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New Year Goals for 2018

Given my new year goals from last year came in February, it seems only fitting that this years come in March. Although that does make me think I should set a goal of having new year goals in January, but that seems a bit too meta for me. So on with the show! Goal 1: Increase Net Worth By $150k This year I am upping the anti. Each of the previous two years I have aimed for $100k and blown it out of the water by almost 30% and then almost 50%. So this year I am banking that previous...

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Final Tally – New Year Goals For 2017

I am glad I did not include punctuality as one of my new year goals for 2017, as January disappeared before I could set aside any time for this blog. But the time has come, and now it is time to look back on 20917 and see how our goals from 2017 went. Following that I need to release my 2018 goals out into the world. Hopefully that will once again help to hold me accountable, and speaking of accountable, lets see how I did in 2017: Score: a total of 3 out of 7 (or 43%) for my 2017 goals....

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Net Worth Update – December 2017

The year 2017 is now (well and truly) over, and it is well past time for another net worth checkup. If you are not familiar with net worth, the idea is to calculate how much your possessions are worth if you had to consolidate everything at current value right now. To calculate it, you take everything you own, work out how much it is worth, and add it up. You then subtract from that number anything you owe people (like home loan, car loan etc). That gives you a final number called your net worth. The second half of 2017...

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The Truth About Finances and Your Relationship

I know it has been a little too long, but I have been working on some renovations to try to get my goals going. Who would have thought that time is finite! So inconvenient! Anyway, today I am back with a short post about telling the truth. There will come a time in most people’s lives where they will have the share their finances with another person. This can often stir up a wide range of emotions, and understandably so. Finances reveal a lot about who you are, what you like, your personality and much more. While it can be...

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Net Worth Update – June 2017

The year 2017 is now over half way completed. So it is time for another net worth checkup. If you are not familiar with net worth, the idea is to calculate how much your possessions are worth if you had to consolidate everything at current value right now. To calculate it, you take everything you own, work out how much it is worth, and add it up. You then subtract from that number anything you owe people (like home loan, car loan etc). That gives you a final number called your net worth. It has been a very short first...

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Money Tips 41 to 50 Explained

Money Tips 41 to 50 Explained (#MoneyTips) Time for my fifth set of 10 money tips to gain an explanation, after all, it has been a little while. I have posted my money tips to Twitter (using the hash tag #MoneyTips) and found that some of them were very hard to keep within that magic but annoying 140 character limit. So far, I have managed it, however sometimes a little of the meaning seems to get lost, and occasionally I wanted to add a little more explanation. This is where I do it. I hope you enjoy the next 10 tips below...

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Budget 2017-2018 – some of the other bits

Federal Australian Budget 2017-2018 So, everyone is focusing on the headlines for the 2017-2018 Australian budget just delivered. I get that, people like to read headlines that impact them. Therefore people are writing about things that will have the largest impact on people. Rather than just duplicating the Medicare, First home buyers, Uni students, and Drug tests, I wanted to have a look at a couple of the items that match my criteria for interesting and worth talking about: positive news (people already focus on the negative enough) smaller news (the things that others may miss) Let’s start with one...

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Insurance Renewal – Home and Contents

Earlier this month I had the pleasure of renewing my home and contents insurance. I know most people won’t consider it a pleasure to pay for something you hope you will never need, but I did. There are two main reasons for this, firstly insurance is important, secondly because I got a discount. Let me tell you a little about two events that gave me a smile. Why Insurance? Insurance is extremely important. I never fully appreciated it until I had my first (and only) uninsured car crash. Thankfully it wasn’t too bad or too expensive. However it caused a possibility to...

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Hospital Lessons – Time, Cost & Quality

It has been over a month since my last post. March was the first month I have missed since I bought the domain. However, I have learnt a lot in the month of March. Sorry for not posting, however hospital trumps blogging in my priority list. I will get to the learnings, but first, a little background. Background I have always been the sort of person who likes to find the best. I like to know that I am getting the best possible results for the lowest possible price. Those of you who have seen the Time, Cost, Quality triangle (or...

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Bendigo vs Suncorp Dividend Showdown

So far I have not posted anything specifically looking at one company/share or another. However today something happened to Bendigo Bank that peaked my interest. It also highlight one of the things I look for when investing for dividends. Of course this is only ONE thing I look for, there are many others. I hope it goes without saying that you should make sure you consider more than just the dividend information when looking at a company. Bendigo Today Bendigo released their half year results to the market. Following that, I watched the share price drop over the day by...