Why I’m Not Buying A Home (Even Though I Can Afford One)

If I told my younger self that I still didn’t own a property, she’d probably freak out. For the longest time, buying property was my number one goal. I educated myself on the nitty gritty and knew exactly what I wanted, with the means to do it. However, after a failed attempt I reassessed andContinue reading “Why I’m Not Buying A Home (Even Though I Can Afford One)”

Financial Advice From My Immigrant Parents

I’ve had a few different guests to share their advice on this blog and I have a special one for you today – my parents. Migrating twice to completely new countries with zero help, they have a unique financial outlook and perspective which I would like to share with you today. First up, my dad.Continue reading “Financial Advice From My Immigrant Parents”

Here’s What I Invest In As An Australian Finance Blogger

“What stocks do you have in your portfolio?” “What stocks are you currently buying?” As a finance blogger, I frequently get the above questions. To be honest, it’s pretty boring! I purchase Vanguard Diversified High Growth Index ETF shares every months, or VDHG for short. By percentage, it is the largest holding in my portfolioContinue reading “Here’s What I Invest In As An Australian Finance Blogger”

What’s Your Money Personality?

I stumbled across a fascinating study by Kansas State University that came up with four different ways that we view money. You can check out the study here. Our attitudes towards money is shaped by so many different factors such as our upbringing, income and our social circles and understanding this can help set youContinue reading “What’s Your Money Personality?”

3 Ways I Made Extra Money During Lock-down

What a crazy time this is. Us Melburnians can’t go out of a 5km radius of our homes and are only allowed one hour of exercise per day. How do I stay entertained? Blogging of course! All jokes aside, I hope everyone is safe, healthy and happy 🙂 Like many of us, I have beenContinue reading “3 Ways I Made Extra Money During Lock-down”

3 Things Not To Do When Managing Finances as a Couple

Note from The Money Marketer: This is a guest post kindly written by WealthFitzYou. Knowing how to navigate finances with your partner is so important and I’d love to help you out with that. However, I personally don’t have any experience with this as a single woman with independent finances. This is where WealthFitzYou comesContinue reading “3 Things Not To Do When Managing Finances as a Couple”

How Bubbles Affect The Stock Market

Note from The Money Marketer: This is a guest post by Financial Freedom 101 – be sure to check out their blog by clicking here. They provide lots of educational content on the stock market, perfect for the Gen-Z investor! Stock market bubbles are common, and I think we are in one today. Bubbles formContinue reading “How Bubbles Affect The Stock Market”

Is Choosing An Investment The Same As Choosing A Lottery Ticket?

Trying to pick a winning investment may seem like buying a lottery ticket. What’s going to boom in the future? “Afterpay?” “Medical marjiuana stocks?” “Bitcoin?” It may seem like it’s a game of chance and luck. However, this is not the case. Long-term stock market investing is not the same as gambling. Here’s why. WhenContinue reading “Is Choosing An Investment The Same As Choosing A Lottery Ticket?”

5 Reasons Why People Lose Money In The Stock Market

Investing in stocks can seem really scary and intimidating especially when you hear personal experiences about losses. And yes, it does carry risk! However, avoiding these mistakes, educating yourself and doing research will substantially increase your likelihood for success. Just a note that I am a long-term investor that prefers stable and lower risk investments.Continue reading “5 Reasons Why People Lose Money In The Stock Market”

Three Money Lessons That COVID-19 Has Taught Me

We can all agree that the last year has been crazy. The pandemic has affected every area of our lives, including our finances. I have learned so much about myself and my money habits and decided to reflect on this. Here are three money lessons that COVID-19 has taught me! 1. The importance of cashContinue reading “Three Money Lessons That COVID-19 Has Taught Me”