Chase Freedom, Not Money

I’m all about chasing financial freedom, not money. Okay, but what’s the difference? Financial freedom is about being stable and comfortable to do what YOU want. Whether that is leaving a toxic job, retiring early or wanting to start a business – financial freedom allows you to live life on your terms. It is aboutContinue reading “Chase Freedom, Not Money”

How I Bought a $900 Blazer for $7

Here’s my thrift/op shop white whale. As a big advocate for second hand shopping, I wanted to share my favourite purchase – the Carla Zampatti blazer. Yes, the brand that sells blazers for around $900. I got mine for a cool $7 at my local Salvation Army, in completely mint condition. Although I’ve had thisContinue reading “How I Bought a $900 Blazer for $7”

3 Reasons To Invest In The Stock Market Instead Of Real Estate

Choosing the type of investment to make really depends on your own personal circumstances. Your financial goals, risk tolerance and investment horizon. However, I find that in Australia SO many people are focused on real estate investment. While I think real estate has several benefits such as providing tax breaks and is less volatile, I’dContinue reading “3 Reasons To Invest In The Stock Market Instead Of Real Estate”

I’ll never make an extra contribution to my superannuation fund. Here are 3 reasons why.

For any non-Australians reading this, superannuation or “super” for short is currently the main method to save for retirement in Australia. Your employer must pay a percentage of your earnings into your super account, and your super fund invests the money until you retire. On top of the standard amount that your employer invests, youContinue reading “I’ll never make an extra contribution to my superannuation fund. Here are 3 reasons why.”

The $13.95 Product that Transformed My Hair

I am someone who takes really great care of my hair. I invest significant time, effort and money to make sure it looks great – probably something to do with being South Asian. Through this, I have tried higher-end products to see if a higher price would give me a better result. The results areContinue reading “The $13.95 Product that Transformed My Hair”

Your Guide To Share Investing in Australia in 2021

Know what company you are ready to invest in? Great! I am going to purchase some shares today and take you through the step-by-step process. Keep in mind that this is a very basic guide and is certainly not inclusive of all options and steps that one can take. In Australia, the Australian Securities ExchangeContinue reading “Your Guide To Share Investing in Australia in 2021”

5 Free Things To Do in the Brisbane CBD

I recently got back from a trip to Brisbane and was surprised that I spent $0 on attractions! Here are six places that you can visit for absolutely free. Brisbane Botanical Gardens – Not only are these stunning gardens beautiful to explore on your own, but free guided walks are also avaliable daily. Queensland MuseumContinue reading “5 Free Things To Do in the Brisbane CBD”

Spending an extra $27.40 a day means blowing $10,000 a year. 5 Frugal Habits That Transformed My Life

Building wealth requires a focus on frugal living and prioritising what is really important to you. This is not the same as being cheap or stingy! Being frugal means spending money on what you place value on.  We all know to bring lunch from home, make coffee at work and have pre-drinks before a nightContinue reading “Spending an extra $27.40 a day means blowing $10,000 a year. 5 Frugal Habits That Transformed My Life”

Are you losing money by saving money?

There you are, regularly socking away 20% of your pay into a savings account. The safest, and most reliable method to generate wealth. Right? Wrong! Money loses its value over time, due to a concept known as inflation. In Australia, our inflation rate has been pretty consistent at around 2%. This means that your moneyContinue reading “Are you losing money by saving money?”

3 Powerful Ways To Help Your Finances Today

Getting on top of your finances is often a slow and boring slog. However, there are strategies to manage this better and can be accomplished within one day. Here’s 3 things you can do today to help your financial health out. Note down what you want. Do you want to save for a holiday? AContinue reading “3 Powerful Ways To Help Your Finances Today”