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Housing Price Redux

House price data has always been a bit of an issue in Australia. Unfortunately, we don’t have a great site like Zillow to provide good house price data. Our local equivalents, Domain and Realestate.com...

Kiva update – February 2019

I love using Kiva. Its my favorite way of making charitable giving. Kiva lending allows me to control who I lend to much more directly than simply giving my money to a charity. This...

February 2019 wealth report

Wow, what a month. Summer is finally over and hopefully we don’t get any more heat waves. While the 30+ degree weather is nice; weeks on end of hot weather is a bit much....

Financial Literacy – the basics

In this series of posts I am going to cover some of the basics of financial literacy. While basic, its also critical to understand, as it forms the basis of all things personal finance....

I got made Redundant! How pre planning helped.

So, I got made redundant last week. Emotionally, while that was pretty big news, it was something that I had an idea that might happen for some time. The company I worked for is...

How we save on groceries – a data driven approach.

I’m a strong believer in making decisions based on data. Without data, you’re simply guessing. We are big user of all the financial data I’ve gathered over the years. We look for trends and...

January 2019 wealth report

G’day and welcome to our January 2019 monthly wealth report. Set out below is an analysis of our income and spending, as well as a picture of our net financial wealth. Think of it...

Kiva lending – a portfolio approach to giving

I love using Kiva. Its my favourite way of making charitable giving. Kiva lending allows me to control who I lend to much more directly than simply giving my money to a charity. This...