Net Worth Update

Net Worth Update (July 2017)

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Previous update here. Quick Summary: My goal has been to keep my savings rate in the high 20% range, but July was an exceptional flop! This was mainly due to a much lower income which essentially covered expenses with a little room to breathe. It was a productive month though, so better news in my August report. […]

Investing

Recent Buy: Pepper Group Ltd (PEP:AU)

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Full disclosure: Long Pepper (insert cleaver sexual innuendo). Do your own research prior to making any investment decision and seek personal and professional investment advice. This post is not a solicitation to buy or sell any stock.  The following is an brief overview of Pepper Group Ltd, one of my recent acquisitions. You can read the other overview, on […]

Personal Finance

Aussies Get Free $50 With ING Direct…

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This post shamelessly includes an affiliate link. But only because i) I use ING Direct for my emergency fund to get 3.00% p.a. interest on their savings account, and ii) we both get free money out of it. Read on if you’re interested in opening an account…if not, give this post a miss. If you’re an Aussie […]

Retirement

A Pleasant Surprise!

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You know that delicious moment when you (re)discover $20 bucks you stuffed in a pocket last winter, or when you pull out an old birthday card and the cash is still inside? Yeah, that’s right baby. After moving from a paid advisor for my retirement savings to a less expensive fund, I diligently changed all my […]

Net Worth Update

Net Worth Update (March 2017)

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Previous update here. Between work and my PhD I was pretty busy in March. Despite being short on time, I enjoyed working, got to the gym, out for a run or two and caught up with friends reasonably often. The end of March also marked the end of Q3 for FY2017, i.e. I can claim some GST […]

Net Worth Update

Net Worth Update (February 2017)

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Previous update here. Quick Summary:  I’m writing this post from my parents house where I’m making a brief visit on my way to a friend’s wedding. The view is nostalgic and familiar, fog shrouded hills and rain that seems to yearn to fall from the belly of low clouds that slink quietly by like majestic creatures of the […]

Net Worth Update

Net Worth Update (December 2016)

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Previous update here. Quick Summary: December flew past as I kept up hours at work as best I could. The biggest change that occurred was moving house into a small studio apartment closer to work. This cuts my commute by 2 whole hours each and every day, with 10 extra hours each week I can use for producing income, […]