• Alternatives

    What I’m Viewing

    Reading Time: 3 Minutes Howdy folks! Me again. Geez – can you really believe that we are in February already! I certainly can’t, seems like only yesterday that MrsFrugalSamurai and I were welcoming in the New Year under the mistletoe at our friend Emili’s place. Time is absolutely FLYING. Which is why I thought it best to introduce a new series today, it’s something I’ve thought about for a while and hoping you guys like it! Introducing… “What I’m Viewing” Now I don’t mean in like a perverted or voyeuristic kind of way… ha ha, no siree, that happens after dark, no I mean in terms of what I am…

  • Life

    Regret, I’ve had a few

    Reading Time: 3 Minutes What’s up everyone! Hope we’re all having an AWESOME weekend. What’d you guys get up to? Man, tell you what, I am so glad this heatwave in Sydney has passed. It got so hot sometimes that I actually couldn’t function as a human being… I think that’s when you know you need a time-out. When self-immolation turns from an interesting Wikipedia article into reality. I was reading in the news that mid-week, the 15… yes FIFTEEN hottest places on the planet were in Australia… Love it. And so I came to find myself on Friday afternoon in the local Westfields (shopping centre) having a spot of…

  • Work

    Christmas Karma!

    Reading Time: 3 Minutes What’s up guys! Are we all enjoying the holidays? I hope you guys are! Cos geebers, you wouldn’t believe the week I was having – just frigging WOW. Boy am I glad to see the back of that one. It was only when a work colleague mentioned on Friday that we are in the last week until Xmas, that I looked up from my desk and realized, SHIT it’s true! So why was the week so shitty? Cos every friggin client decided the last working week of the year was the perfect time to come out from the woods and complain about this and ask about that.…

  • FIRE,  Life,  Work

    7 Thoughts on How to Approach FIRE (Part 3)

    “Heigh Ho, Heigh Ho, it’s off to work we…” Oh Greetings there! How are you? Welcome, welcome to my humble abode – where we discuss all things finance and how it relates to YOU. Points finger in your direction. Please, please step inside from the cold. Opens the front door to reveal a warm and welcoming fire burning in the sitting room. I know, it’s freezing outside isn’t it? But don’t worry – we’re in the worst of it now, it will be over soon. Hmmm, that reminds me on the topic in which we are discussing today, “7 Thoughts on How to Approach FIRE”. Now mind you, I’ve already…

  • FIRE,  Life

    7 Thoughts on How to Approach FIRE (Part 2)

    Welcome back guys! I’m a bit saddened this weekend. How come you ask? Well, MrsFrugalSamurai left yours truly yesterday. Nothing long-term (I hope), but she did travel to Europe on a work-trip. Poor her, all that culture and food and warm weather must be tough – hope she’ll be OK. But all good, she can have the warmth of the European sun, I’ve got the warmth of the legions of adoring fans. My friend Bugzy commented on the previous post on the “7 Thoughts to Approach FIRE” in his usual witty and happy-go-lucky manner (he’s a closet leprechaun). But you know, not all of us is blessed with the same green…