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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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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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Acorns | June’s Report

It’s time for another Acorns Report! 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 $1.25  for account …

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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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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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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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