Personal Finance Talk with pia

His and Her’s: Money Attitude

I think how a person treats money can be very interesting. The attitude towards money can vary greatly between one person to the next; from spending it as fast as it comes in or spending beyond their means to squirelling every cent away and scooping leftover sauce back into the jar and only using one …

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reports

Acorns | August’s Report

Time for another look at how Acorns is doing. The Acorns Experiment I am running a 12 month experiment with Acorns where I will be investing $100 a month as a regular investment and also allowing it to do ’round-ups’ to invest the spare change from my spendings. Acorns has a standard monthly fee of …

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monthly spendings

Financial Report: August 2017

Time for another financial report! August was a really lean month, blogging wise. Funnily enough that echoed on the financial side too. It felt like we were just shovelling money out the door! But we did have some wins which I think are worth celebrating so here goes: Before the numbers My car battery gave …

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investing

6 things you need to know for your investment plan.

The vehicle to financial independence seems to be investing. So it makes sense that we should have an investment plan. A road map for the future, if you will. After months and months of reading, I finally felt ready to sit down and plan one. You might even think it’s a little backwards, but if …

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monthly spendings

Financial Report : July 2017

  Time is slipping by so fast. It is August already and I always feel that the 2nd half of the year tends to slip on by. Term 3 is a busy time at work and the calendar is looking hectic! But right now, it’s time for July’s Financial Report. A few things to note: …

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Frugal Fashion Challenge

Frugal Fashion Challenge 2017

  Frugal – it’s such a buzzword isn’t it? It feels like society is just full of buzzwords and trends these days. More than likely, it has always been that way but I am only just tuning in to it now. And with the increased in job instability, a looming doom-and-gloom economy (they keep saying …

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Talk with pia

The Latte Factor | How much for a hot chocolate!?

It’s been a little quiet on both the blog writing and blog visiting front the past week or two because it’s the school holidays. I had great intentions to keep up with my blogging habits, but somehow that didn’t quite work out! But that’s okay, it was the school holidays after all. During the school …

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Personal Finance

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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monthly spendings

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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