• Alternatives

    The Game Changers

    Reading Time: 2 Minutes Hey guys! Ya know, after what was the third or fourth mention of the new Netflix documentary “The Game Changers” this week – I decided my curiosity was sufficiently piqued to give it a watch. For those of us who are not aware of what it’s about, in short it is on… … plant-based diets. And what an eye-opener it was. At face value, the evidence of the vegan diet is very compelling, both from a health and an environmental standpoint. This is backed up by professional athletes at the top of their fields – a sprinter, olympic weightlifter, strongman, NFL linebacker among others – who…

  • Alternatives

    How Much Super Do I Need To Retire?

    Reading Time: 3 Minutes What is going ON people! Apologies for being slightly AWOL as I was pre-bloody-occupied. With what? Being busy, busy, BUSY OK??!! Ahem. Sorry, sorry. Calm TheFrugalSamurai, calm. “Takes deep breath”. So guys, today I wanted to discuss that pivotal question on every man, woman and child’s mind… How much do I need to retire? The answer is… it depends on the type of tyre, its current wear and tear and whether it can be rety… ohhhhh. Wait. How much? This much. “Spreads arms wide open”. No really, it’s this much: I got this from The Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia (link here). ASFA as they…

  • Economy,  Stock Market

    Exchange Traded Funds

    Reading Time: 3 Minutes Howdy all! There is one area of personal finance which yours truly hasn’t really touched on, but has a disproportionate representation in many a FIRE portfolio. I’m talking of course, about ETF’s or Exchange Traded Funds. What is it? An ETF is a type of investment fund which can be bought and sold on an exchange, similar to stocks. They are split between “active”, which is managed by a fund manager looking to outperform the underlying index or market, and “passive” which track the underlying index or market i.e. achieve market returns. They were made famous by Mr Buffet who, in 2007 bet $1m that an…

  • Stock Market

    How to Invest in Berkshire Hathaway Shares? Introducing… STAKE!

    This post may contain affiliate links, meaning I may receive a commission if you decide to sign-up using my links/code at no cost to you. Please read on for more info.  Reading Time: 3 Minutes Howdy all! Some VERY exciting news here. OK, so we all know who Warren Buffet is. Most know what Berkshire Hathaway is, which is the company Buffet owns to, y’know, buy stuff. But did you know that the return for those investors who were at the beginning of Berkshire Hathaway (in its current form) from 1965 to 2018, is a whopping… 2,472,627%… um wow. Compare that to the S&P 500 which returned just over 15,000%…

  • Real Estate

    DIY or Hiring a Property Manager: Which Is Better?

    Reading Time: 3 Minutes What’s up guys! Hope we all had a great week, it’s NOVEMBER people! Wow, 2019 is absolutely FLYING right? How’s it coming along for you? Sadly I haven’t quite achieved my two main goals yet… (sad face). But don’t worry, there’s a couple more months left, let’s hustle hustle! Today’s post is a shorter edit of an article I wrote for an Australian Property Magazine named Your Investment Property. The magazine is about… um, investment… properties. The article is based on some of the things to look out for with managing your own properties versus hiring someone to do it for you, hope you enjoy! ~~~ Earning…