• Life

    Half-Yearly Report Card, Goals Update and Verdicts – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly…

    Reading Time: 5 minutes What’s Up Frugal Samuraites!!! We’re back again for another sitting of the Frugal Samurai. Hope everyone’s enjoying the wonderful warmth of Winter – don’t worry it’ll be over soon! Speaking of wonderful, how bloody insane has this year’s World Cup been eh? It’s the most alive and drama filled tournament we have had in DECADES. The quality, passion and emotions of the games has certainly lived up to expectations. So much so that the halfway mark of the year passed with barely a whimper. Wait… say that again? Seriously, HALFWAY already? That’s right – we’ve officially passed the halfway point for 2018, where did the time…

  • Misc

    Investing in Real Estate 105 (Your Team)

    Yo Yo Yo – what’s happening peeps! Not sure why I decided to talk like that – must be because I’ve been watching “Any Given Sunday” again, one of my favourite sports movies. Basically it’s a take on a fictional NFL team with an all-star acting cast. Al Pacino as the old school head coach, Jamie Foxx as the narcissistic rising star QB, Cameron Diaz as the hot-headed young franchise owner. It gives a pretty darn good insight into the trials and tribulations of professional sports. But one key message which I came out of it is that, without a supportive and cohesive team, the individual fails. Exactly how it…

  • Stock Market

    5 Quotes to Help You With Stock Market Uncertainty

    What’s happening people! We live in such exciting times don’t you think? I mean, did you notice what happened in the last couple of days in the global stock market? VOLATILITY. Hell yeah, risk-on, risk-off baby. Why are you so excited TheFrugalSamurai? Because volatility creates excitement! It creates headlines and articles and EYEBALLS PEOPLE. No more slow news day, Huzzah! We live in the information age – so no sooner did the gargantuan point drops in the DJIA and S&P 500 transpire than all sorts of reasons were spouted: “The Machines – Hasta la vista, baby” “Inflation – Rise of the Balloons” “Interest Rates – Return of the Yield King” But…

  • Misc

    Cryptoboom vs Dotcomboom

    What’s up guys! Are you staying cool in this Sydney heat? 41 degrees yo – that’s some serious warmth. Not looking forward to heading back to work tomorrow in this weather – but I am pumped to get back into it! Two weeks flew by and so much has happened since the break started. What happened since then? CRYPTOMANIA! We live in exciting times I have to admit, with Cryptocurrency mania well and truly gripping the mainstream. I told you guys last time that this year I’m going to dedicate more time to research Cryptocurrencies and the blockchain, but seems like I didn’t have to go very far. Practically every conversation…

  • Alternatives

    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…