Personal Finance reports

Know your [net] worth. And mine too.

Do you know how much you are worth? It sounds so cold and business-like to ask such a question, but there are definitely important reasons as to why knowing your net worth is important. I’m a school teacher, so pardon me as I indulge in me-friendly metaphors. But I think knowing your net worth is …

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Book Reviews FIRE

[Book Thoughts] Playing with Fire

I devoured this book. This book being Playing with Fire by Scott Rieckens, in case the image didn’t give it away. Mainly because I had felt recently that my own FIRE was dwindling. And I needed something to rekindle that passion. It’s amazing how much distraction there is around you that it’s so easy to …

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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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frugal lifestyle

My (wannabe) frugal life: 5 things I don’t do.

Let’s not kid ourselves. These aren’t really frugal tips, these are just things I don’t do. I say ‘wannabe’ because I’m getting there. I’m still very much learning and I don’t think I’m truly a frugal person yet. I’m not posting this to brag about it either, nor am I saying you need to follow …

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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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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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Talk with pia

BKLA is on Social Media!

It turns out my arm is very easily twisted. I said I wouldn’t get onto social media for this blog as a method for not getting into the same strife I did in my previous life but that lasted 2 months, tops. So this is just a short post to let you all know that …

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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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how to investing

4 ways to micro-invest for Australians

  Micro-investing is all the rage right now. With the advent of smart phones, it was just a matter of time before developers with a keen sense tuned towards finance came up with apps and ideas to allow more people to invest with smaller dollar amounts. The share market can be quite daunting and overwhelming …

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