Superannuation

Superannuation Nest Egg Update (September YTD 2016)

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The last time I blogged about my Superannuation fund  was in January (these are like a 401k or other Government mandated retirement account). Since then, three whole quarters have slipped by. As it is raining today (and a Saturday) I’m sat with a cup of coffee and the chance to review the fund, while I watch the rain […]

Net Worth Update

Net Worth Update (April 2016)

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Previous update here. Hello again! It’s been a bit quiet on my part around here, as I’ve squirreled myself away in a squirrel hole working on my thesis. Summer is definitely behind us in the southern hemisphere, with April bringing  cold winds from the south and wet weather – starting with race day for the Triathlon I took part in! […]

Net Worth Update

Net Worth Update (March 2016)

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Previous update here. The teaching semester began at my University which means alongside my PhD scholarship, I receive some  income from lecturing and tutoring. This is great, and for the next few months, I’m contracted to earn a fairly decent sum. I’ll also have to mark student assignments and started working a research job over […]

Net Worth Update

Net Worth Update (January 2016)

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Previous update here. January was a reasonable month financially. In addition to my regular income, I was paid $434 for some work completed Q4 2015,  received some cash gifts – I turned 30 🙂 and made $70 selling some furniture left over from my previous rental. Account interest totalled $37, well above average due to the timing of payments following my […]

Personal Finance

A Look Back on my Financial 2015: A Yearly Financial Review

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Perhaps one of the keys to financial independence for us mere mortals is to review our finances on a regular enough basis – at least annually. Specifically this might mean looking at expenses and income along with outstanding debts and investment performance. Half of the battle of course is to reflect upon avenues for increasing income […]