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

Review of Finance Apps

I’m studying to be a financial advisor and I’ve been exploring many of the mobile apps out there that can be used to help manage finances. This post is a review of the ones I’ve used so far. My preferred apps are listed first. This is NOT financial advice or a product recommendation, a professional… Continue reading Review of Finance Apps

Windfalls of cash

I’ve gotten 3 windfalls of cash recently; my tax return (1.5K) my bonus from work (5k after taxes) 10k from super/retirement fund this post is a reflection on what I’ve done with that money. All numbers are in AUD. This is not financial advice, a professional can help you figure out the best approach for you. Show… Continue reading Windfalls of cash

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Lifestyle Plan

How much does it cost to be you? This blog post is a walkthrough of how I manage my finances so I can answer the question, how much does it cost to be me? I’ll be doing a budget spreadsheet for the month of October to come up with a number for my minimum living… Continue reading Lifestyle Plan

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Early Access to super

This is not financial advice. This is a story of how I applied for 10k release from my retirement savings and what I spent that money on. Earlier this year, the Australian tax office allowed Australians the ability to withdraw up to 10k from their superannuation if they had been impacted by the pandemic financially.… Continue reading Early Access to super

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Buddha in Testing: Chapter 5

At the end of Buddha in Testing, Pradeep asks the reader to co-author the next chapter with him. So this blog post is my attempt at writing part of Chapter 5 of this book: What is the chaos that surrounds you in testing? Write now, during the pandemic a lot of people have been made… Continue reading Buddha in Testing: Chapter 5