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Financial Report: June 2017

It’s time for June’s financial report in BKLA land! I have been looking forward to this all month as I’ve built a custom tracker spreadsheet (read: Mr BKLA did, I just demanded.) and have had the most fun actually tracking expenses. It’s a weird feeling. I tried tracking expenses years ago, I hated every minute …

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The start of my PF journey: Is it ever too late?

I wish we learnt more about personal finance in school. These days there is some kind of basic education with regards to personal finance, understanding the stock market etc but when I was going through school, there was nothing. Coming from a really traditional salt-of-the-earth type family as well meant that “You must work hard …

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May Round-up

Booyah! My first monthly round-up of sorts. I haven’t quite decided how I want to approach these monthly series just yet. It’s been awhile since I last had an active blog (I used to be a semi-professional blogger in a past life), so am still finding my ‘voice’ as they say. Tracking spending will be …

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Acorns: First month review

  Have you heard of Acorns? It is an app available for both android and iphones that allows the every day person dip their toes into investing without knowing too much about investing. Which is probably not a great way to be investing but if you are like me and want to do some investing while still learning …

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I spoke with a financial advisor. Twice.

I spoke with my first financial advisor at the start of my ‘adult’ journey. By that I mean, soon after I signed my life away for a mortgage in return. She suggested I purchase TPD, Trauma and Life insurance. I didn’t realise it at the time, but she was precisely the type of Financial Advisor …

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Growing up – Let’s talk about money.

Source: www.andertoons.com Growing up means taking on more responsibilities amongst other things. Gradually, you go from just worrying about how to spend your pocket money, to making sure that all your bills are paid. And from there, you start trying to figure out how to save up enough money to fund your retirement. But how …

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