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Budgeting, Debt, Early retirement, Investing, Making Money, Real Estate
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Como, New South Wales, Australia
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Note from Cath: Today we have a fantastic guest post from Leila, the creator of the awesome website Child Friendly Dining – it is the place to find all the best cafes, restaurants, play centres and Bar & Bistros that cater for kids. I know some of you might be thinking it doesn’t make sense to spend your money on eating out. It is cheaper to cook at home. This is ...
Posted: Jul 17 2017 @ 5:00 PM
Paying off your home loan faster is a common goal that many readers share with me as part of the Kick Start your Wealth Challenge. As someone who is looking to retire early, owning a place mortgage free is high up there on our families list of goals. I know there is a school of thought that it would actually be better to invest surplus funds and not pay down the ...
Posted: Jul 14 2017 @ 12:02 AM
Welcome to my second quarterly update which details my net worth and cash flow as at the end of June 2017. As well as the goals I have set for myself for the next quarter. If mine is the first personal finance blog you have come across firstly I am super humbled by that and secondly you might be thinking this is kind of strange putting the info out there for ...
Posted: Jul 10 2017 @ 5:01 PM
Are money myths stopping you from reaching your financial goals sooner? You may have heard the saying: A lie told often enough becomes truth. Whether it is family, friends, a colleague or the media, everyone has a view on money, that they perceive to be the truth. Often these “truths” are formed from your childhood early money beliefs. And they can have a significant impact on how you view money in your adult ...
Posted: Jul 06 2017 @ 8:46 PM
Scott Pape’s The Barefoot Investor: The only money guide you will ever need book, has taken on a world of it’s own and become a bestseller here in Australia. Everywhere I turn someone is sporting their orange ING cards and referral codes are found at every turn (sorry I don’t have one). I read his previous book which was written more than ten years ago now. Which detailed 5 steps to financial ...
Posted: Jul 03 2017 @ 5:12 PM
Note from Cath: I have a very special guest on the blog today – Serina from Ms Frugal Ears (you can learn the inspiration for her site name over on her blog). Since starting this site I have discovered that the personal finance blogging community is a lovely bunch. No one I have come across see each other as competition, just another person looking to share their knowledge and help ...
Posted: Jun 26 2017 @ 5:47 PM
I recently featured on the Kylie Travers website as part of her goal to help 1,000,000 Australians thrive, survive, and where possible, get off Centrelink. The post is all about How to budget for large irregular expenses. You might like to check out my Resources section that includes a number of spreadsheets to help you track your money and budget better. A good place to start is with my Simple Monthly Budget spreadsheet. ...
Posted: Jun 20 2017 @ 9:23 PM
I am a big believer that your thoughts, or money mindset, plays a role in your financial success. This starts way back when you first form your money beliefs at a young age. I read an article that said the Pew Research Center conducted a global study that found 70% of Australians believe their kids will be worse off than they are. Similarly, the 2017 Deloitte Millennial Survey found that only a ...
Posted: Jun 12 2017 @ 5:51 PM
Having a holiday and some relaxation time away from work does not have to cost a fortune. Having recently returned from our trip to Hawaii it inspired me to share some of my money saving travel tips. Be flexible It can really pay to have a bit of flexibility in terms of the dates that you travel. Even the time of day that you fly can have a significant difference in the ...
Posted: Jun 06 2017 @ 1:01 AM
The key for us to build a million dollar net worth was to start our savings and then investing journey off early. I started saving money as soon as I left high school and had a part time job during my university years. It was around this time that I got interested in investing. A big part of my education in this area was to read a lot of books. I have ...
Posted: May 25 2017 @ 5:30 PM


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