn’t it? So in no particular order, I…