• Alternatives,  Stock Market

    Cannabis… The New Frontier?

    Reading Time: 3 Minutes “WHEW!” The agent looks up, she is startled. “Sorry I’m late, but my name is TheFrugalSamurai and I’m here for the inspection…?” ~~~ That’s right folks! Been like a busy bee these last few days working on the next couple of real estate deals. Sadly between this and juggling full-time work, the blog has been put on the backburner a little bit – ARGH! Hate it when that happens but can’t be helped. We only have 24 hours in a day right! BUT finally have a spare couple of minutes to let everyone know that don’t worry – I’m still here, still very much alive, still…

  • Stock Market

    A Day In the Life of a Stock Position!

    Reading Time: 5 Minutes Hi guys! Back again for another edition of your favourite Frugal Samurai? Of course you are! What a difference a few days make eh, I mean following on from the previous post (read here), where I was around $3k in the hole from gambling investing in the stock market – the market’s turned a fair bit and now my position is sitting around break-even. Goes to show you how quickly the market can move up and down doesn’t it! And you know they always say to “never” be emotional about investing, but there’s a reason why so very, very few people actually make money in the…

  • Stock Market

    Down $3,000 in the Share Market… What Now?

    Reading Time: 5 Minutes “Hurry up and get ready!” “Yeah, I will – but gimme some TIME!” “How long do you need?” “Just WAIT!” So went the terse conversation between MrsFrugalSamurai and I just then. You see boys and girls, I’m writing this as we prepare to attend the wedding of our friend Juju. That is, I’m writing, MrsFrugalSamurai is preparing. So for the last hour and a half, I’m just waiting like the sucker I am… Waiting… waiting… which reminds me of something… Ah yes! I’m also waiting on something else. I’m waiting to claw some of those dollars and cents back from the recent stock market carnage! So…

  • FIRE

    FIRE Has Reached Our Shores…

    Reading Time: 6 Minutes Hey guys! It’s finally here – FIRE has gone mainstream! How mainstream you say? Well, business insider covered an article on it (here) which starts off with: “The Financially Independent, Retire Early (FIRE) movement, strong among millennials in the US, has reached Australia. The goal of an early retirement is becoming popular among young people who don’t like what they see in the future, with healthcare and state-funded pensions crumbling, and aren’t that keen on the idea of a career for life”. That’s right, MILLENNIALS FTW MUTHACHUCKAS! We’re different from other generations in that the old, traditional race of working 40 hours a week for 40…