• Life,  Travels

    ATTENTION!

    Hello my esteemed friends and loyal readers! Going to be a SUPER short post today, because as some of you may know – it is my Birthday. Yep, the mighty Fourth of the Fourth just so happens to be the landmark day for yours truly. I’m now firmly in the 30’s and rising! Just wanted to say THANK YOU to everyone who has been following this blog, it is always greatly appreciated and I am very much humbled at the progress this blog is making. I hope that you’re taking away some value with each post, as well as being thoroughly entertained. Russell Crowe voice on. ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED?!?!…

  • Life

    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…

  • Alternatives

    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…

  • Life,  Work

    7 Ways to Handle a Hard Day

    Reading Time: 3 Minutes Oh WHAT a turd of a week it’s been guys. It’s weeks like this one when I just wanna come home after a HARD day’s work and, to quote a scholar “make sweet, tender love with my baby, and cry in her arms until we fall asleep”. Hahahaha, that scholar makes me laugh. But truth be told, it has been a trying week. Got a couple of urgent deadlines due as well as a FLOOD of maintenance requests for multiple properties, on TOP of not sleeping well AND feeling under the weather. Boohoo to TheFrugalSamurai – he’s doing it tough. But I am determined to not…

  • Alternatives

    What I’m Viewing

    Reading Time: 3 Minutes Hello everyone! Hope we’re all having a great weekend. Bit wet here in Old Sydney town, but that didn’t stop MrsFrugalSamurai and I from hosting our friends over for some fun and games last night. Twas a fantastic night, full of laughs and happy stories – although I would have liked to have won Poker! Today’s post is a continuation of the fortnightly series on “What I’m Viewing”, basically a short-list of articles and videos around the inter-webs to make us all just that bit more financially savvy. “What I’m Viewing” Want to become a Multi-Millionaire? No, it’s not just another click-bait article – this post…