Sep 2019 Net Worth $235,067 (+$39,831)

Wow. What a month. It has been an insanely good period for my side hustle. I've been focusing heavily on it every waking moment I get; on weekends, on weeknights, at work, on the train. Even this long weekend in Melbourne that just went past, I think I barely left the house! Luckily the missus … Continue reading Sep 2019 Net Worth $235,067 (+$39,831)

Aug 2019 Net Worth $195,236 (+$10,304)

Another super brief update this month. I've been very busy with work, and just life in general. But I at least want to get my monthly FIRE snapshot out. Really hope to have some more free time in the future so I can write some proper updates again! Monthly graphs No Sharesight screenshot this month … Continue reading Aug 2019 Net Worth $195,236 (+$10,304)

July 2019 Net Worth $184,932 (+$16,354)

It will be another very brief update month unfortunately. I've been super busy with work lately. It's crunch time on the project so I've been putting in some longer hours than usual. The workload on projects comes in peaks and troughs though, so hopefully in the near future I'll have more spare time and will … Continue reading July 2019 Net Worth $184,932 (+$16,354)

My painful investment journey before I discovered FIRE

As I began to write up my February 2019 Net Worth update, I thought to myself: "I'm really not telling the full story here". I realised was painting a false portrait where it looked like I was a diligent saver, carefully tracking my net worth for the first time, while gradually building up a responsible … Continue reading My painful investment journey before I discovered FIRE

How a DSSP/BSP can have huge tax savings for top income bracket earners

In my investing strategy I state that for my ASX exposure, I am opting for LICs instead of a regular index ETF (e.g. $VAS or $A200). The main reason why is for the great tax benefits to high income earners when reinvesting dividends. There are two specific LICs that allow this (due to a special … Continue reading How a DSSP/BSP can have huge tax savings for top income bracket earners