Investing $1000 a month

Meet Eric, he’s a 25 year old who enjoys hanging out with friends. He earns a 70K per year salary and spends about 40K a year on living expenses. As a single bloke, he’s not super keen on jumping on the property band wagon. He enjoys having the freedom to live wherever he likes and… Continue reading Investing $1000 a month

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Managing my finances as a Contractor – AU edition

I have been obsessed with finances and I’m studying a financial advice degree part time. This here is NOT personal financial advice, but it’s a walk through of how I’m managing my finances. This is for the Australian market. I don’t know the best way to manage taxes/save for retirement in other countries. Company Structure Sole… Continue reading Managing my finances as a Contractor – AU edition

Financial Freedom

Financial Freedom , isn’t that the dream? This blog post is a reflection on the 7 step process I’ll be taking to secure my financial future. You can access my main spreadsheet here. This is not personal financial advice and you should seek out a professional if you’d like to learn more. Step 1: Reduce budget I… Continue reading Financial Freedom

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Coast retirement via super

If you hang out in the finance spaces online, you may have heard of FIRE (financial independence retire early). The aim is to reduce your expenses, save a shit ton for some time and live off the investment returns from all of your hard work. This is not personal financial advice and you should seek out… Continue reading Coast retirement via super

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Re: The Dark Side of Being a Test Automation Engineer

Sérgio Martins recently wrote and article on The Dark Side of Being a Test Automation Engineer. This blog post is a response to that article. I will be focusing on career growth as a tester here. The 5 points that Sérgio covers are: Blame Magnet Loneliness Feeling undervalued Minimal Wage Compensation Career Growth Easily Capped… Continue reading Re: The Dark Side of Being a Test Automation Engineer

I quit my job – budget

I’ve gone through my budget with a fine tooth comb to help me answer the question, how long will my current savings last me? This blog post is a deep dive into that process. I quit my job and I plan to work for myself for a few months. I would like to do this… Continue reading I quit my job – budget

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