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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Emergency Savings

How much money do I need to save for an emergency? That’s a good question. The barefoot investor recommends starting with a 2k emergency savings. Then building it out to 3-6 months worth of living expenses once debts have been sorted. This is NOT financial advice, a professional can help you if you have any concerns about… Continue reading Emergency Savings

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How I recharge

Today I ran out of spoons and I didn’t realize until I started my walk to work and I started tearing up over listening to this podcast about people going for walks. Now there were some touching stories but I even got a bit teary feeling grateful over my morning coffee. 😭. So yeah, ok… Continue reading How I recharge